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; poor fuel economy with the V8; can feel like a bull in a china shop in crowded confines
The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport gets a new HSE Dynamic trim that replaces last year's limited-edition HST. The InControl infotainment system gets a new 10.2-inch touchscreen and more functionality, while the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) is made available across the model range. Nineteen new optional paint colors are offered in either gloss or satin-matte finishes. See the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover 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. Want something with sportier intentions? The Dynamic trims are your best bet. Find a Land Rover Range Rover Sport for sale
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes in six trims, each with their own optional upgrades: SE, HSE, Dynamic, Supercharged, Autobiography and SVR.
The base SE ($66,645) includes a supercharged V6 engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive with adjustable Terrain Response settings, an air suspension with Automatic Access Height, front and rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning with autonomous emergency braking, 14-way power front seats, power-folding and heated side mirrors with a reverse tilt-down feature, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, a rearview camera, HID headlights, leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a power rear lift gate, 19-in alloy wheels, 8-speaker audio with 10.2-in touchscreen navigation, InControl Remote & Protect, Bluetooth and USB/iPod support.
The base SE Td6 ($68,645) includes the same equipment as the supercharged SE but adds the diesel engine.
The HSE ($71,645) adds perforated leather seats, fog lights, 20-in alloy wheels, heated front seats, a fixed panoramic sunroof and a chrome grille and fender vents.
The HSE Td6 ($73,645) includes the same equipment as the supercharged HSE but adds the diesel engine.
The HSE Dynamic ($81,145) adds a 380-hp supercharged V6, unique exterior finishes, 21-in dark satin gray wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, adaptive xenon headlights, climate front seats with heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel, a TFT Virtual Instrument Panel, Adaptive Dynamics, a 825-watt Meridian sound system plus a contrasting black roof and exterior trim.
The Supercharged ($81,645) brings a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, a sliding panoramic sunroof, a more sophisticated Terrain Response 2 all-wheel-drive system, All-Terrain Progress Control, Dynamic Response with lean control, a Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential and Adaptive Dynamics with variable damper control.
The Supercharged Dynamic ($84,725) adds the same equipment as the HSE Dynamic but with the supercharged V8.
The top-of-the-line Autobiography ($95,445) 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 horsepower, a recalibrated sport suspension, an electronically-controlled active 2-stage exhaust, adaptive HID headlights, unique sport seats and interior trim, a recalibrated locking rear differential, 6-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 Third Row Seating package adds powered 5+2 seating plus a tire-repair system and 20-in wheels, while the Climate Comfort and Visibility package adds fog lights, adaptive headlights, a blind spot monitoring system, 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 Wi-Fi. The Vision and Assistance package includes a surround-vision camera, soft-closing doors and a TFT Virtual Instrument Display. Individual options include adaptive cruise control, a sliding panoramic sunroof and 20- and 21-in wheels.
Premium options 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|
2017 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.
2017 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.
2017 Audi Q7 -- Audi's Q7 feels a bit more carlike in the way it rides and handles, but offers no diesel or V8 engine option.
Used Mercedes-Benz AMG GL63 -- You'll get scintillating performance and more interior room in a 2011-2014 M-B AMG GL63, plus you can get a longer warranty via the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program.