2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Its Competition

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Dragon Challenge
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a stately and supreme luxury SUV that competes in rarefied air.

Like the Range Rover Sport, BMW offers a turbodiesel in the X5, but the BMW lacks the overall polish of the Range Rover.

The Lexus GX is old compared to the Range Rover Sport, and it’s not as luxurious, but it is nearly as capable.

The Porsche Cayenne doesn’t offer a third row, but it can be the same athletic performer as the Sport in top trims.

The Volvo XC90 may be a little more family friendly with more active safety features, but it doesn’t offer the same performance as the sport.

The GLS Class is the ultimate three-row family luxury SUV, but it doesn’t have the same off-road ability as the Range Rover.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Dragon Challenge 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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2018 Lexus GX 4602018 Lexus GX
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (Mercedes-AMG GLS 63)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is near the top of the luxury SUV mountain—mostly because it can climb there without trouble.
7.2
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected.
6.0
The Lexus GX 460 pairs scads of off-road hardware with lots of luxury trim, but most drivers will be better off with a crossover.
7.8
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
7.0
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is a richly appointed luxury SUV that earns its Porsche badge. It's one of few cars on the road that manage to feel special in standard or top trims, despite a $100,000 price difference.
7.2
The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the crossover success that brought new buyers into the brand. Its mix of good looks and excellent tech make it a major player now.
MSRP From     
$66,750$57,200$52,155$69,550$60,600$46,900
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
V6 Supercharged SEsDrive35i Sports Activity VehicleGX 460 4WDGLS 450 4MATIC SUVAWDT5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
557757
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility4MATICSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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