2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Overview

Matthew Keegan
Contributing Editor - November 29, 2016

Introduced in 2006 and completely overhauled in 2014, the all-wheel drive Land Rover Range Rover Sport received two new engines in 2016. It sits squarely in the middle of the Land Rover collection, offering a logical step up from the entry-level Evoque, while keep its distance from the full-size Range Rover.

What's New for 2017

Changes for 2017 include a fresh range of 19 available colors from Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division. You’ll also find a new 10.2-inch infotainment center screen powered by InControl Touch Pro software. Three driver assist features are now standard across the board: lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking.

Choosing Your Range Rover Sport

Three engine choices are available on the 2017 Range Rover Sport: two run on gasoline, and one is a turbodiesel.

Base models are powered by a 3-liter supercharged V6 engine making 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, offering a zero-to-60 mph time of just under seven seconds. Models equipped with the standard engine get an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

A 5-liter supercharged V8 engine is available, making 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque, offering a zero-to-60 mph time of about five seconds. A high-output version of this engine is included in the SVR model and makes 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. This version delivers a zero-to-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. All that power has a downside, however, as the EPA rates this model at 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

Also available is a 3-liter turbocharged diesel engine making 254 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. By far, the diesel offers the best fuel economy, coming in at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

All three engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Depending on the trim level, the 2017 Range Rover Sport offers a variety of options. They include a fixed side steps ($1,485), power-deployable side steps ($3,613), and third-row seating ($2,750). Also available is a Vision and Convenience package ($1,400), a rear entertainment system($2,000), a Driver Assistance package ($2,900), and a Climate Comfort and Visibility package ($2,900).


Standard equipment for the base model includes automatic xenon headlamps with LED accents, headlamp washer, rear fog lights, heated power-folding side mirrors, a heated rear windshield, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and a dark brushed aluminum finisher. Leather and wood interior, a rearview camera, navigation, and an eight-speaker audio system are included. Opting for the diesel engine adds $2,000 to your price.


For a $5,000 premium over the SE, the HSE edition brings in numerous upgrades, including 20-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, heated front seats, Oxford perforated leather upholstery, and a panoramic roof. Upgraded wood choices and seven additional upholstery colors choices are included.


At the Supercharged level, the V8 engine is introduced. This model also brings in a terrain response system, adaptive dynamics, torque vectoring, a two-speed transfer case, and bright twin tailpipes.


The Autobiography adds unique color choices, 21-inch alloy wheels, and gloss black mirrors. This model also adds three-zone climate control, 16-way power front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and a 19-speaker Meridian audio system. Safety features added include a surround-view camera system, reverse traffic detection, and blind spot monitoring with closing vehicle detection.


At the top of the Range Rover Sport line is the SVR, powered by the high-output V8. The SVR is outfitted with adaptive headlamps, sport seats, a Morzine headliner, and firmer suspension tuning.

CarsDirect Tip

Prices can jump in a hurry as move up to the trim levels. Choose the HSE and opt for seven-place seating along with adaptive cruise control, and your final price should stay below $80,000. That’s still well below the price of a comparably equipped Range Rover.

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