2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$60,045-$75,245
$54,641-$68,473
12 /CITY / 17 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Exterior styling includes glossy black and body-color finishes
- Options for tailgate badges are available
- LED lights
- Upgraded interior materials
- Power sunroof

Exterior Features
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a shorter and completely different model than the flagship Range Rover. While both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are built for off-roading, the Sport is designed for improved on-road performance, according to Land Rover. The base trim, HSE, features 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, and bi-Xenon headlights. A new twin-strip mesh front grille characterizes the new look, with LED taillights, turn signals, and brake lights. The HSE Lux trim adds 20-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels and higher-performance brakes, while the Supercharged trim features 20-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.

Interior Features
The interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE features leather upholstery, air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and adjustable air suspension with adaptive damping. The HSE Lux trim features premium leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, heated windshield, more adjustable front seats, steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls, upgraded Brembo brakes, dynamic response suspension system, and special cosmetic touches. The Supercharged trim adds contrast stitching.

Optional Features
Available options for the Range Rover Sport include adaptive cruise control, Vision Assist package, and entertainment system upgrades.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is offered with a choice of two engines. The standard engine is a 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 375 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Supercharged trim is fitted with the same V-8 gasoline engine, but has been fitted with a supercharger to boost output to 510 horsepower, which works with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All trims of the Range Rover Sport feature full-time 4-wheel drive and a 2-speed transfer case to optimize gearing in off-road situations.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport are:
- Range Rover Sport HSE and HSE Lux: 13/15/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Range Rover Sport Supercharged: 12/17/14 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Range Rover Sport include anti-lock brakes and a full complement of air bags.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.


What's New for 2012:
- Exterior styling includes glossy black and body-color finishes
- Options for tailgate badges are available
- LED lights
- Upgraded interior materials
- Power sunroof

Exterior Features
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a shorter and completely different model than the flagship Range Rover. While both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are built for off-roading, the Sport is designed for improved on-road performance, according to Land Rover. The base trim, HSE, features 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, and bi-Xenon headlights. A new twin-strip mesh front grille characterizes the new look, with LED taillights, turn signals, and brake lights. The HSE Lux trim adds 20-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels and higher-performance brakes, while the Supercharged trim features 20-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.

Interior Features
The interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE features leather upholstery, air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and adjustable air suspension with adaptive damping. The HSE Lux trim features premium leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, heated windshield, more adjustable front seats, steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls, upgraded Brembo brakes, dynamic response suspension system, and special cosmetic touches. The Supercharged trim adds contrast stitching.

Optional Features
Available options for the Range Rover Sport include adaptive cruise control, Vision Assist package, and entertainment system upgrades.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is offered with a choice of two engines. The standard engine is a 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 375 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Supercharged trim is fitted with the same V-8 gasoline engine, but has been fitted with a supercharger to boost output to 510 horsepower, which works with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All trims of the Range Rover Sport feature full-time 4-wheel drive and a 2-speed transfer case to optimize gearing in off-road situations.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport are:
- Range Rover Sport HSE and HSE Lux: 13/15/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Range Rover Sport Supercharged: 12/17/14 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Range Rover Sport include anti-lock brakes and a full complement of air bags.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.


Available Trims for the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name HSE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/CommandShift MSRP 60045.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name HSE LUX (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/CommandShift MSRP 60045.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name SC (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/CommandShift MSRP 75245.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name SC Autobiography (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/CommandShift MSRP 75245.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
Name HSE Limited Edition (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/CommandShift MSRP 60045.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name HSE GT Limited Edition (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/CommandShift MSRP 60045.00 Engine 5.0L/305 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seat trim
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: folding armrests, adjustable head restraints, driver lumbar support
  • 65/35 split folding rear seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • Center console storage bin
  • Ebony center stack/console trim
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped gear selector
  • LCD instrument panel -inc: tachometer, fuel filler door indicator, comprehensive message center w/trip computer, analog clock
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr windows w/one-touch open/close
  • Retained accessory pwr -inc: time out for windows & sunroof
  • Speed sensitive pwr locks w/passive entry
  • Memory pack w/(3) settings -inc: driver seat, electric steering column, exterior mirrors
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Say What You See intuitive voice control
  • Perimetric anti-theft alarm system w/keyless entry
  • HomeLink system for garage doors & security gates
  • Premium navigation system -inc: HDD, touch screen, voice activation
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control w/recirculation
  • Electronic rear window defroster
  • Door inserts w/contrast stitching
  • Noble finish trim accents -inc: speaker bezel, vent bezels, gear knob, glove box release, interior door pulls
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Retractable/removable cargo area cover -inc: cargo net hooks
  • Leather seat trim w/contrast stitching
  • 8-way pwr front heated bucket seats -inc: folding armrests, adjustable head restraints, driver lumbar support, pwr driver seat side bolsters
  • 65/35 split folding heated rear seat w/adjustable head restraints & contrast stitching
  • Center console cooler box
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic heated steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Alcantara/leather seat trim
  • 8-way pwr front heated bucket seats w/contrast stitching -inc: folding armrests, adjustable head restraints, driver lumbar support, pwr driver seat side bolsters
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic heated steering wheel w/audio controls & shift paddles
  • Windsor leather seat trim
  • Premium perforated leather seat trim
  • Black lacquer wood trim
EXTERIOR
  • 19" 15-spoke alloy wheels, style 5
  • P255/55R19 all season tires
  • Reduced section spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Body color rear spoiler
  • Door sill tread strips
  • Rear bumper tread strip
  • Xenon automatic headlamps w/pwr washers
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Puddle/footwell lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Privacy glass
  • Pwr folding heated pwr mirrors w/memory
  • Rain-sensing front windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Pwr open/close tailgate w/selectable opening height
  • 20" 5-spoke alloy wheels, style 6
  • P275/40R20 all season tires
  • Heated windsheild
  • Heated windshield washer jets
  • 20" 9-spoke sparkle finish alloy wheels, style 9
  • Full size spare tire
  • 20" 5-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, style 7
  • Unique finish grille & vents
  • Automatic high beam assist
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • 20" 5-spoke gloss black/diamond turned alloy wheels
  • Gloss black sport design grille & vents
  • Rear spoiler extension
  • Flush fitting front & rear bumpers
  • Body color lower side panels
  • Rear body color tailgate applique
MECHANICAL
  • 5.0L V8 engine
  • Push button start
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/Commandshift
  • Distributorless ignition system
  • 2-speed electronic transfer gearbox -inc: infinitely variable locking center differential
  • Permanent 4-wheel drive
  • Monocoque integrated body/chassis w/(3) steel subframes
  • 4-corner electronic air suspension -inc: automatic load-levelling, multiple modes, terrain-sensing software & cross-link valves for improved off-road performance, long-travel air springs
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/double lower control arms -inc: gas filled shock absorbers
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension -inc: gas filled shock absorbers
  • Terrain Response -inc: (5) manual settings w/adjustments to engine settings, adjustments to transmission settings, adjustments to suspension settings, adjustments to traction settings
  • Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front & rear disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Dual exhaust
  • 5.0L supercharged V8 engine
  • Adaptive dynamics continuously variable suspension dampening
  • Dynamic response system & Brembo brand brakes
  • Exhaust extensions
  • Quadrangle exhaust treatment
  • Unique exhaust treatments
PACKAGE
  • Extended leather pkg -inc: premium leather-wrapped instrument upper dash board, premium leather-wrapped door tops, premium leather-wrapped door armrests
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)
  • Roll stability control
  • 4-wheel electronic traction control (4ETC)
  • Front crumple zones
  • 6-airbag supplemental restraint system -inc: driver & front passenger front airbags w/passenger sensor, driver & front passenger-side airbags, side-curtain airbags for rear outboard passengers
  • Front/rear park distance control
  • Rear view camera
  • Collision-activated inertia switch -inc: collision will trigger doors to unlock, fuel pump to turn off, hazard lights to turn on
  • Front/rear three-point seatbelts
  • 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
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Surround camera system -inc: (5) cameras
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 380-watt Harman Kardon AM/FM CD player -inc: 10-disc virtual CD changer, (11) speakers, subwoofer
  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • USB port & separate iPod port w/full iPod integration
  • 2nd row auxiliary audio input
  • Dual glass-mounted antenna system
  • Satellite/HD Radio
  • 825-watt Harman Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound audio system -inc: AM/FM CD player, (17) speakers, active subwoofer
  • 825-watt Harman Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound audio system -inc: AM/FM CD player, satellite/HD Radio, (17) speakers, active subwoofer

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