COMPLETE REPORT Welcome to our Decision Guide Complete Report. It puts all the information you need on this vehicle at your fingertips. We give you objective test figures, and more. Our collective expertise, combined with the most comprehensive testing program around, lets us truly put vehicles in the proper context for you. The in-depth reviews, road tests, and comparison tests included here don't just tell you what a vehicle can do. Our real-world observations and judgments, based on our many years of experience with all types of vehicles, help you to understand the qualitative nature of performance. Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Base price: $56,750 Vehicle type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive; 5-door 5-passenger wagon COMPLETE REPORT CONTENTS Content Section Detailed vehicle specifications 1 Capsule Review 2 Road tests, reviews & related feature articles 3 J.D. Power and Associates Power Circle Quality Ratings 4 NHTSA crash-test ratings 5 Kelley Blue Book detailed vehicle pricing & standard equipment 6 COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 1: Specifications Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Base price: $56,750 Vehicle type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive; 5-door 5-passenger wagon Base price: $56,750 Vehicle type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive; 5-door 5-passenger wagon Interior volume, F/M1/M2/R (cu ft) 53/NA/NA/49 Cargo volume, seats up/maximum (cu ft) 34/71 Wheelbase 108.0 in Length/width/height 188.5/85.4/71.5 in Turning circle 38.1 ft Curb weight 5468 lb EPA city/hwy mpg 14/19 Fuel-tank capacity/range 23.3 gal/326 mi Passive restraints driver and passenger front, side, head, and curtain airbags; rear side, head, and curtain airbags Bed capacity (cu ft) 49.3-0 POWERTRAIN 4.4-liter DOHC 32-valve V-8, 300 hp, 315 lb-ft; 6-sp auto with manumatic shifting SUSPENSION F ind, unequal-length control arms, air springs, anti-roll bar R ind, unequal-length control arms, air springs, anti-roll bar BRAKES F/R vented disc/vented disc ABS standard Future Product Intelligence 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Codenamed L320, this T5 (Discovery) based X5-fighting, sporty 5-seater will sell for between $45-60,000 and pack a 4.4-liter AJ V-8 making between 310-400-hp. Front styling looks like the Range Rover, the rear is sloped like a Lexus RX330. COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 2: Capsule Review Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Land Rover has decided to add a sportier and less-formal-looking player to its product roster. At first glance, the moniker Range Rover Sport is a little confusing because the Sport gets its underbody bits, frame, suspension, drivetrain components, and lots of other unseen pieces from the LR3, and none from the Range Rover. The Sport uses a version of the LR3's hydroformed frame that is 5.5 inches shorter, shrinking the wheelbase to 108.1 inches. The Sport is also shorter than the LR3 in overall length by 2.4 inches and down about 4.5 inches in height, but it's a half-inch wider. From a distance the Sport looks a lot like the Range Rover, but in fact they share no body panels. The Range Rover has a boxy, formal look to its exterior, whereas the Sport's is more tapered and soft. The windshield is more steeply raked, and the body panels, such as the hood, are smooth with no protrusions like those on the Range Rover. The interior is more spartan than the Range Rover's, less sumptuously appointed in exotic woods and trim, but warmer and friendlier-looking than the German competition. The base engine is a Jaguar-derived, naturally aspirated DOHC 4.4-liter V-8 that puts out 300 horsepower and 315 pound- feet of torque, same as the LR3, but five fewer horses and 10 fewer pound-feet than the bigger Range Rover. Optional is a supercharged and intercooled DOHC 4.2-liter V-8 from the Jaguar S-type R that cranks out 390 horses and 410 pound- feet of torque. Both Sport engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a sport setting that holds gears longer before upshifting and blips the throttle and matches engine rpm on downshifts for sportier driving. Land Rover claims the naturally aspirated V-8 version will go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and the supercharged model in 7.2 seconds. A 355-hp BMW X5 4.8is takes just 6.0 seconds to get to 60 mph [C/D, November 2004]. Land Rover's Terrain Response, introduced on the LR3 ["Land Rover LR3 HSE," C/D, February 2005] with its five different surface driving modes, is standard on the Sport. A computer-controlled active anti-roll system, which uses hydraulic motors to change anti-roll-bar stiffness, minimizes body lean during spirited driving. It's optional on the naturally aspirated Sport and standard on the supercharged model. The supercharged Sport also gets Brembo brakes in front, adaptive front lighting, different seat surfaces, side power vents, chrome exhaust tips, unique badging and grille, and 20- inch wheels with 275/40R-20 tires (the standard tires are 255/50R-19s). The naturally aspirated Range Rover Sport has a base price of $56,750, and the supercharged Sport starts at $69,750. That's about $12,000 more than a base LR3 but $18,000 less than the flagship Range Rover. The two most direct competitors are the Porsche Cayenne S and the aforementioned BMW X5 4.8is. Lacking a bit of the sport attitude but pricing in at the upper crust of this segment, if can you call that a competitor, is the Mercedes-Benz G500. Last but not least is the Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI, due to new (for the 2005 model year) stringent EPA emissions regulations sales of this SUV have been suspended. VW is working on a new particulate filter and once low- sulfur diesel fuels are readily available in the U.S. we know that this serious contender will be back in the game. COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 4: Vehicle Quality Ratings Power Circles were designed as an easy-to-use system for rating products and services.Please note: Power Circle ratings are based on surveys sent to more than 50,000 new-vehicle owners nationwide. These ratings do not include all information used to determine J.D. Power and Associates awards. No data available for this vehicle. About J.D. Power and Associates Since 1968, J.D. Power and Associates has been conducting quality and customer satisfaction research based on survey responses from millions of consumers worldwide. We do not rely on "expert opinion." Our product and service rankings in no way reflect the opinions or preferences of the firm, and we do not review, judge or test products and services ourselves. We represent the voice of the customer by translating survey responses into information that companies worldwide use to improve quality and customer satisfaction, as well as to help consumers make better decisions. J.D. Power and Associates has developed and maintains one of the largest, most comprehensive historical customer satisfaction databases in existence, which includes feedback on virtually all aspects of the shopping, buying, and product and service ownership experience. COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 5: Crash Test Ratings Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationâ€™s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)crash tests cars, light trucks, sport-utility vehicles, and vans that are new, popular, redesigned, or have improved safety equipment. These vehicles are then rated on how well they protect drivers and passengers during frontal and side collisions. NCAP uses a five- star system for rating vehicles, with five stars indicating the highest safety rating and one star the lowest. Although it is impossible to assess how well a vehicle provides protection in all circumstances using a single test, NCAP ratings provide a useful basis for comparing vehicle safety. For more information, visit http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ No data available for this vehicle. About the NHTSA: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs. NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements. COMPLETE REPORT SECTION 6: Kelley Blue Book No data available for this vehicle.
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