2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$58,375-$71,825
$53,121-$65,361
12 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Clear lenses for the taillamps and side repeater signal indicators
  • New finishes on vent bezels, door pulls and console trim
  • Body-color tailpipe appliqu
  • Almond leather interior trim with Nutmeg carpet and floormats
  • New exterior color choices
  • New wheel options
Overview
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is mostly carryover from the 2008 model. The Range Rover Sport, which debuted in 2006, is Land Rover's entry in the high-performance luxury SUV market. Its sprightly road manners and traditional Land Rover luxury blend well with its ability to go almost anywhere, the company says. Basically a modified and shortened version of the Land Rover LR3, the Range Rover Sport is also the most agile of the company's SUVs, according to Land Rover.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is available in HSE, Supercharged or Limited Edition models. Few changes have been made for this year, limited mainly to minor color and trim differences such as new finishes on the air conditioning vents and door pulls, and a change in interior carpet and leather colors. Standard features on all models include 4WD with a 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox; Land Rover's Terrain Response System; electronic air suspension; and a 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission.

The Range Rover Sport HSE has a 4.4-liter, 300-hp V-8 engine, leather seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a 14-speaker audio system. The Range Rover Sport 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 combined with unique exterior and interior treatments. Outside, the Limited Edition includes flush-fitted front and rear bumpers, tailgate-mounted rear spoiler, rear exhaust tips integrated into the bumper, 20-inch 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 a center-console cooling box.

Options for the various 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport models 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 2009 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 included are an electronic air suspension, permanent 4WD with traction control, and a 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox. All Range Rover Sport models feature Land Rover's Terrain Response System, which offers five settings to automatically adapt throttle response, vehicle ride height and gear changes according to terrain settings that include general, grass/gravel/snow, mud and ruts, sand and rock crawl. Supercharged and Limited Edition models have 4-piston Brembo front brakes for improved stopping power. EPA fuel-economy estimates for both V-8 engines are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

Safety
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has 6 air bags. Front air bags and seat-mounted side air bags protect the driver and front passenger, while side curtain air bags protect both seating rows. Dynamic stability control, advanced braking systems and active roll mitigation offer even more protection.

The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
The Range Rover Sport features center and rear electronic locking differentials to deliver real-time torque management. The center differential is designed to lock the front and rear axles so all wheels are rotating at the same speed and will receive an equal distribution of torque. The rear locking differential is designed to only lock the rear wheels together. All differentials are locked electronically by the push of a button on the dash. By providing two different locking differentials, the Range Rover Sport can traverse all types of terrain, providing traction when and where required.

What Changed for 2009:

  • Clear lenses for the taillamps and side repeater signal indicators
  • New finishes on vent bezels, door pulls and console trim
  • Body-color tailpipe appliqu
  • Almond leather interior trim with Nutmeg carpet and floormats
  • New exterior color choices
  • New wheel options
Overview
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is mostly carryover from the 2008 model. The Range Rover Sport, which debuted in 2006, is Land Rover's entry in the high-performance luxury SUV market. Its sprightly road manners and traditional Land Rover luxury blend well with its ability to go almost anywhere, the company says. Basically a modified and shortened version of the Land Rover LR3, the Range Rover Sport is also the most agile of the company's SUVs, according to Land Rover.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is available in HSE, Supercharged or Limited Edition models. Few changes have been made for this year, limited mainly to minor color and trim differences such as new finishes on the air conditioning vents and door pulls, and a change in interior carpet and leather colors. Standard features on all models include 4WD with a 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox; Land Rover's Terrain Response System; electronic air suspension; and a 6-speed adaptive automatic transmission.

The Range Rover Sport HSE has a 4.4-liter, 300-hp V-8 engine, leather seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a 14-speaker audio system. The Range Rover Sport 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 combined with unique exterior and interior treatments. Outside, the Limited Edition includes flush-fitted front and rear bumpers, tailgate-mounted rear spoiler, rear exhaust tips integrated into the bumper, 20-inch 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 a center-console cooling box.

Options for the various 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport models 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 2009 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 included are an electronic air suspension, permanent 4WD with traction control, and a 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox. All Range Rover Sport models feature Land Rover's Terrain Response System, which offers five settings to automatically adapt throttle response, vehicle ride height and gear changes according to terrain settings that include general, grass/gravel/snow, mud and ruts, sand and rock crawl. Supercharged and Limited Edition models have 4-piston Brembo front brakes for improved stopping power. EPA fuel-economy estimates for both V-8 engines are 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway.

Safety
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has 6 air bags. Front air bags and seat-mounted side air bags protect the driver and front passenger, while side curtain air bags protect both seating rows. Dynamic stability control, advanced braking systems and active roll mitigation offer even more protection.

The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
The Range Rover Sport features center and rear electronic locking differentials to deliver real-time torque management. The center differential is designed to lock the front and rear axles so all wheels are rotating at the same speed and will receive an equal distribution of torque. The rear locking differential is designed to only lock the rear wheels together. All differentials are locked electronically by the push of a button on the dash. By providing two different locking differentials, the Range Rover Sport can traverse all types of terrain, providing traction when and where required.

Available Trims for the 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name HSE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 58375.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name SC (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 71825.00 Engine 4.2L/256 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
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INTERIOR
  • Seating -inc: 8-way pwr front leather heated bucket seats w/folding armrests, adjustable head restraints, driver lumbar support
  • 65/35 split folding rear seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • 3-driver memory -inc: driver seat, electric steering column, exterior mirrors
  • Center console storage bin
  • Ebony center stack/console trim
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Twin needle top stich door inserts
  • Noble finish trim accents on speaker/vent bezels, gear knob, glove box release, interior door pulls
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped gear selector
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, fuel filler door indicator, comprehensive message center w/trip computer, analog clock
  • Outside temp display
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Pwr windows -inc: retained accessory pwr, one-touch open/close, anti-trap feature
  • Speed related pwr locking w/emergency key entry via concealed panel in drivers door
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Personal telephone integration system
  • Voice recognition & driver microphone
  • Premium navigation system w/4X4 info system
  • Perimetric alarm system w/keyless entry w/engine immobilizer
  • Homelink system for garage doors & security gates
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control w/recirculation
  • Front/rear window defogger
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cupholders -inc: (3) front, (2) rear
  • Brunel door inserts
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Rear loadspace cover, cargo net hooks
  • 65/35 split folding heated rear seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • Straight grained walnut wood trim -inc: center console, door inserts
EXTERIOR
  • 19" aluminum alloy wheels
  • 255/50HR19 tires
  • Reduced section spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/sliding sunroof -inc: deep-tinted glass, retained accessory pwr, one-touch open/close, anti-trap feature
  • Bi-Xenon auto headlamps w/pwr washers
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Clear side repeater lenses
  • Puddle/footwell lamps
  • Deep-tinted glass
  • Folding heated pwr mirrors w/programmable auto dipping of passenger mirror in reverse
  • Rain-sensing front windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window washer/wiper
  • Rear lamps w/clear lenses
  • Rear body color applique
  • Brunel rear bumper tread strip
  • Single tailgate w/opening glass
  • 20" sparkle silver finish alloy wheels
  • 275/40R20 tires
  • Unique finish grille & vents
  • Heated washer jets
  • Heated windscreen
MECHANICAL
  • 4.4L V8 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Commandshift
  • 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
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front & rear disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Dual exhaust
  • 4.2L supercharged V8 engine
  • Dynamic response system & Brembo brand brakes
  • Chrome exhaust extensions
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-channel 4-wheel all-terrain anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    • 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-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
    • Collision-activated inertia switch to unlock doors, turn off fuel pump, activate hazard lamps
    • Front/rear park distance control
    • Front crumple zones
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • 6-airbag supplemental restraint system -inc: driver & front passenger front airbags w/occupant sensor, driver & front passenger-side airbags, front & rear side-curtain airbags
    • 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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 550-watt Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 audio system -inc: AM/FM/MP3 stereo, 6-disc CD changer, (14) speakers
    • 2nd row auxiliary audio input
    • Dual glass-mounted antenna system
    • Sirius satellite radio

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