2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$57,725-$71,175
$52,530-$64,769
12 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • Limited Edition with deluxe exterior and interior appointments

  • Range Rover Sport HSE or Supercharged models

  • Six standard air bags

  • Terrain response, electronic air suspension, anti-lock brakes (ABS) standard

  • Permanent 4-wheel drive (4WD) with traction control standard

  • Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system

  • Optional 20-inch alloy wheels

  • Optional adaptive cruise control, Dynamic Response suspension
Overview
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is mostly carryover from the 2007 model. A notable exception is the Limited Edition, offered in North America only. Only 250 will be built. Range Rover Sport, which debuted in 2006 with no major changes since, is Land Rover's first model in the high-performance SUV market. Its sprightly road manners and traditional Land Rover luxury go well with its ability to go almost anywhere, the company says. Basically a modified and shortened version of the Land Rover LR3, Range Rover Sport is also the smallest and most agile of the company's SUVs, according to the company.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is available in HSE, Supercharged, or Limited Edition models. Standard features on all models include 4WD with traction control, 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox, terrain response system, electronic air suspension, 4-wheel ABS, and a 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission. HSE has a 4.4-liter, 300-hp V-8 engine, leather seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a 14-speaker audio system. The Supercharged model has a 4.2-liter, 390-hp, supercharged V-8 engine, dynamic response suspension system, and 20-inch wheels.

The Range Rover Sport Limited Edition features the supercharged V-8 engine and deluxe exterior and interior treatments. Outside features include flush-fitted front and rear bumpers, tailgate-mounted rear spoiler, rear exhaust tips integrated into the bumper, 20-inch forged alloy Range Stormer wheels, body-colored lower side panels, and adaptive front lighting. On the inside, there's exclusive premium tan leather, hand-polished lined oak wood trim, rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, cold climate package, and center-console cooling box.

Options on the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport include Zebrano wood interior trim, dynamic rear suspension, adaptive cruise control, DVD rear-seat entertainment, cold climate package, center-console cooling box, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Powertrain
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE is powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 300 hp at 5500 rpm and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Supercharged and Limited Edition models feature a 4.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that pumps out 390 hp at 5750 rpm and 410 lb.-ft. of torque at 3500 rpm. A 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission is standard on all models. Also standard are ABS, electronic air suspension, permanent 4WD with traction control, and 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox. All Range Rover Sport models feature the Terrain Response system that offers five settings to automatically adapt throttle response, vehicle ride height and gear changes according to terrain: general, grass/gravel/snow, mud and ruts, sand and rock crawl. Supercharged and Limited Editions have 4-piston Brembo front brakes. EPA fuel economy estimates for both V-8 engines are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

Safety
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has six advanced system air bags. Front air bags and seat-mounted thorax air bags protect the driver and front passenger; side curtain air bags protect both seating rows. There are also 3-point safety belts, Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats, child-safety locks on rear doors and windows, perimeter security system, and a central locking system. Dynamic stability control, advanced braking systems and active roll mitigation offer even more protection. The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for crash protection or rollover resistance.

Technology
Every 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport model features a 550-watt, 14-speaker harman/kardon audio system; 6-disc in-dash CD changer with auxiliary input jack for iPod or other MP3 devices; Bluetooth technology; and voice-recognition, touch screen, or steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. A DVD rear-seat entertainment system has two 6.5-inch video screens embedded into the front headrests and can be operated by remote control or touch screen. A 6-disc DVD player includes autochanger, infrared remote control, and additional sockets for devices such as MP3 players, cameras or video games.

What Changed for 2008:

  • Limited Edition with deluxe exterior and interior appointments

  • Range Rover Sport HSE or Supercharged models

  • Six standard air bags

  • Terrain response, electronic air suspension, anti-lock brakes (ABS) standard

  • Permanent 4-wheel drive (4WD) with traction control standard

  • Optional DVD rear-seat entertainment system

  • Optional 20-inch alloy wheels

  • Optional adaptive cruise control, Dynamic Response suspension
Overview
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is mostly carryover from the 2007 model. A notable exception is the Limited Edition, offered in North America only. Only 250 will be built. Range Rover Sport, which debuted in 2006 with no major changes since, is Land Rover's first model in the high-performance SUV market. Its sprightly road manners and traditional Land Rover luxury go well with its ability to go almost anywhere, the company says. Basically a modified and shortened version of the Land Rover LR3, Range Rover Sport is also the smallest and most agile of the company's SUVs, according to the company.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is available in HSE, Supercharged, or Limited Edition models. Standard features on all models include 4WD with traction control, 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox, terrain response system, electronic air suspension, 4-wheel ABS, and a 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission. HSE has a 4.4-liter, 300-hp V-8 engine, leather seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a 14-speaker audio system. The Supercharged model has a 4.2-liter, 390-hp, supercharged V-8 engine, dynamic response suspension system, and 20-inch wheels.

The Range Rover Sport Limited Edition features the supercharged V-8 engine and deluxe exterior and interior treatments. Outside features include flush-fitted front and rear bumpers, tailgate-mounted rear spoiler, rear exhaust tips integrated into the bumper, 20-inch forged alloy Range Stormer wheels, body-colored lower side panels, and adaptive front lighting. On the inside, there's exclusive premium tan leather, hand-polished lined oak wood trim, rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, cold climate package, and center-console cooling box.

Options on the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport include Zebrano wood interior trim, dynamic rear suspension, adaptive cruise control, DVD rear-seat entertainment, cold climate package, center-console cooling box, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Powertrain
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE is powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 300 hp at 5500 rpm and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Supercharged and Limited Edition models feature a 4.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that pumps out 390 hp at 5750 rpm and 410 lb.-ft. of torque at 3500 rpm. A 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission is standard on all models. Also standard are ABS, electronic air suspension, permanent 4WD with traction control, and 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox. All Range Rover Sport models feature the Terrain Response system that offers five settings to automatically adapt throttle response, vehicle ride height and gear changes according to terrain: general, grass/gravel/snow, mud and ruts, sand and rock crawl. Supercharged and Limited Editions have 4-piston Brembo front brakes. EPA fuel economy estimates for both V-8 engines are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

Safety
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has six advanced system air bags. Front air bags and seat-mounted thorax air bags protect the driver and front passenger; side curtain air bags protect both seating rows. There are also 3-point safety belts, Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats, child-safety locks on rear doors and windows, perimeter security system, and a central locking system. Dynamic stability control, advanced braking systems and active roll mitigation offer even more protection. The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for crash protection or rollover resistance.

Technology
Every 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport model features a 550-watt, 14-speaker harman/kardon audio system; 6-disc in-dash CD changer with auxiliary input jack for iPod or other MP3 devices; Bluetooth technology; and voice-recognition, touch screen, or steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. A DVD rear-seat entertainment system has two 6.5-inch video screens embedded into the front headrests and can be operated by remote control or touch screen. A 6-disc DVD player includes autochanger, infrared remote control, and additional sockets for devices such as MP3 players, cameras or video games.
Available Trims for the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name HSE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 57725.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name SC (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 71175.00 Engine 4.2L/256 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
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INTERIOR
  • Seating-inc: 8-way pwr front leather bucket seats w/folding armrests, adjustable head restraints
  • 65/35 split folding rear seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • 3-driver memory-inc: driver seat, electric steering column, exterior mirrors
  • Ebony center stack/console trim
  • Twin needle top stich door inserts
  • Noble finish trim accents on speaker/vent bezels, gear knob, glove box release
  • Center console storage bin
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, fuel filler door indicator, comprehensive message center w/trip computer, analog clock
  • Outside temp display
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows-inc: retained accessory pwr, one-touch open/close, anti-trap feature
  • Pwr central locking w/emergency key entry via concealed panel in drivers door
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Premium navigation system w/4X4 info system
  • Perimetric alarm system w/keyless entry
  • Homelink system for garage doors & security gates
  • 550-watt Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 audio system-inc: AM/FM stereo, 6-disc CD changer, (14) speakers
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • 2nd row auxiliary audio input
  • Voice recognition & driver microphone
  • Personal telephone integration system
  • Dual glass-mounted antenna system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control w/recirculation
  • Front/rear window defogger
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Cupholders-inc: (3) front, (2) rear
  • Brunel door inserts
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Rear loadspace cover, cargo net hooks
  • Seating-inc: 8-way driver/6-way pwr front passenger leather sport bucket seats w/heated surfaces, folding armrests, adjustable head restraints
  • 65/35 split folding heated rear seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • Straight grained walnut wood trim-inc: center console, door inserts
  • Sirius satellite radio
EXTERIOR
  • Pwr sunroof-inc: deep-tinted glass, retained accessory pwr, one-touch open/close, anti-trap feature
  • Bi-Xenon single-piece headlamps w/auto headlamps, pwr washers
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Puddle/footwell lamps
  • Deep-tinted glass aft of B-pillar
  • Pwr folding heated mirrors w/programmable auto dipping of passenger mirror in reverse
  • Rain-sensing front windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window washer/wiper
  • Single tailgate w/opening glass
  • Unique finish grille & vents
  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
MECHANICAL
  • 4.4L V8 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Commandshift
  • 4-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
  • Permanent 4-wheel drive
  • Distributorless ignition system-inc: 4 knock sensors, dual mode electronic throttle, engine drag torque control
  • 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox-inc: infinitely variable locking center differential, Terrain Response system
  • Monocoque integrated body/chassis w/(3) steel subframes
  • Integral class III trailer towing hitch receiver
  • Enhanced electronic air suspension (EAS) system-inc: automatic load-leveling, multiple modes, terrain-sensing software & cross-link valves for improved off-road performance, long-travel air springs
  • Double-wishbone front suspension-inc: double-pivot lower arms, gas filled shock absorbers
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension-inc: gas filled shock absorbers
  • 255/50HR19 tires
  • 19" aluminum alloy wheels
  • Reduced section spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front, solid rear disc brakes
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency brake assist (EBA)
  • Cornering brake control (CBC)
  • Hill descent control (HDC)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)
  • Active roll mitigation (ARM)
  • 4-channel 4-wheel all-terrain anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • 4.2L supercharged V8 engine
  • 275/40R20 tires
  • 20" aluminum alloy wheels
  • Dynamic response system & Brembo brand brakes
  • Chrome exhaust extensions
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-channel 4-wheel all-terrain anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • 6-airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)-inc: driver & front passenger front airbags w/occupant sensor, driver & front passenger side airbags, side-curtain airbags for rear outboard passengers
    • Front/rear three-point seatbelts & head restraints
    • Height adjustable front seatbelt anchors
    • Front seatbelt pretensioners
    • Child locks for rear doors/windows
    • LATCH (Lower Anchor & Tether for Children) system for child seat attachment
    • 4-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
    • Front crumple zones
    • Collision-activated inertia switch to unlock doors, turn off fuel pump, activate hazard lamps
    • Leather-wrapped gear selector
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