Review: Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2005 – 2013)


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.

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6 June 2019

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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... Read more

27 November 2018

Report of electrical problems with 2006 Range Rover Sport proving impossible to fix for a small garage, even after 7 months of work. Read more

Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2005 – 2013): At A Glance

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

What does a Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2005 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £64,725
Buy new from £54,280
Contract hire from £569.54 per month
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Real MPG average for a Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2005 – 2013)

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14–35 mpg

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Is it smart to buy a 10-year-old Range Rover Sport?

Is a 10-year-old Range Rover Sport TDV6 good value at £8000 with 99,000 miles on it?
I'm not sure what value you will get from a 10-year-old Range Rover Sport. The maintenance and servicing costs will be expensive and reflective of a £40,000 luxury SUV (and not one that's worth £8k). It'll also be susceptible all manner of age-related wear and tear, which will produce some eye watching repair bills in the not too distant future.
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