LAND ROVER Range Rover Sport Estate

3.0 P400 HSE 5dr Auto

LAND ROVER Range Rover Sport Estate - 3.0 P400 HSE 5dr Auto

Vehicle Information

List Price
£71,310.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
30.7 MPG
0-62 mph
5.9 secs
Engine Size
3.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
236 g/km
By Line

This improved version of the second generation Range Rover Sport gets the option of clever mild hybrid diesel engine technology for the first time. And, as before, it offers amazing all-terrain capability. If you can afford one, there's now very little not to like, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

The Range Rover Sport came of age in second generation form, bigger, lighter and sharper in its reactions. Now, Land Rover has usefully improved it, adding in MHEV mild hybrid diesel power for the first time in the shape of the freshly added D300 and D350 variants. As you'd expect, this dynamic luxury SUV also gets up-to-the-minute safety and connectivity technology in its latest form, plus there's a 'Low Traction Launch' system for peerless all-terrain capability.

Background

So to the Range Rover Sport. A car that in its original guise was neither a Range Rover or 'sporty'. In fact, it was based almost entirely on the brand's sensible Discovery model and, thanks to that car's practical ladder frame chassis, as about as dynamic to drive. Not so this second generation model, now usefully improved to create the version we're going to look at here. Appropriately, its very existence is properly inspired - and in many ways completely made possible - by the fully-fledged Range Rover. Back in 2012, that car was completely redeveloped in fourth generation form with aluminium underpinnings, sharper handling and hybrid power, engineering eagerly seized upon by the Range Rover Sport development team in their quest to at last be able to offer a credibly sporting SUV rival to cars like the Porsche Cayenne and the BMW X5. These two competitors of course, don't have to blend in unrivalled off road excellence with their back road blasting. They don't have to be automotive swiss army knives - all things to all people - in quite the same way. So, burdened with such expectations, how can this Range Rover Sport take them on at their own game? That's what we're here to find out.

Driving Experience

Can this car really be what Designer Gerry McGovern calls the 'Porsche 911 of SUVs'. The impressive 'Sports Command Driving position' anticipates such a showing - and once on the road, this car delivers it, the impressively light aluminium body structure making it feel a lot more nimble than you expect. Key recent changes beneath the bonnet see the old V6 and V8 diesels replaced by a new in-line six cylinder MHEV mild hybrid diesel, offered in D300 (300PS) and D350 (350PS) forms. This, the brand claims, delivers the efficiency of a V6 with the performance of a V8. The other key engine alternatives are all petrol-powered. There's a base four cylinder 2.0-litre P300 variant with 300PS. And a 3.0-litre six cylinder P400 derivative with 400PS. The Plug-in hybrid petrol P400e variant continues. As does the brand's politically incorrect 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 at the top of the range, available in the P525 (525PS) and the top P575 (575PS) SVR high performance models. Off road, as you would expect, this car is peerless, especially if you specify it with a Terrain Response system that'll always choose the perfect off road set-up. There's the further option of Land Rover's latest and very clever All-Terrain Progress Control system and now a clever 'Low Traction Launch' set-up that assists you when pulling away on slippery surfaces. Plus you can now monitor things via what's called an 'All-Terrain Information Centre', accessible via the centre dash touchcreen. For on road use, the quicker models get Torque Vectoring and 'Dynamic Response active lean control' to sharpen things through the bends, plus a 'Dynamic programme' that quickens up throttle response, steering and gearshifts if you're feeling sporty.

Design and Build

Minor changes have been made to the exterior styling in recent years, with more piercing intelligent Matrix Pixel LED headlights sitting alongside a redesigned grille. This is complemented by a restyled bumper with a more aggressive profile. Otherwise, it's as you were, so the clamshell bonnet, the 'floating' roof, the powerful wheelarches and the side fender vents that have always defined this model are all present and correct. And inside? Well, you'd be disappointed if you didn't have to climb up into a Range Rover - that's part of its appeal - though older folk can ease the process by selecting the lower 'Access' mode on models fitted with air suspension. Once installed in the generously side bolstered seats though, there's no mistaking that you're at the wheel of this British institutional model's younger, slightly smaller and much sportier twin. For a start, you're sat a tad lower than you would be in a Range Rover, plus the more compact thicker-rimmed wheel's smaller, the upright gearstick more purposeful and the centre console higher. The key interior change with his revised model lies with the addition of the brand's latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features a pair of high-definition 10-inch touchscreens that form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin. In the back, there's plenty of room thanks to the large wheelbase and the option of a sliding seat. Which you'll need if you choose the 7-seat option and want to make the atmosphere for third row occupants a bit less cramped. Boot capacity isn't massive at 784-litres, but with the rear bench folded, the 1,784-litre total will be sufficient for most.

Market and Model

Range Rover Sport pricing is pitched into the £68,000 to £115,000 bracket. But there's quite a price gap between this model and the full-fat Range Rover. Essentially, there are two kinds of Range Rover Sport you buy into: lets loosely call these levels 'volume' and 'nice to have'. Most buyers will choose the six cylinder diesel models, the D300 and the D350. As an alternative to these, you might like to look at the P300 four cylinder petrol unit or the 400hp P400 six cylinder petrol powerplant. Maybe even the P400e plug-in petrol derivative. At the other extreme in the line-up, there's the 'extreme' 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol variants, offered either in 525hp P525 'Autobiography Dynamic' form or in P575 575bhp 'SVR' guises. Your minimum trim level is plush 'HSE' and with the volume D300 and P400e variants, there are 'Silver', 'Dynamic' and 'Dynamic Black' variants of it on the way to top 'Autobiohgraphy Dynamic' trim.

Cost of Ownership

When the very first Range Rover Sport was launched, buyers were faced with a choice; reasonable performance or reasonable economy. You couldn't have both. How times have changed. Did you ever imagine that you could own a version of this car able to achieve 88.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and capable of putting out no more than 75g/km of CO2? Well, in the form of the P400e four cylinder Plug-in petrol/electric hybrid model, you can now. This PHEV variant offers a 25-mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range, enough for most owners' daily commute. This derivative's 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery can be charged from empty in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated or 32amp wall box. If you're limited to using an ordinary plug socket and the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard, the battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes. As for the more conventional variants, well even the six cylinder D300 and D350 mild hybrid MHEV diesels shouldn't be too expensive to run, being RDE2-certified for lower BiK taxation. The D350 manages 237g/km of WLTP CO2 - far better than the old V8 diesel it replaces. All these figures are helped by Land Rover's decision in developing this MK2 model 'Sport' to create an all-aluminium body structure, thanks to which a huge 39% weight reduction has been possible. The first generation Range Rover Sport weighed 2,583kgs. This one weighs 2115kgs. Enough said. The top 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol model has a big fuel tank - and it'll need it because even though combined cycle fuel economy is rated well below 20mpg, a figure we think you'd only achieve with a very frugal driving style indeed.

Summary

With the fully fledged Range Rover now a plutocratic purchase, it's this Sport model that for us, now most faithfully continues a model line stretching all the way back to the 1970 original. That very first Range Rover was a car you didn't have to be afraid to use as intended, on or off road. And nor is this one. Get the fundamental thing right with any great design - in this case the weight - and everything else then tends to fall into place. The aluminium platform that here makes this car so relatively light solves at a stroke the two issues that blighted the original first generation Range Rover Sport: stodgy handling and high running costs. And yes, it does leave room for proper 4WD hardware to be fitted without compromising paved road prowess. Which is something that German rivals could learn from. True, it's a pity that pricing can't be more affordable. Still, the right version of this car offers exactly the right kind of luxury SUV experience for those fortunate enough to be able to enjoy it. A Range Rover Sport that is in every way a proper Range Rover. Enough said.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic front and toughened rear side glass
  • Acoustic laminated front windows
  • Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen includes heated washer jets
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Remote window closing
BRAKES
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake pre-fill technology
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency braking includes city, urban AEB and pedestrian
  • Gradient acceleration control
  • Grey anodised brake calipers with Land Rover script
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill launch assist
  • Low traction launch
  • Roll stability control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front rear carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Adaptive dynamics
  • All terrain progress control
  • Configurable dynamics
  • Electronic air suspension
  • Terrain Response 2 with dynamic program
COMMUNICATION
  • Android Auto
  • Apple car play
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Incontrol apps in vehicle touchscreen
  • Remote premium - Upgraded Incontrol remote app including remote climate control (engine dependent), remote lock Unlock and remote beep flash
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Front and rear parking aid
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Rear view camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Mist sensor
  • Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid
  • Push button start
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • All Terrain Info Centre
  • Interactive Driver display instrument cluster
  • Navigation pro system with 10" touch screen, app interface and media storage
  • Pro services and wifi hotspot
  • TFT Virtual Instrument Panel
  • Touch pro duo system
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Micro mesh aluminium trim finisher
ENGINE
  • Engine cover
  • Gradient release control (GRC)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
  • Enhanced sound system 250w with 8 speakers
  • Incontrol protect - SOS emergency call with automatic collision detection, optimised assistance call and Incontrol remote app essential
  • No CD/DVD player
  • USB/aux input socket
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Aluminium Tread Plates with Range Rover script
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured roof
  • Front and rear recovery eyes
  • HSE badge
  • P400 badge
  • Side repeater indicators in mirror
  • Solid paint
  • Sport Badge in silver
  • Standard bonnet
  • Standard roof
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Follow me home lighting
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight power wash
  • LED rear lamps
  • Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Rear fog lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Auto air recirculation
  • Climate control memory
  • Pollen filter
  • Two zone climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Black gearshift paddles
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Customer configurable single point entry
  • Driver's footrest
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front door storage space
  • Front stowage pocket
  • Front/rear passenger grab handles
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Loadspace mounting provisions
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Morzine headlining
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Perforated Windsor leather upholstery
  • Power socket
  • Reach/rake electric adjustable steering column entry/exit tilt away
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Roller blind loadspace cover
  • Three 12V accessory power outlets
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Front map lights
  • Loadspace light
PACKS
  • Non smoker's pack - Range Rover Sport
  • Smartphone pack - Range Rover Sport
SAFETY
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Curtain airbags
  • Customer configurable autolock
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Power operated child locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system)
SEATS
  • 16 way electric adjustable driver/passenger seats with memory and 4 way lumbar adjust captain armrest
  • 2 way active front head restraints
  • 2 way rear head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Rear ISOFIX
SECURITY
  • Immobiliser
  • Intrusion sensor
  • Keyless entry
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Passenger seat occupant detector with front airbags
  • Perimetric and volumetric anti theft alarm
  • Remote locking
TOWING
  • Electrical towing preparation
  • Trailer stability assist
TRANSMISSION
  • Twin speed transfer box
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 20" 5 split spoke gloss sparkle silver finish alloy wheels - style 5084
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Reduced section alloy spare wheel
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO2: 209
  • HC: 50E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2996
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO SUPERCHARGED
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 92.3
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • EC Combined: 30.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 10.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 15.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 16.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 10.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 10.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 9.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 10.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 11.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 10.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 11.3
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: P400
  • Coin Series: HSE
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 400
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.9
  • BHP: 400
  • Engine Power KW: 294
  • Engine Power RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 406
  • Engine Torque MKG: 56.1
  • Engine Torque NM: 550
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 140
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 SPLIT SPOKE STYLE 5084
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
  • Height: 1803
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4879
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4
  • Wheelbase: 2923
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 2073
  • Width (including mirrors): 2220
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 780
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 104
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3050
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1686
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2405
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 645
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Personal lease
£554.04
Initial payment (Inc VAT)
£4,986.36
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£461.70
Initial payment (Ex VAT)
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Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£554.04
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,986.36 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£461.70
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,155.30 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
71,310.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Vehicle Information
List Price
£71,310.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
30.7 MPG
0-62 mph
5.9 secs
Engine Size
3.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
236 g/km
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£554.04
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,986.36 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£461.70
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,155.30 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
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LAND ROVER Range Rover Sport Estate

3.0 P400 HSE 5dr Auto

LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT ESTATE *Model Shown is for illustration purposes only.
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£554.04
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,986.36 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£461.70
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,155.30 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC