New 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV
Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is legendary for its luxury and off-road ability, and now for its plug-in hybrid option.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Pricing
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport KBB Expert Review
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport combines two elements that couldn’t be more diametrically opposed: tenacious off-road abilities and uncompromising luxury. Unlike many luxury SUVs, the Range Rover Sport shuns a low roofline and sloping rear end in favor of the traditional British box, albeit with slightly rounded edges. As such, the Range Rover Sport offers excellent interior room in all directions, plus a commanding presence wherever it goes. Unlike an Audi A7 or BMW X5, Land Rover’s luxury giant can actually venture over some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet without even breaking a sweat. A new plug-in hybrid version helps keep this iconic SUV up to date without surrendering any of its historic abilities.
You'll Like This Car If...
If your automotive needs require a luxury SUV worthy of the status you’ve achieved in life, but your youthful side still seeks to get away from all things civilized, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport can fill both roles.
You May Not Like This Car If...
While getting better, Land Rover reliability still isn’t as good as some competitors. You can find an equally luxurious 7-passenger SUV for less money, although only the Lexus LX 570 is probably as off-road capable.
What's New for 2019
The Range Rover Sport gains a new plug-in hybrid powertrain option capable of covering up to 31 miles on pure electric propulsion. Standard driver assists are upgraded to include adaptive cruise control with steering assist and a Wade Sensing feature to monitor water depth when traversing streams or flooded roadways.
We've had the rare opportunity to test both elements of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport in none other than England itself. An off-road trail let us push the Sport’s 4-wheel-drive setup to the limit as we ventured over rutted back roads, through deep bogs and into water deep enough to make us wonder if we'd be using the sunroof as an escape hatch; ultimately it was drama-free, with the Range Rover Sport pulling through with flying colors. With its off-road chops verified, we were turned loose on an airport runway, taking the Range Rover Sport to an impressive 145-mph straight-line speed, which it handled with all the stability and calm as if it were loafing down the Interstate. Around town, the Range Rover Sport impresses with its sophistication, responsive drivetrains and comfortable interior.
V8-powered Range Rover Sports feature Torque Vectoring, a system that employs braking to regulate power to the outside rear wheel when the vehicle is turning. With more torque going to the outside wheel, understeer is curbed while both cornering and off-road capabilities are greatly improved.
The Range Rover Sport P400e represents Land Rover’s first foray into the plug-in hybrid world, offering an electric-only range of 31 miles. Combining a 296-horsepower 4-cylinder engine with a 141-horsepower electric motor, the Range Rover Sport P400e can achieve 60 mph is just 6.3 seconds.
While some luxury brands pick colors and features for you, the 2019 Range Rover Sport gives great leeway to those writing the check, allowing customers to choose from a vast arsenal of colors, materials and trim. There’s not a speck of hard plastic or cheap knockoff faux appliques inside the cabin, just the best wood, leather, metal and carbon fiber money can buy. Seat sew patterns are simple yet elegant, mimicking the overall interior design that favors a clean, minimalist approach. Headroom and legroom are plentiful, as rear-seat passengers enjoy numerous amenities like heated seats, rear-seat audio, reclining lounge seating and ventilation controls.
There’s no mistaking the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport for anything but a Land Rover vehicle. Its electric-razor style grille, slab sides and signature narrow headlights are both defining and yet modern, creating a mystique that exudes the British idea of luxury and good taste. Variations on the exterior depend on the trim. The Autobiography model, for example, has lots of shiny bits, whereas its 575-horsepower SVR counterpart tones it down a bit. While some paint color options can cost thousands of dollars, for us it’s the little things, such as the Range Rover Sport-shaped approach lighting beam, that make this SUV so special.
Notable Standard Equipment
The base-model Range Rover Sport SE comes standard with a leather interior and 14-way-power front seats, air suspension, multi-mode selectable Terrain Response, 60/40-split rear seat, front/rear parking sensors, and new this year, the InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin 10-inch touch screens. Also included are Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, remote-sensing unlocking and push-button start, and an Automatic Access Height lowers the vehicle’s air suspension when placed in Park. All that, along with dual USB ports, 14 total power points and a hard-disk navigation system, makes one wonder what else there is to add. Well...
Notable Optional Equipment
There are multiple engine options from supercharged V6 and V8 engines to a turbocharged V6 diesel and gasoline/electric plug-in hybrid, as you work your way from SE, through HSE and P400e to Supercharged and ultimately Autobiography and SVR models. The top-line 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR comes with a 575-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, plus adaptive cruise-control, "automatic" parallel parking, advanced blind-spot monitoring, traffic-sign recognition, a surround-view camera system and a full LCD instrument panel. For off-road capability, there are a 2-speed transfer case, All-Terrain Progress Control, torque vectoring and Terrain Response 2 Auto. For luxury, consider a panoramic moonroof, 3rd-row seat and 1,700-watt, 23-speaker Meridian audio system.
Under the Hood
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers a choice of four engines, all of them either supercharged or turbocharged. Toward the bottom end is a 340-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter V6, which is also available in a more powerful 380-horsepower version. The 254-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 makes a whopping 440 lb-ft of torque, nearly as much as the V8 engines. The new plug-in hybrid P400e employs a turbocharged 4-cylinder combined with a powerful electric motor sandwiched between the gasoline engine and 8-speed automatic. The system is backed by a 13.1-kWh battery capable of taking the P400e 31 miles solely on electric power. At the upper end there's a 518-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, or a high-performance version that puts out 575 horsepower in the Range Rover Sport SVR. All of the engines come with an excellent 8-speed automatic transmission, and all Range Rover Sport models come standard with 4-wheel drive. While the V8 engines obviously win on power, the V6 versions actually offer plenty of power.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (P400e)
296 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
296 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,000 rpm
85-kWh electric motor
Combined output: 398 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm, 472 lb-ft of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 (SE, HSE)
254 horsepower @ 4,000 rpm
440 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-2,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/28 mpg
3.0-liter supercharged V6 (SE, HSE)
340 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
332 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23 mpg
3.0-liter supercharged V6 (HSE Dynamic)
380 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
340 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23 mpg
5.0-liter supercharged V8 (Supercharged, Autobiography)
518 horsepower @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
461 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/22 mpg
5.0-liter supercharged V8 (SVR)
575 horsepower @ 6,000-6,500 rpm
502 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 mpg
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a base-model 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE is right at the $67,745 mark; add about $2,000 if you want a diesel with that. The P400e starts at $79,295. On the other end of the spectrum is the Range Rover Sport SVR, which starts at more than $114,500, and with options the price can climb to more than $130,000. While that's more expensive than competition like the BMW X5, Acura MDX and Audi Q7, it is in line with vehicles like the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6, although neither of those offers a third row. Before you set out to purchase your Range Rover Sport, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. Note that resale value for the Range Rover Sport isn't expected to reach the long-term standards set by Audi, Lexus, and BMW.
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Land Rover Range Rover Sport Consumer Reviews
October 13, 2018
True luxury that the British do best
Truly a step above the german concept of luxury. Meridian premium audio is best I have heard. Seats are extraordinary. Transmission...
April 01, 2018
Extended warranty to 80,000
Red Leather interior PERFECT
January 24, 2018
Outstanding, Better than expected
I bought this for my significant other. She drives 2000-3000 miles per month and after 18 months she still loves the car. I have spent a...
March 13, 2017
This is a good car to go everywhere. Always has peoples head turning to see who is driving a range rover.
December 29, 2016
Impressed so far ..
I have been following Range Rover models very closely for a while and finally jumped the fence to buy 2016 RR Sport HSE with all the...
December 10, 2016
My first RR Sport Diesel. I am impressed. My husband is not a vehicle lover but he loves this one. The ride is smooth and quiet. I do...
September 02, 2016
Very Nice vehicle, comfortable and stylish.
This is my first Range Rover. the vehicle is very comfortable and easy to drive. The seats are very comfortable and it handles well. ...
November 03, 2015
By far the best car I've owned or driven
I've owned a Sport V8 for a little over a year and done 12,000 miles in it, including two long road trips in the mountains. No...
October 26, 2015
Best vehicle I've ever owned
I have recently gone over 34000 miles and haven't had so much as a single minor problem with this vehicle. I opted for the V-6 for the...
September 09, 2015
This is my third review at 10,000 miles and I could not be happier with my RRS, it has been absolutely perfect in everything.
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