The Range Rover Sport is more fun to drive on-road than the larger, more off-road-oriented Range Rover. Reviewers loved its powerful engine, both in naturally-aspirated and supercharged applications. However, some testers said that the Range Rover Sport is compromised in both on- and off-road performance – by trying to be good at both, it’s excellent at neither. It’s not as comfortable to drive on the highway or around town as crossover competitors, but it’s not as burly off the beaten track as a full-size Range Rover or other off-road rivals. Read below for our Range rover vs range rover sport 2011 comparisons.
Range rover vs range rover sport 2011
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Overview
The Range Rover Sport also lives up to Range Rover’s reputation for high-quality interiors, but although the cabin is well-made, reviewers lamented its mediocre cargo space, unavailable luxury features, like a power liftgate, and limited headroom resulting from the sloped rear window. Standard features are surprisingly extensive for the class, and include a 14-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo system, leather upholstery and push-button start. The options list was long when it was new and includes a surround camera system, rear-seat entertainment system, a heated steering wheel and two different types of wood trim.
The Range Rover Sport ranks near the bottom of the class in part because its fuel economy is poor. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t even offer a third row of seats, further taking away from its usefulness as a family SUV. Overall, the 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport isn’t terrible, but many of its competitors are better-rounded and cost less to own, while providing the same luxury brand prestige.
Rankings & Research
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s #4 ranking is based on its score within the 2011 Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has a score of 8.3 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 74 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
- #4 in 2011 Luxury Midsize SUVs
- #21 in Used Luxury Midsize SUVs under $30K
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Overview
When it was new, reviewers loved the 2011 Range Rover’s combination of off-road capability and luxury. They also found that the available supercharged V8 engine could make it one of the quicker vehicles in the segment.
The base 2011 Range Rover HSE comes standard with full-time four-wheel drive and a 375-horsepower V8, while the Supercharged trim puts out 510 horsepower. Reviewers said the base engine is more than adequate for briskly moving the five-seat SUV, but noted the supercharged engine delivers sports car-like acceleration. Fuel economy with either engine is 12/18 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. Land Rover’s terrain response system is standard, which allows the driver to adjust the suspension and powertrain to different types of terrain. Maximum cargo capacity with the rear seats folded is 74.2 cubic feet.
When it was new, reviewers loved the leather- and wood-trimmed interior, which offers high-quality fit and finish and good outward visibility. Standard equipment includes push-button start, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, navigation, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and parking sensors. Optional equipment included adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera system, an upgraded stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system and adaptive headlights. The Range Rover has evolved slowly over the years, so you can probably save money by shopping for an older model.
Rankings & Research
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover’s #4 ranking is based on its score within the 2011 Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the Land Rover Range Rover has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 75 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
- #4 in 2011 Luxury Large SUVs
- #23 in Used Luxury Large SUVs under $50K