The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a four-wheel-drive luxury SUV that can seat up to seven passengers. It sits above the smaller Range Rover Evoque and below the larger Range Rover.
The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes powered, at its base, by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that puts out 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the Supercharged edition and you get a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that makes 510 hp and 461 lb-ft. At the top of the Sport line is the SVR edition which gets a supercharged V-8 engine that makes 550 hp and 502 lb-ft. Land Rover also offers a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine that makes 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. All are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
There are a number of variants of the Range Rover Sport. At the bottom of the lineup is the SE and the HSE, which get the smaller engine and fewer options. The larger engine gets the Supercharged nameplate and comes with the 5.0-liter engine. Next is the Autobiography level which gets the V-8 engine and a suite of cosmetic and tech upgrades. At the top of the line is the SVR version. Land Rover says the SVR does naught to 60 in just 4.5 seconds.
The base model with the 3.0-liter gasoline engine gets 17/23 mpg city/highway, while the diesel engine gets 22/29 mpg. The V-8 engine gets 14/19 mpg while the SVR gets 13/19 mpg, according to Land Rover.
You can configure your 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport to seat seven, though the rear seat is tiny by adult standards. It is really only suitable for small kids or really short trips.
New for 2021, Land Rover is offering new towing tech that helps when backing a trailer into place. It uses a rear-facing camera to show the driver where the trailer will go as it moves. The feature also allows the driver to simply operate the gas and brake to move the trailer into place while the system does the driving work for them. In addition to helping drivers get a trailer into a tight spot, the system also alerts the driver to possible jack-knifing situations while underway.
Land Rover has also included a new all-terrain technology on the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The low-traction feature is designed to help drivers in low-grip situations like mud, ice, or wet grass. It is active below 19 mph.
The new all-terrain information center in the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers up a new view of the ground you’re covering while off-roading and helps with wheel formation and slope assist engagement. Land Rover says this feature helps with low-speed off-road maneuvers.
Also new for 2021 is a larger 10.2-inch touchscreen (the previous generation was 8 inches) which has cut down on the number of buttons in the cabin and allows users to pinch and zoom on maps and applications. The new system also offers the option to control your SUV’s features from your smartphone. You can check mileage, fuel level, lock and unlock the car, and adjust climate control all through the app. The new system also offers a “Commute” mode that learns where drivers go on a regular basis and automatically redirects if there is traffic on a common commuting route, without the driver having to put a destination into the system.
For 2021 Land Rover has added blind spot assist, an intelligent speed limiter, towing assistance, and low-traction control to the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear park distance control, cruise control, speed limiter, and lane departure warnings. Autonomous emergency braking has been added for the 2021 model year.
Optional safety features include blind spot monitoring and assist (an optional upgrade), traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and reverse traffic, detection and a new Intelligent Speed Limiter system that uses traffic sign recognition to read speed signs and adjust the speed of the car based on those signs. The driver can override this system if they choose by toggling through some prompts that come up on-screen.
The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport also comes with Driver Condition Monitoring that analyzes driver behavior to judge how fatigued the driver is.
Neither NHTSA nor IIHS has evaluated the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport for safety.