2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Road Test Specs

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV

(5.0L V8 Supercharger 4x4 8-speed Automatic w/Prod. End 12/31)


Year Make Model2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$79,995
Options on test vehicleLuxury Climate Comfort and Visibility Package ($3,545 -- includes heated and cooled front and rear seats, 16-way-adjustable front seats, auto-dimming side mirrors, adaptive headlights with high beam assist, heated windshield, four-zone automatic climate control); Dynamic Package ($2,500 -- includes 21-inch wheels, aluminum pedals, 155-mph top speed, dual-color interior with piping, gloss black exterior trim, Shadow Zebrano wood interior trim); Rear-Seat Entertainment ($2,000 -- includes headrest monitors, wireless headphones, remote control); Meridian Premium Audio Package ($1,950 -- includes 19-speaker surround sound, satellite and HD radio); Premium Metallic Paint ($1,800); Adaptive Cruise Control ($1,295); Santorini Black Contrasting Roof ($650); Ebony Headliner ($350)
As-tested MSRP$94,085
Assembly locationSolihull, U.K.
North American parts content (%)1


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeSupercharged V8, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,000/305
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)510 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)461 @ 2,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with Sport/Competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 4.696; II: 3.130; III: 2.104; IV: 1.667; V: 1.285; VI: 1.0; VII: 0.839; VIII: 0.667; R: 2.297
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.31
Transfer-case ratio (x:1)2.93


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, self-leveling pneumatic springs
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, self-leveling pneumatic springs
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire make and modelPirelli Scorpion Verde
Tire typeAll-season, low rolling resistance (36 psi cold front; 44 psi cold rear)
Tire size, front21
Tire size, rear21
Tire size275/45R21 110Y M+S
Wheel size21-by-9.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front14.96-inch one-piece ventilated discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear14.37-inch one-piece ventilated discs with 2-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.9
0-45 mph (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph (sec.)4.6
0-75 mph (sec.)6.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.9 @ 109.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.4
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.0
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.8
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.7
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)12.8 @ 108.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.3
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON61.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.6
@ Full throttle (dB)75.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.6
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,600

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThis Rangey beast jumps off the line with some authority, along with a whole boatload of exhaust rasp. In a good way. Lots of power everywhere and the transmission shifts quickly. The best run came using Sport/Drive mode with some brake/throttle overlap to bring the revs up pre-launch. We could not beat this time using manual shifting. Manual shifting is via paddle shifters or the console-mounted shift lever (push forward for downshifts, yes!!). Will hold gears to the 6,800-rpm rev limiter. Blips the throttle on manual downshifts.
Braking commentsImpressively controlled nosedive, as I was expecting the front to drop much more considerably. The brake pedal was pretty firm and you could feel the tires clawing at the pavement to find traction, and not having much success. The pedal travel got a bit longer on the last couple runs. The shortest stopping distance came on the first run, at 124 feet. The fourth stop was longest at 130 feet. The sixth and final stop was 128 feet.
Handling commentsSlalom: One of the first things you notice taking the Range Rover Sport through the slalom is how high the center of gravity feels. It's an odd sensation. The steering is alarmingly quick for such a big, heavy vehicle and the suspension does a good job of keeping body roll at bay. The relatively low-grip all-season tires are the letdown here, along with an overly active stability control system. Still, this is a reasonably good time for something this big, tall and heavy, and it's a couple mph quicker than the previous version. Skid pad: Even though the stability control system says it's fully off on the screen, it's definitely not. It cuts the throttle and adds a lot of brakes, quite sporadically. What was weird was how much more intrusive it was in the counterclockwise direction, especially in terms of stabbing the brakes, while it hardly dabbed them at all going clockwise. Strange.

Testing Conditions

Test date11/12/2013
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)71.44
Relative humidity (%)25.06
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.98
Wind (mph, direction)1.94 head/cross
Odometer (mi.)5,161
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/44

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 combined/14 city/19 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)27.7
Driving range (mi.)526.3

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description19-speaker Premium Meridian surround sound
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioOptional Sirius
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional DVD player, RCA inputs
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard hard drive, 8.0-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar, back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,093
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,470
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.7/48.3
Length (in.)191.0
Width (in.)78.1
Height (in.)70.1
Wheelbase (in.)115.1
Track, front (in.)66.5
Track, rear (in.)66.3
Turning circle (ft.)39.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.2
Legroom, rear (in.)37
Headroom, front (in.)39.4
Headroom, rear (in.)39.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)60.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)59.5
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)62.2
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)27.7
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)33
GVWR (lbs.)6,725
Approach angle (degrees)31


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance7,500 miles

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