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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Those looking for a smaller SUV that drives just as well on the road as it does off will appreciate the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. With luxury features, lots of leather and that trademark boxy style, this is one SUV that will stand out from the crowd.

Key Features

While there are several notable features, including the entertainment systems, navigation, full-time all-wheel-drive and your choice of a supercharged or aspirated V8 engine, the Terrain Response System handles mud, snow, gravel and sand with ease. Add in the 13 customizable exterior color options and 10 interior choices and you have a vehicle that is all you.

Changes for 2012

New features for 2012 are limited, but include a touch-screen, voice-controlled navigation system, an upgraded sound system with 14 speakers, upgraded entertainment systems and a power liftgate.

What We Like

The on and off-road capabilities of the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport are spot-on, providing a comfortable ride on nearly any terrain. Both the naturally aspirated V8 and the supercharged option deliver fast speeds for an SUV, and the Terrain Response System makes sure it’s ready for any challenge you throw at it. Add in the Dynamic setting that’s on the supercharged model and you’ll also enjoy enhanced on-road performance as well.

What Concerns Us

While the Range Rover Sport does have good fuel economy, if you’re looking for something that offers more than 18 mpg, you might want to consider other options. This SUV also only seats five, which makes it on the small side when compared to other choices in the class.

Available Models

There are two models available in the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The HSE features a 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 375 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm, 375 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm and a city/highway fuel economy of 13/18 mpg. The supercharged option has a 5.0-liter V8 with 510 horsepower @ 6,00-6,500 rpm, 461 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm and delivers a city/highway fuel economy of 12/17 mpg. Both options include a six-speed ZF automatic transmission that has manual, sport and normal CommandShift modes.

Major Recalls

There are no major recalls for the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport at this time. However, there are 13 service bulletins available on this model year, which you can view here to see if they have been addressed.

Common Issues

There have been no commonly reported issues with this vehicle.

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