What Is the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport uses a platform derived from Land Rover's expensive flagship, the Range Rover. As is the norm with modern Land Rovers, the Range Rover Sport blends luxury, technology and off-road capability. It uses a lightweight aluminum structure, has standard full-time four-wheel drive and offers a range of drivetrains, including a new plug-in hybrid setup. Available engines include a 340-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6; a 254-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6; a 380-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and a 518-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. All engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A third-row seat is optional and increases seating capacity to seven. Competitors include the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.
What’s New on the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?
A new plug-in hybrid, the Range Rover Sport P400e, features an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery pack and a gas four-cylinder engine. Total system output is 398 horsepower. A new wade sensing system gives real-time depth readings, while a new Driver Assist Package adds adaptive cruise control with steering assist, among other features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are a no-cost option.
What Features in the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Are Most Important?
Available luxury creature comforts include a heated steering wheel, leather seating surfaces, heated front and rear seats, a cooled center console box for drinks and a Meridian premium stereo. An adjustable air suspension is standard.
Should I Buy the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?
The Range Rover Sport is classy, stylish and offers a lot of off-road capability — for a price. Pronounced body roll and a small third row are negatives, along with Land Rover's reputation for electronics issues.