Land Rover Range Rover Sport

4/5
Land Rover Range Rover Sport  new car image
Verdict

The second largest Range Rover in the family line-up, the Sport is a slightly compact package coupled with aggressive and sporty design to make it one serious SUV

Performance

The Range Rover Sport comes with a similar choice of engines as its larger Range Rover sibling. Your engine choice is also largely determined by your choice of trim level. Across these levels there is a choice of three 3.0 litre V6 diesel options with 258 and 292PS. The hybrid option is a 3.0 litre diesel mated to an 80kw battery to produce 340PS. There is one 4.4 litre V8 diesel option and one high performance 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged with 550PS. This Supercharged petrol is only available in Autobiography Dynamic trim.

Ride & Handling

This Range Rover may have the ‘Sport’ name attached to it but it is still by no means a small SUV. Thanks to its new lightweight aluminium construction, it is considerably lighter. This improves performance and handling while its Active Body Control system ensures body roll is kept in check while driving enthusiastically. Its steering is direct and precise and it feels more responsive in corners a quicker in a straight line than its larger sibling. It’s better off-road than its presecessor too as it now has better ground clearance giving the larger Range Rover a real run for is money in this environment.

Refinement

There is a plethora of trim levels to choose from when purchasing a new Range Rover Sport. Six to be exact and these are S, SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic, Autobiography, Autobiography Dynamic. All models feel just as stylish and upmarket as the Range Rover and you get a generous level of spec as standard with the Sport including xenon head lights, automatic lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, Bluetooth and DAB radio and 20 inch alloy wheels. As you move further up the trim levels you get varying additional levels of comforts like heated seats and steering wheel, two tone paint finish and self-closing doors.

Quality & Reliability

Going up against stiff competition like the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne, the Range Rover Sport has a point to prove over its renound luxurious Range Rover sibling, and it far from disappoints. Its dashboard is probably one of its most impressive features. Besides being one of the nicest designs in its class, it is wrapped in soft leather, similar to the door cards and seats. The build quality is excellent and the extensive use of expensive materials is evident throughout. It doesn’t feel far from its larger more expensive sibling.

Safety & Security

The Range Rover Sport has not yet been tested by Euro NCAP so there is no rating at the moment. However, its larger sibling of similar construction and similar level of safety technology achieved the full five star rating. It would be safe to say that the Sport is a very safe SUV. Each model gets a great level of kit as standard that includes a full set of eight airbags, parking sensors and host of electronic driving aids. There is additional safety items on the options list too like lane departure warning and a surround view camera.

Space & Practicality

There is a good feeling of space throughout the cabin of the Range Rover Sport. While space is good, rear passengers don’t fare as well as they do in the larger Range Rover. Headroom is ample and legroom is not bad, but you would expect more in an SUV of this size. There is an option to add two additional seats in the boot area but these are only really suitable for children. Boot space is a huge 784 litres that opens up to 1761 litres if you drop the back seats. Like its larger sibling, the Range Rover Sport is a luxurious as it is practical which is a huge selling point.

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Key Facts

Make

Land Rover

Model
Range Rover Sport
Variant
Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 S Automatic
Trim
S
Car Category
SUV
First Launched
2012
Engine (L)
3.0
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
Automatic
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€84,700
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€750
Tax Band
E
L/100km Combined
6.9
Average km/L
14.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
89
Fuel Tank Range
1290 km
Cost of filling a tank
€108.49
Average Cost Per 200 km
€16.82
CO2 emmissions
182 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
258 bhp
Max Power kW
192
Displacement - CC (Engine)
2993
Engine Cylinders
6
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
4x4
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
7.6 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
784 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
6 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
784 L
Wheels
All wheel drive (4x4)
Tyre size front
235/65 R19 mm
Tyre size back
235/65 R19 mm
Length
4850 mm
Width
1983 mm
Height
1780 mm
Wheel Base
2923 mm
Front Track (mm)
1780
Kerb weight
2115 KG
Turning circle (m)
12.6

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
V engine
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Front Suspension
Pneumatic elastic element
Rear Suspension
Pneumatic suspension
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
258 bhp
19 Variants
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SUV
€84,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 258 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €84,700
SUV
€91,690
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 340 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €91,690
SUV
€92,525
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 258 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €92,525
SUV
€97,980
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 306 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €97,980
SUV
€100,010
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 340 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €100,010
SUV
€101,055
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 258 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €101,055
SUV
€104,240
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 258 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €104,240
SUV
€106,410
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 306 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €106,410
SUV
€109,355
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 306 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €109,355
SUV
€109,395
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 340 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €109,395
SUV
€112,845
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 340 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €112,845
SUV
€121,490
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 354 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.7 s
  • New Price €121,490
SUV
€123,515
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 354 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.7 s
  • New Price €123,515
SUV
€124,030
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 306 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €124,030
SUV
€124,390
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 306 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €124,390
SUV
€135,850
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 5.0 L
  • Power 510 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 5.3 s
  • New Price €135,850
SUV
€136,760
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 354 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.7 s
  • New Price €136,760
SUV
€138,900
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €570
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 354 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.7 s
  • New Price €138,900
SUV
€152,820
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 784 L
  • Engine Size 5.0 L
  • Power 510 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 5.3 s
  • New Price €152,820