2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport | new car review

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 by
2014 Range Rover Sport
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  • Rated 4 stars
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AEDAED 349,000 - 559,000
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  • Exterior
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  • Interior
    Editor: 95%
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  • Quality
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  • Features
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  • Performance
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Review Summary:

The Range Rover Sport could be described as a car that is nearly identical to the Range Rover, but slightly cheaper…

Pros

Exterior design
Interior layout

Cons

Fuel economy

Looks

The new Range Rover Sport came out last year and is your typical ; its square-ish features brandishing their sharp edges and looking all high and mighty. It is a great-looking set of wheels, the Sport, and to those who are not quite so familiar with their cars, could be mistaken for a proper Range Rover. Square head lamp units contain circular projectors, angular vents on the side add sharpness, and its rear is reminiscent of the famous 4×4 of the 1980’s.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport side

Feels

The Sport boasts a fantastic interior, with its swooshing centre console and leather trimmed dash. Everything about the inside feels like a modern Land Rover should; luxurious. Much like on the LR4, a sense of British tradition has been injected into the feel, for example an analogue clock sits in the middle of the beige fascia. For a mid-sized SUV, you’d have to look for a long time before you found anything better.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport interior

Engineering

Land Rover built the Sport with a view to both luxury refinement and capability. Handling is always a fundamental problem with cars of this type, and as such Land Rover have packed it out with all manner of performance enhancing tricks, such as: electronic traction control, stability control, roll stability, and adaptive suspension. Understandably, the Sport is not what you would call economical, with 15 litres giving you 100km.

What’s on offer?

Five variants of the Sport are on offer, starting with the HSE S at a gentleman’s AED 349,000 and rising up to a whopping AED 559,000 for the oddly-named Autobiography Dynamic. All the usual bells and whistles are on offer, and all models come with a 5.0 litre supercharged V8. It will pump out 510hp, 625Nm of torque, and get you from 0-100kp/h in a smidge over 6 seconds.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport rear

Summing it…

It’s a tricky one, this. The Sport is a great looking, well-equipped, luxury SUV that also goes off-road. It is only marginally smaller than the flagship Range Rover, with the HSE models much, much cheaper. But then the top models of the Sport are the same as all but the top Range Rover. If you can just afford one, buy one. You won’t regret it, unless you park next to slightly bigger Range Rover. But even then you might give yourself a smile, because for less money you very nearly have the same car.

One Response to 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport | new car review

  1. shamsa Reply

    April 23, 2014 at 8:07 am

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    • Rated 5 stars

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