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in 2010 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $37,031 - $44,364
Original MSRP: $59,645 - $73,345
MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy
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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Interior

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Many reviewers say that the interior of the 2010 Range Rover Sport is its best feature. Materials are now in line with the Sport's price tag, and the combination of rich leather and wood accents add up to interior luxury that some competitors have trouble matching. Cabin technology is abundant, with a long list of optional features to keep drivers and passengers happy.

  • "Interior materials are of high quality, and the assembly job looks first rate. The tasteful and understated cabin tends to look more upscale outdoorsy than uptown opulent, but nothing seems out of place and the wood trim adds a bit of warmth." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Range Rover Sport's revised interior truly separates it from the competition. Anything that isn't wood-trimmed or covered by leather is made of high-quality materials that we found ourselves mindlessly caressing. The Sport's cabin is perhaps its best and most unique feature; it's on the same level as an Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce interior." -- Car and Driver
  • "We're thrilled that the Range Rover Sport now looks as upscale as its price suggests, with an abundance of soft-touch plastics, softer leather, and wood trim. Additionally, the entire infotainment system is much more intuitive and half of its buttons have been eliminated. Optional adjustable side bolsters help the front seats fit drivers of all sizes and the seats are more comfortable to boot." -- Automobile Magazine

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Seating

Most reviewers say that the seating in the Range Rover Sport is comfortable. There are seats for five, and the backseat is even spacious enough for most adults. Because of the Sport's roofline, taller drivers may want more headroom.

  • "Headroom is adequate, but larger folk may wish for a bit more wiggle room. The firm and astutely contoured seats provide excellent support and the drive position is fine. … Rear passengers have good headroom and a comfortable bench seat. Taller riders may need to cooperate with front-seat occupants for enough foot and knee space though." -- Consumer Guide
  • "One feature that most SUV drivers praise is the commanding view of the road, afforded by a high seating position. The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport takes this positive a step further by giving passengers a similarly clear view thanks to its elevated rear stadium seating. These raised rear seats may limit headroom for taller adults, though. Otherwise, the cabin can comfortably accommodate four adults." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

Like most luxury SUVs, the Range Rover Sport is stuffed with cabin tech. The first thing most drivers will notice is LCD screen between the speedometer and tachometer, which can display information like off-roading feedback from the suspension.

All Range Rover Sports have a touch-screen interface for controlling the entertainment and climate systems. A navigation system is optional. On HSE models, satellite and HD radio are optional, and an iPod connector is a no-cost option on all models. Bluetooth and a rearview camera are standard across the board and a rear-seat entertainment system is optional on all models. 

Other handy optional features include a Surround Camera System, which gives the driver a 360-degree view of the area around the car, and High Beam Assist, which automatically turns the high beams off when another car approaches.

Reviewers say that the 2010 Range Rover Sport's improved interior materials set it apart most from earlier models. Instead of plastic and aluminum, which dominated earlier iterations of the Sport, the 2010 model features premium leather and wood accents, leading to an upscale atmosphere that lives up to the Sport's price tag.

  • "Compared with the previous year's dash, the multitude of buttons and switches have been reduced by half, making for much easier operation. The quality of that switchgear, and indeed the rest of the dash, has been dramatically improved." -- Edmunds
  • "Gone is the sea of black plastics and buttons, replaced with a design more in line with the Range Rover name. Like the LR4, most of the Sport's buttons have moved to the dash mounted screen, resulting in an overall cleaner look. Interior material quality is now top-notch, with not a single bit of hard plastic in sight. Real wood accents lend a dose of luxury." -- Left Lane News
  • "Like the other 2010 Land Rovers, the Range Rover Sport has a lot of optional gadgets. The surround-view camera system is very helpful during off-road excursions, though Range Rover Sport owners would be wise to use it during parking maneuvers to keep those big wheels free of scuffs." -- Automobile Magazine

Cargo

The Range Rover Sport wasn't built for swallowing cargo, but it offers plenty of space for hauling luggage or golf clubs. The total cargo capacity of the Range Rover Sport is 71 cubic feet; there are 33.8 cubic feet of luggage space behind the backseat. Small item storage is good throughout the cabin.

  • "The tailgate opens up to a station-wagon sized cargo bay. Folding the rear seat creates a relatively long and flat load floor. A double-tier glovebox and a handful of bins contribute to good small-item storage." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Carrying over from previous models is the Sport's maximum cargo space of 71 cubic feet. This capacity is about average for this class, but the sloping rear window can hamper the loading of large and bulky items." -- Edmunds

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