Range Rover Sport review - design

Feeling a little tired in 2021, but it retains its traditional appeal

Evo rating
Price
from £64,645
  • Drives better than a full-size Range Rover on-road
  • Tech, efficiency, outright road-holding and performance all inferior to more comparable rivals

Like the full-sized Range Rover, the Sport is instantly identifiable on the road thanks to a whole range of typical design motifs that have been a feature of Range Rovers since the original in 1970. The blacked-out pillars, floating roof and horizontal grille elements are all there, and presented in a more dynamic fashion driven by a faster rake to the front and rear screens and a thinner glasshouse. 

While the Range Rover Sport is handsome, its relative ubiquity on the road and the existence of more contemporary counterparts within the Land Rover range make it look its age. Visually, you’d think it was a generation behind Land Rover’s latest models, and it is.

In keeping with customer requirements at this level, one can choose a multitude of different exterior design elements, trims and a new extended body-colour range to personalise the Range Rover Sport’s aesthetic. This makes it possible to specify a Range Rover Sport with cabin decor befitting any taste from Orange County heiress to London grime artist. Luckily, it isn’t actually as specification sensitive as some rivals.

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