2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 Review – Good Fuel Economy Comes With a Premium Price

The 2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 comes with a turbo-diesel engine which has a rating of 25-miles-per-gallon combined. It can get as high as 28 mpg on the highway and is a 32-percent improvement over a supercharged V6 gasoline engine. Additionally, there is a new All-Terrain Progress Control which gives the vehicle an ability that would make it almost autonomous when taking on the toughest trails. However, the vehicle comes with a steep price tag if you want to take advantage of its fuel economy advantages.

2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 Review - Good Fuel Economy Comes With a Premium Price

The 2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 Comes With Great Features, But the InControl App Infotainment System Could be Better

The 2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 comes with a good list of features, which include hill descent control, automatic xenon headlights, a rearview camera, leather seating surfaces, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, a power tailgate with hands-free open and close, and cruise control. The cabin also has Bluetooth connectivity for phone and music track navigation.

While in the subject of its interiors, it also comes with an AM/FM HD Radio, USB and aux jacks, an 8-inch touch-capacitive infotainment system, and the new Land Rover InControl Apps and InControl telematics systems.

With the 2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 model, it is one of the first vehicles to get the new InControl Apps system. This system relies heavily on your tethered smartphone and a companion app when it comes to cloud-based infotainments. Hence, any data subscription is not required. App compatibility includes audio from iHeartRadio, traffic from Inrix, parking information from Parkopedia, and a handful of others. As such, app compatibility could be better.

But what’s it like to drive? Land Rover has taken great lengths to keep the sounds and feel of a diesel engine away from the senses. Why? Because the car has an acoustic windshield, unique engine mounts, a firewall design, and double-paned side glass. Therefore, driving the vehicle is very quiet except the highest revs. It also has a smooth and quick acceleration.

If you don’t mind the infotainment system to lack in compatibility, the 2016 Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 does do well in the driving department. Couple that element with its excellent fuel economy, and you are in for a sweet deal. Well, that is if you don’t mind putting a large dent on your bank account.


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