The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has an appealing combination of great off-road ability and agile on-road handling. However, it also has a small cargo hold and below-average reliability.
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Overview
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a good choice for the used car buyer who craves luxury and off-road capability. Its Terrain Response four-wheel-drive system can tackle almost any challenge, and its interior competes with most in the luxury midsize SUV segment. However, its below-average reliability score and high ownership cost keep it from being a very good choice.
Performance is outstanding, thanks in part to the standard supercharged 340-horsepower V6 engine. A supercharged V8 with 510 horsepower is available. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine. The Range Rover Sport can tow up to 7,716 pounds. Towing features include a trailer stability assist system to reduce sway and a surround-camera system with tow assist for easier hitching and reversing. The Range Rover Sport has a comfortable ride and nimble handling. Its brakes have plenty of stopping power, and its steering has good weight and accuracy.
The Land Rover Terrain Response system offers drive modes for different types of terrain, including snow, mud and ruts, sand, and rock. The Range Rover Sport also comes standard with hill descent control, which makes it easier to go down steep grades off-road. Upper trims have Terrain Response 2, which automatically detects the best mode for the conditions and switches accordingly, without driver input.
The Range Rover's fuel economy estimates are a bit low for the class.