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2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged SUV

2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

(0 Stars)  This Land Rover goes from track to trail.

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New For 2013
The Range Rover Sport Supercharged receives new alloy wheels and red Brembo brake calipers. A trailer-tow package becomes an option, and interior color schemes include dark trim with light seats and light trim with dark seats. A Sport Supercharged Limited Edition is available for 2013, with 300 units being built in Santorini black and 200 in Fuji white.
Overview
Land Rover, the company known for building vehicles that can tackle any off-road situation, threw a bit of a curveball when it came out with the Range Rover Sport, the brand’s most on-road, performance-oriented product. Based on a shortened LR4 chassis, the Range Rover Sport is smaller inside than the LR4 and the Range Rover. Like those siblings, the Sport still has a low-range transfer case and the Terrain Response system, so it’s not lacking in off-road ability, but its low-profile tires are much more at home on a racetrack than climbing a mountain trail. The Range Rover Sport has the same powertrains found in the Range Rover. Opt for the supercharged V-8 and you’ll get an incredible 510 hp sent to all four wheels through a smooth six-speed automatic transmission. Steering feel is good for an SUV, but the information that is transmitted through the steering column is unfiltered, which makes the Sport fatiguing to drive for long stints. There aren’t many other vehicles that would be equally happy pulling a trailer, racing around a track, tackling a muddy two-track, or pulling up to an opera house. If you need to balance your need for speed with a more sensible vehicle for hauling a family and the occasional trailer, the Range Rover Sport deserves serious consideration.

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2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Supercharged
Engine: 5.0L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 12 MPG city, 17 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 326 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
23.3gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 510 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 461 ft lb of torque @ 2,500 rpm

'13 Land Rover Supercharged SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Hill Decent Control
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Self-Leveling Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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