The 2014 Range Rover Sport is a midsize five passengers SUV. An optional third-row seat increases capacity to seven. Available in two trim levels: SE and supercharged. Standard features on the 2014 Range Rover Sport SE trim include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic Xenon headlights, power heated mirrors, a self-balancing air suspension, the front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, keyless ignition / entry, 14-way power adjustable front seats, front memory settings, a power tilt-wheel and its telescoping, leather upholstery and dual-zone climate control. And standard there is voice controlled navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen display, camera rearview, Bluetooth and eight speaker sound with Change-10 CD, auxiliary audio jack and USB / iPod integration.
The 2014 Range Rover Sport HSE option package adds 20-inch wheels, foglights, upgraded perforated leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, wood or metal trim in the interior heated front seats. The2014 Range Rover Sport supercharged trim level includes all the standard SE and HSE equipment, plus V8 engine, the more sophisticated four-wheel drive system an improved suspension with both adaptive damping and roll stabilization; and steering-wheel paddle shifters for the transmission.
Adding Autobiography package offers 21-inch wheels, adaptive lighting with automatic high-beam control, 14-way adjustable front seats, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, instrument panel an upgraded, three-zone climate control, a front- solace cooler compartment, the many-view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, auto-dimming mirrors external, and a 19-speaker Meridian sound system with satellite and HD Radio.
Many of goods in the small Autobiography package available option packages to other Range Rover Sports. The Climate Comfort and the Visibility package for the 2014 Range Rover Sport SE bundles adaptive lights, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel. The more elaborate version of this package for the 2014 Range Rover Sport HSE and base trim supercharged has all the equipment above, plus 14-way power adjustable heated front seats and the cooler front console, and Luxury Climate Comfort and Visibility package provides all of that plus the rear seats four and spirit -the control the weather. The 19-speaker Meridian audio system is available in all these trims as well, and 2014 Range Rover Sport HSE, supercharged and Autobiography models and for the 23-speaker Meridian surround system sound.
Vision and Convenience package for the 2014 Range Rover Sport SE, 2014 Range Rover Sport HSE and supercharged model includes the many-view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts and parallel-automatic parking system. The parking stand-alone option for the Autobiography. Base versions of supercharged model can be equipped with the Dynamic package, which includes 21-inches wheels, perforated leather upholstery, instrumentation improve various cosmetic improvement.
A third-row seat is optional in all versions of the 2014 Range Rover Sport, and on the base 2014 Range Rover Sport SE, that is paired with 20-inch wheels. The stand-alone options for all trim levels include 22-inch wheels, -speed adaptive cruise control emergency braking, rear entertainment system and towing package (late availability).
2014 Range Rover Sport Interior
Overall, the interior feels very high-end past the cabin Range Rover Sport’s. Land Rover has eliminated questionable pieces of plastic, and abundant leather surfaces and a lot of customization options to the inside of the 2014 Range Rover Sport a more sophisticated feel and worthy of its lofty price.
The adjustable front seats are comfortable and shall have the support. You remain lower than in the standard Range Rover and a higher center console, added: “cockpit” feel, but still very good visibility an SUV. The pop-up gear knob selector from the previous Sport has been replaced by a conventional shifter console, and V8 models have paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. The electronics interface may seem a little dated compared to other competitor, but overall it’s pretty easy to use.
The third row seats are only intended for use by young adults or children, as legroom is quite tight. And if you do not need the space for passengers, folding rear seats flat is a simple button-one affair. Cargo capacity remains low for this class, and 27.7 cubic feet of space behind the second row and a maximum capacity of 62.2 with the second-row seats folded.
2014 Range Rover Sport Engine
The 2014 Range Rover Sport is available with two engines supercharged. Standard on all models SE V6 3.0-liter rated at 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The 2014 Range Rover Sport supercharged models come V8 5.0-liter that develops 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. Engines are paired with an automatic transmission eight speed.
All models 2014 Range Rover Sport and accompanied by a full-time four-wheel drive, hill folk of control, hill start assist and Response system Land Rover’s. The 2014 Range Rover Sport SE comes with a light-duty, the 4WD single-speed, while the supercharged model is equipped with a transfer case two high-speed offering and low-range Gearing up for serious off-roading. This is an optional on SE models. Terrain Response modes features driver-selectable and prepares the vehicle powertrain, suspension and electronics for increased traction dirt, snow, mud, sand and rocks. Supercharged models have an additional mode dynamic that prepares offered on the pavement.
At the test track, a Range Rover Sport supercharged sprinted from zero to 60 a blistering 4.6 seconds. Land Rover says the V6 will perform the same test in 6.9 seconds. EPA fuel economy ratings for the V6 version 19 mpg combined (17 city / 23 highway), while V8 rated at 16 mpg combined (city 14/19 highway). These estimates are between V6- and comparable V8-equipped SUV midsize luxury. A well equipped Range Rover Sport and the engine can be said up to 7,700 pounds.
2014 Range Rover Sport Safety
The 2014 Range Rover Sport emerged with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, fire and stability control, and first- and second-row side curtain airbag. Also standard are front and rear parking sensors and a camera rearview. Available equipment includes adaptive cruise control, the many-view camera, blind-spot monitoring system to rear cross-traffic detection. The 2014 Range Rover Sport adaptive cruise control includes emergency braking feature that automatically applies the brakes if a collision appears imminent. During brake testing, a 2014 Range Rover Sport supercharged stood at 60 mph in 124 feet.