Summary, Prices, Specs

By October 29, 2013

Summary

The all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport combines that intangible panache Range Rover has had for years that competitors are still trying to crack with formidable on-road performance as defined by autobahn bruisers. It offers plenty of features, comfort and luxury. It offers on-road performance and off-highway capability.

G.R. Whale filed this report after his test drive of the Range Rover Sport in Northern California.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Range Rover Sport SE ($62,600); HSE ($67,600); Supercharged ($79,100); Autobiography ($92,400)
Engines:340-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6; 510-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8
Transmissions:8-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):front, front side and side curtain airbags, electronic stability control, off-highway climbing and descent controls, rearview camera
Safety equipment (optional):adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking, adaptive headlights, front fog lights, surround camera system, park assist and blind spot monitor with cross traffic alert
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Solihull, England
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE ($67,600)
Standard equipment:340-hp supercharged V6, automatic stop/start, all-wheel drive, Oxford perforated leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, heated 14-way power front seats with individual armrests, driver memory, power tilt/telescoping multifunction steering wheel, wood or aluminum cabin trim, 60/40 split-fold rear seat, aluminum trim, cruise control, USB/iPod port with full iPod integration, 8" touchscreen, HDD voice-recognition navigation, 380-watt/8-speaker Meridian stereo, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, HomeLink, rear view camera, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated power-folding mirrors, bi-Xenon headlamps with washers, LED running and rear lights, front and rear fog lights, Terrain Response mode control, rain-sensing wipers, power tailgate and passive keyless entry/pushbutton start
Options as tested (MSPR):21-inch wheels ($1800), contrast-color roof ($650), adaptive cruise control ($1295), satellite/HD radio ($750), extra duty pack ($1300), front climate/comfort pack ($1980)
Destination charge:$895
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$76270
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:3.0-liter suoercharged DOHC V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):340 @ 6000-6500
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):332 @ 2500-5000
Transmission:8-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:17/23 mpg
Wheelbase:115.1 in.
Length/width/height:191.0/78.1/70.1 in.
Track, f/r:66.5/66.3 in.
Turning circle:41.3 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:N/A
Cargo volume:62.2 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:7700 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, air springs, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:independent, air springs, antiroll bar
Ground clearance:7.9 in.
Curb weigth:N/A
Tires:275/45R21 Michelin Latitude
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc, ABS, EBD
Fuel capacity:27.7 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of October 29, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800–FIND-4WD - www.landrover.com