The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a midsize luxury SUV offered in five trim levels: HSE, SE, Autobiography, Supercharged and SVR. Two-row seats are standard, and two passenger, power folding third row is optional on all but the SVR. Standard features on the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE trim include 19-inch alloy wheels, Xenon lights, LED running lights, LED taillights, power heated mirrors, a self-balancing air suspension, a power liftgate, front and the rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass and ignition keyless and entry. Inside you will find a light to the interior, leather upholstery, 14-way power front seats, a power-adjustable wheel steering, driver memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control and 60/40-division folding seatbacks the rear. And standard navigation system, voice controls, i-8-inch screen, camera rearview, Bluetooth and eight satellite speaker system sound and HD radio and USB / iPod connectivity.
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Autobiography step to 21-inch wheels, adaptive lighting, exterior styling enhancements range, auto-dimming mirrors external, 16-way power front seats, front seats, driver memory settings, extended leather trim, heated wheel of his, a instrument cluster virtual, a console cooler box front, heated rear seats, tri-zone climate control, the camera’s view, a blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a 19-speaker sound system Meridian.
Finally, the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR provides many of the features of the Autobiography, added or replaced lumped-up version of the V8, the SVR-specific 21-inch wheels and Perse, sport-tuned suspension and steering, sportier transmission systems, special interior styling exterior and trim details, sport seats front and rear sport seats.
Most of the features of the higher trims’ standard are available on lower trims. The Extra Duty package, offered on the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE and 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE, adds upgraded four-wheel drive system, the world’s Response 2 and adaptive suspension dampers. Climate Comfort and Visibility package for the SE bundles adaptive lights, auto-dimming mirrors, exterior, fog-lights, heated steering wheel, heated front and the rear seats and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Front Climate Comfort and the Visibility package for the HSE and supercharged more elaborate version adds 16-way power-adjustable heated front seats and front console box cooler. 19-speaker audio system The Autobiography of Meridian is available in all trims as well, and if specified as an option was made by the Control Apps.
The supercharged, Autobiography and SVR trims add a white 23-speaker Meridian surround system sound and bundled with Control Apps. The Autobiography can add quad-zone climate control and rear seats with Climate Comfort package, and the HSE and supercharged can add those things with Luxury Climate Comfort and Visibility package. The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport supercharged can be sprinkled with a little taste of SVR with exclusive Dynamic package, which adds 21-inch wheels, special styling details in color and virtual instrument cluster.
Optional on all trims is a Driver Assistance package adds a warning lane-departure, the self-parking and 360-degree parking sensors. Stand-alone options include 22-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control automatic emergency braking, Control Apps, Tow package and a rear-seat entertainment system.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Interior
Land Rover sure to spruce up the inside of the Range Rover Sport for the present generation, although some may miss the previous generation power-actuated dial-type gear selector – now you’re stuck with a conventional lever. Nevertheless, the dashboard rakish, top-notch materials and wood attractive and metal lays add up to one of the cabins beautiful part. You do not need to stay on top in the Sport as other Land Rover products, but that’s by design; this is a marathon, remember, so snug, feel cockpit-like desirable result. Happily, the visibility is good, plenty of glass all around.
The standard 8-inch screen seems a bit dated compared to other competitor, and simple graphics and occasionally slow response times. On the other hand, it’s pretty easy to use. A nice program for 2015 Control Apps, which includes Apple and Android smartphones in such a way that certain applications see the same screen as they do on your device.
Seat comfort is good before, and sport seats in the SVR’s take lateral support to a new level. The rear outboard seats are fully adult-friendly, although position of center, as always, is only suitable for small occupants. As for the third row, Land Rover says that specifically designed for children, and they’re not kidding – it’s a pretty tight back there. But its standard power-feature is great, allowing you to fold the seats flat or raise them at the touch of a button.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Engine
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is available with one of three supercharged engines. Standard on the SE and HSE is a V6 3.0-liter rated at 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport supercharged and Autobiography come V8 5.0-liter that pumps out 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. The SVR gets Tweaked version of the V8 good for 550 hp and 502 lb-ft. All three engines use the same eight speed automatic transmission, while SVR is treated to be sportier.
All 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport models are equipped with a full-time four-wheel drive, control hill dwindling and the hills start to help. The SE and HSE come standard with a light-duty, 4WD single-speed, while Supercharged model is equipped with a transfer case two-speed that provides high and low-range Gearing up for serious off-roading. The standard of the world Response system features modes driver-selectable to optimize the vehicle’s powertrain, suspension and the electronics for increased traction in various areas, and is available Response 2 variant includes an additional mode adaptive default settings while driving.
At the test track, a Range Rover Sport supercharged sprinted 60 from zero in a blistering 4.6 seconds, so SVR force will likely beat the 4.5-second count Land Rover’s. As for the V6, it needs 6.9 seconds to do the deed: the time to be complacent about the part. EPA fuel economy ratings for the V6 version 19 mpg combined (17 city / 23 highway), which is a little disappointing given that the 420-hp Cayenne S gets 20 mpg combined. Standard V8 is rated at 16 mpg combined (14 city / 19 highway), the result is predictably a starter for 510-hp truck that tipped our scales at 5,470 pounds supercharged color. Wait a bit worse from the SVR. All 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR can be said up to 7,716 pounds; the latter dropped to a still-respectable 6.600 pounds.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Safety
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport emerged with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, fire and stability control, and first- and second-row side curtain airbag. The standard is front and rear parking sensors and a camera rearview.
Available equipment includes adaptive cruise control, the many-view camera, blind-spot monitor, the rear cross-traffic alert and lane-departure warning. The nifty self-parking system handles the functions of both parallel and perpendicular, and its automatic exit feature space ensures that you will not pull out in front of traffic passing or the encouragement of cars parked around. The optional adaptive cruise control system includes an emergency braking feature that automatically applies the brakes if a collision appears imminent. In brake testing, a Range Rover Sport supercharged stood at 60 mph in 124 feet, which is about average for this class, but underwhelming given the sport hitting the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport model.