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Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4 2005 - 2013 review

(2005 - 2013)
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4 (05 - 13)
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Which used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4 should I buy?

The Range Rover Sport is so big and heavy that even the 295bhp 4.4 V8 petrol struggles, and needs working very hard, which is difficult because the standard automatic transmission often sits in too high a gear.

Instead, our favourite is the supercharged 4.2 V8, the most powerful engine in the range, but the only one to give you something approaching sporty performance - albeit with a hefty price to pay at the fuel pumps.

For better economy you could plump for the 2.7 TDV6 diesel, but performance is sluggish. The TDV8, found in the Range Rover, was a late addition to the Sport range, and is extremely rare on the used market.

Whichever trim you go for, you'll get plenty of equipment. The 'basic' S is anything but, and includes plenty of safety and luxury equipment. However, we'd be tempted to upgrade to SE or HSE, which add equipment such as metallic paint and sat-nav.

(http://www.whatcar.com/classifieds/used-cars/LandRover/RangeRoverSport)**

Which used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4 should I buy?

The Range Rover Sport is so big and heavy that even the 295bhp 4.4 V8 petrol struggles, and needs working very hard, which is difficult because the standard automatic transmission often sits in too high a gear.

Instead, our favourite is the supercharged 4.2 V8, the most powerful engine in the range, but the only one to give you something approaching sporty performance - albeit with a hefty price to pay at the fuel pumps.

For better economy you could plump for the 2.7 TDV6 diesel, but performance is sluggish. The TDV8, found in the Range Rover, was a late addition to the Sport range, and is extremely rare on the used market.

Whichever trim you go for, you'll get plenty of equipment. The 'basic' S is anything but, and includes plenty of safety and luxury equipment. However, we'd be tempted to upgrade to SE or HSE, which add equipment such as metallic paint and sat-nav.

(http://www.whatcar.com/classifieds/used-cars/LandRover/RangeRoverSport)**