2014 Range Rover Sport Sheds Some Pounds
For 2014 the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has seen a few changes. Perhaps the biggest change is to the extruded aluminum which improves stiffness and allows the Sport to loose 800 pounds compared to the 2013 model. So it’s lighter and that’s a good thing, but it’s also longer and wider.
The Range Rover has a 7” longer wheel base, which has been used to increase the cargo area to 62.2 sq-ft. Adding the optional third row seat so you can transport passengers instead of gear. This makes it a perfect choice for moms and dads who are hauling small sports teams around town. Strollers and golf bags are not a problem either as the second and third rows fold down for added room when needed and the Sport also features a standard power lift gate.
Three quarters of the parts and components of the 2014 Range Rover Sport are unique to this model, further differentiating it from its predecessor. The aluminum chassis used in its construction compares to the previous Range Rover Sport, and the other Land Rover models like the LR3 and LR4 which are built on a steel ladder frame. the new aluminum frame is the main contributor to the shedding of 800 pounds. This weight loss combined with the new four wheel independent suspension and electronically assisted steering provides a lighter touch in handling and a smoother, quieter ride.
The Sport comes with a choice of two different super charged engines. There’s the 340-hp super 3.0-liter V-6 and the more powerful 510-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. Stop by Land Rover Hinsdale at 300 East Ogden Avenue in Hinsdale, IL to learn more about the Range Rover Sport along with the other great new and used SUVs we have currently available.