2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Diesel SUV

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The Range Rover Sport diesel adds another fiery flavor option to the Range Rover series menu. The upgraded power train offers more power and brunt to this invincible beast.

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Pros

A very powerful engine

High-end features

Spacious interiors

Impressive safety technology

Cons

Unreliable in long-term

Really high pricing

Thirsty engines

What's New?

Well in the latest iteration of the land rover, it will never disappoint you if you have the right kind of money to spend. All of the features are given below.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$68750

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

133 mph

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

183 cu. in.

horsepower

254 hp @ 3750 rpm

torque

443 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

192 in.

width

81.6 in.

height

71 in.

curb weight

4773 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

27.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

7761 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/28/24 mpg

ev range

499.4 mi.

highway range

635.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr./ 50000 mi.



Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV SE Td6

SE Td6

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel fuel
mpg
24 combined

$68,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $68,750 MSRP (22/24/28) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V6, diesel fuel
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV HSE Td6

HSE Td6

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel fuel
mpg
24 combined

$74,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $74,350 MSRP (22/24/28) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V6, diesel fuel
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

Top Land Rover Cars

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
8.9/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 19 combined

2017 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV
8.7/10

Engine: 510 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L V8

MPG: 16 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
8.0/10

Engine: 237 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 25 combined

2017 Land Rover Range Rover
8.1/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 19 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover
8.3/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 19 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
8.7/10

Engine: 380 hp @ 6500 rpm3V-6

MPG: 20 combined

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
7.8/10

Engine: 510 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3 L V6

MPG: 19 combined

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
7.8/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 23 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial May 7, 2019


With a starting price of $68,750, the Range Rover Sport comes with a luxurious interior, a cosseting ride quality, and the legendary off-road capability. It’s equipped with a 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine developing 340 bhp – more than enough for whatever you throw at it.

The competitors include the sharp handling but somewhat smaller Porsche Cayenne, the ultra-tasteful Volvo XC90 T5 and the do-it-all German Audi Q7. The Range Rover may pack plenty of capability but the questionable reliability may dissuade some.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Features

The Range Rover Sport SE has a sticker price of $68,750. For that money, you get a potent supercharged V6, a silky smooth 8-Speed Automatic, and a cabin loaded with features.

Trim Range Rover Sport SE
MSRP $68,750
Key Features 19" 'style 5001' Alloy Wheel with Silver Finish
  8-Speed automatic transmission
  Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  Premium LED headlights with
  signature DRL
  Grained leather seats
  14-way front seats with memory
  Ambient Interior Lighting
  Rear and Front Parking Aid with Rear-View Camera
  Two-zone Climate Control
  Dark Satin Brushed Aluminum trim finisher
  Touch Pro Duo
  Enhanced Sound System (250W) with 8 Speakers

We recommend

The Range Rover Sport costs less than its larger brother - the Range Rover. Still, it's almost as good off-road, as luxurious inside, and as imposing outside. Still, if you really must have the "Real" Range Rover, spend more and get one. For most of us, the Sport is more than enough.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Engine

The Range Rover Sport SE comes packed with a 3.0L supercharged V-6 engine equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission that manages to give out an output of 340 bhp @ 6500 rpm. The engine delivers the power smoothly and stays hushed through most of the rev range.

Models

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne
 

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

MSRP

$68,750

$60,600

$49,100

$49,900

Engine

3.0L Supercharged V-6

3.6-literPremium Unleaded V-6

2.0L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

340hp @ 6500 rpm

300hp @ 6400 rpm

250hp @ 5600 rpm

252hp @5000 rpm

Torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm

295 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @ 4500 r

pm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

The Porsche Cayenne also offers a V6 but is considerably less on power at 300 bhp. The Volvo XC90 only offers Turbo-supercharged Inline-4 but the Q7 is available with a V6.

Acceleration

Despite having the most powerful engine amongst the competition, Range Rover Sport SE is one of the slowest cars in terms of acceleration as it does 0-60mph is only 7.1 sec and the quarter mile timing is 13.9 sec. Also, it's not the eco-friendliest car as it produces 9.2 tons of CO2 @15k miles.

Models

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne
 

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

0-60 MPH

7.1 sec

7.3sec

6.4Sec

7.1 sec

Quarter mile

13.9 sec

13.8 sec

15.5sec

14.2 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.6L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.2

8.8

7.7

8.4

The fastest car compared here is the Volvo XC90 which can do 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. It is followed by the Audi Q7 and the Range Rover. The Porsche Cayenne trails all the cars with a 0-60 mph time of 7.3 seconds.

Handling and Steering

The Range Rover Sport provides a deeply cushioned ride that gobbles up pavement imperfection with ease. And being a Range Rover, off-road performance is right there with the best in class. The handling is sufficiently sharp for an SUV but if you are specifically looking into that, go for the Cayenne.

Braking

The Range Rover Sport gets 14.3-inch brake rotors up front and 13.8-inch brake rotors at the back. These can stop the 4839 pounds SUV in 124 feet. That's average among the competition. The best performer is the Audi Q7 taking 120 feet to stop from 60 mph.

Model

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne
 

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

Brake Front (in.)

14.3

13.8

13.2

14.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

13.0

12.1

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4839

4486

4394

4696

60-0 MPH (ft.)

124

126

124

120

Towing capacity

With a Towing Capacity of 7716 pounds, the Range Rover Sport will easily pull large campers through grades. The Competitors offer similar towing capacity except for the Volvo XC90. The XC90 is the only SUV compared here that is limited to a towing capacity of 5000 pounds.

Model

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne
 

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

7716

7700

5000

7700

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Fuel Economy

The Range Rover is no tree hugger. The Supercharged V6 delivers 17 mpg in city and 23 mpg on the highway. The Combined EPA rating is 19 mpg. The most efficient car compared here is the Volvo XC90 thanks to its tine 4-cylinder engine.

Model

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum

Audi Q7 2.0T Premium Quattro

MPG (city)

17

18

22

19

MPG (highway)

23

24

28

25

MPG (combined)

19

20

24

21

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Interior

Seating and Comfort

For a person having interior space as the biggest priority in buying a car, then the Range Rover SE will impress. In the front is has 39.5-inch headroom, 60.7-inch shoulder room, and 42.2-inch legroom. In the back, its 39.1/59.5/37.0 inches headroom, shoulder room, and legroom respectively.

Model

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

7

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

39.5/60.7/42.2

39.6/58.9/57.2

38.0/58.0/40.9

38.4/59.5/41.7

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

39.1/59.5/37.0

39.0/57.0/36.0

39.0/57.0/37.0

38.8/58.5/38.8

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

35.9/49.4/29.2

Cargo volume

The Range Rover Sport offers 27.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity with all seats up. Folding the second row reveals 62.2 cubic feet of cargo space. But the most spacious of all is the Audi Q7 as is sport 71.6 ft. of cargo space with second and third row folded.

Model

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

Cargo Volume behind 1st seats (ft.3)

62.2

62.9

85.7

71.6

Cargo Volume behind 2nd seats (ft.3)

27.5

23.7

41.8

37.5

Cargo Volume behind 3rd seats (ft.3)

NA

NA

NA

14.8

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Exterior

Dimensions and Weight

At 4839 pounds, the Range Rover Sport SE is the heaviest among the cars compared here. Despite the weight, the Range Rover is actually the smallest three-row SUV compared here. The impressive ground clearance of 8.7 inch hints at its off-road prowess.

Model

Range Rover Sport SE

Porsche Cayenne
 

Volvo XC90
T5 Momentum

Audi Q7
2.0T Premium Quattro

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4839

4486

4394

4696

Length(in)

192.0

191.1

194.9

199.6

Width(in)

81.6

78.7

79.1

77.5

Height(in)

71.0

67.4

69.9

68.5

Ground clearance (in)

8.7

8.46

9.4

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

115.0

114.0

117.5

117.9

Track width (in) F/R

66.5/66.3

65.2/65.7

66.1/66.6

66.1/66.6

Exterior Features

  • A streamlined design.
  • 19" "style 5001' alloy wheel with silver finish.
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL.
  • Immersive body shape.
  • Enclosed door handle embedded into the doors.
  • Ambient sensors for auto lighting.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Safety

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has crash-tested the 2018 Land Rover Ranger Rover Sport.

  • Power operated child locks
  • Rear LATCH
  • Front airbags, with passenger seat occupant detector
  • Seatbelt pre-tensioners
  • Perimetric alarm
  • Anti-lock braking system(ABS)
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Customer configurable auto-lock
  • Customer configurable single point entry

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Competition

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is one of the best handling SUV out there and if that's what you want, get it. However, if you want a more spacious SUV, a more comfortable SUV, a more off-road capable SUV, or all of the above, consider the Range Rover Sport.

Volvo XC90 T5 momentum

The Volvo XC90 brings a unique and refreshing Swedish flavor to the increasingly homogeneous luxury SUV market. The XC90 is spacious, supremely comfortable, and comes with the safety many associates with a Volvo. However, the Range Rover is decidedly better off-road and comes with much better engine.

Audi Q7 2.0T Premium Quattro

The Audi Q7 offers 7 seats, a spacious interior, smooth ride, and a stable high-speed ride. It looks sharp but elegantly simple in typical Audi fashion and will satisfy anyone in the market for a large Luxury SUV. However, the Range Rover packs more charm and off-road credibility.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Final Verdict

The 2018 Range Rover sport brings in all the virtues of its big brother - the range rover at a lower asking price. Its interior features the softest of leathers, all the bells and whistles found on a modern luxury SUV, and a pillowy ride quality.

The engine is potent and the transmission is smooth - all topped off with legendary off-road capability. However, the reliability history of the Range Rover leaves a lot to be desired and if that bothers you, consider the Germans.