2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

MSRP $69,500

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2021 Range Rover Sport sits in the middle of the Range Rover’s lineup of SUVs. It finds its place between the flagship Range Rover and the Range Rover Velar. It stays up to the expectations of a Range Rover with a luxurious experience right from the base trim. The Range Rover Sport comes with different engine options and in different trim levels. In this article, we are going to review the base SE trim, while the other trims will get separate articles.

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Pros

Luxurious cabin

Impressive ride and handling

Capable off-roader

Cons

Cramped third-row space

Average fuel economy

Buggy infotainment system

What's New?

Improvement in optional air ionization system

No major changes for the 2021 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$69500

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SE$69,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport in British Racing Green Metallic color
British Racing Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport starts at an MSRP of $69,500 and offers a great package for the price. You can get it in a 5-seat variant or there is also an optional 7-seat variant for the same. The 2021 Range Rover Sport competes against the likes of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne, 2021 Audi Q8, and the 2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i).

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV front angle view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV rear angle view

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Features

The 2021 Range Rover Sport SE is the base trim of the Sport lineup. It comes equipped with a very impressive list of standard safety features. The SE trim gets 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, a power liftgate, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, power-adjustable front seats, digital instrument panel, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone integration. The features are good enough for the price and give you a sense of luxury inside the cabin at a relatively lower price. 

Trim

SE

MSRP

$69,500

Key Features

19-inch wheels

 

LED headlights

 

Power liftgate

 

Proximity keyless entry and push-button start

 

Power-adjustable front seats

 

Digital instrument panel

 

A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

We recommend

We recommend going with the Range Rover Sport SE trim as it offers a very impressive list of features for the price. The cabin is made of high-quality materials which lift the overall cabin ambiance. We do not recommend going for many of the optional features as it will significantly increase the price. If you have that kind of a budget, you can go with the upper trim for better engine options. You can get a Panoramic roof and 20-inch wheels as it will significantly enhance the overall experience.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Engine and Performance

The 2021 Range Rover Sport SE is powered by a 3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6 engine. The engine is powerful enough for your daily drive and it can also give you a very decent amount of fun when you ask for it. The engine is capable of producing a peak power of 355 horsepower and the peak torque output is 365 pound-feet. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV driving view

The combination of this powertrain with the transmission is really impressive. It offers an overall comfortable driving experience. The power delivery remains linear throughout the rave band and you never feel a lack of power. The acceleration is also very impressive for an SUV of this size, and it takes only 6.2 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour. 

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 

2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Audi Q8

2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

MSRP

$69,500

$67,500

$68,200

$61,700

Engine

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

3.0L turbocharged V-6

3.0L turbocharged V6

3.0L turbocharged inline-6

Drivetrain

4WD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

355 @ 5,500

335 @ 5,300 

335 @ 5,000 

335 @ 5,500 

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

365 @ 2,000

332 @ 1,340

369 @ 1,370 

331 @ 1,500 

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.2

5.9

5.6

5.3

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

N/A

14.3

14.0

13.7

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

152

130

130

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is not the fastest SUV in the competition, and it takes the highest time to reach from 0 to 60 mph. Range Rover focuses on providing a more comfortable driving experience even though it contains Sport in the name. The 2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i) is the fastest SUV to reach from 0 to 60 mph followed by the Audi Q8 and Porsche Cayenne, respectively.

How well does the 2021 Range Rover Sport handle?

The Range Rover Sport carries the Sport name when it comes to the handling of the SUV. Range Rovers have always been a great option for cruising on straight roads and the Range Rover Sport is no exception. But it makes things even more interesting when you take it to the corners as the handling dynamics will give you some serious confidence while pushing it in the corners. The SUV remains planted and the body roll is also very well contained. It is really an impressive task for an SUV of this size and class.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV ride and handling

The Range Rover Sport does all this without compromising on the overall ride quality. It takes everything that comes under it with ease. None of the rod undulations filter through the cabin. The cabin also remains very silent and isolates you well from the outside world. The precise steering wheel makes it a joy to change lanes. The off-roading capabilities are also up there with the Range Rover levels. 

How good is the braking performance of the 2021 Range Rover Sport?

The Range Rover Sport impresses with its braking performance which really supports the handling of the SUV. It uses 14.3-inch brake rotors in the front wheels and 13.8-inch brake rotors in the rear wheels. Considering the weight and the size of the Range Rover Sport, the brakes do a commendable job. The Range Rover Sport takes an impressive 113 feet to come to a halt from 60 mph. The feel from the brakes is very progressive and the bite from the brakes also inspires good confidence. 

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 

2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Audi Q8

2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14.3

13.8

14.8

15.0

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.8

13.0

13.8

14.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,870

4.377

4.938

4.863

60-0 (feet)

113

N/A

113

119

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the best braking performance of the lot. The Audi Q8 also has similar braking performance and takes identical 113 feet to stop from 60 to 0 mph. The 2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i) takes the longest distance at 119 feet to stop from the same speed. None of the cars offer bad braking performance. All the cars in the segment offer very impressive braking performance considering the weight of the SUV. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Fuel Economy

The 2021 Land Rover Sport is not known for its excellent fuel economy. The fuel economy is very decent and is on par with the competition. The 2021 Land Rover Sport delivers 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. 

The fuel efficiency of the SUV can not be rated as exceptional but it has managed very well considering the size of the vehicle. The off-road capabilities and the standard 4WD also affect the fuel economy figures. The fuel tank can contain 27.5 gallons of fuel which is very good for the segment. The highway range is rated at 660 miles which is more than enough long trips.

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 

2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Audi Q8

2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

MPG (City)

19

19

18

21

MPG (Highway)

24

23

23

25

MPG (Combined)

21

20

20

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

27.5

23.7

22.5

21.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

522/660/577

450/545/474

404/517/450

459/547/503

The Audi Q8 offers the least fuel efficiency in the competition which is quite obvious because of its heavyweight. The Porsche Cayenne also offers very similar fuel efficiency figures, delivering just one mpg more in the city driving conditions. The BMW X5 (xDrive 40i) has the most fuel-efficient engine of the lot and BMW is known for making engines that perform well and offer good fuel efficiency. The Land Rover Sport offers marginally better fuel efficiency compared to the Audi and Porsche counterparts. However, the Land Rover Sport offers the best range in the competition with its massive 27.5-gallon fuel tank. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Interior

You expect a high-quality comfortable cabin from a Range Rover, and the 2021 Range Rover Sport will live up to your expectations for sure. The interior is made of high-quality materials and everything you see and touch feels premium. The Range Rover Sports has also taken care of the practicality inside the cabin. The first row is very spacious and there is a good distance between the driver and the co-passenger. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV front seats

The dashboard is also very well laid out and there is the use of soft-touch materials on the dashboard which makes the experience even better. The second row is also very spacious and can comfortably accommodate three passengers in there. You can also get an optional third row of seating to further enhance the practicality. Although the space inside the third row is not good, it is a good option for kids. The cargo area is also very generous with two rows of seating but it decreases a lot when you get the extra rows at the rear. 

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 

2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Audi Q8

2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

Seating Capacity

5/7

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.5/60.7/39.5

N/A

37.1/59.5/41.6

40.7/60.0/39.8

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1/59.5/37

N/A

38.1/58.5/40.2

49.4/58.1/37.4

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

31.7

27.2

30.5

33.9

The 2021 Range Rover Sport offers a very practical cabin and is spacious enough to accommodate 4 passengers and the driver very comfortably. The third row is not that great in terms of the overall space. The cabin quality is also top-notch, The Audi Q8 offers class-leading legroom followed by the Bimmer. The Range Rover Sports offers the best-in-class shoulder room. The Porsche Cayenne offers the least cargo area in the competition. Some of the standout interior features in the 2021 Range Rover Sport are:

  • Power front seats 
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2021 Range Rover Sport?

The 2021 Range Rover Sport features two 10-inch touchscreen units for the infotainment system. The infotainment looks very modern and is very user-friendly. The user interface is very easy to use and all the features are easy to navigate. The graphics are also well laid out. The secondary screen that sits below the center screen acts as a controller for the primary touchscreen infotainment system. You also get a nice rotary to control the screen while driving. The only thing that needs improvement is the buggy user experience. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV infotainment screen

The competition offers a more smooth experience in their infotainment systems. The infotainment system supports multiple connectivity options including Bluetooth connectivity. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also a part of the standard package. The audio is taken care of via an 8-speaker audio system while the upper trims get better audio systems. Some of the standout infotainment features in the 2021 Range Rover Sport are:

  • Touch pro duo infotainment with 10-inch touchscreen systems
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Satellite & HD radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 8-speaker audio system

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Exterior

The 2021 Range Rover Sport looks like a macho SUV. It looks like a traditional SUV but is also very modern at the same time. If you like big SUVs, then it might be a good reason why you would prefer Range Rover Sport over other rivals as it looks like a proper SUV. The other SUVs in the segment look more like a crossover than an SUV. The front fascia looks intimidating and the LED headlights give it a very modern look. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV 

The standard wheel size is 19-inch, but upgrading to the optional 20-inch wheels will be a great idea. The wheel design suits the overall stance of the SUV and it is one of the highest SUVs in the segment. The side also looks very boxy like an SUV. The rear gets twin exhaust which makes the look more sporty from the rear. The LED taillamps are very sleek. The rear also gets the Range Rover badge on the tailgate.

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 

2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Audi Q8

2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

Curb Weight (lb)

4,870

4.377

4.938

4.863

Length (inches)

192.1

193.7

196.6

194.3

Width (inches)

81.6

78.1

78.5

78.9

Height (inches)

71

66.8

67.2

68.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

7.2

5.75

8.7

Wheelbase (inches)

115.1

114.0

117.9

117.1

The 2021 Audi Q8 is the longest SUV in the competition and is also the heaviest of the lot. The Range Rover Sport becomes heavier when you equip it with the optional off-road kits. The Range Rover Sport is the widest and the highest SUV in the segment. The 2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i) offers the best ground clearance of the lot followed by the Range Rover Sport. The 2021 Porsche Cayenne has the smallest wheelbase of all. The Range Rover Sport is the most capable off-road SUV in the competition. Some of the standout exterior features in the 2021 Range Rover Sport include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Black Rear Bumper
  • Rain-sensing wiper
  • Power Liftgate
  • Wing spoiler

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have not crash-tested the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport yet. However, the Range Rover Sport is a well-built SUV, and build quality is not an issue. The Range Rover Sport is a rugged SUV that can go anywhere and is also a very safe option. 

The standard safety features are also very generous to keep you safe inside the RR Sport. The standard safety features include Terrain Response Electronic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control, Driveline Traction Control, ABS, Emergency Braking, InControl Protect Emergency Sos, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, and Rear Traffic Monitor Back-Up Camera. Some of the standout safety features in the 2021 Range Rover Sport include:

  • Terrain Response Electronic Stability Control
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Driveline Traction Control
  • Emergency Braking
  • InControl Protect Emergency Sos
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Traffic Monitor Back-Up Camera

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Competition

2021 Range Rover Sport vs. 2021 Porsche Cayenne

The 2021 Range Rover Sport is a more practical choice against the 2021 Porsche Cayenne. The Porsche Cayenne on the other hand is a sportier option. The Porsche Cayenne offers better driving dynamics and performance even though the power output is lower. The Range Rover Sport offers a better highway range and also offers more towing capacity. We find the Range Rover Sport to be a better option as it offers a better overall package.

2021 Porsche Cayenne

2021 Range Rover Sport vs. 2021 Audi Q8

The Audi Q8 is a popular option in the segment and offers very tough competition to the Range Rover Sport. The Audi Q8 offers a better driving experience in the city conditions. The towing capacity is also very similar to the Range Rover Sport. Things start to change when it comes to the off-road conditions as the Audi offers the least ground clearance in the segment. Even if you increase the ground clearance with the help of adaptive suspension, it is not in the same league as the Range Rover Sport when it comes to off-road conditions. The Range Rover Sport comes out as a more versatile SUV.

. 2021 Audi Q8

2021 Range Rover Sport vs. 2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

The 2021 BMW X5 is the closest competitor against the 2021 Range Rover Sport. The Bimmer offers better performance and a more fuel-efficient engine compared to the Range Rover Sport. The X5 also impresses with its excellent driving dynamics and sporty handling. The Range Rover Sport remains a versatile SUV and offers a more comfortable interior, especially in the rear seats. The Bimmer being the cheaper of the two, comes out as a better package. 

2021 BMW X5 (xDrive 40i)

 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Final Verdict

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has always been a great choice in the segment and still remains a strong contender in the segment. You can not go wrong with the 2021 Range Rover Sport as it offers a great level of versatility. The Range Rover Sport comes with impressive driving dynamics and inspires great confidence in the corners. The luxurious interior offers great ambiance and everything you touch feels premium. The rugged and modern exterior design is also impressive. If you are looking for a luxury SUV that drives well on the road and is also capable off the road, then the 2021 Range Rover Sport remains a great choice.