The 2012 Range Rover Sport hasn't been crash-tested by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) or the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), as is common with high-end, high-priced vehicles. Nevertheless, the Sport does offer a full complement of standard safety equipment, including: advanced stability control, hill descent control, active roll mitigation, a myriad of airbags, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.
The Supercharged model is also available with radar adaptive cruise control that works with the emergency braking system to scan the road and detect possible collisions, aiding the driver in braking.
Both versions of the Range Rover Sport offer excellent visibility thanks to plenty of glass, a low beltline, and a high seating position, though rearward visibility is somewhat reduced by thick pillars at the very back of the vehicle.
Without official crash-test scores, the 2012 Range Rover Sport has to rely on its excellent array of standard safety equipment to convince buyers of its safety.