The Range Rover Sport is never going to be a cheap car, but it is made to look an expensive one by most rivals, none more so than the BMW X5. Still one of the best SUVs dynamically, the X5 XDrive50i and XDrive30d models beat the Range Rover in every way – performance, purchase price and running costs. And the Porsche Cayenne makes similarly easy work of the Sport.
Range Rover Sport Diesel models are available in SE, HSE or Autobiography, the V8 being available only in the two higher trims. Think carefully before opting for the Autobiography trim.
Lavishly specced as they are, they command an eye-watering premium over the already heavily equipped HSE – a massive £11k on the SDV6 and £7k on the V8.
Still, at least there is small consolation in that the Range Rover is as good on insurance and residuals as its rivals.