Range Rover Sport review - Practicality, comfort and boot space
There’s plenty of passenger space and room for luggage in the Range Rover Sport, while comfort levels are first class
The Range Rover Sport is only available as a five-seater, so you’ll have to look towards the seven-seat Range Rover or Discovery models if you need your Land Rover to carry extra passengers, while the Defender 110 and 130 versions offer six and eight-seat capacity respectively.
Step inside the Sport though and you won’t be left wanting for luxury – the cabin is trimmed in suitably high-quality materials, including Windsor leather upholstery as standard, while 20-way electrically-adjustable front seats ensure the driver should easily be able to find a comfortable position.
Upgrade to either the Autobiography or First Edition trim levels and you’ll benefit from 22-way heated and ventilated front seats with memory and massage functions. Rear passengers aren’t forgotten either, with heated and ventilated power recline seats with winged headrests.
Although the Range Rover Sport is positioned as the more agile, dynamic model compared to its Range Rover sibling, it’s still a giant of an SUV. The Sport measures 4,946mm long which is 106mm shy of the Range Rover, but overall width (with mirrors out) is the same at 2,209mm, with just a 50mm difference in height – 1,820mm for the Sport vs 1,870mm for the Range Rover.
Leg room, head room and passenger space
Interior space in the Sport is good, although we’d expect there to be a little more room in the rear. Rivals such as the Audi Q7 provide better head and knee room for rear passengers, although the Sport should offer enough space for most.
A 657-litre boot should be able to swallow most luggage needs, while folding the rear seats opens up a van-like 1,860 litres of load space. Thanks to clever packaging the Sport also has room for a spare wheel (which comes as standard) below the boot floor
It’s good news for buyers who want to use their Range Rover Sport for towing duties – all models are capable of pulling up to 3,500kg with the exception of the P460e and p550e plug-in hybrids, which have a 3,000kg towing capacity.
In this review
- 1Range Rover Sport reviewIf you’re after a large premium SUV that offers strong performance, superb comfort and an engaging drive, then the Range Rover Sport is hard to beat
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Range Rover Sport features a strong lineup of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines, while it’s more refined than ever
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsDiesel power offers good real-world fuel economy, but the Sport PHEV models will be of more interest to business users
- 4Interior, design and technologyA striking exterior look, along with a luxury cabin and much improved onboard technology mean that the Sport really stands out against its premium rivals
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot space - currently readingThere’s plenty of passenger space and room for luggage in the Range Rover Sport, while comfort levels are first class
- 6Reliability and safetySafety levels for the Range Rover Sport are top notch, and customer satisfaction with Land Rover is improving