The Range Rover Sport isn’t the most commodious car in its class for back-seat passengers – but it’s certainly big. There’s good head and knee room, for example, so a couple of six-footers are unlikely to feel cramped. A middle passenger might do, though. The two outer seats are sculpted, which means the middle one is relatively narrow and uncomfortable. It’s fine for children or smaller adults on short hops, but if you want a car to regularly seat five adults for any moderate length of time, shop elsewhere.
On this front, the SVR makes the situation worse; by exaggerating the bolsters of the outer seats, the middle seat is made even less comfortable.
The Sport is a five-seater as standard, but you can pay extra to have two additional seats that fit in the boot. These are nowhere near as useable as the ones you’ll find in the back of a Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes GL, for example; access is a slightly awkward clamber through a narrow gap, and space is sufficient for children and small adults only. Still, having up to seven seats will be useful for some people, and is something that not many large SUVs offer.
Just as they are in the front, the rear door pockets are quite small, but they will swallow a 1.0-litre bottle. There are, however, few other places to transfer the contents of your pockets to, other than small nets on the front seatbacks.