The Range Rover Sport blends a certain enthusiasm with legendary off-road prowess. Engine choices are a 340-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 or a remarkably quiet, efficient 254-hp 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6. Both are matched to an eight-speed automatic and four-wheel drive. Classic styling, smart features, sharp handling, and go-anywhere reputation make the Range Rover Sport a well-rounded package.
How Much Does the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Cost?
The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has a starting price of $65,650, which is more than what you’ll pay for most luxury midsize SUVs. It’s also one of the most expensive off-road SUVs currently on the market. In addition to the base SE trim, the Range Rover Sport is available in six other trims: HSE ($72,650), HSE Dynamic ($80,150), Supercharged ($80,650), Supercharged Dynamic ($83,730), Autobiography ($94,450), and SVR ($111,350).
Should I Buy the Land Rover Range Rover Sport?
You should buy a Land Rover Range Rover Sport if you want a medium-sized SUV that comes with the ultimate in fineries and four-wheel-drive capability, but you can’t afford the larger Range Rover. If your regular outings include large Costco sprees or gear-laden wilderness trips, you may find the rear of the Range Rover Sport too limiting (its cargo area is one of the smallest among SUVs this size). In this case, the Land Rover Discovery may be a better fit. It’s slightly longer than the Range Rover Sport and can carry much more cargo inside. The Discovery’s starting price is also about $15,000 less than the Range Rover Sport’s, though it doesn’t come with as many standard amenities.
If jaunts off the beaten path are few and far between, there are a few rivals that can match the Range Rover Sport’s level of refinement (and cause less damage to your pocketbook). The BMW X5, for example, is an athletic SUV with a posh interior, and it costs about $10,000 less.