Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Pros: Fantastic off-road capabilities; acceleration is 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: The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport replaces its base supercharged 340-/380-horsepower V6 with a new mild-hybrid, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six cylinder that is available with 355 or 395 horsepower ratings. Newly available are Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality and a Wade Sensing Control feature for fording water. Range Rover Sport is a premium midsize crossover SUV that seats up to seven passengers with optional third-row seat. Although it shares a name with Land Rover’s topline Range Rover, Range Rover Sport is actually built on a smaller platform and is less expense. Besides the new base mild-hybrid six, there is also a high-performance supercharged 5.0-liter V8 rated at 518 or 575 hp. Better fuel economy is offered by a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 with 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard and a two-speed transfer case is optional. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, Driver Condition Monitor, Intelligent Speed Limiter, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, park assist, Advanced Tow Assist, surround-view camera, hands-free liftgate, height-adjustable suspension, and head-up instrument display. 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 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 all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Land Rover
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices SE P360 Mild-Hybrid Six 355 HP: $69,795
HSE P360 Mild-Hybrid Six 355 HP: $75,285
HST P400 Mild Hybrid Six 395 HP: $84,245
SE Td6 Diesel: $70,795
HSE Td6 Diesel: $76,295
Supercharged Dynamic 518 HP: $87,795
Supercharged Dynamic Autobiography 518 HP: $98,795
SVR 575 HP: $115,795

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter six/electric motor (P360 Mild Hybrid, P400 Mild Hybrid)
Horsepower
355 P360, 395 P400
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.0-liter V8 (Supercharged)
Horsepower
518 (575 SVR)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-22

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 (Td6)
Horsepower
254
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28