2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

What’s new

  • New plug-in hybrid model with up to 31 miles of EV-only range
  • The V8 Supercharged trim has been dropped, but buyers can still order the V8 Supercharged Dynamic model
  • Optional Wade Sensing feature alerts drivers when the vehicle approaches maximum wading depth.
  • Some options packages have changed
  • Part of the second Range Rover Sport generation introduced for 2014

Pros

  • Comfortable and luxurious cabin
  • Sporty handling and acceleration
  • Modest cargo capacity for the class

Cons - Not Available



Which Range Rover Sport does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport plug-in comes only in the HSE trim, so all that's left is figuring out which color and options you desire. The Drive Pro package is a good choice; it adds adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist to the list of features. A stand-alone option adds heated and ventilated front and rear seats. Ventilated rears are a rarity in this class, and we think the cost is relatively low for such an unusual luxury.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

It's hard to find an area the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport doesn't excel in. Like many of its competitors, the Range Rover Sport offers a luxuriously appointed cabin, a comfortable ride and sprightly acceleration. But it also boasts unrivaled off-road performance if you decide to escape the sprawl of suburbia and literally head for the hills. The same can be said of the standard Range Rover, of course, but the Sport's more attractive price point might give it the edge for many prospective buyers.

For 2019, the Range Rover Sport adds a new plug-in hybrid variant to its robust powertrain lineup. A turbocharged four-cylinder and electric motor produce nearly 400 horsepower combined, about the same power offered by other plug-in luxury SUVs. Land Rover estimates the plug-in can travel 31 miles in EV-only mode. If the EPA confirms this estimate, it would be about double the range offered by many rivals, including the BMW X5 xDrive40e, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e and the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport configurations

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a midsize luxury SUV offered in six main trim levels: SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic, Supercharged Dynamic, Autobiography and SVR. Five-passenger seating is standard, and a power-folding third row that boosts capacity to seven passengers is available on all trims except the HSE with the plug-in hybrid powertrain and the SVR.

The Range Rover Sport is available with a wide range of powertrain options; all are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and feature four-wheel drive. The most common is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6. On SE and HSE trims, it produces 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. On the HSE Dynamic trim, output is boosted to 380 hp. A fuel-sipping, diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 (254 hp, 443 lb-ft) is available on SE and HSE trims.

The new plug-in hybrid powertrain is solely available on the HSE; it uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and an 85-kW electric motor to develop a whopping 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Land Rover estimates the plug-in hybrid will achieve 31 miles of all-electric range before the gasoline engine kicks on. According to Land Rover, charging the 13-kWh battery takes 14 hours using a conventional 110-volt household-style outlet. A 220-volt power supply can also be used, but an estimated charging time has not been released yet.

The Supercharged Dynamic and Autobiography trims are powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 (518 hp, 461 lb-ft). The range-topping SVR increases output to 575 hp and 516 lb-ft.

Standard features on the Range Rover Sport SE include 19-inch wheels, a self-leveling air suspension with automatic height adjustment for loading and unloading, LED headlights, rear foglights, power-folding and auto-dimming heated mirrors, puddle lamps, a hands-free liftgate, and keyless ignition and entry.

Within the cabin, you'll find dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, driver memory settings, ambient interior lighting and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Also standard are a navigation system, a 10-inch touchscreen, and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite and HD radio and USB connectivity. Safety features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and forward collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking.

There are two options packages exclusive to the SE. The Drive package adds a blind-spot monitor, a driver-condition monitoring system and traffic sign recognition. The Park package adds 360-degree parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert.

The HSE includes both above packages, plus adds 20-inch wheels, front foglights, a fixed panoramic sunroof, perforated leather upholstery, an 11-speaker stereo system, 16-way heated front seats, and upgraded interior trim. The plug-in hybrid — dubbed the P400e HSE — features a 19-speaker audio system and the Off-Road package (optional on the SE and the HSE), which adds a low-range transfer case and selectable terrain modes.

The HSE Dynamic is powered by the upgraded gasoline V6. Additional features include the contents of the Off-Road package, 21-inch wheels, automatic high beams, sporty visual upgrades, a heated steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles, additional leather interior trim, configurable ambient lighting, even better front seats (with 22 adjustments plus ventilation and airline-style headrests), heated rear seats, tri-zone climate control, a power-sliding sunroof and the 19-speaker audio system.

The Supercharged Dynamic uses a supercharged V8 and reverts to the HSE's level of equipment. However, it also includes the HSE Dynamic's 21-inch wheels, the Off-Road package, trim upgrades and paddle shifters. The Autobiography adds the HSE Dynamic's luxury features, along with power-closing doors and a 360-degree parking camera.

At the top of the Range Rover Sport lineup is the high-octane SVR. It adds unique wheels, sport-tuned suspension and steering, sportier transmission programming, special interior and exterior styling and trim details, and sport seats.

Many of the above options can be ordered on lower trims, though some packages are available on most levels. These include Drive Pro (blind-spot monitor, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and high-speed automatic emergency braking), Park Pro (automatic parallel and perpendicular parking) and Climate Comfort (a refrigerated box in the front console, a heated steering wheel, and, for non-SE models, a sliding sunroof and four-zone climate control).

Stand-alone options include 22-inch wheels, a head-up display, a 23-speaker audio system, front-seat massage functions, ventilated rear seats, a dual-screen rear entertainment system, and the Wade Sensing system, which requires a 360-degree camera and blind-spot monitor and alerts drivers when the Range Rover Sport approaches its maximum wading depth. A third row of seating, for a maximum of seven passengers, is available on all trims except the P400e plug-in and SVR models.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. We haven't yet driven the Range Rover Sport with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, but we have driven a gasoline-powered model of this generation. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged (supercharged 5.0-liter V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2014, the current Range Rover Sport has received some revisions, including smartphone integration via Jaguar's InControl Apps application and additional safety systems in 2015, revised off-road systems in 2016, a new touchscreen interface in 2017, and a refreshed interior in 2018. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Range Rover Sport.

Driving

The Range Rover Sport is an impressive on-road performer, especially with the powerful supercharged engine. It's not the most agile SUV on the road, but it's a superbly capable off-roader.

Acceleration

At the Edmunds test track, a Range Rover Sport Supercharged sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 4.6 seconds. The SVR improved a smidge to 4.5 seconds. There are faster SUVs, but not many.

Braking

In our testing, the Range Rover Sport performed a panic stop from 60 mph in 124 feet, average for the class.

Steering

The steering feel and accuracy are impeccable on twisting mountain roads yet appropriately light when parking.

Handling

Although it's hard to trust something this big, the Range Rover Sport tackles back roads with the utmost confidence and speed. It's still not as agile as the considerably lighter Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Off-road

Tackling steep rocky grades is made effortless thanks to the sophisticated Terrain Response system and the two-speed transfer case. But wheel articulation is far better on the non-Sport Range Rover.

Comfort

We haven't had a chance to test the updated interior, but in our experience the Rover Sport offers exemplary comfort and quietness.

Seat comfort

The highly adjustable front seats have ample padding and support, making the Range Rover competitive with luxury sedans in terms of comfort.

Ride comfort

With the Terrain Response system set to Auto, the ride is pleasantly cushioned and readily smooths out bumps in the road. Imperfections are felt, but they are never intrusive in this mode.

Noise & vibration

Levels of wind and road noise are insulated enough to be barely detectable. You'll only hear engine growl when you're driving with exuberance. And even then, it sounds great.

Interior

Historically, the Range Rover Sport has used excellent materials and meticulous craftsmanship. The new Touch Pro Duo system adds a thoroughly modern and appealing look, updating the cabin nicely.

Utility

Interior storage is ample, and the optional cooler box works well. With 24.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat and a max of 56.8 cubic feet, cargo space lags the class leaders. Most Range Rover Sports can tow up to an impressive 7,716 pounds. The SVR drops to a respectable 6,613 pounds, while the hybrid can tow up to 5,511 pounds.

Technology

The Range Rover Sport packs a lot of technology options, including driver aids for both on and off the road and rear-seat entertainment screens. The Touch Pro Duo system looks sharp and futuristic, but it can be slow to respond and overly complicated to use.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$78,300
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
398 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$74,350
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
MSRP
$72,350
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$113,600
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
575 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Range Rover Sport safety features:

Terrain Response 2
Monitors the vehicle's traction and adapts to maintain control on different surfaces and road conditions.
Rear Traffic Monitor
Alerts the driver when backing up that a car or pedestrian is approaching the rear of the vehicle.
Driver Condition Monitor
Detects the signs of drowsy driving and lets you know you should probably pull over for a break.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. the competition

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The GLE is Mercedes-Benz's entry in the midsize luxury crossover class. As expected, this big cruiser features decadent cabin materials, though it's not as high-tech as the Land Rover. Its all-electric range is a third of the Range Rover Sport's, but the GLE is also more powerful and considerably less expensive.

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Porsche Cayenne

Who says you can't have a sporty SUV? The Porsche Cayenne is undoubtedly the enthusiast's choice in the midsize crossover segment, and we think it's worth the sometimes exorbitant cost. Every engine except the base Cayenne's V6 makes in excess of 400 horsepower — even that of the S E-Hybrid plug-in. Note that its all-electric range is about half of the Range Rover Sport's.

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Volvo XC90

Though the Volvo XC90 is a few inches longer than the Range Rover Sport, its third row is also strictly kids-only. In this case, the plug-in hybrid is the most potent powertrain available, pairing an electric motor to a four-cylinder engine that is both supercharged and turbocharged. As with the other rivals, the XC90's EV range isn't as lengthy as the Range Rover Sport's.

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV for Sale

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2019 HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
New 2019
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
HSE
Land Rover of Chantilly
9.1 mi away
MSRP$78,040
Est.Loan: $1,445/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2019 HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
New 2019
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
HSE
Land Rover Tysons Corner
14.9 mi away
MSRP$75,780
Est.Loan: $1,403/mo
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Dealer Notes
025LM-Meridian Sound System031NO-20 5 split-spoke 'Style 5084' with Silver finish173AB-Soft Door Close300LS-16-way memory front seats032DV-Heated Steering Wheel033BV-Heated Front Seats040AK-Heated Windscreen041CZ-Sliding Panoramic Roof045CA-Front Centre Console Cooler Compartment080AC-Body-Coloured Roof086GD-Blind Spot Monitoring088HB-Shadow Zebrano Veneer
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2019 HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
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19.9 mi away
MSRP$77,176
Est.Loan: $1,429/mo
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Dealer Notes
CLIMATE COMFORT PACK,HEATED & COOLED FRONT SEATS W/HEATED REAR SEATS,PREMIUM INT PROTECTION & STORAGE PACK (PREFERRED),Sun/Moonroof,Leather Seats,Navigation System,EBONY MORZINE HEADLINING,BASIC REAR SEAT CONVENIENCE PACK (PREFERRED),WHEEL PROTECTION PACK W/CHROME LOCKS (PREFERRED),CABIN AIR IONIZATION,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,CAR CARE KIT (PREFERRED),Cooled Front Seat(s),16-WAY HEATED FRONT SEATS W/MEMORY,EBONY/EBONY/EBONY/EBONY; PERFORATED WINDSOR LEATHER SEAT TRIM,FUJI WHITE,WHEELS: 20 5 SPLIT-SPOKE 'STYLE 5084'

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV Overview

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV is offered in the following styles: P400e HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 8A), HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), SVR 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A), SE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), HSE Dynamic 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), Autobiography 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A), and Supercharged Dynamic 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A).

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