Luxurious, versatile and yet rugged, the 2015 Range Rover Sport finds a middle ground that is difficult to attain. The Range Rover Sport is unlike many in that it has the comfort and speed of a sports sedan, but the size and true off-road capability of an SUV. If you’re also looking for a vehicle with an abundance of options, the Range Rover Sport offers seven different trim levels, and various packages, one of which is sure to meet your needs.
At a whopping 5,500 pounds, you wouldn’t anticipate the Range Rover Sport to provide much of a zippy or responsive ride. But you’d be pleasantly surprised to find that the Sport lives up to its name and has incredibly rapid acceleration with exceptionally athletic handling.
This is because Range Rover fitted the Sport with a V-8 engine capable of 550 horsepower and of pumping out 502 pound-feet of torque which allows it to hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. All Sport models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission which switches gears smoothly and without hesitation. Aside from being inarguably very powerful, the 2015 sport offers much more than just raw strength. It is also comfortable and luxurious.
The interior of the 2015 Range Rover Sport is just about as impressive as what is under the hood. With its elegant design and top-notch materials such as real wood accents and the finest leather upholstery, the Sport’s interior is by far one of the best, if not the best, in its class.
As far as comfort, the 2015 Range Rover Sport provides some of the best and most supportive seating of its class. A third- row option makes extra room. However, this third row is very snug and is best for hauling the kids around.
The SE, the base trim level, comes standard with front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, satellite radio, voice-control, ambient interior lighting, Bluetooth, a user-friendly 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a USB port and dual-zone climate control. The trim levels that follow the SE, HSE, HSE Limited, Supercharged, Supercharged Limited, Autobiography and SVR, build up from there adding nearly everything from a panoramic sunroof to 19 speaker sound system. There are various packages there for you as well, depending on the trim level you get, such as the Driver Assistance package which adds a self-parking and lane-departure warning system, and 360-degree parking sensors. The same elegance of the interior is also conveyed on the Sport’s smooth, sleek exterior. The angular lines give a sense of toughness but they remain refined and maintain the classic Range Rover look.
If you want a fast, sporty car but need extra room for the family, the 2015 Range Rover Sport was made for you. At a fast zero to 60 time of 4.5 seconds, this big and elegant beast still manages to be impressively agile. Not only is the sport fast with serious off- road capabilities, but it is also impeccably styled and incredibly comfortable. In the 2015 Range Rover sport, Land Rover has struck the perfect balance of speed, practicality and sumptuousness.
The MSRP for the 2015 Range Rover Sport is $71,480