Some rivals are faster and more fun to drive, but few are as comfortable or refined as the Range Rover Sportget the best price
This entry-level trim keeps the price from getting too silly and comes with lots of equipment, so it’s the one we’d go for. Electrically adjustable leather seats, dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera, all-round parking sensors, a touchscreen sat-nav system, heated front and rear seats, an electrically operated tailgate and 20in alloy wheels are all standard. There’s still a lot of desirable equipment on the options list, mind you, so factor in even higher monthly bills once you’ve added a few choice extras.
The SDV6 has plenty of low-rev shove, helping to mask the car’s considerable mass. However, rivals such as the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 272 and BMW X5 40d are that little bit faster.