Summary, Prices, Specs

By February 17, 2007

Summary

The Range Rover Sport retains the superb off-road capability for which Land Rovers are legendary, but delivers on-road performance as good as or better than the luxury-utility competition.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard drove Range Rover Sport models in Aspen, Colorado, Moab, Utah, and Carmichael, California.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Range Rover Sport HSE ($57,235); Range Rover Sport Supercharged ($70,535)
Engines:300-hp 4.4-liter dohc 32-valve V8; 390-hp 4.2-liter dohc 32-valve supercharged V8
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):twin, dual-stage frontal airbags; front seat-mounted side airbags; full-coverage side curtain airbags; antilock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and brake assist; 4-wheel, all-terrain traction control; Dynamic Stability Control; child safety seat anchors (LATCH); front and rear park assist
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Solihull, England
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Range Rover Sport Supercharged ($70,535)
Standard equipment:dual-zone climate control; power mirrors, windows and central locking; 8-way, power driver's seat; AM/FM/CD stereo with in-dash, 6-disc changer and 13 speakers; DVD-based, voice-recognition navigation system; and heated front and rear seats
Options as tested (MSPR):Adaptive Cruise Control ($2000); rear seat entertainment system ($2500)
Destination charge:$715
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$75750
Layout:4-wheel drive
Engine:4.2-liter dohc 32-valve supercharged V8
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):390 @ 5750
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):410 @ 3500
Transmission:6-speed CommandShift automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:13/19 mpg
Wheelbase:108 in.
Length/width/height:188.5/75.9/71.5 in.
Track, f/r:63.2/63.5 in.
Turning circle:38.1 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.4/NA/39.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.4/NA/37.6 in.
Cargo volume:71 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:7718 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, double wishbone, cross-linked air springs, monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent, lateral links, double wishbone, cross-linked air springs, monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:6.8/8.9 in.
Curb weigth:5671 lbs.
Tires:275/40R20
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, brake assist, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), and Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Fuel capacity:23.3 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of February 17, 2007.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-FINE-4WD - www.landroverusa.com