2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Its Competition

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Other SUVs may offer great on road manners or stellar off road capability, but none has the combination of both like the Range Rover Sport.

The BMW X5 is polished around town, but its interior can feel a little downmarket and, frankly, it's not as fun as it used to be.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE, meanwhile, offers a wide range of powertrains and has a great interior, but it is definitely not meant for much more than a graded dirt road.

The Porsche Cayenne delivers class-leading road manners, but if you think the Range Rover Sport's price can climb fast—try pricing out a Cayenne.

Should you need to go off road, the Lexus GX 460 is the Sport's closest rival, and while it is surprisingly adept at pavement pounding, the GX never feels nearly as bespoke or upmarket.

The Volvo XC90 has a terrific interior and an eye-catching exterior, but it can't match the Range Rover Sport's available thrust.

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2017 Lexus GX 4602017 Lexus GX
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2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition2017 Porsche Cayenne
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2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence2017 Volvo XC90
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Quick Specs
8.2
Blending sport and utility like almost no other SUV, the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is impressive in any configuration.
7.2
The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
For an old-school SUV, the Lexus GX acquits itself quite well.
7.0
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
7.3
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
MSRP From    
$65,650$56,600$51,680$59,600$45,750
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
V6 Supercharged SEsDrive35i Sports Activity VehicleGX 460 4WDAWDT5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55755
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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