2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Its Competition

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The sporty SUV conundrum has a real solution set; a few utes have conquered the opposing notions of off-road competence and on-road mastery.

The Range Rover Sport might do both best, but it has some brutally powerful competition.

The BMW X6 offers a coupe-like profile and even more impressive on-road performance in X6 M form, but lacks the true off-road capability promised by the Range Rover Sport.

Mercedes-Benz's M Class also offers extreme performance with its AMG version, but takes both styling and luxury in a different direction from the toned-down Range Rover.

The Porsche Cayenne fields spectacular street performance with enough ruggedizing to enable some trailblazing, but it's a Porsche, first and foremost, which means grip and acceleration come first.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT elbows into this haute crowd with a HEMI roar, if not quite the brand reputation.

And finally, Land Rover's own Range Rover offers a more regal alternative to the Sport, though it's aimed primarily at luxuriant driving and incredible off-roading, a little less on hard-charging cornering.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the most convincing answer to the sporty-SUV conundrum.
The 2014 BMW X6 bends genres, in mostly successful ways; but whether you like it depends on what you're crossing over from.
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover adds long-wheelbase comfort and Autobiography Black style to an already impressive all-purpose vehicle.
For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
Yes, Porsche does make a family car, and this is it; the 2014 Cayenne runs the gamut from sporty errand mule to track-worthy sports SUV, with some interesting green options in between.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WDN/A
Style Name     
4WD 4-Door SEAWD 4-Door xDrive35iRWD 4-Door Altitude4WD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door ML 350AWD 4-Door Manual
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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