2679912011311715674611/8/2010Choice of two V-8 enginesSix-speed automaticStandard navigation systemOptional adaptive cruise controlOptional cooled storage boxRange Rover cachet for a less expensive priceStylish interiorFront-seat comfortTowing capacityFuel economyBackseat spaceRear seat folding action<p><span class="ecbody">Land Rover's venerable Range Rover can tackle tough off-road terrain that would foil less-capable SUVs, yet it still has the cachet to warrant a front-and-center parking space at an upscale hotel. Much of the Range Rover's style and off-road-ready hardware has carried over to the automaker's less expensive Range Rover Sport. To be clear, the Range Rover is unrelated to the Range Rover Sport.<br /></span></p><p><span class="ecbody">Land Rover's venerable Range Rover can tackle tough off-road terrain that would foil less-capable SUVs, yet it still has the cachet to warrant a front-and-center parking space at an upscale hotel. Much of the Range Rover's style and off-road-ready hardware has carried over to the automaker's less expensive Range Rover Sport. To be clear, the Range Rover is unrelated to the Range Rover Sport. <br /></span></p> <p><span class="ecbody"><span class="echeader">New for 2011<br /></span>&nbsp;<br />Aside from changes to option package content and new exterior colors, there are no significant changes for 2011.<br /><br /><span class="echeader">Exterior<br /></span>The Range Rover Sport features a two-bar grille and a large air intake flanked by LED headlights. Exterior features include: <br /></span></p> <ul> <li class="ecbody">Standard 19-inch alloy wheels with low-profile tires</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard skid plates</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard rear spoiler</li> <li class="ecbody">20-inch wheels optional </li> <li class="ecbody">Optional adaptive headlights swivel to better illuminate turns</li> </ul> <p><span class="ecbody"><span class="echeader">Interior<br /></span>A 5-inch LCD screen within the instrument cluster houses an information display. The Range Rover Sport's five-person interior is trimmed with simulated metal pieces; real wood trim is also available. Heated leather seats are optional, and power-adjustable side bolsters for the front seats are an option. Interior features include:<br /></span></p> <ul> <li class="ecbody">Standard DVD-based navigation</li> <li class="ecbody">Optional upgraded Harman Kardon stereo</li> <li class="ecbody">Optional cooled box for drinks, etc.</li> </ul> <p><span class="ecbody"><span class="echeader">Under the Hood<br /></span>Two 5.0-liter V-8 engines are offered. Mechanical features include:<br /></span></p> <ul> <li class="ecbody">HSE models use a 375-horsepower V-8 that makes 375 pounds-feet of torque</li> <li class="ecbody">Supercharged versions have a 510-hp, supercharged V-8 that makes 461 pounds-feet of torque</li> <li class="ecbody">Both engines drive a six-speed automatic transmission</li> </ul> <p><span class="ecbody"><span class="echeader">Safety<br /></span>Safety features include:<br /></span></p> <ul> <li class="ecbody">Standard antilock brakes</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard side curtain airbags</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard electronic stability system with rollover mitigation technology</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard front and rear parking sensors</li> <li class="ecbody">Standard rear-seat child-safety seat anchors</li> <li class="ecbody">Optional adaptive cruise control maintains a preset distance between the Range Rover Sport and a car in front of it </li> </ul> <p><span class="ecbody"><br /><br /></span></p>