2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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$57,235

starting MSRP

2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Range Rover cachet for three-fourths the price
  • Stylish interior
  • Front seat comfort
  • Towing capacity

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Rear seat space
  • Rear seat folding action
  • Hefty curb weight
  • Power door lock switches in middle of dash

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Choice of two V-8 engines
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Standard navigation system
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional cooled storage box

2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport review: Our expert's take

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YORK It made no sense. I spent $128 on premium gasoline for a round-trip drive of 600 miles — 21.3 cents a mile for fuel alone for the 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE.

There were other penalties. My favorite East Side garage charges $10 extra to park sport-utility vehicles. That was painful, but fair.

Sport-utility vehicles occupy more real estate than most cars. Real estate is valuable, especially in this city where a one-bedroom condominium can cost $2 million.

The Range Rover Sport HSE is a big sport-utility vehicle. It cost nearly $30 a night to park it here in a 24-hour protected garage.

Parking it on the street was next to impossible, especially in the East Village where my youngest daughter, Kafi, lives in a tiny apartment that costs a fortune. On the one occasion I found an on-street parking spot in her neighborhood, I had to pay the worry penalty.

“How much is that Range Rover?” Kafi asked.

“About 60,000 bucks,” I said.

Kafi looked concerned.

“Lots of cars are stolen around here,” she said. “Most people don’t park expensive cars on the street. Are you sure you want to leave it there?”

I wasn’t. But I was sure that, despite its consumptive nature and the many costs and concerns attached to that affliction, I loved the Range Rover Sport HSE — loved driving it, being in it, loved the overall feel, look, and even the smell of it.

Love blinds as effectively as war, often with similar unhappy results. But I could not resist the power, prowess and prestige of the Range Rover Sport HSE. Thus, I found myself in the nation’s busiest and arguably most congested metropolis in a vehicle that could scramble up mountains, ford streams, or, as demonstrated in a television advertisement, descend steps, enter subterranean tunnels, and drive 200 feet beneath the streets of Tokyo during rush hour.

The seductive word here is “could.” It appeals to the American sense of entitlement. It speaks to the American notion of preparedness, which says you should always have more than you’ll ever need or use just in case you need to use it.

Certainly, the Range Rover Sport HSE is one of the most capable sport-utility vehicles, on the road or off, available anywhere.

Depress and turn a rotary switch on the center console and automatically set the vehicle for maximum traction and handling on a variety of driving surfaces — dry pavement, wet or snowy roads, sand and gravel, mud or mountain rock climbing. Executives at Land Rover, the overseer for the Range Rover brand owned and controlled by Ford, call this their “terrain response” system. It works. I like it.

A “tilt control” technology enables the Range Rover Sport HSE to drive at a 35-degree angle with near-perfect traction. A “hill descent control” feature allows you to descend the steepest hills at a constant, safe, low speed. And despite its weight of 5,468 pounds and ground clearance of 8.9 inches, dimensions that could yield unwieldy top-heaviness, the Range Rover Sport HSE, with the proper terrain setting, is so remarkably stable and agile it truly lives up to the “Sport” part of its name.

Vehicles such as car-based tall wagons, which are combination station wagons and minivans masquerading as SUVs, have more seating and cargo space than the 4.4-liter, 300-horsepower V-8, four-wheel-drive Range Rover Sport HSE. The tall wagons generally are more fuel-efficient and city-friendly, especially in terms of parking, than the Range Rover or other truck-based sport-utility models.

But none of that matters when pride and lust for power take hold. You want a worldbeater, or at least a vehicle that looks and acts like one as long as there’s fuel in the tank. You want the Range Rover Sport HSE; or, perhaps, you’d prefer its even more powerful sibling, the Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged.

Go on. Enjoy. You can deal with the “power corrupts” issue later.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

My favorite off road and road trip truck

There is Serious driving comfort in my 2007. I bought it to use as my road trip runner as well as my playground toy for stomping off-road and exploring the desert. In two years of ownership, it has FAR exceeded my expectations. I found an ace of a local guy for maintenance makes it more affordable than dealer And other than battery, no issues in 35k miles and she has been ridden HARD and towed some big loads. No effort for highway driving and intuitive and spectacular options for Offroading. ONE complaint is the not-US standard wheel size-it Made tire replacement more expensive for off road playing. I’ll be mounting a wench and outfitting her further. I used to race off road with jeeps in my past, but now with a comfort rig available for a princess like me, I’ll choose my 2007 hSE sport W/ airbag suspension and heated seats over a 2007 Jeep in a heart beat. I Purchased my rig in 2018 and love that it had depreciated in price that allows me to have all its options and solid truck capacities at an amazing price. My research showed that the pre-2009 RR’s seemed to be much more reliable than the ones that came down the pipe after the recession. I recommend that after 125k, A tuneup Is in order and can bring her gas mileage up to the range of 18 to 21 MPG. My only other complaint (Than wheel size) is that it is a bit difficult to sleep inside the back-(For trailhead hiking early starts) After the seats fold down, its max length inside is about 5 foot 6” if sleeping 2 people. I love my black Betty -she’s so rocksteady-blam a lam !

5.0

2007 only driven 46,000 miles but very reliable.

Only complaint is mine is Supercharged and it eats up the tires even though I don't drive fast. I will definitely buy this vehicle again but plan to keep for a few more years since mine is paid off and the mileage is still low.

4.7

Well smooth running with no damage.

Great all around car. Had little to no issues with the vehicle. Very fun and easy to drive. One of the favorite cars I’ve ever had, hard to let it go!

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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