Used Range Rover Sport for sale
First appearing in 2005, the Range Rover Sport perfectly expresses its name by being a dynamic and responsive SUV. Here we're looking at the second generation model, which came along in 2013, receiving a facelift in 2017.
Sitting under the iconic Range Rover, the Sport slots in above the Velar and Evoque. It's still a very big SUV, but Land Rover have ensured the Sport is a more agile and leaner offering than its larger sibling, for a more engaging and responsive feel. Being a product from the Land Rover family ensures that it will still perform incredibly well if you do decide to venture off road, too.
On first impressions, the Range Rover Sport offers:
- A dynamic and sporty feel
- Enhanced luxury and comfort
- Sporty engine options
- More aggressive sports styling
Read on to discover if the Range Rover Sport is the right used SUV for you.
Engines and Driving Experience
Via clever construction, including the use of lightweight aluminium, the Range Rover Sport inspires greater driving confidence. This is further enhanced by a trick chassis and anti-roll system that keep the vehicle composed, resulting in a lot less lean when navigating bends. These features ensure the it's an impressive SUV to drive.
An entry-level 3.0-litre diesel (D250) kicks-off the engine range, with 296bhp, capable of 0 to 62mph in 8.5 seconds. Mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are much spicier, with 396 and 398bhp respectively. The P400 (mild hybrid) can complete 0 to 62mph in 5.9 seconds, whilst the P400e (PHEV) takes 6.7 seconds.
Those wanting the most performance from their Range Rover Sport will want to look at the SVR flagship model. This beastly SUV features a beefy 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 567bhp, thrusting this colossus from 0 to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Practicality and Running Costs
The Range Rover Sport is more compact than that of a regular Range Rover, but it's still a large SUV, being a similar size to one of its direct rivals in the form of the Porsche Cayenne. With 784 litres of boot space, it beats the Cayenne's 600 litres too.
SVR models come with 5 seats, although the two main rear ones are sculptured bucket seats, so the middle regular seat is a bit of a squeeze. You can also get the Sport in a 5+2 configuration, but again, the rear seats are only really suitable for children.
As with anything performance orientated and large, the Range Rover Sport isn't going to be cheap to run. Insurance group 43 kicks-off the range, and goes up to the highest, which is group 50 for the SVR. Servicing is every year or 16,000 miles, whichever comes first and we would recommend Stratstone Land Rover for this specialist SUV's maintenance.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The interior features a commanding view of the road, and driver and passengers are greeted with fine build quality along with high-quality materials. There's also a striking digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen completing the impressive ambiance.
Being a luxury SUV, there's plenty of standard kit and technology too, with adaptive cruise control, heated front and rear seats, parking sensors, cameras and WiFi hotspot, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Although the Range Rover Sport hasn't been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, we can't see it slipping up when it comes to safety, as it's closely related to the regular Range Rover. Especially with the following features available:
- Emergency braking
- Intelligent speed limiter
- Blind spot monitoring
- Adaptive cruise control
- Traffic sign recognition
- Surround-view cameras
Is the Range Rover Sport right for me?
If you're in the market for a luxury SUV, which offers a dynamic driving experience that can match certain performance cars, then the Range Rover Sport should be on your list.
If you prefer a little more comfort and don't need the performance, a regular Range Rover is more practical and more luxurious, but will cost more.
The Porsche Cayenne should be considered if you want an even more focused driving experience, as Porsche have cleverly applied their sports car perfections to their sporty SUV. The interior and overall experience is outstanding too.
A BMW X5 is also a worthwhile rival, which again is more dynamic. However, if you prefer added comfort in your sporty SUV, the Range Rover Sport may well be the right choice for you after all.
Why purchase a used Range Rover Sport through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.