Elegant styling; impressive power and handling ability; first-rate luxury trappings; off-road prowess
Cavelike interior; big blind spot over driver's shoulder; finicky touchscreen for the navigation system; poor fuel economy on the V8
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is all-new for 2014, with a lighter and stronger aluminum body, a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a new supercharged V6 engine offering.
Go with the HSE and the supercharged V6, then load it up with option packages. You'll save a ton of cash, get better fuel economy than with the V8 and still have a very enjoyable SUV to impress your friends and family. Find a Land Rover Range Rover Sport for sale
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes in four trims, each with their own optional upgrades: SE, HSE, Supercharged and Autobiography.
The base SE ($63,495) includes a supercharged V6 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, AWD with adjustable Terrain Response settings, air suspension, front and rear parking sensors, 14-way power front seats, power-folding and heated side mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, a rearview camera, HID headlights, leather seating, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a power rear lift gate, 19-inch alloy wheels, 8-speaker audio with touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth and USB/iPod support.
The HSE ($68,495) adds perforated leather seats, fog lights, 20-in alloy wheels, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and chrome grille and fender vents.
The Supercharged ($79,995) brings a V8 engine, a more sophisticated Terrain Response 2 AWD system, Dynamic Response with lean control, Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential and Adaptive Dynamics with variable damper control.
The top-of-the-line Autobiography ($93,295) brings a 19-speaker Meridian audio system, automatic high beams, adaptive HID headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, 21-in wheels, a 360-degree Surround View camera, a heated rear seat, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
Many of the Autobiography's standard features can be found in options packages on the other trims. The 5+2 package adds a third-row seat, while the Climate Comfort and Visibility package adds fog lights, adaptive headlights, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and heated windshield wipers. The Extra Duty package adds the Terrain Response 2 system. Blind spot monitoring, a Surround View camera, park assist, a soft door-closer and reverse traffic detection are part of the Vision and Convenience package. Individual options include adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof and 20- and 21-in wheels.
Premium options offered include a 1,700-watt, 23-speaker Meridian audio system, climate-controlled rear seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, a head-up display and a rear-seat entertainment system.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/15,000 Miles|
BMW X5 -- The X5 may be the only SUV with better handling, but it's not large inside, and its ride can be somewhat punishing with the bigger wheel and tire setup.
Porsche Cayenne -- The Cayenne offers more model choices, including a hybrid, and a lower base price. However, you can't get a third-row seat option, and the Cayenne can't follow the Range Rover Sport in the toughest off-road situations.
Audi Q7 -- Audi's Q7 feels a bit more carlike in the way it rides and handles, and it offers the option of a diesel engine.