Some rivals are faster and more fun to drive, but few are as comfortable or refined as the Range Rover Sportget the best price
As you’d expect given the name, this trim comes with uprated underpinnings to make the Range Rover Sport handle better on the road and be even more capable off it. In addition, 21in wheels are fitted, as are sporty touches such as steel pedals and gloss black exterior trim. Standard HSE trim is more comfortable and cheaper, though, so that’s what we recommend.
The PHEV P400e combines the Si4 petrol's 296bhp with a 114bhp electric motor to give a healthy blast of pace when you put your foot down – although not quite enough to match the Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid – and a quiet, electric-only range (of around 20 miles in the real world) when you use it in EV mode, which can be maintained at speeds up to 85mph. It's a little clunky at times as it switches between engine and motor, but the regenerative brakes work relatively smoothly. It's superb for those who mainly drive in town and can keep the battery charged (which takes around 2hrs and 45mins from a 32amp wall socket, or 7hrs 30mins from a standard three-pin plug), but once the batteries are depleted, the best average mpg you'll see will be around 25mpg.