The Land Rover Range Rover Sport does many things exceedingly well. It rides comfortably on the road and yet leaves many rivals in its dust when the going gets rough. There are a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder with mild hybrid tech in two states of tune and a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 518 or 567 horsepower to choose from. All models employ a permanent AWD system and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The base SE is well-equipped with features like 19-inch wheels, premium LED headlights, grained leather upholstery, an interactive driver display, and ambient interior lighting. Progressing through the lineup adds Windsor or semi-aniline leather with enhanced seat adjustment, a 19-speaker sound system, and larger 21-inch wheels. The incredible SVR and SVR Carbon Edition are not only viciously quick but come with sportier trim and, in the case of the latter, an exposed carbon fiber hood center section.
Land Rover provides a massive range of upgrades, with packages called 'packs' and several standalone features. On the base SE, the Drive Pack costs $410 and packages together blind-spot monitoring, a driver condition monitor, and traffic sign recognition. The $750 Park Pack introduces a 360-degree parking aid, a clear exit monitor, and rear cross-traffic monitoring. The Off-Road Pack goes for $1,800 and adds a two-speed transfer box, adaptive dynamics, and All Terrain Progress Control. There are 15 additional packs adding features like deployable side steps, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and a heated steering wheel. At SE level, standalone items include a front center console refrigerator ($725), soft-closing doors ($625), a heated steering wheel ($250), and blind-spot assist ($500).
The HSE Silver has a similar range of options such as the Driver Assist Pack at $4,000, which adds blind-spot assist, adaptive cruise control, a surround-camera system, and park assist. It's a bit disappointing that a head-up display isn't even standard on the pricey Autobiography model, with this option adding $1,325 to the base price. Even the SVR has access to upgrades that can send the price soaring towards $150,000, with options like the SVR Carbon Fiber Exterior Pack with an exposed carbon fiber hood costing a jaw-dropping $7,200, and the 23-speaker Meridian signature sound system going for $4,550.
3rd-row seating is an available upgrade on all models besides the HST and both SVRs. However, selecting this seven-seater option requires also adding 20-inch wheels (on trims not already equipped with them) and other extras that, on the base SE, amounts to a total of $3,900 added to the base price.