2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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$64,950

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Notable features

  • 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

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I’m in love with it

Design beautifully, very reliable 3.0 L diesel engine it has a lot of torque, I’m in love with it, I will definitely buy another one

3.1

Engine light a disturbingly common feature

I bought this car with low mileage from the original owner who is a friend. The car had 9,000 miles, I bought in 2020. Now has around 20,000 miles. Engine light went on first time for something minor but cost $400. Recently light when in again as my windshield wiper fluid kept running low. Turns out there is a leak. Due to where the container was placed, it’s a two hour labor job plus part.. $ 600. I will never buy another Range Rover (will likely sell this as it seems not worth the trouble.

5.0

Most beautiful car I have owned

The car is surprisingly durable. I did more than 18000 miles per year. Did long drives, cross country cruises. Compared to Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Suzuki, I have owned in the past this is a powerful machine. Its beautiful and you can never stop driving. You will simply love it. Now at 63000 miles in 3.5 years and still loving every moment of it.

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