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Review: 2014 Land Range Rover Sport HSE – Test

Range Rovers are in northeastern United States. just can’t seem to get of them; the status, the looks, and the Therefore when it came to redesign the Range Rover and the Rover Sport . Land had to be very careful about not them too much, while them modern and improved in way.

The Sport in its previous was LR3-based, but Range Rover-looking, being smaller than the big in all dimensions. The 2014 version is Range Rover-looking but this it is based on the same aluminum as the 2013 L405 Range They share a lot more that, too, which is interesting and somewhat confusing, as the two very similar to one another.

I sampled the big supercharged (V8) Rover in an off-road environment 1 ,2 ,3 ) and was impressed by what it could do out of the box. Now I sampled the new Sport HSE the new supercharged V6 on the highway and on snow secondary roads.

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On road the Rover Sport behaves a lot a BMW X5, which should be taken as a It drives like a tall wagon; no one will autocross it but on- and off-ramps are enjoyable. Brakes are as well, with the smoothest, transparent, ABS activation/foot-massage ever, as on snow covered roads.

The overall ride is smooth but the suspension does transmit road irregularities into the whereas the big Range Rover is smooth everywhere.

The new base a 3.0-liter, 340hp, supercharged V6, is powerful and efficient than the naturally aspirated V8. More in a lighter vehicle means the Sport lives up to its name; short on power, and it sounds too, especially at start-up. said, when comparing the new S/C V6 to the old aspired V8, the V8 felt less in casual driving.

Either choice connects to an eight-speed transmission, which has normal and shifting modes. Normal is conservative with regards to efficiency and the sport is just with quick shifts yet t keep the engine in lower for too long. The Sport has a conventional shifter, unlike the Jaguar-esqe on the big Range Rover, but it is the new kind of shifter which takes getting used to, much on the new Chryslers and BMWs.

On the outside, both Range have the same wheelbase, but the is shorter overall. The styling on the features a more swooped hood and grill, which appears wider despite the two being the same width. like the front, the rear of the is lower and narrowed down, underscoring the sporty appearance.

sporty styling, along new roof safety standards to reduced visibility due to smaller Where once all Range had tall windows, low dash and the window height on all new cars has reduced. While still the new Range Rovers don’t the commanding sitting positions and of their forefathers, but are still better than most of the

The distinction between the conventional Rover and the Sport is further inside; the dash, the seats, the wheel, are all almost exactly the as on the big Rover. Rear seat is exactly the same, too, fractionally less rear and leg room. The interesting thing is despite smaller cargo the Sport is available with a seat, making it a seven-passenger but my test vehicle was not equipped it.

It did have a full-size spare however, which is nice.


first look, Land seemed to have done a minimalist job of the dash layout. clean, it’s modern, and yet the quality leather and wood it a touch of old school rich, aluminum trim providing a contrast between the two other The metal knobs for climate setting are intuitive to use, and are two big cup-holders hidden by the slider Unfortunately, these cup-holders serve as the only place to one’s phone accessible.

is 12V receptacle near the cup-holders, and one in the center console, along a USB and aux-in connections.

Unfortunately clean dash layout that a lot of functions need to be through the touch screen. are eight hard buttons the screen, but even that not help the fact that the thing is just slow and For instance; it takes three and screen changes to change SAT1 to SAT2 band of

Despite a hard button, the seats are still screen and slowly. The navigational system is looks Garmin-like, but the graphics are Land Rover engineers spend more time in and Audis .

This Range Rover was in my at the end of January. While I had it, I took a up to Vermont where ambient ranged from -3F to 10F, and the was covered with three of fresh snow. Some

The heated seats get super super quickly. So much even my wife had to lower from her usual setting of hot” to the middle setting of pan”. I kept mine in the setting for about three before switching to the lowest of “sand beach hot”

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Rovers have always had electronic windshield defrosters. worked great on a very morning when the windshield was with a pretty thick of ice; nothing but an ice-scraper have done a better There are two side effects to however: thin hardly lines in the windshield and the fact electronic toll paying won’t recognized – something I the hard way.

The interior got very quickly after the start up. Double-pane windows the interior warmer and quieter.

The large 255/55-20 the all-season provided surprisingly plenty of traction in the snow, unlike other 4x4s. Braking and were good too, but have been much reassuring with proper tires.

When the Terrain system is placed into the . the system works its magic even more traction, The driver can instantly feel the forward momentum in the snow; really surprisingly good, some so-called snow on other vehicles.

Unfortunately, Terrain Response2® system, with a two-speed transfer is a $1300 option. At first sounds ludicrous; something that should be standard on a Rover. Then you realize 90% of buyers will never use it and rather use that money an upgraded audio system.

The Rover Sport starts at which seems like a lot you realize that a Jeep Cherokee SRT has a higher starting never mind its German Vehicle pictured had a lot of options, the total MSRP to $76,820. A Sport Autobiography can crack the six mark.

For reference, the bigger Rover starts at $84,195 and can go $140,000.

Land Rover has exactly what it set out to do with the new Rover Sport; it looks and modern while remaining Range Rover, it’s improved in every way without any reduction in utility (it can tow over lbs). Currently Land cannot keep up with which is quite telling: an product will always customers.

Disclaimer: Land Rover me the vehicle for three days for the of this review. They getting a ticket in the mail my picture on it for unpaid toll due to the not being read through the windshield I ll happily take of that.

[Images: Copyright Hooniverse/Kamil Kaluski]

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