2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Four Wheeler of the Year Details:
- Third time Range Rover has taken the honors
- Evaluated based on five categories: trail performance, mechanical and empirical data, on-road performance, interior, and exterior
- Over five days in Southern California and covered 1000 miles at both high and low altitudes in daytime and nighttime driving
- Full test results and vehicle evaluations in the February 2014 issue of Four Wheeler
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has won the highly sought-after Four Wheeler of the Year award. The Range Rover Sport was up against the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Toyota 4Runner, and Dodge Durango Limited. This marks the third time Range Rover has earned this honor.
Each of the vehicles was evaluated based on the following five categories: trail performance, mechanical and empirical data, on-road performance, interior, and exterior. The competition took place over five days in Southern California and covered 1000 miles at both high and low altitudes in daytime and nighttime driving.
"Our testers appreciated the 510hp, nearly 12in of ground clearance, 10-11in of wheel travel at each corner, and a 0-60mph time of 5sec flat," said John Cappa, Editor-in-Chief of Four Wheeler magazine. "Add a traction control system that allows the driver to make use of these impressive specifications on- and off-road, along with a plush interior with all the amenities and you have our 2014 Four Wheeler of the Year, the Range Rover Sport."
"It is a great achievement for the very luxurious and performance oriented Range Rover Sport to be named 'Four Wheeler of the Year,' by the country's oldest four-wheel drive enthusiast publication," said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President, Land Rover North America. "To win this extreme off-road competition with the all-new Range Rover Sport highlights the work our engineers and designers have done to enhance our already-leading breadth of capability."
All participants had to be either all-new or substantially revised from the previous model year, available for sale to the public before February 15, 2014, and at least 1500 units must be produced for sale within the continental US. All vehicles must use a transfer case with a dedicated low-range gear; all-wheel-drive vehicles with no low-range are not allowed.
Be sure to look for full test results and vehicle evaluations in the February 2014 issue of Four Wheeler.