2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Combines classic Range Rover and modern Evoque design elements
  • Interior styling, materials
  • SVR's handling and braking
  • Good visibility
  • Available seating versatility

The bad:

  • Body roll in non-SVR trims
  • Steep pricing
  • Difficult to use Latch system
  • Transmission and accelerator lag (SVR)
  • Busy ride (SVR)

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • V-6 or V-8 engines, both supercharged
  • New high-performance 550-hp SVR trim level available
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Selectable Terrain Response system
  • Available two-position third row

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Range Rover Sport?

The 2015 Range Rover Sport is a four-wheel-drive luxury SUV from Land Rover that seats five or seven. It's available in five trim levels: SE, HSE, Supercharged, Autobiography and SVR. The Range Rover Sport competes with the BMW X5BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The regular Range Rover, without the Sport, is a more expensive model covered separately.

What's New on the 2015 Range Rover Sport?

The SVR trim level is new for 2015 in the Range Rover Sport, and it includes unique design elements, a sport-tuned chassis and a supercharged V-8 engine. In addition, an available Driver Assistance Package with lane departure warning, surround parking sensors and a self-parking system is new. Satellite and HD radio are now standard.

How Does the 2015 Range Rover Sport Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?

The Range Rover Sport's base trim has fuel economy similar to the Porsche Cayenne's and BMW X6's. In terms of maximum cargo room, it offers slightly less than the Cayenne but 2.5 cubic feet more than the X6. Compared with the regular Range Rover, it doesn't deliver as much off-road capability.

What Features in the 2015 Range Rover Sport Are Most Important?

The 2015 Range Rover Sport comes standard with a 340-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, an eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive. The Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels come with a 510-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, and the SVR trim increases that engine's power output to 550 hp. A single-speed Torsen center differential with low range and a locking rear differential are both available. In addition, an air suspension system is standard, and an available Terrain Response 2 system can adapt to changing road surfaces.

Significant standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, a lightweight aluminum structure and an 8-inch touchscreen. Available features include a two-tone paint scheme, a panoramic moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a cooled console box and 20-, 21- or 22-inch wheels. The Range Rover Sport also offers the choice among four aluminum trim finishes, two wood veneers, three headliner colors and three Meridian audio systems.

As required in all new cars of the 2015 model year, the Range Rover Sport includes an electronic stability system, antilock brakes and front airbags. It comes standard with front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, hill start assist, hill descent control and roll stability control. A blind spot warning system with reverse-traffic detection, a surround camera system and lane departure warning are available.

Should I Buy the 2015 Range Rover Sport?

The Range Rover Sport's lighter frame results in better gas mileage and performance than in earlier generations, and its interior is comfortable and well-appointed. However, you'll have to deal with excessive body roll in corners, and its price may turn away some buyers. Inside the car, child seats prove difficult to install, and the third row is cramped, making the Sport difficult to recommend for families.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

All the ladies love me!

Amazing performance but it cost every time it says ouch. That is what is cost to be in a 100k car that cost 35k with 60k miles. Can not complain about the looks, performance, and the way it makes me feel for the cost.

3.3

Expensive to fix

We bought our Range rover sport over a year ago. It is a very nice vehicle however we had to fix already so many things that we are worried that when the warranty runs out it's going to be a big problem to pay for all those issues that constantly comes up. It's not couple hundred it is in the thousands of dollars already that we came out from our own pocket with a warranty.

5.0

Wanted one for years!! Held off because of reviews

I finally went against the negative reviews I had read over and over again about staying away from the RR. I wish I never read the reviews and would have bought this suv a long time ago instead of buying SUV’s I really didn’t want. This is beyond any car I have ever owned or driven. Have had them all! This tops the charts. Will never go back ! I waisted time and money wanting this RRS and kept staying away because of what I read. Pays to go with your gut and I finally did and it is the best choice I made. It is good to be cautious but I hope this helps others on making a decision or going through what I did. Suggest when buying one if going used , to get a certified. I know how costly an import can be to repair since I have had many. Hard to find them with one but worth it when you do so you can feel at ease. Just a fabulous gorgeous vehicle. Highly recommend!!

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