Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2013 -) Buying & Selling

Review by Kieren Puffett on
Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016
4.3
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is an ultra-premium sporty 4x4 and this is the second generation model, which has been given a comprehensive redesign. It’s closely based on the new 2013 Range Rover, but is shorter, lower and weighs 45kg less.

4.5 out of 5

Buying new

The pick of the bunch is the 3.0-litre V6 diesel SDV6 with HSE trim and the Dynamic package being very desirable.

It delivers the best combination of performance and economy, while HSE Dynamic is the best mix of standard kit for ownership and handling.

Options worth considering include the two third row seats if you regularly carry more than five passengers, while less confident parkers may want the Park Assist functions.

Gadget geeks may want to add the wi-fi hotspot function too to use tablets or laptops on the move.

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4.5 out of 5

Buying used

The diesels will be the pick of the bunch for their lower running costs but will be more expensive to buy as they will hold on to 50% of their value after 30k miles and three years – extremely impressive for a large 4x4.

Don’t discount the lower-powered diesel (TDV6) as it matches the higher powered SDV6 for torque while being a little more efficient. Best trims to aim for are the mid-spec HSE and the HSE Dynamic pack, which feature driver assist systems such as Torque Vectoring Control that will add value.

Check for any off-road damage and look for full service history plus when the next service is due. Also check consumables especially the tyres and brakes as they can be expensive items to replace depending on the brand you choose and where you have them fitted.

It’s a good idea to carry out a Parkers Car History check to ensure there is no outstanding finance, whether it has been written-off or stolen.

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4.5 out of 5

Selling

Good clean diesel examples with full service history have the best chance of finding willing buyers and will command the best prices. HSE spec, especially with Dynamic package, will prove the most attractive.

The petrol versions especially the thirsty 5.0-litre V8 supercharged model will lose its value more quickly due to higher running costs. The diesel hybrid will appeal to those looking to really reduce running costs so is likely to command a higher premium.