2010 Range Rover Sport | new car review

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 by

2010 Range Rover Sport

When first launched the Sport into the world in 2005, it was praised for its abilities to mix credentials with on-road dynamics.

Its only problem was that it really wasn’t that sporty. However, this has all changed now with the 2010 Range Rover Sport – especially should you opt for the supercharged version. With a 510bhp 5.0-litre V8, it’s one of the most powerful SUVs out there, but even with all of this performance on offer, it still remains an excellent choice for those looking to venture away from the smooth tarmac at the weekends.

Here, the LR4-derived platform gives the 2010 Range Rover Sport impressive off-road abilities. This is helped by the brilliant Terrain Response System that’s fitted across all Land Rovers – with the exception to the back-to-basics Defender – which works with the engine, gearbox, brakes and electronic traction and stability control systems to deliver the best performance in specific conditions. These range from regular road driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud and ruts, sand and rock crawl.

A new additional setting is given on the supercharged Range Rover Sport called Dynamic Program, which gives the car quite remarkable on road performance abilities. You also get a Sand Launch Control system, which ensures the car, can move off in even the softest of dune conditions. There’s even the option to fit steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts for the gearbox – a first for a Land Rover.

There’s seating for five on board in the massively improved interior, which puts the Range Rover Sport firmly in the luxury SUV sector alongside the likes of the BMW X6.

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