2017 Land Range Rover Sport Test Drive, Ups and Downs

Mar 01, 2017 09:30 AM EST | Ileen Jasmine

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When the 2017 Land Range Rover Sport was created, one of the primary goals was to provide a premium SUV with the capabilities of an off-roader. That is exactly what the Land Range Rover Sport can provide.

Well, at least most of the time. It is a bit pricey at $69,950 as its base price. Throw in 86,916 on the table and get it with all the options.

For those who are a true-blue outdoorsman at heart, this might not be the first option. However, for those who are looking for a great everyday vehicle which can be used for the occasional off-roading, the 2017 Land Range Rover Sport is definitely a good choice.

On the bright side, it is a spacious ride. The driver's seat is capable of housing two average-sized men, according to Josh Max from Forbes.

Aside from the massive interior space, it's interior design is also something to be proud of. It is all leather and wood. Under the hood is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine which is capable of producing up to 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.

As mentioned above, it can also be used as an off-roader, and driving over a rough terrain is surprisingly nimble. The sound system inside makes produces high-end crispy and thudding bass heavy.

The 2017 Land Range Rover Sport is offered in two trim levels. Both engines go hand in hand with a six-speed automatic transmission.

It is the first Land Rover to come equipped with the company's Dynamic Response suspension system. The Dynamic Response suspension system is the standard on the Supercharged model and on the HSE.

It is a system controlled by a computer which senses cornering forces. It automatically adjusts the anti-roll bars to optimize the driver's body control and handling.

As for the final verdict, Max wrote in his report, "It is a fine, well-made machine and buyers are usually fiercely loyal, keeping their Land Rovers as long as they roll despite the quality issues of years past. You may become a fan, too - but be sure you shop around." Keep checking back on Auto World News for more updates on the 2017 Land Range Rover Sport.

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