What used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You’ll need at least £22,000 to get yourself inside a reasonable Range Rover Sport. This sort of money will buy you one of the early 2014 cars with a higher-than-average mileage for the year, either privately or from a trader. Look for one with an average mileage and you’ll pay closer to £25,000-£30,000. If you’re prepared to spend around £30,000 to £35,000 you should be able to net a good 2016 or 2017 car with an average mileage and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer. Between £35,000 and £40,000 will net you a 2018 car, while £45,000 to £50,000 will get you a good 2019/2020 model. Expect to pay at least £45,000 for either of the two 5.0 supercharged petrol models.
How much does it cost to run a Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4?
Choose the 2.0 diesel and the official figures claim an average fuel consumption of 46.6mpg, recorded under the older NEDC tests, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 164g/km. The punchier 3.0 diesel claims 40.4mpg NEDC and a CO2 output of 185g/km, while the 3.0 petrol won’t see more than 30mpg and cars with the rip-snorting supercharged 5.0 won’t better 22mpg.
Under the newer, more realistic WLTP tests, the 3.0 SDV6 diesel claims an average 32mpg, the 2.0 petrol 26.1mpg, the V8 diesel 27mpg and the petrol SVR 18.9mpg.
Tax for cars registered before April 2017 is based on CO2 emissions and is therefore heavy for all models. However, those registered after that date will pay tax at a set flat rate, but will also incur the luxury car surcharge because they all cost more than £40,000 when new. The current annual flat rate is £145 a year, and the supplementary luxury surcharge is taxed at £320 a year for five years from year two.
Insurance costs are high, too, with groups ranging from 44 to 50. Servicing will be expensive, especially if you stick to Land Rover franchised servicing agents. At least many offer fixed-price servicing, payable by direct debit, with plans available for two years plus two services right the way up to five years and five services.