Range Rover Sport models are split into HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic trim levels, with SVR versions at the top of the range.
We’d recommend an HSE, not least because the car is expensive enough in entry-level trim, but also because it’s well equipped. HSEs get 20in alloy wheels, air suspension, electrically adjustable leather seats, sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, keyless entry and an electrically operated tailgate.
To that we’d add the On/Off-road pack, adaptive xenon headlights, body-coloured side sills and bumper corners, and the Meridian Surround sound system (for optimal resale values, as much as anything). Adding the adaptive cruise control would help make long-distance cruising that bit easier, too.
The HSE Dynamic trim level comes with some of that equipment, but also plenty of stuff we’d happily live without – such as 21in wheels, sports pedals and illuminated interior sills.
Even if you pay the extra for an Autobiography Dynamic version – and it’s a lot extra compared with even an SDV6 HSE Dynamic – you could still easily spend another £15,000 on optional extras if you’re not careful, so beware the lure of the options list.