2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Pros: Fantastic off-road capabilities; acceleration is gutsy with base V6 and blistering with supercharged V8; improved fuel economy; classy interior; delivers much of the upscale appeal of the original Range Rover at a much lower price

Cons: Even though its pricing significantly undercuts a regular Range Rover, Range Rover Sport is still really expensive; some complicated controls; legroom could be better in both the front and rear; small-item storage in the cabin is only so-so

CG Says: After its ground-up redesign for 2014, the 2015 land Rover Range Rover Sport gets a super-performance SVR model with a uniquely tuned sport suspension, exclusive trim, and a 550-horsepower supercharged V8. Newly optional is a Driver Assistance Pack that includes lane-departure warning, traffic-sign recognition, and multiple park-assist features. There are other premium SUVs that offer more value for mainstream shoppers, but none of them can match the Range Rover Sport’s blend of on- and off-road handling, invigorating acceleration, regal cabin appointments, high-tech features, and high-end personality. The new-for-2015 SVR model is incredibly expensive, but it should provide an interesting alternative to high-performance luxury SUVs such as the BMW X5 M and X6 M.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5 or 7
Drive Wheels 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Land Rover
Nation of Manufacture United Kingdom
Base Prices SE: $63,350
HSE: $68,295
V8 Supercharged: $79,995
V8 Supercharged w/ Dynamic Pack: $82,745
Autobiography: $92,495
SVR: $110,475

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
510 (550 in SVR)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

Range Rover Sport
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR