2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Among mid-size SUVs, few offer the breadth of capabilities seen in the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

There’s not a bad choice in this lineup.

BMW’s X5 is a close runner-up, and this year’s plug-in model expands its green footprint..

The Porsche Cayenne clearly prioritizes on-road handling, which is just fine with us, but don’t go looking for plenty of cargo room.

Volvo’s divine XC90 is spacious and versatile, though not as sporty as its rivals.

Bookending the luxury SUV market is the Lexus GX, an old-school off-roader with brash charm but lousy fuel economy and handling.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport satisfies drivers who want every kind of capability in one showy package.
The 2021 X5 is BMW’s best vehicle, one that does nearly everything with grace and ease.
The 2021 Lexus GX is an off-road warrior with a dash of sophistication, but lags in everyday use.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne has sport sedan moves and prodigious power, and it can carry the family in comfort.
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AStandard SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Turbo i6 MHEV SEsDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleGX 460 4WDGLE 350 SUVAWDT5 FWD Momentum 7P
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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