2012 The Range Rover Sport Review, Price, Specs what car reviews, The 2012 Range Rover Sport is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in two trims, the HSE and the Supercharged.
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers two engine options, depending on the trim. The base HSE and the HSE Lux come standard with a 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that makes 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to the Supercharged trim gets you a tuned-up version of that engine.
The supercharged powerplant produces 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Reviewers drool over the excessive amount of power that the supercharged engine has to offer, but they concede that the naturally-aspirated engine provides more than enough power for everyday use. Plus, you’ll save about $15,000 by going with the base model.
Reviewers say that the 2012 Range Rover Sport handles surprisingly well for such a large SUV. Nearly every writer mentions the lack of body roll, a problem that usually plagues off-road SUV. All trims come standard with four-wheel drive.
2012 The Range Rover Sport Specs
The recent update included LED headlamps combined with a new two-bar grille, revised front bumpers and widened fenders. At the rear, new light clusters and a revised bumper design mirror the smoother front-end. The interior was also redesigned, using higher quality materials, soft-touch finishes and better craftsmanship to create an environment that is “truly worthy of the Range Rover brand,” the company said in a statement.
Steering response is improved on the Range Rover Sport with the stiffening of the front suspension lower arm forward bushing, enhancing the sense of driver involvement with the vehicle at higher speeds.
New, speed-dependent wheel-slip targets for the traction control system permit only very limited initial wheel-slip, helping to prevent the wheels digging down into the sand. The system also has an improved rock crawl program for better control while traversing boulders or driving through rocky terrain.
Six airbags are provided including two in front triggered by a longitudinal impact, two seat-mounted for front occupant thorax protection in a side impact, and two side curtains that deploy from the ceiling for the head protection of all outboard occupants
Other features include bolstered leather seats with eight-way adjustment, a 550-watt premium audio system, a navigation touch screen, a rear-seat entertainment package with screens mounted in the front headrests, and a radar-based “Park Distance Control.”
2012 The Range Rover Sport Price
Land Rover has just released the prices of the new Range Rover Sport 2012 model year, which goes on sale starting at 64,600 euros.