Elegant styling; impressive power and handling ability; first-rate luxury trappings; off-road prowess; diesel engine option
Cavelike interior; big blind spot over driver's shoulder; finicky touchscreen for the navigation system; poor fuel economy on the V8.
For 2016, the Range Rover Sport now has an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine. Additionally, the InControl Remote & Protect infotainment upgrade is made standard on all grades, as is an air suspension that lowers the vehicle for easier entry and exit. Other new features include a hands-free gesture power tailgate, a rear camera washer and All-Terrain Progress Control (standard on V8 models). See the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport models for sale near you
Go with the HSE and either the supercharged or turbodiesel 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 that will impress your friends and family. Find a Land Rover Range Rover Sport for sale
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes in five trims, each with their own optional upgrades: SE, HSE, Supercharged, Autobiography and SVR.
The base SE ($64,275) includes a supercharged V6 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive with adjustable Terrain Response settings, air suspension with Automatic Access Height, 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, InControl Remote & Protect, Bluetooth and USB/iPod support.
The base SE Td6 ($67,445) includes the same equipment as the supercharged SE but adds the diesel engine.
The HSE ($70,945) adds perforated leather seats, fog lights, 20-in alloy wheels, heated front seats, a fixed panoramic sunroof and chrome grille and fender vents.
The HSE Td6 ($72,445) includes the same equipment as the supercharged HSE but adds the diesel engine.
The Supercharged ($80,945) brings a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, sliding panoramic sunroof, a more sophisticated Terrain Response 2 all-wheel-drive system, All-Terrain Progress Control, Dynamic Response with lean control, Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential and Adaptive Dynamics with variable damper control.
The top-of-the-line Autobiography ($94,290) brings a 19-speaker Meridian audio system, automatic high beams, adaptive HID headlights, heated and ventilated 16-way power front seats, 21-in wheels, a 360-degree Surround View camera, a heated rear seat, rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
The performance-oriented SVR ($112,345) brings more hp, a recalibrated sport suspension, electronically-controlled active two-stage exhaust, adaptive HID headlights, unique sport seats and interior trim, recalibrated locking rear differential, six-piston Brembo brakes, aggressive bumper and front fascia design and revised electric power steering.
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 Front Climate Comfort and Visibility package adds fog lights, adaptive headlights, a blind-spot monitor, rear traffic detection, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and heated windshield wipers. The Extra Duty package adds the Terrain Response 2 system. The Driver Assistance package brings a head-up display, traffic sign recognition software, Park Distance Control, lane-departure warning and WiFi. Individual options include adaptive cruise control, a sliding 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|
2016 BMW X5 -- The X5 may be the only SUV with better handling, but it's not large inside, and the ride can be somewhat punishing with the bigger wheel and tire setup.
2016 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.
Used Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG -- You'll get scintillating performance and more interior room in a 2011-2014 MB GL63 AMG, plus you can get a longer warranty via the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program.