Range Rover Sport review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior rear seats
  • Range Rover Sport 2021 front tracking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 right tracking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 front right static
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 right static
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 headlight detail
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 side detail
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior front seats
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 boot open
  • Range Rover Sport 2021 front tracking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 right tracking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 front right static
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 right static
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 headlight detail
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 side detail
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 interior front seats
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Range Rover Sport is an expensive car, and no amount of adjusting for standard equipment or balancing out ownership costs will mitigate that fact. It’s a good 10-20% pricier in the showroom than many like-for-like rivals. That turns out to be a good rule of thumb for other costs too, with contract hire and monthly PCP bills all putting the car at a similar premium. Like all Land Rovers, you’ll find it holds its value against depreciation better than rivals, outperforming the BMW X5 and even the Porsche Cayenne.

Real-world fuel economy is closer to that of its rivals, but the Range Rover Sport’s official CO2 emissions figures aren’t as competitive. The D300 diesel emits slightly more CO2 than the equivalent 50 TDI engine in the Audi Q7, for example. Meanwhile, Land Rover claims economy figures for the P400 petrol that virtually match its BMW X5 40i rival. 

Equipment, options and extras

Range Rover Sport trims are split into HSE, HSE Silver, HSE Dynamic, HSE Dynamic Black and Autobiography Dynamic, with SVR at the top of the range, with a sporty-looking HST trim that’s only available with the D350 and P400 engine.

We’d recommend HSE, not least because the car is expensive enough in entry-level trim and higher trims don’t really add enough to justify the added expense. The HSE is pretty well equipped, anyway – it has 20in alloy wheels, air suspension, electrically adjustable leather seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and an electrically operated tailgate along with all the other goodies we’ve mentioned.

Overview

Some rivals are faster and more fun to drive, but few are as comfortable or refined as the Range Rover Sport. We’d advise looking at a D300 diesel unless the P400e works for your lifestyle or bank balance. Stick to the lower trim levels, too, as costs soon shoot up.

  • Impressive refinement
  • Comfortable ride
  • Sumptuous interior
  • Expensive to buy
  • Poor reliability record
  • Infotainment system is slow and fiddly
New car deals
Target Price from £79,125
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