Intro: Few brands have held weathered the test of time like Land Rover Range Rover. Rugged construction, capable 4-wheel drive, and standard V8 power have made the Range Rover a highly desireable luxury SUV throughout the years. The 2011 Range Rover Sport adds a sleeker look, lighter curb weight, and more urbane manners without sacrificing any of Land Rover's iconic capability.
A great example of this capability is the EAS electronic air suspension, which can raise the vehicle for more ground clearance in the wild or lower it for better handling on the highway. The Terrain Response system works with the 2-speed transfer case and center-locking differential to provide optimal traction on gravel, grass, snow and rocks.
Performance: The Range Rover Sport comes standard with a 5-liter V8, sending 375 horsepower through a 6-speed automatic to full time four-wheel drive. For those seeking more power, the available supercharged 5-liter V8 makes a hefty 510 horsepower and sends it to the same 6-speed auto, 4-wheel drive setup.
Fuel Economy: Fuel Economy for the Range Rover Sport is as follows:
Features: The Range Rover Sport boasts a comfortable, yet durable 5-passenger leather interior. A well laid out center console features Harmon Kardon premium stereo, push button start, dual zone climate control, and a navigation system with 4-by-4 information system- all standard.
The Range Rover Sport may take up a large footprint, but with standard foldaway side mirrors with approach lighting, front and rear park distance control, and available surround parking cameras; there are few places this SUV can't be parked.
Safety: Standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, electronic brake force distribution, hill descent control, active roll mitigation, 4-wheel antilock traction control, standard rear view camera, front and rear crumple zones and a full array of front and side impact airbags.
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is $59,645. A range-topping Supercharged model starts at $74,545. The Range Rover Sport is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: Wrapped in Range Rover's classic, iconic styling, the 2011 Range Rover Sport delivers a luxury four by four ride both on and off the road.