It is not a secret I am a Range Rover lover from way back and this Rover Sport was certainly an enjoyable vehicle for me. Although I wish it were the supercharged version, the 4.4 liter V8 which produces 300 horses was actually quite ample.
It’s a fact that no manufacturer does 4-wheel drive like Rover, but for those of us that don’t use it a lot, the 2009 Range Rover Sport makes a terrific driving vehicle. Handling is terrific, and in typical Rover fashion, the interior is spectacular. Everything is well laid out and easy to use, navigation system is one of the best in the industry, and the sound system by Harmon Kardon is nothing short of fabulous.
Let’s face it, you don’t drive one of these for fuel economy, but I actually got 20 on the road to Granbury. There is something about a Rover that is just special, it’s hard to describe. The Sport is not as large as the regular Rover, but drives just as well and may be a little easier to park and maneuver.
At a little over $60,000 it is not for everyone, I realize that. And although VERY different, I might opt for a new Escalade given the current incentives. But for a vehicle that is unique and that you won’t see on every corner, I can make the case that this vehicle is worth every penny. YES, I loved it.