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Range Rover Sport

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Summary


The Range Rover Sport is a large SUV that sits abover the smaller Range Rover Velar and below the flagship Range Rover in the Land Rover family. The current model is the second generation, which was launched in 2013 and received a mid-life update in early 2018.

Unlike some other models in the Jaguar Land Rover stable, the Range Rover Sport is still built in the UK, at JLR’s factory in Solihull.

The Range Rover Sport’s overall Expert Rating of 73% (as of August 2021) is a decent score but still falls behind rivals from Audi, BMW and Volvo, as well as the related Land Rover Discovery. The high-performance SVR model tends to score better than the ‘regular’ models in the range, particularly with enthusiast titles.

The Range Rover Sport has received many positive reviews from the UK automotive media. It gets particular praise for its ability to combine on-road and off-road performance, as well as comfort and luxury. However, like most Land Rover models, it is criticised for a high number of reliability and quality problems.

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Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £65,295 on-road

Launched: Summer 2013
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: 2022


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

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Autocar

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Parkers

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


The Range Rover Sport has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Given its age and price, the current model is now unlikely to ever be tested.

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Range Rover Sport has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

Again, being at the end of its production life, we’re not expecting the current Range Rover Sport to be selected for assessment by Green NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Range Rover Sport has received

2015

  • Autocar Awards – Autocar Star Award
  • Fleet World Honours – Best SUV

2013

  • 4×4 Magazine Awards4×4 of the Year + Best Premium 4×4

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Range Rover Sport, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q7 | Audi Q8 | BMW X5 | BMW X6 | Land Rover Discovery | Lexus RX LMaserati Levante | Mercedes-Benz GLE | Porsche Cayenne | Volkswagen TouaregVolvo XC90

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