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Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2005–2013)

Last updated 9 February 2019

The best-driving Land Rover, still very capable off road, TDV8 is strong and smooth, 3.0 TDV6 a genuinely sporty decent drive with excellent steering.
Petrol heavy on fuel, 2.7 TDV6 is a bit lacklustre. 3.6TDV8 is 294g/km CO2, so £535 VED for 2017/2018.
Updated 9 February 2019

Report of cranshaft failure of 2009 Range Rover Sport at 75k miles. Needs a complete new engine. Owner told that engine was fitted with a hollow crankshaft and this caused endless problems. Presumed...

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Sportier Range Rover based on shortened structure of Discovery III. 4,700mm long 5-seater only. 385bhp 4.2 litre Jaguar supercharged V8 with 410lb/ft torque giving electronically limited 140mph and 0-60 in about 6 seconds. ZF 6-speed 'intelligent shift' autobox.

Vastly improved for 2012MY with more powertful TDV6 diesel engine and 8-speed automatic transmission.

Range Rover Sport 3.0 SD HSE 2012 Road Test

Owners' reviews

Great car to drive but shudder at its potential unreliability
Best I have ever owned!
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