Land Rover Range Rover Sport Owner’s Guide

If you don’t mind trading a little bit of luxury and refinement for more power and performance, then the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the perfect fit. Plus, it looks the part. The Range Rover Sport has a sleeker design and more aggressive stance that lets other drivers know it can launch off the line and crawl up a steep hill. 

Wonder how this SUV will handle Hill Country living in Central Texas? Keep reading to learn more about driving the Land Rover Range Rover Sport in Austin.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport Model Essentials

Whereas the traditional Range Rover is all about style, comfort and upscale finishes, the Range Rover Sport is all about the drive. And it’s being called the most dynamic model in the Range Rover lineup. 

The Range Rover Sport is extremely versatile. It offers two additional seats, a range of souped up engines and a price tag that more people can afford.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Performance 

Offroading is a little bit sportier with the Land Rover Range Rover Sport on the road. It has all the capabilities that Range Rovers are known for along with sportier handling and a little more speed. What’s most impressive is how in control the driver is at all times. Land Rover has given drivers the ability to customize and adapt the drive in ways other manufacturers can’t. 

The Land Rover Range Rover model’s performance specs include: 

  • 3.0L P360 i6 MHEV engine (Standard SE model)
  • Top speed – 130 MPH
  • 0 to 60 in as low as 5 seconds
  • Up to 355 horsepower 
  • Up to 365 lb-ft torque 
  • Up to 21 MPG highway
  • Adaptive dynamics
  • All-wheel drive
  • Wading range of 33.5”
  • Towing capacity of 7,716 lbs
  • Advanced Tow Assist
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Dynamic Response
  • Configurable dynamics
  • Emergency braking
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Electronic air suspension
  • SportShift Selector gearshift with optional manual shifting
  • Adaptive cruise control with steering assist
  • All-terrain progress control
  • Terrain response system
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Start/Stop technology
  • Multiple drive modes
  • Electronic active differential
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Speed lowering system

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pricing

Compared to other models, the Range Rover Sport is downright affordable with its MSRP of $69,500. But move it up to the next edition level and the starting price goes up by another $90,000. 

Tech Features in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Model

The latest Land Rover Range Rover Sport may not have all the tech wizardry of the Range Rover, but it’s still fairly advanced. The engine alone is technologically advanced and can monitor movement 500 times a second. You’ll get exact gauge readings, enhanced entertainment and improved safety. 

The new Range Rover Sport offers advanced tech features such as:  

  • TOUCH PRO DUO infotainment system
  • Two 10” HD touchscreens
  • Heads-up display
  • Interactive driver display
  • Panoramic roof
  • Door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • 14-way front seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatica Access Height
  • Auto sunblinds
  • Ambient lighting
  • Two-zone climate control
  • Voice recognition
  • Bluetooth 
  • LED headlights
  • Rearview camera
  • Meridian sound system
  • Blind spot monitor
  • USB ports

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Repair in Austin

After more than 15 years of production, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has proven itself to be highly reliable. Like it’s more expensive sibling the standard Range Rover, the Sport model has had very few recurring issues since the second gen was released in 2013.  

Range Rover Sport repairs in Austin that we see the most often are:

  • Suspension air pump issues
  • Noisy parking brake
  • Faulty intermediate steering shaft
  • Software updates
  • Sunroof leaks

Common Land Rover Range Rover Sport Maintenance in Austin

Treat your Land Rover Range Rover right, and you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it. Well over 100,000 miles with the right maintenance plan. Land Rover recommends a total of 35 maintenance measures from 7,500 to 150,000 miles.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport maintenance should include: 

  • All-around visual inspection
  • General safety inspection
  • Hose, belt and fluid inspections
  • Brake pad inspection/replacement
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Tire rotation

At German Auto Center we specialize in Land Rover Range Rover Sport service in Austin. Our experienced technicians are equipped to provide dealership-quality service without the dealership rate. 

Give us a call to find out more about our Range Rover Sport repair, maintenance and performance upgrade services.