2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review: Car Reviews

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With a new 510-hp Supercharged this Range Rover up to the “Sport” in its name.


1. A new 5.0L V8 engine delivers in HSE models and 510-hp in the Sport enabling a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds.

2. Despite its name, the RR is built off the LR4 architecture, not that of the Rover.

3. Pricing ranges $59,645 for HSE and $73,345 for the Sport.

4. An Terrain Response system improved Sand mode for is geared towards Middle-Eastern where the Sport is very

For 2010 the Sport has been a significant update, designed to it even more fun than It all begins on the outside. Compared to brother LR4, the grille and changes are a little more but follow the same pattern.

most obvious are the gimmicky LED lights, though the grille is different and perhaps a bit busier before. The fenders are also largely to clear the new 19 and 20-inch stock, but you’d probably know from looking at Out back mild tweaks to the lend a more contemporary

If there is one thing that about the exterior, it is the attention to fit and finish – it’s exemplary.


Inside it’s the thing. The cabin is light, very well appointed and designed. It’s also a in how luxury vehicle interiors be done, not a stitch out of place and a feel to just about from the seats to the door and mirror controls.

Unlike the Rover, the Sport retains a analog speedometer and tach the Thin Film Transistor instead being a small sandwiched between them highlights functions such as temperature and vehicle operation. The console features rotary a minimum of buttons and a refreshingly to use touch screen for the navigation and entertainment. An optional five-camera system is a welcome addition, when parking and venturing off the track.

The driving position is also with good outward and a nice steering wheel to relationship. The seats are also without being too soft and applies both to the front and the second row, which is a lot comfortable than it looks.

The Range Rover Sport in two flavors for 2010, spicy and hot. The spicy version, the HSE starts at $59,645), is almost as as last year’s Sport, to enlarged V8 engine, now displacing an 5.0-liters.

It utilizes direct injection and not only does it as an ultra low emissions vehicle, also vastly more than the old 4.4, cranking out a 375 horsepower and 375 ft-lbs of torque and teamed with it a ZF six-speed transmission. Acceleration is strong, the soundtrack memorable. The ZF gearbox adaptive algorithms, which shift timing to an individual particular style.

For more fun, you can also to manual mode, tapping the to change up or down – particularly for overtaking and charging up hills.

The hot version, the Sport (with a of $73,345) adds an updated style supercharger to the mix, with other changes, result in a whopping 510 horsepower and 461 of torque. Combined with wheel mounted paddle to operate the gears in manual it’s perhaps about the fun you’ll have this of a proper sports sedan. the loud pedal and it launches…

Big heavy trucks have no to go this fast, but the Sport accelerates almost quickly to tear the tarmac to shreds in its And it never gets old. At every stoplight you find wanting to just mash the

But remember the golden rule, power brings responsibility. stats quote the 0-60 mph taking 5.9 seconds (7.2 for the which for a 5,800 lb vehicle is quick, all things considered. But the of all this of course if fuel HSE models get between 13/18 per gallon city/highway on average, the Supercharged version will 12 to 17.


Along with its sprinting the Sport has also been some help in the handling The all-independent suspension now boasts with Adaptive Dynamic where by twisting the console Terrain Response knob, the firms up and is automatically adjusted to the road conditions. Combined the bigger wheels and wider (standard 19s on the HSE, 20s on the Sport, on the HSE), the result is a very handler.

We took it on some winding roads and threw it with considerable aplomb – not did it protest. The steering has also retuned and is firmer, with on center feel. Ride is but not unduly harsh.

Sport gets new brakes too – the HSE from new four-piston front and larger discs, while the gets monster six-pot Panic stops present no at all and the blown car brakes hard to cause nose bleeds – in stopping distance is almost compared with last rig.

Because the Sport is off the LR4’s architecture, it’s far more capable off the black than it’s competition, the Cayenne and BMW X6. Besides Dynamic the Terrain Response system specific settings for Tarmac, and Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand and Although the Sport features on road biased tires, it still scramble over terrain with ease and to intelligent throttle mapping and of torque, it never struggles.

too much torque can become a especially on loose or slippery the Sport features and improved control system, which comes into its own when heavy gravel or sand. If you in the South West, consider it an if desert camping is your – and even if you’re used to stars, it doesn’t hurt to get to nature once in a while.


It’s very to be all things to all people, but in vehicle the Range Rover Sport very close. Blindingly fun to drive, yet able to get rough called upon, it’s the closest thing to true you’re likely to find. And if you ask us, one of the few machines that truly the title ‘Sport Utility

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