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2014 Range Rover drive review

The Sport with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque Photo by Rover.

The cabin is just as as the standard Range Rover, with better side Photo by Land Rover.

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Is It?


This is the latest Range Sport. the second generation of Rover’s best U.S. It had its world debut at the New York show back in April. It was first in NYC because Land says it sells more Rover Sports in the metro NY than anywhere else in the

The car is new top to bottom and is, according to Land faster, more agile and refined thanks in part to it a whopping 800 pounds lighter. The is less boxy than the Sport with its flat and thin pillars, but the new vehicle is a bit 2.5 inches longer (still 6 shorter than the new Range — the two trucks were together), and the overall shape is The front and rear overhangs are shorter and the truck is 2 inches

There are more than a few styling cues to the new Sport and it from body on frame to an unibody, from where of the weight saving comes.

are two supercharged engines available: a V6 with 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and a V8 producing 510 hp and 461 lb-ft. Both are paired with an 8-speed transmission. The interior is redone and now an optional third row suitable for

Adults will fit back too, but a short trip is

What’s It Like To Drive?

We a day and a half in the UK, a couple hours of London, driving both the V6 and V8 You climb up into the Sport’s helm and into a cabin like the Range Rover’s, the Sport seats have side bolsters, and the rotary selector is tossed in favor of a traditional stick similar to the one in the F-Type (LR thinks that’s sporty).

The blown V6 model (LR 75 percent will go for the six) hit 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and the V8 in five flat, so way it’s a fast SUV. The (double wishbones in front, in the rear with air springs at all corners) has plenty of travel for We ran it over rocks and mud and through lakes and it never missed a

The V6’s on-road body is impressive too — there’s a lot roll than before but the isn’t harsh. If you thought the Sport was too heavy and lumbering, car will impress you. The response control now has an auto it uses probability estimators and the suspension, engine, transmission and differential to optimize the setup for

On twisty two lanes the body is reduced but not at the expense of ride UK potholes were never jarring. Detroit’s? We’ll to wait and see.

The steering felt nicely and accurate — the car just its way smoothly through corners, or otherwise. None of that us. What did surprise were the in refinement: The cabin (now 4.7 inches more rear room) was whisper quiet.

The big felt comfortable on and off road and the out commanding. The steering felt quicker and more responsive before, with good and enough feel for both on- and maneuvers.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

We liked the V6 more and as the day wore on, and then on the second day we got in the V8 First things first: We up the Dynamic mode, tuned for road driving — it the suspension, adds some to the steering and sends additional to the rear wheels. Punch the and once the V8 gets above rpm, the 461 lb ft of torque made the car of a rocket, and the Dynamic mode up the body motions and steering and they weren’t bad to begin It goes through corners a much lighter car.

The Dynamic mode’s throttle is quicker and the 8-speed auto is to down- and upshift.

Words hot hatch and sports car were throughout the day how often do you hear of a 4700 pound SUV?

Do I One?

Absolutely. Whether you are a new or a customer you’ll be impressed the levels of refinement, increased level inside and much overall performance in the new Range Sport. Prices start at and run up to $93,295, including destination; for it on sale in late August.

2014 Land Rover Rover Sport V6

On Sale:

Base Price: $63,500

3.0 liter supercharged V6, 340 hp, 332 lb-ft, eight-speed automatic transmission

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