Saturday, February 26, 2011
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pictures
The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport ranks 7 out of 10 Luxury Large SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 63 published reviews and test drives of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
If you want a luxurious SUV that can conquer remote trails, look good around town, and provide a sporty on-road driving experience, the Range Rover Sport might be just what you're looking for.
You'd be forgiving for thinking that the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the Frankenstein of Land Rovers. It shares a platform with the Land Rover LR4, and engines with the Range Rover. It slots between the two in price, as well, but some people may mistake it for the more-expensive Range Rover --especially given the Range Rover Sport's Profile and name.
Still, according to reviewers, though the Range Rover Sport steals much of its DNA from other models, it's completely its own car. The Sport is a ruggedly capable off-road SUV that's also able to provide near-sports-car performance on the road, and features a cabin that wouldn't seem out of place in a much more expensive luxury car.
That's not to say the Sport is perfect. New-for-2010 engines provide ample power for any situation, but some reviewers say that the Sport's underpinnings (sourced from the LR$) have trouble handling the new Supercharged model's engine (sourced from the Range Rover) output. Plus, as a brand, Land Rover doesn't have the best reputation for reliability.