For 2009, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport benefits from cosmetic changes, including new wheel designs, additional exterior color choices, updated metal vent bezels, new door pulls and updated console trim. The base Range Rover Sport luxury SUV is equipped with a 4.4L V8 engine that generates 300 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque, while the supercharged 4.2L V8 engine stomps out 390 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are attached to a six-speed automatic transmission offering three modes: automatic, sport and CommandShift. With handling and performance a definite plus, the four-wheel-drive, five-passenger Range Rover Sport is the first model to offer the Land Rover Dynamic Response suspension system, which is standard on the Supercharged trim and optional on the base trim. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Range Rover Sport is 12 mpg city/18 mpg hwy. Standard safety equipment features antilock disc brakes and a full array of airbags, including driver front, passenger front, side-body front, side-head front and side-head rear. Land Rover Range Rover Sport photos show its luxurious interior and exterior features. Towing capacity is 7,716 pounds, when properly equipped.Read more Read less
For 2009, Land Rover's Range Rover Sport gets minimal cosmetic changes, including clear taillamp and turn signal lenses, body-colored tailgate applique, and two new 20-inch wheel designs. Three new colors are offered: Bournville, Santorini Black, and Galway Green. Almond leather with Nutmeg carpet replaces last year's Alpaca seats and carpet, and the new "Noble" interior option adds a metallic plate finish to the center console sides, door handles and air vents. Acoustic laminated side glass has been added to both the driver's and passenger's doors, cutting down on wind and road noise, and the Superchaged model, known last year as the SC, can now be had with either Light Cherry or Dark Oak wood accents. A new HST Limited Edition package is offered on the Supercharged model, including flush-mounted front and rear bumpers, unique grille, extended rear spoiler, body-colored lower panels, adaptive cruise control, ebony leather with ivory stitching, cold climate package and chrome tailpipes.
All-purpose functionality; luxurious and comfortable.
The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is capable in just about any terrain, and a very powerful supercharged engine is available. Its interior appointments a terrific, with quality wood and leather trim abundant. The Range Rover Sport's list of standard safety equipment surpasses many other vehicles in its segment.