Price: $75,645 ($79,485 as tested)
Engine: Supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Power: 510 hp
In the world of luxury SUVs, there is one brand that is always at the top: Land Rover. To stay on top, Land Rover must create some of the world’s finest examples, and their latest Range Rover Sport Supercharged is one of the finest SUV’s we have been in.
The exterior of the 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged will be familiar to most, as it features the iconic styling seen in previous models, with slight touch-ups. If you have been a fan of the boxier styling, stick with the 2013, as the 2014 model is going to have more of a Evoque-ess style.
Inside this new SUV, you will be greeted with Land Rover’s finest interior. In the example car that we were given, the interior was given an ebony & ivory scheme. The leather wrapped seats offered bountiful amounts of comfort for long drives. A gorgeous LED gauge cluster greets you as you enter the driver’s seat. While I see LED clusters here and there, I am always delighted when I see how well put together the Range Rover’s is. The leg room and head room for both front and back seats seems to be plenty for all of the passengers we piled in. In the 2014 model, you will be seeing an extra row of seats in the rear, which I’m sure we will be testing out in the near future.
When mentioning the car’s name, you can’t pass up the word “Supercharged”. At the heart of this SUV is a 5.0-liter V8 that provides a generous amount of power. To be exact, it provides 510 hp and can reach 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, a feat worth mentioning. Unfortunately, for all of this power you only get a combined mpg of 14, but what do you expect out of an SUV of this magnitude? All of this power can be put to use in many different scenarios. In fact, Land Rover has equipped the Range Rover Sport with the Terrain Response System. This system will allow you choose from 6 different modes, including: dynamic, general, snow, mud, sand and rock crawl. Now, will most people be performing rock crawls in their Range Rover? Probably not, but those who plan on it will be delighted by this feature.
Overall, I love every second I get with a Ranger Rover, and the 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged is no exception. It offers the classic luxury inside & out, and provides power that is unmatched in most SUVs on the market today.