Review: 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport



If the first word that comes to mind when you hear “Land Rover” is “luxury,” that’s no coincidence. The British automaker defined a class of utility vehicles that have every bit the ruggedness of a workhorse like the Jeep, but with interior and styling fit for the Queen of England, literally.

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has everything you'd expect from a ride fit for royalty, but updated for the modern driver. If you're in Albany, take one for a test drive, but first, check out our full review: 

Features

The Range Rover Sport comes in six trim levels: SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic, Supercharged, Autobiography, and SVR. Talk to your Capital Luxury Cars dealer about the features that are most important to you so you can choose the best model. For your reference, below are some standard and available features.

All models of the 2017 Range Rover Sport have standard leather-trimmed, 14-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support, heated rear windows, leather trimmed accessories, and interior mood lighting. Standard multi-media features include and LCD instrument cluster, 10.2-inch touchscreen display, InControl Apps, HomeLink remote transmitter, satellite and HD radio, and 250-watt audio with eight speakers. Additionally, for your convenience, it comes with standard power tailgate, front and rear parking aid, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, auto-dimming interior mirrors, cruise control, and rain-sensing wipers.

Upper trim levels feature leather colorblocked seating, leather upper and center dash, heated leather steering wheel, Noble Plated paddle shifters, premium carpet mats, heated SVR sport seats, and aluminum trim. You can also choose the Meridian Premium Surround Sound with 19 speakers and subwoofer, heated windshield, perimetric alarm with engine immobilizer, surround camera system, and three-zone climate control.

Styling and Interior
Traditionally, Land Rovers are quite boxy, but the new Range Rover Sport is an exception, though it does maintain the classic athletic SUV aesthetic. This well-proportioned ute was designed with tapered body work and a wide track for an assertive, sure-footed stance. Signature Land Rover headlights framed by sculpted corners and sporty side vents give you the ultimate in both design and function.

The Range Rover Sport has innovative 5+2 seating, with five regular seats and two seats stowed under the cargo space for additional capacity when you need it. Better yet, they're power operated, so accessing your guest seating is a cinch. The cabin was designed with meticulous detail, with deluxe soft-touch materials and smooth, clean surfaces. The center stack has a 10-inch screen and intuitive design for ease of use and minimal distraction, with Satin Chrome pillars that extend from the instrument panel to the rear.

Engine

The 2017 Range Rover Sport has five engine options, all with standard four-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that makes 254 horsepower, while there’s also two supercharged V6 options, making 340 and 380 horsepower, respectively. There are also two 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engines that make 510 and 550 horsepower.

Pricing

Starting at $65,650 MSRP
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