2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

MSRP $65,650 - $83,730

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Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the SUV that does a lot more than it looks like. It is the sports version of the already very capable SUV, which makes it one of the most athletic premium SUVs of all time. It has shaken up the midsize luxury SUV segment by storm and continues to offer a lot for the various categories of buyers it targets. It has genuine off-road capability along with excellent levels of luxury and it’s all aluminium platform is more capable than ever.

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Pros

Comfortable seating for up to seven passengers

Excellent and powerful V-6 engine

Excellent build quality and interiors

Cons

Low cargo space

Third row seat is cramped

Fuel economy is low

What's New?

Carries forward unchanged


2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Consumer Reviews and Ratings

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5.0/10Interiors
6.0/10Design
7.0/10Safety
7.0/10Reliability
7.0/10Deal Value

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Francis Robbins

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Supercharged 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)

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Posted On: January 3, 2022

an expensive midsize SUV

Pros - Comfortable and luxurious cabin, powerful engine, sporty handling and acceleration along with good off-roading capabilities.

Cons - Poor fuel economy, modest cargo capacity and a frustrating infotainment system.

powerful and luxurious SUV with good off-roading capabilities. I recently purchased a 2018 Range Rover Sport. It is large and comfy, as well as attractive and stylish, with lots of performance and off-roading capability. It comes with a slew of technological features, such as driver assists for both on and off the road, a gesture-controlled sunroof cover, and rear-seat entertainment displays. The new Touch Pro Duo system appears crisp and futuristic, but it responds incredibly slowly and is extremely hard to operate. Although the engine is quite fuel thirsty, it is a strong performer on the road, especially with the powerful supercharged engine. It's not the most nimble SUV on the street, but it's a f...

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5/10
Interior
6/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
3/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65650

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

133 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

191.2 in.

width

81.6 in.

height

70.1 in.

curb weight

4661 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

62.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/23 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SE$65,650 onwards

  • 10.2-Inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ navigation system
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Eight-Speaker sound system w/ satellite & HD radio
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Led headlights
  • Power-Adjustable front seats
  • Power-Folding heated mirrors

HSE$70,650 onwards

  • 11-Speaker stereo sound system
  • 16-Way power-adjustable front seats
  • 360-Degree parking sensors
  • Driver-Condition monitoring system
  • Fixed panoramic sunroof
  • Foglights
  • Power-Folding side mirrors

HSE Dynamic$80,150 onwards

  • 21-Inch wheels
  • Power-Sliding sunroof
  • Steering-Wheel-Mounted shifter paddles
  • Upgraded interior trim

Base$80,650 onwards

  • 20-inch silver aluminum Wheels

Dynamic$83,730 onwards

  • 21-inch painted aluminum Wheels

Colors and Styles

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport in Aintree Green Metallic color
Aintree Green Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.2

Fuel Economy

6.9

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.2

Safety

8.5

Competition

7.0

8.0

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


Prices start at MSRP $65,650 without options and the car can be personalized to a very large extent using the brands wide list of optional extras. The engine offered is a 3 L supercharged V-6 that produces a healthy dose of power. It competes against the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6 and the Audi Q7 in an intensely competitive segment. We discuss the main features of the Land Rover Range Rover sport here.


9.0/10
Features

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

6.9/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.2/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Features

9.0/10

The Range Rover Sport is offered in a variety of trim levels and there are three of them as the basic classification. The more powerful SVR variants are reviewed separately. The three trims are called SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic. No matter which one you pick, you would not feel that the car is ill equipped in any way. It offers in terms of features and very capable powertrains. All the engines drive all four wheels via a very capable four-wheel-drive powertrain and an eight speed automatic transmission. You also get several optional packages to personalize the car.

Trim

SE

HSE

HSE Dynamic

MSRP

$65,650

$70,645

$80,145

Key Features

19" Alloy Wheels with Silver Finish

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

 

Premium LED headlights with

signature DRL

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

 

14-way front seats with memory

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Weather band, and DVD-Audio

 

Dual Zone Climate Control

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

 

Enhanced Sound System (250W) with 8 Speakers

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver and passenger 14-way seats, electric lumbar, driver seat memory, and 2-way tilt headrest

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High-Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off

 

 

Rear and Front Parking Aid with Rear View Camera

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

 

 

Grained leather seats

Real-Time Traffic Display

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The Range Rover Sport is a very well-equipped trim level that offers features that are very much on par with the best of luxury SUVs. For this reason, it feels very well equipped and does not need much in terms of options. And to this extent, you get several very desirable features such as 23 speaker Meridian sound system, quad-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking, towing package, rear-seat entertainment system, and so on. But out as the trims offered, we feel that the best pick is the HSE Dynamic which is offered for $70,645. We recommend you add the options you need on top of this trim and get yourself a very capable midsize luxury SUV.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Engine and Performance

8.2/10

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes with a 3.0 L V-6 that makes 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. This engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain is four wheel drive by default as is the norm for every single Land Rover that it can find. To make it very capable off-road, you get the Terrain Response 2 features. On top of this, it offers you class leading towing capacity of 9000 pounds which hardly sounds believable for a luxury SUV. If this turns out to be insufficient, however, one can equip the towing package.

If you look at the numbers, you can see that the car performs very well in terms of acceleration. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds and go on to complete the quarter-mile in just 13.2 seconds which is definitely fast for an SUV of this size. It also has excellent road manners considering the weight and can handle quite beautifully. The steering is also precise and direct and weighs up very well when you gain speed inspiring you to drive the car even harder. The ride quality is excellent and will keep you isolated from any road bump.

Model

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 BMW X6

2017 Audi Q7

MSRP

$65,650

$59,600

$62,500

$48,950

Engine

3.0L Supercharged V-6

3.6-liter V-6

3.0LTurbocharged Inline 6

2.0 L Turbocharged I-4

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Horsepower

340hp @ 6500 rpm

300hp @ 6400 rpm

300hp @ 5800rpm

252hp @5000 rpm

Torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm

295 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

300lbs.-ft. @1300rpm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

Towing capacity

9000lbs

8200 lbs

6300 lbs

7300 lbs

0-60 MPH

6.9 sec

7.3 sec

6.0 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter mile

13.2 sec

13.8 sec

14.4 sec

14.2 sec

Top Speed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Despite its heavy performance credentials, the Range Rover Sport finds itself in the category with very heavy competition. Both the and the BMW X6 and Audi Q7 are slightly faster. The Audi is also offered at a much lower price which makes it an excellent pick if you’re after performance. However, if you are after the sportiest car out of this bunch, that would be the Porsche Cayenne without a doubt. All have V-6 engines except the Audi and amazing performance credentials along with towing capacity and other practical features. The Range Rover can be a bit down on performance when you look at it on paper but remains very competitive on the road and off it. This dominance ]in off-road performance is unique to the Range Rover.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Fuel Economy

6.9/10

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is not expected to perform extremely well in fuel efficiency figures because the brand has never had the reputation of being thrifty with fuel. That assumption does not turn out to be very far from the truth as the EPA also estimates 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway which is nothing to write home about. And the car returns you only 19 MPG in the combined cycle which means that driving it around will be an expensive affair. The four-wheel-drive system, sips a bit more fuel than its all-wheel-drive counterparts. It has a tank with a capacity of 27.6 gallons, and this gets you a decent range of 469 miles in the city and 634 miles on the highway.

Model

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 BMW X6

2017 Audi Q7

MPG (city)

17

18

18

20

MPG (highway)

23

24

25

25

MPG (combined)

19

20

21

22

Fuel Capacity

27.6 gallons

23.7 gallons

22.4 gallons

22.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

469/634/524 miles

426/569/474 miles

405/563/472 miles

450/562/495 miles

The fact that Audi has gone for a 2 L four-cylinder engine in the Q7 is so that they can achieve excellent fuel efficiency figures. This proves to be true as the car has class leading figures despite having a smaller fuel tank. The Porsche and BMW X6 are nearly at par in terms of the fuel efficiency figures but the Porsche has better range due to the larger fuel tank. The Range Rover has no EPA rated fuel efficiency but it has the largest tank in this class at 27.6 gallons. This gives it class leading range.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Interior

8.5/10

The interiors of the Land Rover are exceptionally nice and have a very good design as well as material quality throughout. Although all of its German rivals have excellent interiors as well, there is something about the Land Rover that makes it stand out. The British manufacturer also offers you a seven seat variant of this car which makes it incredibly practical. The material quality is even better than what you can find on the Porsche and the BMW due to the use of wood and metal inlays as well as top-notch plastics.

The ergonomics are also very nice, and the space offered is very generous. The car has average cargo space considering its size, measuring just 27.5 ft.³. This drops down a bit when you equip the third row seats but still is considerably large. The seats are very supportive and there are lots of storage options inside. The convenience features list is very long and can keep you properly pampered inside the SUV. Overall, its interiors are very nice.

Model

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 BMW X6

2017 Audi Q7

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.5/60.7/42.2

39.6/58.9/57.2

38.3/59.9/40.4

38.4/59.5/41.7

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/59.5/37.0

39.0/57.0/36.0

37.2/57.0/35.9

38.8/58.5/38.8

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

35.9/49.4/29.2

Cargo Volume behind 2nd seats (ft.3)

41.1

23.7

26.6

37.5

Cargo Volume behind 3rd seats (ft.3)

27.5

NA

NA

14.8

All cars in this category seat five adults very comfortably while the Audi Q7 seats seven by default. The Range Rover also has this option but the seats are equally cramped in both of them. The Range Rover Sport offers the highest cargo space in the segment and can make room for more cargo with folded down seats. One also easily notices just how big the difference is in terms of legroom offered as well making the Range Rover a very luxurious prospect. The main interior features of the SUV include:

  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Electro chromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • Interior Air Filtration

How intuitive is the infotainment system in the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

The infotainment system is one of the only weak points of this car and it is an 8-inch touchscreen that has simple graphics. We are not very impressed with it and the centrally mounted unit has been around for a small while now. It has begun to feel the effects of its age in the form of slower responses every now and then. One of its only highlight is that it smartphone integration suite is rather nice. Other than this, it can definitely improve a lot. The British manufacturer offers you an excellent sound system however. The standout infotainment features of the Range Rover’s infotainment system include:

  • AM./FM stereo
  • 19 speaker Meridian premium sound system
  • Satellite radio
  • USB, iPod, and auxiliary audio
  • Subwoofer
  • 8 inch touchscreen system

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Exterior

8.2/10

The exterior styling of the Range Rover Sport is one of the nicest we can find around. It is one of the only SUVs that does not have a crossover SUV-esque design. It is truly a rugged in terms of appearance and is that way when you take it off the road. It is a design that makes you feel that it is a huge car no matter which angle you see it from. It is also offered in a wide range of colors and the finishes making it a truly exciting car. It is also quite heavy at 4727 pounds. It is an SUV that retains the traditional SUV proportions and hence looks much better than its competitors.

Model

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 BMW X6

2017 Audi Q7

Curb weight (lbs.)

4727

4486

4630

4696

Length(in)

191.0

191.1

192.0

199.6

Width(in)

78.1

78.7

78.1

77.5

Height(in)

70.1

67.4

66.5

68.5

Ground clearance (in)

7.9

8.5

7.8

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

115.1

114.0

115.5

117.9

Although the Range Rover Sport is a huge vehicle, it feels small when you compare it with the dimensions of the competitors. The Audi Q7 is the largest measuring 199 inches in length, while the Porsche Cayenne is the widest at 78.7 inches in width. The Range Rover is the tallest car in this category with 70.1 inches height but is 7.9 inches above the ground. This ground clearance is not exactly the best but it still makes the car to the best off-road of the lot. The main exterior features of the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport include:

  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Power Windows
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Running Boards
  • Power Retractable Running Boards
  • Rear Spoiler

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Safety

8.5/10

When talking about safety ratings of certain manufacturers, we tend to take some things for granted. Land Rover is one of those companies. The Range Rover Sport has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA and the IIHS. However, it is built by a company that is generally known to build very safe cars. It is provided with a lot of safety equipment as well as excellent structural engineering which makes it incredibly safe. Some safety features of the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Parkview Back-Up Camera

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Competition

7.0/10

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Vs. 2017 BMW X6

The BMW X6 is the first SUV coupé and continues to innovate on that philosophy. It is much different when you compare it to the Range Rover as the latter is a very rugged and truly capable car. The BMW X6 offers good performance for a lower price as well as good fuel efficiency but fits at a very different use case. Also, compared to the Range Rover, it feels more like an everyday car and less of an occasion. The Range Rover is also more rewarding to drive.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2017 Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is the most sporty SUV and stays true to the German brand’s philosophy of building cars from the racetrack. However, it is not a car that is as optimized for off-road use as the Range Rover is. It comes with a lot of functional advantages but has been compromised in terms of its several factors where the Range Rover easily tops it. The Porsche is not nearly as well equipped as the Range Rover as well. Hence, we would pick the British icon.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2017 Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is an irresistible pick in the segment because it is offered at the lowest price of the lot. And for this amount, it offers excellent performance, seating for seven people, good quality interiors as well as a wide range of convenience features. However, one of its only disadvantages is that it does not feel as aesthetically pleasing or special as the Land Rover which feels much more plush and unique. If you’re driven by practical reasons however, you would appreciate the extra fuel efficiency you get from the Audi as well.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Final Verdict

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a performance-oriented midsize luxury SUV that is as rugged as it gets. It is also incredibly luxurious and gives you one of the best experiences in the automotive world when it comes to a wide range of applications. It is still the truest expression of what an SUV should be like and pulls off everything thrown at it with ease. We would definitely recommend this car to anybody who’s an enthusiast. The fuel efficiency of this car might be a little low but spending a little extra to keep it running is very rewarding.

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an expensive midsize SUV

powerful and luxurious SUV with good off-roading capabilities.

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