Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review: 2006-2012 Model Year Changes and Differences

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport takes a sophisticated and versatile approach to the on-road-off-road scene, bringing Land Rover’s  off-road vehicles to a whole new level. The Range Rover Sport is the brand’s first foray into the SUV category, and it has made a strong statement on the road. The Sport is the British 4WD manufacturer’s first vehicle with an emphasis on on-road capability while still bearing the brand’s trademark off-road mastery.

How has this adventurous suburbanite’s favorite SUV improved over the years? Let’s take a look at key years 2006 through 2012 to find out.

2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2006 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2006 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.4 to 12.0 km/l.

The 2006 Range Rover Sport is all luxury with standard features such as leather upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels, fold-down rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with six-disc CD changer. The Sport also comes with safety equipment like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability system with rollover mitigation technology, hill descent control, side-impact and head curtain airbags, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

2006 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

The exterior of the premium SUV is aerodynamic while still bearing the boxy characteristic of Land Rovers, while under the hood, the 2006 Range Rover Sport is all power – for gasoline models, the Standard is driven by a 4.4L V8 eight cylinder unit that makes 300 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque, while the Supercharged model uses a supercharged 4.2L version of this unit, bumping up power to 390 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The lineup also features 2.7L 187 hp V6 six cylinder diesel engine models; also mated to a six speed automatic.


2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2007 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2007 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.4 to 12.0 km/l.

Land Rover spares no expense in the Range Rover Sport with standard features such as leather upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels, fold-down rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with six-disc CD changer. Safety features include equipment like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability system with rollover mitigation technology, hill descent control, side-impact and head curtain airbags, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

2007 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

While it might not have the full off-road capabilities of the other Land Rovers, the 2007 Range Rover Sport luxury SUV more than makes up for it with its lean and mean stylings, comfort, and on-road performance. The Range Rover Sport comes with one of two gasoline engines – a 4.4L V8 eight cylinder unit that makes 300 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque, or a supercharged 4.2L version of this unit that bumps power up to 390 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come mated to a six speed automatic transmission. A 2.7L 187 hp V6 six cylinder diesel engine mated to a six speed automatic is also available. All models use Land Rover’s permanent 4WD.


2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2008 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2008 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.4 to 12.0 km/l.

The Range Rover Sport comes extravagantly furnished with standard features such as English leather upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels, fold-down rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with six-disc CD changer. Safety equipment in the Sport include anti-lock disc brakes, hill-descent control, front side and full-length side curtain airbags, as well as rollover-mitigating stability control.

2008 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

The 2008 Sport uses Land Rover’s permanent 4WD system and is powered by one of two gasoline units – a 4.4L V8 eight cylinder that produces 300 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque or a supercharged 4.2L V8 eight cylinder version that outputs 390 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. A 2.7L 187 hp V6 six cylinder diesel engine is also available. All engines are mated to a six speed automatic transmission.


2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2009 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2009 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.4 km/l.

Standard features on the 2009 Range Rover Sport include 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, parking sensors, cruise control, power front seats with driver memory settings, a power tilt and telescoping steering column, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon Logic 7 stereo with a six-CD changer and an auxiliary jack. Standard safety features on the Range Rover Sport are antilock disc brakes, hill-descent control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags, and rollover-mitigating stability control. Though in its element in the urban setting, the 2009 Range Rover Sport is raring to go in any environment.

2009 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport is built for the road with its athletic capabilities, all while retaining Land Rover’s famed off-road handling. The urban stylings of the 2009 Range Rover Sport pay tribute to its classic British four-wheel drive heritage with high seating and a boxy and powerful appearance. Its interior is luxuriously furnished with leather trimmed seats that fit up to five. The base model HSE 2009 Range Rover Sport is powered by a 4.4L V8 (eight-cylinder) engine that produces 300 hp and 427 Nm of torque, with the Supercharged model featuring a 4.2L V8 that outputs 390 hp and 556 Nm of torque. 4WD and a six speed automatic transmission comes standard on both trims.


 

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2010 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2010 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.0 to 6.4 km/l.

The 2010 Range Rover Sport includes all standard features – 19-inch wheels, sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, an adjustable air suspension and adaptive damping, parking sensors, power front seats with driver memory settings, a power tilt and telescoping steering column, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon Logic 7 stereo. The Range Rover Sport comes with standard safety features like antilock disc brakes, hill-descent control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags, and rollover-mitigating stability control.

2010 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

A premium SUV aimed at the urban consumer, Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport realises luxury with amazing handling and both on-road and off-road performance just in case of the unexpected adventure. The boxy shape and high seating of the 2010 Range Rover Sport lend a powerful appearance to the SUV that also pays tribute to its British and Safari exploring roots. In its cabin, the five seater Range Rover Sport is extravagantly furnished with wood trim and supple leather seats. The 2010 Range Rover Sport is powered by one of 2 5.0L units – a V8 (eight-cylinder) that makes 375 hp and 508 Nm of torque, and a supercharged unit that outputs 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated with a six speed automatic transmission with manual shift control and use a permanent 4WD system with terrain response system.


 

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2011 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2011 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.4 to 6.8 km/l.

Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport is an urban road warrior unafraid of the great outdoors. Its excellent road handling is coupled with some off-road capabilities to ensure that it’s never caught off guard on any drive. The upright front and sloping rear design of the 2011 Range Rover Sport luxury SUV is modern, yet pays tribute to its British and adventure-seeking roots. Much like its nature, the interior of the Range Rover Sport combines luxury, through the use of premium materials, with practicality.

2011 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

Two 5.0L V8 (eight-cylinder) engines power the Range Rover Sport — one a naturally-aspirated 375 hp 508 Nm torque version for the base model HSE, the other a 510 hp 625 Nm torque supercharged unit for the Supercharged. Both engines come mated with a six speed automatic transmission and use 4WD. Features on the 2011 Range Rover Sport include a 5-inch TFT instrument panel and dash-mounted touch screen with Adaptive Dynamics System and Terrain Response System, 19-inch wheels on the HSE, and 20-inch wheels on the Supercharged. The Range Rover Sport comes with safety features like advanced stability control, hill descent control, active roll mitigation, airbags, anti lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution.


 

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2012 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT exterior

BROWSE LOW COST 2012 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT MODELS

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a member of the model’s first (L320; 2005–2013) generation and has an average fuel economy of 6.0 to 6.4 km/l.

Even on its base HSE models, the Sport comes with luxurious standard features like leather upholstery, wood interior trim, an 11 speaker Harman Kardon speaker system, sunroof, 19-inch wheels and more. Safety features include traction and stability control with rollover protection, anti-lock disc brakes, hill-descent control, standard array of airbags, front and rear parking sensors, as well as a rearview camera.

2012 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT engine

Conquering the city streets and the highway is Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport SUV, yet it houses some of the brand’s off-road capabilities to make it the versatile machine at home in just about any environment. The exterior of the 2012 Sport embodies this hybrid identity with a refined but masculine and powerful design. Gasoline engine options include a 5.0L V8 eight cylinder 375 hp and 375 lb-ft torque unit, or a supercharged version of the same engine that outputs 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, while a diesel 3.0L V6 six cylinder unit that produces 252 hp and 443 lb-ft torque is also available. All models of the Sport utilize Land Rover’s permanent 4WD and six speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 6.4 km/l for the gasoline models, and 10.8 km/l for the diesel.


 

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