Price Range (MSRP): $36,600 (LR2) to $83,000 (Range Rover)
Land Rover, maker of vehicles that are off-road ready with luxurious interiors, returns for 2014 with a redesigned Range Rover Sport.
Last year, Land Rover completely redesigned their flagship model, the Land Rover Range Rover, with an all-new aluminum frame and brand new styling. For 2014, the same changes have now been extended to the smaller Range Rover Sport, including the new styling. Thanks to the weight loss from the frame changes, the Range Rover Sport is now faster and more fuel efficient, the best of both worlds. There is also a choice of two powerful supercharged engines, tons of standard features including powered front seats with memory, and a standard four-wheel drive system.
The Range Rover features a standard air suspension for a smooth ride and full-time four-wheel drive as well, and remains at the top of the Land Rover heap as the most expensive, most prestigious model they make.
The Evoque, which debuted in 2012, represented a new direction for Land Rover: its first crossover. Available with two- or four-doors, the Evoque is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 240-hp. A permanent all-wheel drive system comes standard and the terrain management system adapts the Evoque to whatever surface you happen to be driving.
Land Rover’s entry level model is the LR2 compact luxury SUV which has a 240-hp turbocharged engine and plenty of off-road capability thanks to its 8.3 inches of ground clearance and permanent four-wheel drive. It also comes with a standard panoramic moonroof and leather upholstery.
For more space, the LR4 midsize luxury SUV offers seating for five- or seven-passengers. The LR4’s tech options got an overhaul in 2012, with updated audio, navigation, and rear-seat entertainment systems.