Range Rover Sport review - Reliability and safety

Land Rover has a poor reputation for reliability, but the Range Rover Sport is disproving this. Safety is strong, too

Land Rover doesn’t have the best reputation for reliability - the manufacturer finished in 22nd place out of 29 brands in our 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey (although this was up from 25th spot in 2020). 

The Range Rover Sport hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP, but its larger sibling, the Range Rover, was tested by the safety body in 2012, where it scored a full five-star rating. Adult occupant protection was, as you’d expect, a very impressive 91%, while child occupant protection scored 84%. It wasn’t as bad as you may fear for pedestrians, either, scoring 63%, with safety assist systems rated at 86%.

As the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport share so much fundamental architecture beneath the surface, we’d expect a similarly strong score from the Sport.

Warranty

All Land Rovers come with a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty from new. Many owners choose accessories such as towbars with the Range Rover Sport: these are covered by the same new vehicle warranty as well, provided they’re fitted by an official Land Rover Approved Service Centre within one month or 1,000 miles.

Land Rover offers a suite of extended warranties, so if you buy a new Range Rover Sport and plan on keeping it beyond three years, it’s a worthwhile extra spend Land Rover dealers will be happy to advise you on. 

Servicing

Land Rover offers a host of fixed-price and flexible-payment servicing options for its cars – great for spreading the cost of maintenance during your ownership. The balance of service plans can be transferred to a new model or refunded come changeover time.

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