The Look 

The Drive

On Board Computer

Camera & Parking

Seats & Rear Bench 

Cup Holders & Cubby Holes

Boot

Safety (Euro NCAP) 

A touch of luxury and comfort

Starting price: £71,325

Pros

Luxurious interior

Very comfortable seating position

Great sized boot

A touch of luxury and comfort

Cons

High end on price and additionals

Expensive to run

Intro

This vehicle definitely has that luxurious and slightly grand feel about it.

With being the Sports model there is a slight roar when you need to put your foot down which, for a fleeting moment, gave us the feeling of being a bit cool! 

The seat design is high up with a great commanding view of the road ahead. The car also feels very spacious and therefore you do not feel restricted especially if you need to check the rear for sleeping or even bickering children. 

The car is large in terms of squeezing into that last parking space and it is definitely something to be considered if you are a city driver. However, the mirrors, sensors and assisted parking  all make manoeuvring the Range Rover Sport into a tight spot, relatively easy.

The Range Rover is both a popular choice in town and rural settings where the car is at home when off-road.

Interior

The interior finish is luxurious and extremely comfortable for long drives.  We fell in love with it.

The dashboard is all super modern with a virtual screen.  There is HUD (Head Up Display) where both your speed and the road speed limit is projected onto your windscreen. Like Marmite you either love or hate it.  

As with the Discovery the centre console is beautifully designed with everything at your fingertips. The feel again is expensive as opposed to just functionality and there is no need to stretch to reach dials. 

The touchscreen is easy to navigate and with apple play you can even warm / cool your car remotely.

Seats & Passenger Space

As you would expect with a Range Rover everything has been thought of.  At a touch of a button the seats / steering wheel can be adjusted to your preference. Heating in both the steering wheel and seats are welcoming on a chilly morning. You even have the option to upgrade to a cooling fan for your back and bottom for those hotter moments!

There is lots of space in the back with 2 isofix points.  They are designed to be hidden when not in use, but this also makes them equally fiddly when trying to use. There are sensors for both unplugged seat belts and open doors which immediately alert the driver.  Plus electric controls for child locks are at the driver’s finger tips.

The middle seat, particularly on long journeys, could be problematic if you have 3 older children, due to lack of leg room and no doubt this could cause a small argument.  

A little bonus is that the rear seats also gently recline.  Perfect for an older child or adult to have a little snooze. However, if your passengers need entertaining, like with the other top end makes, you can pay for a higher package and have rear seat screens.

There is the potential to upgrade to a 7 seater.  However, the space is tight and more geared to an adhoc additional child passenger. 

Cups & Cubby

There are two handy cup holders and also a cool box to keep drinks / snacks chilled in the middle armrest. The door bins, front and back, are on the skinny side compared to other SUVs. 

On a big plus there are 5 well positioned USB points inside the car. 

We did think, on a picky note, that the front middle console is a little too shiny for your average family in terms it will show every finger print!

In the rear there is a large arm rest that can be lowered and provide two cup holders and handy storage for bits and bobs. Plus storage pockets on the rear of the front seats.

Boot Space

The boot is a good size and on par with the Audi Q8.  There is no lip and therefore it doubles up for either a seat to shelter from the rain or a perch to hold onto when pulling off muddy boots.  There is also an electric button which lowers the suspension of this tall vehicle.  This is definitely needed for when loading a heavy pram or perhaps a case of wine or two into the boot. 

If you do not have the key to hand then waving your foot below the back bumper will automatically open the boot door. 

Summary

A luxurious car and potentially suited for family life, post babies and biscuit munching toddlers.

Boot Capacity - Kate and Claire

Boot Capacity

780 Litres

Car Dimensions - Kate and Claire

Dimensions

4879 (l)  x 2202 (w) x 1803 (h)

Miles per Gallon - Kate and Claire

Miles per gallon

27.2

Range - Kate and Claire

Range

N/A

Speedometer - Kate and Claire

Speed

5.9 secs (entry level)