The Land Rover Range Rover Sport, a luxurious SUV with speed and agility, is the best choice for those looking for a luxury SUV. The Sport is a sibling to the Range Rover classic that seamlessly blends comfort with ruggedness. However, it focuses more on the off-road aspects. The Sport comes with a variety of engine options and the supercharged V8 produces 575 horsepower. This is the one for speed and elegance.
Range Rover Sport is a well-respected luxury utility vehicle that has earned a solid reputation. The Range Rover Sport features iconic Range Rover styling and new technology. It also offers a wide variety of powertrain options.
Pricing and Trims
The Range Rover Sport is available in six trims from Land Rover: HSE, SE, HST Dynamic, Autobiography and SVR.
The SE model comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, autodimming exterior mirrors and LED automatic headlights. There are also 14-way adjustable front chairs, rain-sensing wipers, power tailgate, passive keyless entry, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The SE trim includes technology such as an interactive 12″ Touch Pro Duo infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors.
Additional content is available on the HSE models, including 20″ wheels and a fixed panoramic moonroof. Fog lights are also included. 16-way seats with perforated leather have a Meridian premium sound system. There’s also an around-view camera, blind spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alarm.
The Range Rover’s HST trims offer additional features to make it more sporty. Standard features include adaptive suspension, 21-inch wheels, red brakecalipers, black exterior visual package and sliding panoramic moonroof. The vehicle also comes with a premium 19-speaker Meridian audio system.
HSE Dynamic adds sporting capabilities by including features such as dynamic response air suspension and electronic active locking differential. The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system is now standard on the interior, adding luxury.
The Autobiography trims are the most luxurious-focused trims in the lineup. They include semi-aniline leather, 22-way seating, heated rear seats and soft close doors.
The SVR trim offers the highest performance trim and features the most powerful powertrain, as well as a SVR-specific sport suspension, styling, as well as a performance-focused interior.
The SE trim has a MSRP starting at $70,000, while the HSE model adds an additional $5,000. HST starts at $83,000, while HSE Dynamic starts at $86,500. The Autobiography trim comes in the highest price range at around $97,500, while the SVR is around $115,000.
Engine and Performance
Six powertrain options are available for the Range Rover Sport.
The base 3.0L inline six-cylinder turbocharged mild-hybrid engine has a peak horsepower figure of 355 and peak torque figures of 365 foot-pounds. It also offers an MPG figure of 19 city, 25 highway and 21 combined.
The 3.0L inline six-cylinder turbocharged mild-hybrid engine has an Uprated version that produces 395 horsepower and 406 foot-pounds of peak torque. It also boasts MPG figures of 19 cities, 25 highway and 21 combined.
The 3.0L turbo-diesel engine produces 254 horsepower and 443 feet-pounds torque. It has claimed fuel economy figures of 22-city, 28-highway, and 24 combined.
The 2.0L turbocharged plug in hybrid powertrain produces a combined output 398 horsepower and 472 feet-pounds of torque.
A 5.0L supercharged V-8 engine with 518 horsepower and 461 foot pounds of torque is available. The stated fuel economy figures are 17 city, 22 highway and 19 combined.
A 5.0L supercharged V-8 engine with 575 horsepower and 516 foot-pounds torque is the highest performance engine in SVR trim. It has stated fuel economy figures at 15 city, 20 highway and 16 combined.
All models include an 8-speed automatic transmission, full time four-wheel drive, hill descent control and Terrain Response as standard.
Land Rover has gone to great lengths to make the Range Rover Sport interior one of today’s most desirable vehicles. The interior is clean, modern and futuristic in design. Land Rover uses only the best materials to create it. It is beautiful and pleasant to touch. There are also practical features like storage over the front seats and in the center console. You can select from a variety of colors to personalize the interior, including two-tone options.
The front seats are functional and comfortable. The driver and the front passenger both have plenty of space and comfortable, supportive seats. The cockpit-like area for the driver feels almost like an airplane’s cockpit. It has easy-to-use controls, gauges, and controls. Range Rover Sport has four doors and seats for five people. However, buyers have the option to add a third row to make it seven-person. Comfortable and supportive seats are available in the second row, which also offers plenty of space. The cargo space is 27.7 cubic feet in the rear, which is a good size for a midsize SUV.