Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2013 -) Comfort

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

Comfort

Land Rover Range Rover Sport comfort levels have been improved considerably over the outgoing model, which were sumptuous in the first place.

Thanks to a longer wheelbase there is more space for passengers and significantly more leg-room for rear passengers who can also slide the rear seats back and forward to suit.

There’s plenty of shoulder- and head-room for all passengers plus four-zone air con. The Range Rover Sport packs an impressive ride with little body-roll in bends even when cornering at speed.

Wind and tyre noise has been improved over the older model and Land Rover claims it trumps its rivals. Certainly at speed it is hard to detect much wind noise - you feel cocooned from the outside world.

4 out of 5

Practicality

It’s a large 4x4 so Land Rover Range Rover Sport practicality is a major selling point. Boot size has been increased by 9% so it boasts well over 1,000 litres of capacity.

For the first time Land Rover is offering occasional seating in the third row that sits under the floor in the boot. The electrically-powered seats are raised and lowered by a button in the boot and fold flat when not in use.

Powered tailgates are standard across the range and there is more stowage space inside including a larger glove box, large central stowage under the armrest that can include cooler box, twin large cup holders in central console and more commodious door bins.

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How does the boot space compare?

690 litres
580 litres
530 litres
Land Rover Range Rover Sport (13 on)
221 litres
4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

As you may expect from such a large car, the Sport provides a typically commanding view of the road ahead. As the driver you feel the controls and displays wrap around you, though you don’t feel quite as cocooned as with some other rivals.

The central console is wide to host two cup holders and there is a classy simplicity to the layout of the dials, buttons and controls.

You get an eight-inch dual view touch screen which is intuitive to use on the whole and works well in conjunction with the main command buttons mounted to the side.

The central digital instrument display is clear and easy to read plus it’s easy to toggle through the menus. The chunky steering wheel, adjustable for reach and rake, is tactile and the two mounted pods enables the driver to use the cruise control and audio system among others.