The new 2017 Range Rover Sport presents itself as one of the most important vehicles in its class with a high range of capabilities and impeccable road manners. This vehicle also adds competition in the 3-row segment as it offers a luxurious cabin and efficient performance.
Like always, this new Range Rover Sport 2017 doesn’t fall short on its heritage which is reflected in its price point. Coming in various trim levels, this model’s price vary accordingly –
- SE at $61,000
- HSE at $66,000
- Supercharged at $75,000
- Autobiography at $88,000
- SVR at $104,000
The new 2017 Range Rover Sport comes with a myriad of powertrain choices which makes up for versatile performance flavors. These different engines come standard with respective trims.
The first engine (base) is a 2.0-liter LR-V6 supercharged gasoline engine which produces 340 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque. The engine lets out a max speed of 130 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes about 6.9 seconds. Fuel economy is tad low compared to other mills as the figures go 17 mpg city/ 22 mpg highway/ 19 mpg combined
Another option is a 3.0-liter LR-Td6 diesel engine that is rated to produce 245 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph acceleration takes about 7.1 seconds to reach a top speed of 130 mph. EPA ratings of this engine check at 22 mpg city/ 29 mpg highway/ 25 mpg combined.
Upping the ante, there’s another 3.0-liter LR-V6 Supercharged gasoline burner for Range Rover Sport 2017 that churns out 380 HP and 340 lb-ft of torque. This mill improves on acceleration as 0 to 60 mph sprint takes just 6.8 seconds. Fuel economy of this engine is rated as 17 mpg city/ 23 mpg highway/ 19 mpg combined.
5.0-liter V8 Engine
Things get dramatic with an optional 5.0-liter LR-V8 Supercharged gasoline engine as the outputs are as brawny as 510 HP and 461 lb-ft torque. Not just these impressive outputs but this engine even increases top speed to 140 mph and 0 to 60 mph sprint takes just 5 seconds. EPA ratings have suffered through, the figures go 14 mpg in city, 19 mph on highways and 16 mpg combined.
Lastly, there a tuned variant of the same 5.0-liter LR-V8 which doesn’t hesitate to crank out a whopping 550 HP and 502 lb-ft of torque. 2017 Range Rover Sport SVR with this engine stretches top speed to 162 mph. Also its holds the highest acceleration of 4.5 seconds for the 0 to 60 mph sprint.
2017 Range Rover Sport Design
The new 2017 Range Rover Sport doesn’t let go of its iconic silhouette. Its sleek body profile is most appealing and also proves competitive against vehicles like Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and BMW X5.
Upon closer look, this 2017 Sport also shares some underpinnings with the slinky Range Rover Evoque. To go about specifics, exterior elements like dramatic roofline drop, winged headlamps and slim nose are pretty similar to Evoque.
Inside, things haven’t changed much. The only changes are characterized by soft-touch materials on the dash and door panels. Leather and aluminum trims abound the cabin in all over the seams, gear shift knob, steering wheel and seats.