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Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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  • Launched in 2014
  • SUV
  • Petrol, Diesel, PHEV
  • Launch year
    2014
  • Body type
    SUV
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel, PHEV

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Serene, luxurious long-distance SUV

Best bits

  • Refined and powerful engine range
  • Very comfortable on all terrains
  • Luxurious interior and great driving position

Not so great

  • Punitive running costs in most versions
  • Optional third row of seats is cramped
  • Highly questionable reliability record

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Overall verdict

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How much does it cost to run

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict on the Range Rover Sport

"Despite its name, the Range Rover Sport is actually more comfortable and refined than most sporty SUVs. It feels extremely luxurious inside, comes with some wonderful engines, and we like the latest new technology. Few rivals are as competent off-road, but it’s very expensive to buy and run, despite coming well-equipped."

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Has there ever been a car that embodied the ‘SUV’ name better than a Range Rover Sport does? It’s one of the sportier, and yet most utilitarian (in terms of its off-road ability) vehicles money can buy, yet its prestigious badge adds serious luxury into the mix. It’s supposed to combine the lavish interior features of the flagship Range Rover with the sportier handling traits of rival German ‘SUV-coupes’ from Porsche, BMW and Audi.


This second generation model was launched in 2014, but given a facelift in 2018, including a styling refresh and lots of new on-board technology. It’s available with seating for five or seven, but every version comes with a proper four-wheel drive system, sophisticated air suspension and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 


Although it's getting on a bit, this car still has one of the broadest repertoires of any luxury model, with decent cornering and composure for such a large car, remarkable cruising comfort, and incredible off-road capability. It drives very well, with consistently weighted controls that reward smooth inputs, but it's not as alert or grippy  as some of its competitors on a really twisty road. Still, we think the trade-off for a pillow-soft ride is worth it.


It now comes with a very broad spread of engines, with by far the most popular being the powerful V6 and V8 diesel models. These suit the Sport's relaxed nature, and are brilliant for towing, with superb refinement. In fact, apart from its high running costs, this car is an exemplary long distance cruiser, perfect for road trips.


As for petrols, there’s the P300, which is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo with 300PS, and a pair of hybrids. The first is the P400, featuring a 3.0-litre straight-six engine with 400PS and mild-hybrid tech to help it save fuel. The second (and most efficient Range Rover) is the P400e plug-in hybrid, featuring a smaller petrol unit but a bigger electric motor and battery pack, so it has the ability to travel shorter urban distances in its EV mode.


For buyers who don't give a fig about their environmental impact, the SVR is the high-performance flagship version of the Range Rover Sport, equivalent to the Audi RS Q8 and X6 M. It’s powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre petrol V8 with 575PS and accelerates alarmingly fast for such an enormous car, and sounds terrific.


Despite its imposing size, the tight packaging of its tough four-wheel drive system means it's not as roomy as some other seven-seat SUVs, although passengers in the first two rows won't struggle for head- or legroom. The boot is similar, with plenty of space, but not the cavernous luggage capacity of less showy, sorted 4x4s.


That's the rub with the Range Rover Sport. It feels wonderfully expensive, because it is. You'll pay a steep premium for the privilege of its plush cabin, off-road prowess, and desirable image. Buyers who are prepared to do so will get a very generously equipped car, so at least there is less temptation to splash out on options.

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2.0 SD4 HSE 5dr Auto

  • 2017
  • 31,000 miles
  • Perrys Huddersfield Kia
  • West Yorkshire, HD14RU
Price:£37,995
PCP: £649.12/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 37 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £649.12, Customer Deposit: £5,699.00, Total Deposit: £5,699.25, Optional Final Payment: £18,624.00, Total Charge For Credit: £9,696.57, Total Amount Payable: £47,691.57, Representative APR: 12.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 6.61%, Excess Mileage Charge: 22ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Range Rover Sport right for you?

This is the ultimate go-anywhere posh family car. It's less opulent than the full-fat Range Rover (so you'll feel slightly less guilty when you get it dirty), incredibly capable in all weathers and types of terrain, and quick too.


It's built in the same mould as cars like the Audi A6 Avant Allroad, perfect for ferrying landowners across their small holding, muddy wellies piled in the back, yet equally at home pulling up outside a swanky metropolitan hotel.


Not many cars have that kind of range, but it doesn't come cheap. As long as you can stomach the high purchase price and running costs, it's a remarkably comfortable long distance cruiser, with space for seven.


With a new plug-in hybrid model, huge variety of powerful petrol and diesel engines to choose from, and the rapid high-performance SVR flagship, there really is a model to suit many different (but very affluent) buyers.

What’s the best Range Rover Sport model/engine to choose?

While there is a huge amount of choice for what goes under the bonnet, we can't see a reason to ignore the excellent SDV6. There's a reason it's been the most popular version for years, as it's fast, smooth, and has loads of the sort of low-down grunt you need for mud-plugging, towing a horse box or stress-free overtaking.


On paper the new P400e PHEV certainly looks attractive, especially for business users, but in real world use its limited electric range (compared with the hybrid BMW X5) and smaller petrol engine mean it lacks appeal.


From the petrol range, we would pick the straight-six P400, or go the whole hog and get the wildest SVR. It is a truly singular experience, and one of the few sporty hotrod SUVs that refuses to take itself too seriously.


Apart from the latter, which comes with its own bespoke specification, we'd stick firmly to the normal HSE car and spend the money saved from the HSE Dynamic on a couple of choice options, it's not worth upgrading.

What other cars are similar to the Range Rover Sport?

With a heady mixture of luxury, performance, and desirability, not many cars have the presence of the Range Rover Sport. Few of its rivals can compete with its off-road prowess either, except for the Mercedes G-Class.


Many competitors can match its glamorous interior and sporty on-road handling though. Some of the best of the bunch include the latest Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, and Audi Q8, and most have a lower starting price.


If you have a genuine need for extra seating, then both the Audi Q7 and BMW X7 come with that third-row as standard. Both have superior passenger space in general, but the BMW is in a league of its own in the back.


For buyers who like the look of the Sport but are too intimidated by its sheer size, we'd advise checking out its little brother, the Velar. It's almost as plush, cheaper to buy, and easier to drive in town and park everyday.

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

How much is a Range Rover Sport?

A brand new Range Rover Sport costs upwards of £64,000 while the SVR tops out at more than £100,000. It's been on sale for a while, though, so used examples of the latest model are available for as little as £25,000. Earlier Range Rover Sports could be yours for just £3,000.

Phil Hall

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Are Range Rover Sports reliable?

Range Rover Sports aren't known for their reliability record. Common issues include electrical gremlins, defective differentials and excessive oil consumption. Ultimately, it's a premium car and you'll have to be prepared for expensive running costs as it gets older.

Dan Powell

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What car should I consider alongside a Range Rover Sport?

Popular Range Rover Sport rivals include the Mercedes GLE and BMW X5, while the Audi Q8 (or more practical Q7) should also be on your shortlist. The Porsche Cayenne is a sportier alternative, while the Volvo XC90 should be on your radar if you'd prefer an ultra comfortable SUV.

Andy Brady

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