Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2013 -) Safety & Reliability

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.

5 out of 5

Safety

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport safety levels are extremely impressive thanks to a strong suite of passive and active safety systems.

As well as a full suite of airbags including curtain and side ones, the Sport has 11 active safety systems including stability programmes, hill descent control for off-roading and braking control systems all designed to help avoid an accident in the first place.

There's also the option of an SOS system which will alert emergency services in case of an accident where the airbags have been deployed.

The new Range Rover, to which the Sport is very closely related, scored the maximum five stars in the independent Euro NCAP safety tests so we’d expect a very similar score.

The only aspect which may provide marginal protection is against whiplash injuries - an area of concern not helped by head restraints that can’t be adjusted forwards or backwards.

4 out of 5

Reliability

This is a new large, sophisticated 4x4 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport reliability is untested at the moment.

The brand does rank well in customer satisfaction surveys and generally Land Rover’s cars are seen as being robust - particularly engines and the 4x4 systems.

Good customer service by dealers on the whole also engenders confidence and ensuring the car is regularly serviced will also boost reliability.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported