Range Rover Sport Named “Four Wheeler of the Year” for 2013

Land Rover Santa Barbara shares news of latest award earned by the 2014 Range Rover Sport.land-rover-santa-barbara-media

Santa Barbara Auto Group proudly announces that the 2014 Range Rover Sport has been crowned the ‘2014 Four Wheeler of the Year’ by Four Wheeler magazine, marking the third time a Land Rover vehicle has won this top honor.

“This is great news for all of us here at Land Rover Santa Barbara,” shares Land Rover Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook.  “We are very proud of everything the company has achieved this year with the remarkable vehicle.”

Now in its 41st year, this annual competition positions the newest 4×4 SUVs against one another in a variety of tests conducted by the Four Wheeler editorial staff, awarding points for performance capability and build. To qualify for the award, the vehicle must be a new model or have significant improvements from the previous model year. The contestant must also be equipped with a transfer case with a dedicated low-range gear, have a minimum production run of 1500 units and be on sale before February 15, 2014.

The all-new 2014 Range Rover Sport is Land Rover’s fastest, most responsive and agile car to ever hit the market. Its capabilities for on and off-road terrain are unlike any other car of its kind, and provides drivers with the ideal balance of sport and luxury. Based on the new Range Rover, the 2014 Range Rover Sport uses all-new aluminum unibody architecture to achieve a weight savings of approximately 800lbs and features breakthrough suspension design and innovative dynamic chassis technologies.

“Our testers appreciated the 510hp, nearly 12 inches of ground clearance, 10-11 inches of wheeltravel at each corner, and a 0-60 time of 5 seconds flat. 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,” said John Capa, Editor-in-Chief of Four Wheeler.

The complete test results and vehicle evaluations for the 2014 ‘Four Wheeler of the Year’ competition will appear in the February 2014 issue.  Interested drivers are welcome to call, email, or visit Land Rover Santa Barbara to learn more about this incredible SUV or to schedule a test drive today.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area.  Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles.  As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance.  Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000



2014-01-21T16:17:25+00:00January 21st, 2014|Land Rover|