The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport gained the Evoque’s signature looks in its 2014 redesign. It also gained an optional third row — creating seating for seven — that some families might find useful for smaller kids. Our test car had only two rows with seating for five.
We managed to fit all three of our child-safety seats — booster, rear-facing infant seat and convertible — in the Range Rover Sport’s backseat, but it failed to meet our criteria for an acceptable fit: A child’s hand must be able to fit between the booster seat and the next car seat to buckle up. However, in the Range Rover Sport the car seats were jammed together so tightly that even the smallest of hands couldn’t fit. However, a different configuration of car seats — two boosters and an infant seat, for example — might work. Parents of three who are interested in this car should bring their children’s car seats along to a visit to the dealership.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The lower Latch anchors are easy to find and use, despite sitting an inch into the seat bight, where the back and bottom seat cushions meet.
- The forward-facing convertible fit well into the Range Rover Sport.
What We Don’t
- The three tether anchors sit just below the cargo area’s floor on the backseat’s seatbacks. This location could lead a lot of parents to either forget to use the tether anchor with a forward-facing convertible or connect the tether to a cargo hook or something else that’s easier to find in the cargo area.
- We had to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate the rear-facing infant and convertible seats behind it. Our tester still had enough legroom, though.
- Large seat bolsters on both the sides and bottom of the seating area made it difficult to get our high-back booster seat to fit upright; it angled slightly. The seat belt buckle is on a stable base, but it sits low in the seat cushion. Younger kids may have difficulty using it.