Review of the 2016 Range Rover Sport
So, you’re in the mood for a vehicle that screams luxury, huh? It doesn’t get much better than the 2016 Range Rover Sport. It’s no secret this sibling of the famed Land Rover is one of the most popular vehicles on the road today. Now in its fourth generation, the Range Rover has cornered the luxury-SUV market.
There’s a reason you see Range Rovers everywhere -- they’re stylish, athletic, and luxurious. How luxurious? Imagine sitting in first class on a flight to Europe only you’re flying the plane. Comfortable seats and high-end materials grace the cabin of this SUV making it a true dream to drive. Any prospective customer will feel like royalty behind the wheel. It’s what Range Rover does, and they do it well. This is truly an incredible vehicle that, again, is as luxurious an SUV as any other. When it comes to taking on the backroads, the Range Rover is no slouch. From muddy trails to the racetrack, the SUV’s performance is impressive.
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2016 Range Rover Sport Review
If it’s power you seek, power you shall have. The Range Rover Sport comes with three different engine and transmission options: 3.0-liter supercharged V-6, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, and 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. The 3.0-liter V-6 is under the hood of the SE and HSE trim, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 is married to the SE Td6 and HSE Td6, and the behemoth 5.0-liter v-8 belongs to the SVR. In addition to engine power, each of the above trim options includes decent cargo space (17.3 cubic feet) and ample seating comfort for passengers.
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The SE features standard goodies including 19-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights with LED accents, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, keyless entry, interior mood lighting, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, 8-inch infotainment screen, and a power tailgate. If customers wish to upgrade, they can do so with the InControl App suite that features a Meridian premium audio system, 360-degree view camera, the Terrain Response 2 system for improved off-road capability, and rear-seat entertainment. The higher trim options include all of the above with the addition of a panoramic sunroof, perforated leather upholstery, sport seats, and larger alloy wheels ranging from 20 to 21 inches.
2016 Range Rover Sport Specs
- Engine: V6 Supercharged 3.0 Liter
- Trim: SE
- Class: Luxury Utility
- Horsepower: 340 @ 6500 rpm
- Transmission: CommandShift 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
- Body Style: SUV/Crossover
- Drivetrain: AWD
- Fuel Type: Unleaded Premium
- Seating Capacity: 5-7 persons
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2016 Range Rover Sport Gas Mileage
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado fuel efficiency is rated at 17 City/23 Highway by the EPA.
2016 Range Rover Sport Safety
NHTSA and IIHS safety ratings are unknown, however, there are plenty of safety features on the vehicle itself. These safety features include dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, as well as thorax and pelvis airbags for rear passengers. The SUV comes with adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency brakes in lower trim levels as well as a Driver Assistance package that includes a head-up display, lane departure warning, and perpendicular/parallel parking assistance. For customers that want an extra layer of safety, the Climate, Comfort, and Visibility package includes a blind-spot warning.
What It Is…
- Luxurious with a capital “L”
- A smooth ride on all roads
- An SUV with great all-around performance
What It Isn’t…
- Fuel efficient
- Technologically advanced
- A comfortable ride for big families
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