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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
16-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Sexy, sleek good looks
  • Raucous V-8 engine
  • Stunning acceleration
  • Tight handling
  • Roomy, comfortable front seats
  • Maintains off-road ability

The Bad

  • Cramped backseat
  • Thirsty engine
  • Hefty sticker price
  • Feels heavy despite agility
  • Off-road ability with on-road tires
  • Heated windshield refracts oncoming headlights
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • High-performance, five-seat luxury SUV
  • Standard, sophisticated four-wheel drive
  • Supercharged V-8 engine
  • Modified sport suspension, brakes and transmission
  • Fits between bigger Range Rover and smaller Evoque in Land Rover lineup
  • Multimode off-road terrain reading system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxury SUV with seating for up to seven. It competes with the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and the Porsche Cayenne. It is offered in eight different versions named partly after the engine type: The 3.0L Supercharged V6 comes in SE and HSE trim levels; the 3.0L V6 Turbocharged Diesel comes as an SE Td6 and an HSE Td6; the supercharged 5.0L V8 comes in Supercharged, Supercharged Dynamic and Supercharged Autobiography trim levels and as the 5.0L Supercharged SVR. Despite the similar name, the Land Rover Range Rover is a different model with a higher price range, covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

For this model year, a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine is a new option. InControl Remote & Protect is now standard. New available features include a washer for the backup camera as well as a hands-free power liftgate and All-Terrain Progress Control.

How Does the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?

The SVR's remarkable power, impressive performance and opulent interior help keep the Range Rover Sport competitive in its class.

What Features on the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Are Most Important?

The base Range Rover Sport is powered by a 340-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 254-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 and a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine making 510 hp (550 hp in the SVR) are optional. Significant standard features include full-time four-wheel drive, an aluminum structure, air suspension, leather upholstery, roll stability control and hill descent control. As required on all new vehicles, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is also equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include a panoramic moonroof, a two-seat third row, heated and ventilated seats, a cooled console storage box, Terrain Response 2 Auto, automated parking and the choice of a single-speed Torsen center differential or a locking differential with low range.

Should I Buy the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

The design, opulent interior styling and materials will likely attract shoppers to this model. However, its small third row and pronounced body roll in corners could deter some drivers. Though the pricing may seem steep to some, the Sport gets you most of the way toward a regular Range Rover model for thousands of dollars less.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Road Test

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

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(5.0)

Amazing off road cechile and just as good around t

by Liskiguy from Patchogue, new york on November 8, 2018

The styling is great and the Performance is awesome. Off reading is amazing and handles well in the snow. Interior is a bit dated but improvements made on the 2019 models Read full review

(5.0)

Great ride & very durable

by Hanzofgold from Tampa on July 9, 2018

Very nice Interior & exterior features. Smooth ride, great sound system, great horse power for an SUV. Huge back seat with plenty of trunk space for large items. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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

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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