The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
A lofty driving position has long been a Range Rover trademark – and even though the Sport model’s isn’t quite as commanding as it’s more expensive bigger brother, it still puts you at a height advantage compared with most other traffic.
The pedals are nicely lined up with the driver, and the electric steering column offers lots of reach and rake adjustment. The seat itself is very comfortable and supports your back very well but could do more to hold you in place during faster turns. Tall drivers might also find the SVR’s integrated head restraint is set slightly too low to be comfortable.
You can pay extra for an all-round camera system (which is standard on higher trims), offering front, rear and bird’s eye views, or a self-parking system that’ll slot the car into a space for you. The standard adaptive LED headlights deliver fine night-time road illumination.
Sat nav and infotainment
As with the smaller Range Rover Velar, every Sport has a pair of 10.0in touchscreens on the dashboard. One screen sits where you’d expect it to, dominating the centre of the dash. The other sits below, in front of the gear selector. The lower screen controls the air conditioning and off-road modes, but you can also operate the multimedia system through it while the main screen displays the navigation.