2017 Range Rover Sport Review

Introduction

Once seen as a bit of a tearaway and a footballer’s wife special, the Range Rover Sport has matured into a subtler car than the original, one that is lighter and more economical, and is far more practical thanks to optional seats for seven. Its quality is as good as its handling and ride, and it’s still astonishing off-road. Can it keep up the pace against talented German and Japanese opposition, though?

 

Body Style: Large SUV                  Seats: 5 (7 optional)                  MRP from £59,700 - £96,900

  

Did you know? The original Range Rover Sport concept was called the Range Stormer and it had insane Lamborghini-style doors.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

It is hard to conceive of a more appealing product than the Range Rover Sport. Quite apart from the sheer brand appeal of the twinned Land Rover and Range Rover badges, it manages to be luxurious, but still reasonably subtle (as much as two-tonne-plus SUV can be anyway…), good to drive, comfortable in which to ride, and damn near unstoppable off-road. A 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine brings welcome lower emissions while the supercharged V8 SVR is just loveably bonkers.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★★☆...