Land Rover Range Rover Sport review
For the first time, Range Rover decided to add a second car to its lineup. With the company’s reputation at stake, the Range Rover Sport had to be good. If it actually had to be better than good, it had to be amazing. The good news is that it is.
The Range Rover Sport is a smaller version of its older brother, the Range Rover, with its more aggressive styling and large wheels that hide nothing of its intent. The interior, on the other hand, is an opulent haven for the driver and all passengers, unsurprisingly. With the same seating position as the larger Range Rover, you can look down at other traffic and really feel like you own the road.
There are plenty of switches and gadgets to play with as standard, but the leather upholstery is not standard on the entry-level ‘S’ model, so you’ll have to opt for that as an additional cost (especially if you ever have the intention to sell it). Other than that, all models come with all the equipment you could ask for and more.
There are four engines available. Starting with the 3.6-liter 188bhp 2.7 and 268bhp turbodiesels, slightly more environmentally friendly, but if you want performance that really lives up to the ‘Sport’ badge, then you have to choose between the 295bhp 4.4-liter V8 or the V8. 4.2 liters. 385 hp supercharged gasoline engines.
No matter which engine you choose, the Range Rover Sport will not let you down. Based on an improved Discovery platform, it has been designed to handle like a smaller vehicle because it retains the comfort and off-road capabilities you would expect from a Range Rover.