2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Video

If you can live without the sportier handling of its predecessor, you'll find the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport worthy of the brand. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the luxury SUV, sporting Evoque-evocative exterior styling, carries the weight of its name while shedding the weight of its frame — 800 pounds to be exact. This allowed the Range Rover Sport to downsize to a supercharged V-6 engine while retaining V-8 acceleration. Watch the video above for more.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz | January 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport's Features Battle Winter

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Across its lineup, Land Rover offers a heated windshield that uses a series of thin filaments embedded in the glass that you have to train yourself to ignore. I've always tested Rovers in fair weather and found the filaments distracting. That is, until winter came knocking in the Denver area. I was surprised how easy the heated windshield made cold mornings, especially when the temperature was 3 below zero and I had to drive my kids to school.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Video

In fact, I was almost excited to start the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE and watch the ice melt off the windshield without using any elbow grease. The feature is part of the Front Climate Comfort and Visibility Package that costs $1,980. Although on the pricey side, it's especially nice that the heated windshield clears the whole glass, so there are no annoying distractions while on the road. It only took a few minutes for it to melt some serious ice, and I loved driving during a nasty snowstorm just to mock it through my clear windshield.

By Sara Lacey | January 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-14 Land Rover Range Rover

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Vehicles Affected: About 3,912 model-year 2013-14 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs

The Problem: Due to insufficient clearance, the supplemental restraint system connector, located in the driver and front passenger side seats, may become disconnected. This could cause the driver and passenger seat side airbags to malfunction, increasing the risk of injury in a crash necessitating airbag deployment.

The Fix: Land Rover will begin notifying owners Jan. 17 and dealers will modify the area around the connector to prevent it from becoming disconnected, free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | January 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ten Cars That Won't See 2015

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Automakers give all sorts of reasons for canceling a model. Sometimes it comes from a deliberate one-and-done cycle, as Scion often employs. Other times a car too similar to its corporate siblings — compare the ultra-luxury Maybach brand to an optioned-out Mercedes-Benz S-Class — and allowed to age without a redesign can spell doom. And some cars just plain stink: Four of our 10 Worst Cars of the 2000s sputtered out with no direct replacement.

Whatever the cause, cancellations often coincide with lackluster sales. Consider former Volvo spokesman James Hope, whose eulogy for the now-defunct S40 and V50 was short and sweet. "The S40 and V50 are great cars," Hope said. "Our focus, however, needs to be on our [sales] volume vehicles."

More than a dozen models were discontinued in 2013. We polled our editors to see which cars we think will meet their end next year.

By Kelsey Mays | December 18, 2013 | Comments (28)

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase: Up Close

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Land Rover's new long-wheelbase Range Rover has a backseat so massive that it makes this 6-foot-tall writer feel like I'm sitting in a high chair with my feet dangling off the seat's edge.

More 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage 

Stretching the Range Rover's wheelbase adds an additional 7.3 inches of rear legroom, which is substantial enough to make anyone feel like an executive, but Land Rover didn't stop there.

By Joe Bruzek | November 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

Land Rover Shows Off New Range Rover Models at 2013 L.A. Auto Show

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Land Rover is offering a more versatile and even more luxurious version of its Range Rover SUV for 2014. The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase and Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black editions were unveiled today at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase offers an additional 7.3 inches of rear legroom, and when equipped with the optional Executive Seating Package, it has an increased seatback recline of 17 degrees — 8 degrees more than the standard wheelbase model. Standard on all long-wheelbase models are power door blinds and a panoramic sunroof. Aside from the added length, an "L" badge on the door trims distinguishes the new model. 

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

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UPDATE 10/15/2013:
Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.

In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.

The newest vehicle to make our list is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The minivan has loads of room and plenty of accessible Latch anchors.

As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row:

By Jennifer Newman | October 15, 2013 | Comments (92)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Last week's No. 1 most popular video was bumped by a newcomer this week. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman's drive of the Cadillac CTS Vsport is No. 2 this week, replaced by Kelsey Mays' review of the 2013 Land Rover LR4. Check out what else was popular this week.

1. 2013 Land Rover LR4

2. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

3. 2014 Honda Odyssey

4. 2013 Light-Duty Challenge

5. Honda Odyssey Vacuum in Action

By Jennifer Geiger | September 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Land Rover LR4 Video

The 2013 Land Rover LR4 is not without its charms. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays lauds the luxury SUV's soft ride, maneuverability relative to bulk, spirited acceleration from its 5.0-liter V-8 and a refreshingly comfortable third row. On the other hand, lousy fuel economy and maddeningly complicated seat folding for expanded cargo space are turnoffs. Watch the video and decide whether you think the LR4 needs to evolve or just go extinct.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights

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The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off this week in Germany as world automakers gathered to showcase their latest, most-advanced offerings. The 65th incarnation of the biennial event opens to the public Saturday following four press and industry days, and runs through Sept. 22. According to the Detroit News, this year's show — which in 2011 attracted 928,000 visitors — boasts 70 world premieres, including the obligatory envelope-pushing concept cars, but also a remarkable number of battery or hybrid gas-electric vehicles.

We didn't make the trip ourselves, but we thought you might like to see some highlights from the show. Check out the photo gallery below to see our selections; click each image to enlarge. 

By Matt Schmitz | September 13, 2013 | Comments (3)

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