2018 Range Rover Sport Review
Blending enthusiasm with off-road dexterity, the Range Rover Sport is ready to take you on an adventure. If you’re looking to explore the hidden trails of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and South Valley, then continue reading this 2018 Range Rover Sport review.
Our team at Land Rover Albuquerque will go over everything you need to know about this capable SUV, starting with its commanding performance.
The 2018 Range Rover Sport offers an array of powerful engines that have no trouble moving the vehicle. It comes standard with a 3.0L V6 that delivers 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. For maximum power, there’s the available 5.0L V8 that puts out 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
For maximum efficiency, there’s the available 3.0L TDV6. When equipped with this engine, the vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.
Overall, this luxury SUV handles well, especially on winding roads. It has ample power and acceleration, and its standard 8-speed automatic transmission offers smooth and timely shifts. Plus, the vehicle can tow up to 7,716 pounds, when properly equipped. This means you can hitch a boat, camper, or other large piece of equipment for your next weekend getaway.
If your excursion ventures off the beaten path, this 2018 Range Rover can handle the drive with ease. Not only does the vehicle offer a sure-footed and composed drive, but it also has an electronic air suspension that provides great poise and wheel articulation. This means that all four tires will stay on the ground, regardless of how uneven the terrain is.
Speaking of terrain, the Sport can handle it all. With Terrain Response®, you can manually choose between five settings: Comfort, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, and ECO Mode. No matter which mode you select, the responses of the car’s engine, differentials, and chassis systems will be adapted to match the demands of the road you’re on.
There’s also Terrain Response® 2, which will automatically select a mode, based on where you’re traveling. There’s an additional feature to this system called Dynamic Program. This will tune the suspension to deliver even tighter body control with sharper responses.
Range Rover Sport Interior Design & Amenities
Whether you’re heading on a road trip or just to the office, you should be riding in comfort and style. The 2018 Sport interior has a quiet and sophisticated cabin with plenty of premium materials, like the optional Extended Carbon Fiber veneer.
The seats can be outfitted in Semi-Aniline leather with a cut piamond pattern in colors like Ebony Vintage Tan and Ebony Eclipse. Plus, heated/cooled front and rear seats are available, to easily warm up or cool down, depending on the time of year.
You’ll surely get in that perfect position up front, with 22-way power seats. The front seats even have an available massage function, so you can soothe the kinks out of your back after a long day.
While the interior design looks great as a whole, the infotainment system is really the star of the show. The standard Touch Pro Duo has dual 10-inch touchscreens that can be used simultaneously. For example, you can get turn-by-turn directions on the top screen, while controlling media options on the bottom screen.
Test Drive the 2018 Range Rover Sport
As you can see from our 2018 Range Rover Sport review, this SUV is ready for a commute to the office or long trips past Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and South Valley. Now that you have a good understanding of the vehicle’s characteristics, it’s time to stop by Land Rover Albuquerque to check it out for yourself.
Contact us today to schedule a test drive.