2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The 2012 Range Rover Sport finds itself in a new role thanks to the arrival of the Evoque. The Sport now makes up the mid-ground of the Range Rover line, rather than being the introductory offering. The 2012 Range Rover Sport is available in four trims: the HSE, HSE LUX, Supercharged, and Autobiography.

All information on this page is for U.S.-specification vehicles unless otherwise indicated.

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2012 Range Rover Sport Models

Most changes to the 2012 model happen inside the cabin, where buyers will find an improved nav and entertainment system.

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has been mostly carried over from the 2011 model year, but does feature some significant improvements to interior technology. The primary changes include upgraded navigation and audio systems. As far as general trim lines, all have been carried over from the 2011 model year. These trims includes the Range Rover Sport HSE, HSE LUX, Supercharged, and the top-of-the-line Autobiography. As was true in 2011, buyers who opt for the Supercharged or the Autobiography will enjoy a supercharged version of the 5.0-liter engine that produces 510-horsepower.

Pricing for 2012

Prices have increased over 2011 and represent the improved technology found in the cabin. The introductory MSRP comes in at $60,895.00 for the HSE and ratchet up to $65,595.00 for the HSE LUX, $76,095.00 for the Supercharged, and $86,795.00 for the Autobiography.

2012 Range Rover Sport Performance

2012 Land Rover Range Rover SportThe 2012 Range Rover Sport offers the same engine choices it did for the 2011 model year. The introductory 5.0-liter LR-V8 engine produces 375-horsepower and 375 ft.-lbs. of torque. This engine finds itself in both the HSE and HSE LUX versions of the 2012 Range Rover Sport and is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with CommandShift®.

Range Rover Sport Fuel Economy

The base 5.0-liter engine and transmission combination gives the 2012 Range Rover Sport enough get-up-and-go to achieve a zero-to-60 MPH time of just over seven seconds. Fuel economy comes in at 13 MPG city and 18 MPG highway. Opting for the Supercharged or Autobiography trim nets the buyer a supercharged version of the same engine. The supercharged 5.0-liter engine ups horsepower from 375 to 510. The trade-off for 135 extra horses is a small reduction in fuel economy, which comes in at 12 MPG city and 17 MPG highway.

Towing capacity remains unchanged at 7,716 pounds when properly equipped.

Base Engine: 5.0-Liter V8 Engine with 375-Horsepower and 375 ft.-lbs.. Torque
Transmission: Six-Speed Automatic w/ CommandShift
Fuel Economy (MPG): 13 City / 18 Highway

2012 Range Rover Sport Exterior

As was to be expected, the 2012 Range Rover Sport features only minimal changes to the exterior.

The 2012 Range Rover Sport closely mimics its namesake, the Range Rover, and has received evolutionary exterior updates since its introduction in 2005. As was to be expected, the 2012 Range Rover Sport features only minimal changes to the exterior. These updates include minor changes to the grill and headlamp trim as well as small refinements to the vehicle’s badging. The most prominent exterior change is the addition of a power opening and closing tailgate.

2012 Range Rover Sport Interior

2012 Range Rover Sport Special Edition InteriorWe’re sure you’re quite familiar with the Range Rover Sport’s reputation for luxury, so we’ll focus on the changes undertaken for the 2012 model year. Two of the 2012 Range Rover Sport’s major cabin features were upgraded for 2012.


First, the hard drive disc (HDD) navigation system. The Range Rover Sport’s navigational setup features a seven-inch touchscreen display and features improved informational graphics. The navigation system is now capable of receiving Traffic Message Channel data, which allows the Range Rover Sport to receive up-to-the-minute traffic news. Navigation is standard on the HSE, HSE LUX, Supercharged, and the Autobiography.

Audio System

The second major update involves the audio system. The 240-watt nine-speaker audio system found on the 2011 model has been replaced with a 11-speaker 380-watt harman/kardon® unit. If that doesn’t meet your audiophile needs, HSE, HSE LUX, and Supercharged owners can upgrade to an 825-watt harman/kardon LOGIC7® 17-speaker system. This premium system is standard on the Autobiography. Also included is a virtual CD changer that allows 10 full-quality albums to be uploaded to the HDD. The audio system is also compatible with audio files from iPod®, iPad®, or USB devices fitted with a standard USB connection.

You can read more about the interior on our 2012 Range Rover Sport Interior Updates post.

2012 Range Rover Sport Special Edition interior pictured.

2012 Range Rover Sport Safety

The 2012 Range Rover Sport has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the IIHS. However, the 2012 model is equipped with a range of advanced safety and security features that range from systems that stabilize the vehicle if it detects unbalanced weight shifts to Land Rover Terrain Response system that tailors vehicle performance to the terrain conditions via driver-controlled settings.

  • Six Airbags (Supplemental Restraint System) 
    • Driver and Dual Threshold Front Passenger Airbags
    • Side Thorax Airbag for Front Seating Positions
    • Head Protection Side Curtain Airbags for Outboard Positions
    • Front Passenger Seat Occupant Detection System
  • Active Roll Mitigation (ARM) 
    • Predicts Unbalanced Weight Shifts and Stabilizes Vehicle
  • Automatic Dimming Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Xenon Automatic Headlights with Power Washers
  • Central Locking System with Selective Locking and Unlocking
  • Child Locks for Rear Doors and Power Windows
  • Collapsible Steering Column
  • Collision Activated Inertia Switch
    • Unlocks Doors, Turns Off Fuel Pump, Turns on Interior and Hazard Lights
  • Command Driving Position for Optimal Visibility
  • Dual Power Folding Heated Exterior Mirrors
    • Programmable Automatic Dipping of Passenger Side Mirror in Reverse
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Electric Rear Window Defroster
  • Electronic Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Four Channel, All-Terrain Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Four Wheel Electronic Traction Control (4ETC)
  • Front and Rear Fog Lights
  • Head Restraints for All Five Occupants
    • Adjustable for All Outboard Seating Positions
  • Height Adjustable Safety Belt Anchors for Front Seats
    • Pre-Tensioning Front Safety Belts
  • Hill Start Control (HSC)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Gradient Release Control (GRC)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tether for Children)
  • LED Center High Mount Stoplight
  • Privacy Glass Aft of B-pillar, Including Sunroof
  • Push Button Start with Passive Keyless Entry
  • Rigid Steel Safety Cage Construction
    • Front Crumple Zone
    • Side Impact Beams in the Front and Rear Doors
    • Lower Secondary Load Path Chassis Construction
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Terrain Response Matches Vehicle Dynamic Systems to Terrain
  • Retained Accessory Power for Power Windows and Sunroof
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

2012 Range Rover Sport Features

The 2012 Range Rover Sport bridges the gap between the LR4 and the Range Rover. Popular features found on the Range Rover Sport include dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear park distance control, navigation system, iPod connectivity, and USB connectivity. Every new 2012 Range Rover Sport comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance.

Comfort & Convenience

  • Seating capacity: Five
  • Memory Pack driver’s seat and door mirrors with electric lumbar adjust and electric steering column adjustment for height and reach.
  • Five-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen with enhanced driver information
  • 65:35 split folding rear seat
  • Automatic, variable-speed, rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Center-console storage box, front seatback storage pockets, front-door map pockets
  • Central locking of side doors and rear tailgate; remote activated
  • Dual-zone automatic, independent climate control system with pollen filter
  • Eight-way power adjustable driver- and front-passenger seat; dual folding front armrests
  • Electronic cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Footwell lights and puddle lights
  • Front and rear Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • HomeLink® system
  • Leather seat facings and trim details; seats have high bolsters for lateral support and maximum grip
  • Leather-wrapped power steering wheel with multifunction controls
  • One-touch “open/close” power sunroof; anti-trap function
  • Outside-temperature display
  • Power windows with backlit controls and one-touch feature on both front windows; anti-trap function
  • Powered open/close rear liftgate
  • Retractable and removable rear cargo area cover

Audio & Nav System

  • 380-watt harman/kardon AM/FM-stereo audio system with single-disc in-dash CD player and 11 speakers
  • iPod and USB connectivity jacks for audio
  • Glass-mounted diversity antenna system
  • Dual, glass-mounted diversity antenna system
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Hard disc drive navigation with off-road interface, and coordinate settings; voice recognition for navigation and audio controls; 7-inch LCD dash mounted screen also includes a 4×4 interface showing the settings of the Terrain Response system, including gear, range and front wheel position

Supercharged Features

  • 5.0-liter supercharged V8, 510-horsepower engine
  • 20-inch nine-spoke alloy wheels (Style 9)
  • Dynamic Response®
  • Satellite Digital Audio Receiver System (SDARS) with HD Radio
  • Steering wheel mounted shift paddles
  • Extended leather interior package
  • High-performance braking system (Brembo®)

2012 Range Rover Sport Warranty

  • Four-year/50,000-mile New-Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Six-year/unlimited-mileage Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty
  • Land Rover 24-hour Roadside Assistance
  • First Required Maintenance Performed at No Charge

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February 25, 2011


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