As chosen by you, the readers and fans, AutoGuide.com is pleased to announce that the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has been chosen as our Reader’s Choice Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year.
“Polling AutoGuide.com readers, as well as the over 30 million members on the over 400 automotive forums that make up the AutoGuide.com forum network, the Reader’s Choice Awards are about letting consumers pick their favorite new vehicles,” said AutoGuide.com Editorial Director Colum Wood.
Like the larger Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport has received a significant weight reduction and wears attractive new sheet metal this year. Always one of the best vehicles off-road, the Range Rover has significantly improved its on-road prowess, especially with the supercharged V8 featuring dynamic mode. Of course, it is still full of luxury appointments and a comfortable cabin.
After testing the new Range Rover Sport, Road Test Editor Mike Schlee stated, “this new Sport feels like a BMW 5-Series on twisting mountain roads and a Jeep Wrangler on rugged ranch trails. It truly is the best of both worlds.”
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport beat out the Acura MDX, BMW X5 and Buick Encore to take home the award.
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“I’m excited at the response this year, from AutoGuide readers and from our vast forum community,” Wood continued. “Social media also played a bigger roll than ever in encouraging interaction, resulting in three times as many responses for this year’s awards poll.”