Used Car: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review
Reviewers loved the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s powerful engines, sporty handling and off-road capability. However, its poor fuel economy and high ownership costs may deter some used SUV shoppers.
A standard V8 engine powers the base Range Rover Sport HSE, and a supercharged V8 provides power for the Range Rover Sport Supercharged. Reviewers were pleased with both engines, and said that either provides ample power. Test drivers also appreciated the responsive and smooth automatic transmission that comes standard. With the base engine, the 2013 Range Rover Sport gets 13/18 mpg city/highway, which is poor for the class. The Range Rover Sport can handle tough off-road trails with ease, reviewers noted, and it has a comfortable ride and sporty on-road handling.
Reviewers reported that the five-seat 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s cabin is well-made and has luxurious materials. They liked the great forward visibility from the front seats, but some critics noted that rear headroom is tight because the seating position is quite upright. The Range Rover Sport also has less cargo space than some competitors. Standard features in the 2013 Range Rover Sport include navigation, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, a USB port and a rearview camera. Available features include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, adaptive cruise control and a 17-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. A few critics commented that the navigation system is tricky to program.
Other SUVs to Consider
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne has nimble handling and ample engine power, according to reviewers, and it gets better fuel economy than the Range Rover Sport. It also has a higher reliability rating, and test drivers loved its opulent cabin.
If you don’t need the off-road ability of the Range Rover Sport, consider the 2013 Infiniti FX. Reviewers said it has more than enough power and handles like a sports car, as well as has straightforward audio and navigation controls.