The 2017 Range Rover Sport's body hasn't changed drastically from the 2016 model - but its safety features and technology have. Range Rover's focus has always been on safety, but this year's Sport model boasts an array of fresh and notable safety options.

Standard on all models is the expected full suite of airbags and stability control (roll control, corner brake control, trailer sway control) along with the premium features of a surround-view camera system, parking and proximity sensors, lane-departure warning, automated emergency braking, parking assist, and rear park-distance control.

For even more safety features, add the Drive Pack, which includes blind-spot monitoring and the brand new Intelligent Speed Limiter system. The new system reads speed limit signs and restricts the car from going over the posted speed limit (the driver does have the ability to override the system). The Drive Pro Pack gives you a few more systems like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind spot assist. Blind spot assist intervenes with steering corrections if the driver attempts to switch lanes while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot. That means no more guessing games - and that's a game changer.

Another option is the Advanced Tow Assist for those drivers who regularly tow a trailer. It helps you reverse the trailer using a rear camera view and allows you to tell the car which way the attached trailer needs to move by turning a rotary knob on the dash. You will truly love how the car does all the work - taking over the steering wheel and directing the trailer while you handle the throttle and brake. It'll also tell you if a jackknife is imminent, helping you correct steering before it happens.

In Chicago, we get all kinds of weather. You may be hauling your boat to the lake one week, and cautiously navigating icy roads the next. That's why you will also enjoy another safety system called Low Traction Launch. It helps you get going on snow and ice by controlling torque output and giving you a 360-degree view around the vehicle - taking the stress and difficulty out of winter driving.

In addition to the impressive safety features of the 2017 Range Rover Sport, there are many other tech updates that are sure to impress.

  • 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple and Android compatible app allowing drivers to check gas levels, unlock the vehicle or adjust the HVAC - all from their phone
  • Smart navigation system that adjusts your route based on traffic
  • InControl Protect automatically notifies emergency services in the event of an accident, and provides the GPS location of the vehicle

Ready to experience the 2017 Range Rover Sport? Give us a call. We'll set you up in a new ride with the full suite of safety features - because absolutely nothing is more important than your safety. See you soon, Chicagoans.