The supercharged V8 might pump out some impressive numbers, but, in our eyes, the star of the engine lineup is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel. It has nearly as much torque at 440 pound-feet, but it still manages an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon combined. It’s quiet and refined enough for long drives, and you’ll be glad for the efficiency at the gas pump. And it all comes at just $2,000 more than the base engine.
It’s easy to inflate the Range Rover Sport’s price to well north of $100,000, but there’s no need. All Sports are all-wheel drive and come with plenty of luxury inside: leather seats, heated front seats, dual 10-inch touchscreens, keyless ignition, and so on. It’s worth stepping up to the HSE trim for a panoramic roof and a few key features like blind spot sensors, parking aids, and power heated mirrors. It also opens up useful packages like the mountain-ready Off-Road Package.
If it were up to us, this is the Range Rover Sport we’d get:
- Model: 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
- Engine: 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6
- Output: 254 hp / 440 lb-ft
- Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
- MPG: 22 City / 28 Hwy
- Options: Turbodiesel engine ($2,000), Climate Comfort Package ($1,385, sliding panoramic roof, heated steering wheel, center console refrigerator compartment, twin-blade sun visors, four-zone automatic climate control), Off-Road Package ($1,785, two-speed transfer box, all-terrain progress control, terrain-response system, adaptive damping).
- Base Price: $73,345 (including a $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $78,515