The Range Rover Sport is a large SUV that combines luxury, desirability, refinement, comfort and genuine 4x4 capability. With its fully adjustable air suspension and sophisticated four-wheel-drive system, it’ll go farther off road than most of its rivals, but it also handles keenly on road. Add supreme cruising manners, a sumptuous interior and space for up to seven, and the Range Rover Sport also offers all the trappings of lavishness you’d expect of a limousine.
Top-end family 4x4s don’t get much more multi-talented, then, but you’ll pay for the Range Rover Sport’s talents in terms of a high list price and expensive running costs.
The standout model is the 3.0-litre SDV6 HSE seven-seater, because it offers good performance with acceptable running costs, it’s impressively practical and it retains its value better than any other model in the range.