2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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)

Notable Features of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

  • 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

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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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Road Test

by Kelsey Mays

The new SVR version of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport returns the performance that took a backseat to luxury in the SUV's 2014 r... Read More

2015 Range Rover Sport Video

Editor's note: This review was done in March 2013 about the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

This is my second Land Rover Range Rover Sport

by Jinger from Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 13, 2018

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE is exactly what we needed. It is luxurious; yet, sporty. The gas mileage is better than we expected and the auto selection for climate control is fantastic. And, ... Read full review

(5.0)

Absolutely a blast to drive.

by RRSport2015 from Prosper, TX on July 11, 2018

This car is fast, luxurious, and stylish. You can take it to the woods and valet park it for a night out. Very comfortable with heated and cooled seats in the front and the back. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport currently has 6 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Land Rover

Program Benefits

Rigorous 165-Point Inspection, Transferable Warranty, Roadside Assistance, No Deductible, Vehicle History Report, Trip Interruption Benefits

  • Limited Warranty

    Up to 7 Years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date (no deductible), whichever comes first
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 165 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Range Rover Sport received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

C

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

C

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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