The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The Range Rover Sport offers a brilliant driving position. There’s a logical relationship between the placement of the wheel and pedals, and a very wide range of adjustment with the steering wheel and the front seats (which can be heated and ventilated depending on your spec – and can give you a massage, too).
The sitting position is said to be 20mm lower than in the Range Rover in an attempt to offer a more sporty feel. To that end, the windscreen is more steeply raked, the centre console is placed a little higher towards the driver and the steering wheel is slightly smaller. On paper, all of that sounds like a big difference, but in reality you still feel like you’re at the helm of a very big, tall luxury SUV.
You get a 360-degree surround camera as standard, along with all-round parking sensors. On Autobiography trim and above, you get a rear-view mirror that, at the flick of a switch, becomes a screen showing a view from the back of the car. It lets you see behind you even if the boot is loaded to the roof, and is available as an option lower down the range.
Sat nav and infotainment
Every Sport gets a 13.1in touchscreen infotainment system that responds swiftly to inputs. Its resolution is impressive, and there are not too many sub-menus to dig through to find a particular function.