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The 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6 has a lot to offer Land Rover customers looking for improved efficiency and higher levels of torque, while maintaining the same level of quality and performance that Land Rover customers have come to expect. It’s a mesh of quality and technology that works really well, and it’s an exciting product that’s more refined than you might expect.
Let’s face it, no matter how much the automotive industry swears by diesel vehicles, they’re louder than gasoline-powered cars, trucks and SUVs most of the time. That’s the case with the 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6 as well, but to a much lesser extent than usual. For a slight sacrifice in power, the vehicle is quieter and more efficient that most diesels on the market, and only those with the most discernible hearing will even realize that the vehicle is a diesel at all.
The lower level of volume from the vehicle is in large part thanks to the graphite engine block. It absorbs vibrations more effectively and cuts down on the audio tones noticeably.
Power and Fuel Economy
The Td6 Range Rover comes with a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine and offers 254 HP and 440 lb.-ft. of torque overall. That’s less than the gasoline V6 version, but it’s also with way more torque than the gas version so there’s a nice tradeoff that diesel owners get. The vehicle manages a startlingly good 25 MPG combined, which is much better than the gasoline version of the vehicle that’s rated at 16 combined. The high level of fuel economy also helps increase the range of the Range Rover to a massive 588 miles on average, farther than any other Range Rover Sport on the market in the United States.
The car accelerates very effectively at lower speeds and gear shifts happen almost seamlessly thanks to the quality eight-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will notice a slight drop in power at the upper speeds of the vehicle versus the gasoline version, but for standard everyday driving the diesel actually feels more powerful thanks to all that torque.
A Well Tested Engine
While the 2016 Range Rover TD6 is the first diesel model offered in the United States, the engine has been tested heavily around the world. In the United Kingdom nearly the full lineup is diesel and the engine’s been used for years so it’s highly reliable and proven to perform as it should.
The Range Rover relies on a Diesel Exhaust Fluid injector system that helps create a chemical reaction that cuts down on the most harmful emissions produced by the vehicle before it the exhaust ever reaches the catalytic converter. The fluid is held in its own tank and must be refilled around every 10,000 miles in general. While it might be a bit of a hassle to refill the tank, it’s important to note that Land Rover will top it off for free each time it needs to be filled.
Nice New Features
The latest Range Rover comes with a few modern-day upgrades that drivers will enjoy. Things like a hands-free tailgate that opens up with the wave of a hand at the bumper, and a new infotainment system with a nicer touchscreen and better smartphone integration are included. The vehicle also comes w3ith an off-road self-driving feature where it manages the acceleration and power distribution, leaving the driver to steer the vehicle over particularly nasty terrain. It handles steep inclines and loose stones and sand quite capably when paired with quality tires.
The 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6 is a pretty cool SUV that should attract customers for a few reasons. It’s more efficient than the gas version and it’s got all that nice torque that’s really enjoyable to drive with, particularly at the lower end of the driving range. Speaking of driving range, it also travels considerably farther on a single tank, which is nice for long-distance traveling.
We’d like to introduce you to the 2016 Range Rover Sport TD6. A highly refined diesel variant of the Range Rover sport that stands up to the gasoline version in nearly every way, while surpassing it in a few areas. It’s a truly rugged vehicle that should be considered by someone looking for a mix of power, performance, luxury and efficiency.
Nobody Knew it Was Diesel
Land Rover had a group of people test out the Range Rover Sport TD6 in a blind test setting and not one of the drivers was able to identify that the vehicle was a diesel model at all. That’s pretty shocking news, and something that future buyers should take note of. Even well-made diesels today have some characteristics that give them away a bit. For instance, most of the modern diesels are still quite a bit louder than your standard gasoline engine, according to all the testers who took the TD6 out for a drive, this isn’t so with the Range Rover model.
Land Rover went to a great deal of trouble to make the Range Rover Sport TD6 as quiet as possible. The engine block is composed of compacted graphite iron, that helps reduce the vibration from the engine noticeably. A series of engine mounts help to smooth the engine further and a specially designed acoustic windshield that’s been laminated for additional soundproofing is also in place to make the cabin quieter overall. While driving at highway speeds the engine is nearly inaudible, and another surprising thing is that the sound proofing doesn’t just help on the inside of the vehicle. Walk around the Range Rover Sport TD6 while it’s running and you’ll barely hearing the humming engine below.
Tough Offroad Prowess
If you’re crazy enough to take this 60K+ luxury vehicle to more rugged terrain, you’ll be very happy with the performance it puts out. This SUV can tackle steep ascents and descents with ease. It has plenty of ground clearance to get you over even the most uneven terrain, and you’ll love bringing it camping, or anywhere else that takes you off the beaten path a bit.
Light on its Feet
The Range Rover Sport TD6 weighs in at around 5,000 lbs, and it still manages to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 7.1 seconds. that’s very quick, and it’s clear the vehicle is packing some serious power as soon as you step on the pedal. That’s thanks to the TD6 engine that offers 254 HP and a massive 440 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s just a touch slower than the gasoline version, and zips past other vehicles gleefully while out on the open highway. The Rover manages 25 MPG combined, and achieves a whopping 28 MPG in highway driving conditions.
Inside the Range Rover Sport TD6 you’ll be treated to a luxurious view that you would expect from any Land Rover vehicle. Supple leather coats the highly supportive seats both front and back. Fine wood and soft touch accents abound throughout the cabin. A competent media system sits above the center console and a range of cool feature are available through buttons right on that console.
The market for a Range Rover Sport is markedly limited, which is to be expected with the massive price tag that comes with it, but any buyer that decides on the TD6 variant is likely to be overjoyed with the performance. It’s a real treat to drive, and likely one of the most refined diesel models on the market today.