2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Overview
Mixing off-road capability with interior luxury, the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport combines the best of both worlds into a classy package that you can take anywhere.
Under the hood of the Range Rover Sport you get to choose between two powerful V-8 engines. The first, which comes in HSE models, is a 375-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 which puts out a matching 375 pounds-feet of torque. Opting for the Supercharged trim nets you a 510-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 which delivers 461 pounds-feet of torque. Each engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all Range Rover Sports offer full-time four-wheel drive. An active rear locking differential, which improves performance in low-traction situations, is optional.
The 2011 Range Rover Sport features the distinctive, boxy Land Rover shape with high sides and large standard 19-inch tires (20-inchers are available as an option). Although the Range Rover Sport shares a name with the larger Range Rover, the two cars are unrelated. Up front you get a large, two-bar mesh grille which is flanked by large LED headlight clusters on either side. Standard exterior features include heated and power folding side mirrors, privacy glass, rain sensing windscreen wipers, and front and rear fog lights. The windscreen and front side glass are specially treated to keep out interior noise, and skid plates keep the bottom of the Range Rover Sport safe in unsavory conditions.
Land Rovers have been renowned for their interiors, and the 2011 Range Rover Sport is no exception. Loaded with technology and bathed in leather and upscale trim pieces, this is one cabin you won’t mind spending long hauls in. The standard features list for the Range Rover Sport runs very long. Push button start, keyless entry, and a memory pack which remembers driver’s seat, mirrors, and steering column adjustments are just the tip of the iceberg. You also get a standard electric sunroof and automatic climate control. Standard tech features include a 5-inch LCD instrument display, portable audio interface with USB port, hard drive based navigation system, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Further interior options include heated front seats, HD radio, Harman/Kardon sound system, real wood trim, and on Supercharged models a rear seat DVD entertainment system.
Safety features on the Range Rover Sport include six airbags, dynamic and roll stability control, electronic brake assist, and antilock brakes. The Range Rover Sport also features a rear-view camera and front and rear park distance control which help you to maneuver in tight spaces.
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is well equipped to take on the roads or more rugged terrain and to keep you in extreme comfort while doing either.