2011 Range Rover Sport
For years, Land Rover's Range Rover set the standard when it came to combining luxury and off road capability. But, just about every luxury brand makes a capable off roader these days. So in order to stay on top, Land Rover has made some updates throughout its line-up.
The 2011 Range Rover Sport has received a few of these updates, including a new Standard Extended Leather Package for upgraded interiors and a new Vision Assist Package, which includes adaptive headlights and a surround camera system.
Standard audio is now a 240-watt 9-speaker system, while the premium system takes it up to 480-watts and 13-speakers.
Nothing's changed under the hood, however, where you'll find the same 375-horsepower 5-liter V8 as before. It's also available in 510-horsepower supercharged form.
On the road the Sport feels as solid as ever, and not as top heavy as the top-of-the-line Range Rover. Adaptive damping and adjustable air suspension keep the ride smooth regardless of terrain.
Permanent four wheel drive is naturally standard, with five selectable modes on the Terrain Response System.
And since most Range Rover Sports tackle more urban jungles than real ones, the interior is suitably posh and comfortable.
Exterior sheet metal is also more aristocratic looking than rugged, with 19-inch wheels standard. While more modern looking than most Land Rovers, there's still a clear heritage at the rear.
Starting sticker for the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE is just over 60 grand. The more heavily equipped supercharged model begins at $73,000 and change. Both are at dealers now.
Engine: 5-liter V8
Price: Starts at just over $60,000