LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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How much does the Range Rover Sport cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Range Rover Sport to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Range Rover Sport 2.0L diesel costs £200.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band G.

It does not far off 46 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel and the more thirsty BMW X5 3.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 44, which is lower than the Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel, but higher than the BMW X5 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Hyundai Santa Fe has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.7L diesel3.0L diesel4.4L diesel
mpg45.628.337.7 - 40.432.5 - 33.6
emissions164265185 - 199219 - 229
tax£200.00£570.00£260.00 - £300.00£325.00 - £555.00
insuranceGroup 44Group 40Group 43 - 49Group 47

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Range Rover Sport: How big is the boot?

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport has an above average boot space (790 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 5 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 6 large bags or 6 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 6 large bags with its 889 litres.

Is the Range Rover Sport easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Range Rover Sport is hard to park. (If you want the detail it will fill 85% of the bay). This is the widest car in the 4x4 class, and you may need to breathe in a bit when getting in and out.

This car is actually 57mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Range Rover Sport has the best performance?

The fastest Range Rover Sport from 0-60, is the 4.4L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 740 lbs/ft torque and 339 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q7 4.1L diesel, which will beat your Range Rover Sport to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.7L diesel3.0L diesel4.4L diesel
zeroTo62811.96.8 - 7.16.5
torque500440600 - 700700 - 740
bhp240188258 - 306339

What size caravan or trailer, can the Range Rover Sport tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Range Rover Sport 4.4L diesel which has 740 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 3500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.