Reviews the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land rover range rover sport
Smaller than the titan Range Rover but larger than the compact Evoque, Land Rover's Range Rover Sport sees only minor changes for 2012. According to Industry Analyst Kelsey Mays, the premium midsize sport ute continues to offer an appealing blend of traditional SUV qualities and unexpected driving fun. Near-sedan-like handling on the streets and unparalleled off-road abilities make this a versatile truck. But will a high sticker price and this Range Rover’s hearty appetite for premium fuel spoil it for many consumers?

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

By Jennifer Geiger | February 22, 2012 | Comments (3) Family Reviews the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover


The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover HSE performed a miracle during Family reviewer Sara Lacey’s weeklong test drive: It turned her kids into perfectly mannered children. While Sara couldn’t pinpoint what about the Range Rover brought out the best in her children, she suspects it’s the posh leather seats or the amazingly quiet ride. Or it could be the Range Rover’s V-8 engine and four-wheel drive. Whatever it was, Sara was happy for it.

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Review

By Jennifer Newman | November 9, 2011 | Comments (0)

2010 Land Rover Lineup: Up Close


Land Rover's three 2010 models, side-by-side on one stage, look disturbingly alike when viewed from the front. There are subtle differences, but the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR4 are roughly the same size, and they’re also similar in shape, except for the more squared-off LR4's rear end. I've been criticizing Rover since the Range Rover Sport came out because it was based on the LR3 and rode on the coattails of the nicer, more expensive regular Range Rover. The interior, especially, didn't compare.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | April 8, 2009 | Comments (4)

2010 Land Rover Range Rover at 2009 New York Auto Show


  • Competes with: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Lexus LX 570
  • Looks like: Still the stately SUV it's been for some time
  • Drivetrain: 375-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 or 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with six-speed automatic; four-wheel drive
  • Hits dealerships: July 2009

Land Rover's flagship Range Rover receives a number of updates for the 2010 model year that give it a new look on the outside, more power under the hood and features designed to improve ride comfort and offroad prowess. Pricing information hasn't been released.

Grille restyling and new headlights give the Range Rover a mildly different front-end appearance. The new headlights have integrated illumination rings around the main lighting elements; they look a little like the circular running lights BMW uses. The taillights take on a slightly different appearance, but they still have a clear-lens design like the ones on the current Range Rover.

The new base engine is a 375-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that features direct injection. The Supercharged trim level continues, and its 5.0-liter V-8 generates a stupendous 510 hp. The new supercharged engine lowers this SUV's zero-to-60-mph time by more than a second, to 5.9 seconds.

By Mike Hanley | April 8, 2009 | Comments (6)

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport at 2009 New York Auto Show


  • Competes with: Infiniti FX50, BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne
  • Looks like: A Range Rover Sport with eyes for the SEMA show
  • Drivetrain: 375-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 or 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with six-speed automatic; four-wheel drive
  • Hits dealerships: October 2009

The restyled Range Rover Sport gets a big power bump for the 2010 model year thanks to a new supercharged V-8 engine that makes 510 hp. There's a new base V-8 that makes 375 hp, too. Subtle front and rear styling changes and a revised interior are also part of the package. Pricing information has not been announced.

It seems like more and more SUVs are pushing past the 500-hp mark, what with the introduction of the new BMX X5 M and X6 M, and now the Range Rover Sport joins the club. It's a little mind-boggling to see this kind of power offered in an SUV, but the Land Rover's supercharged powertrain motivates it from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Supercharged models also include paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

By Mike Hanley | April 8, 2009 | Comments (2)

Weekend Athlete: 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport


Now this is what a $60,000-plus SUV should be like. I drove the Toyota Land Cruiser and was distinctly underwhelmed and put off by its price and impracticality. Now, I grant you, this Land Rover is not a true Weekend Athlete car (waaaaay too dressy) but it does show that a fancy car can still be capable in this test.

By William Jackson | August 28, 2008 | Comments (4) Reviews 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport


Its name is a mouthful and its gas tank seems bottomless; the best analogy that comes to mind for reviewer Bill Jackson is an NFL lineman. So does Land Rover’s 2009 Range Rover Sport power past the competition? Unfortunately for Land Rover, Jackson chose that analogy not only because it sums up the Range Rover Sport’s strengths, but also its obvious weaknesses. To find out why the luxury SUV doesn’t come away a hands-down winner, read the full review below.

2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Expert Review

By Stephen Markley | August 25, 2008 | Comments (1) Reviews the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover


It’s always odd to write, read or say the phrase “Land Rover Range Rover.” It just sounds silly, doesn’t it? Well, the $77,000-plus luxury SUV isn’t such a silly vehicle when you take it off-road or on the street. This seriously British Rover has ruled the roost of big and bad SUVs for a number of years, but there’s plenty of new competition hoping to see that its days atop the heap are numbered, as editor Kelsey Mays explains in his new review.

2008 Land Rover Range Rover Expert Review

By David Thomas | May 9, 2008 | Comments (0)

The Week in Mother Proof


The reviewers at Motherproof have had plenty on their minds this week, ranging from clandestine affairs with British SUVs to turbocharged engines reminiscent of household chores to the much more prosaic problem of keeping your car clean. Just for good measure, there’s also a mom’s take on the Toyota Prius and some tire-safety tips straight from the Indy 500. Check it all out at

By Beth Palmer | June 22, 2007 | Comments (0)

2008 Range Rover Gets New Armrest


We’ll admit, we couldn’t find anything really engaging to write about the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover. When all the company can come up with is a redesigned rear armrest — with more storage! — we’re not going to jump for joy. That’s not to say there was much wrong with the 2007 version, we just had to put something in the headline.

The 2008 Range Rover will also get four-zone climate control, which is a significant addition. There are also more interior wood grains to choose from, a new interior color called Storm and two new exterior colors, Alaska White and Lucerne Green. If you’re still interested, we have a nice batch of photos below to check out that will tide you over until the new models arrive later this year.

2008 Range Rover Photo Gallery

By David Thomas | June 8, 2007 | Comments (6)

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