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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: 17/23 mpg, 19 mpg combined (V-6); 14/19 mpg, 16 mpg combined (V-8)
All this performance comes with better fuel economy, up to 27-percent in the V-6 model – although EPA numbers are not yet released.
Both are mated to ZF’s eight-speed automatic. Gear engagement is polished, which is good, because the box does a lot of shuffling to make its improved EPA numbers (2 and 4 mpg combined for the V-8 and V-6 models, respectively).
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The 2014 Range Rover Sport gets much better gas mileage than it did in its last iteration. The previous-generation Sport's EPA numbers checked in at 13/18 mpg, or 15 mpg combined.
Now, with a new aluminum architecture and a choice of drivetrains, the Sport exceeds those numbers by as much as 30 percent. With its new supercharged V-6, the Sport gets EPA ratings of 17 miles per gallon city, 23 miles per gallon highway, or 19 mpg combined. Upgrade to the supercharged V-8, and it's rated at 14/19 mpg, or 16 mpg combined.
Stop/start is included on either Sport drivetrain. Plug-in hybrid technology is coming to Land Rover, but since we're not on the short list for the plug-in hybrid diesel coming to the European Range Rover, it's unlikely to make it to our Sport, either.
EPA gas mileage ratings are up considerably--into the 23-mpg highway range.