Range Rover is a luxurious vehicle that is right at home off-road or on...”

The 2015 Range Rover Sport offers reliability and good looks along with exceptional comfort.

In The Cab:

There’s a great level of comfort in this vehicle. The rear seats had plenty of room for adults and the cargo area was adequate. The heated leather wrapped steering wheel featured all the controls one needs to operate the equipment without distraction. The front and rear seats are heated.

Power tilt/slide front sunroof and a large glass roof over the rear seats allow plenty of natural light in. It is top shelf quality thru and thru. The only problem I had is with the touchscreen. There is a big delay when you select a feature and the placement of buttons on the centre stack is positioned in such a way that you can accidentally press a button as you rest your arm on the console.

From the driver’s perspective, the sight lines are amazing and the blind spot was almost non-existent

Safety-First:

Range Rover has a long history of making safe vehicles, and the Sport model is no exception. Driver and passenger front airbags are designed to provide head and chest protection, and the front seat side airbags protect against side impacts. There is also a full length curtain airbag to help reduce potential of head injury and roll over ejection for front and rear passengers. Inflatable knee bolster helps protect the driver against leg injury from the steering column.

Roadworthy:

Driving the Ranger Rover Sport is a smooth driving experience and the Supercharged V6 engine can really packs a punch when you need to. The impressive power plant and 8 speed transmission makes for a flawless transition from slow to fast all the while keeping the ride comfortable.

Power:

The engine is a 340 horsepower, supercharged 3.0 litre V6 that puts out 332 lb-ft of torque @2500 RPM with a 8 speed automatic transmission. This transmission features Command Shift that actively responds to your driving habits and road conditions by reconfiguring the shift patterns for optimum drivability in all situations and is mated with a two-speed electronically controlled transfer case. Four-wheel electronic traction control, hill descent control, and four corner air suspension with terrain response not only makes this vehicle manouevre well on the road but can take you on some of the roughest back roads British Columbia has to offer.

The terrain response system gives the Range Rover outstanding off-road capabilities; it adapts the response of the vehicles engine, transmission, centre coupling and chassis system to the terrain you’re driving on. It also maintains driver comfort as well as maximizing traction. Terrain response works continuously, but the driver can change the setting depending on the terrain conditions, for example: mud and ruts, snow, or sand. Hill descent control automatically controls and restricts the speed downhill, using anti-lock brake system, and improves driver control on slippery descents.

Verdict:

Range Rover is a luxurious vehicle that is right at home off-road or on.


 

Pump frequency:

14.0/10.5 L/100km (City/highway)

Warranty support:

4 year/ 80,000 km

Sticker price: $77,640


 

Contact: ian [dot] harwood [at] drivewaybc [dot] ca

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