2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Interior
This interior review was written when the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport was new.
The majority of reviewers think the Land Rover Range Rover Sport lives up to its price point with a highly attractive and high-quality interior. Critics say the cabin is well-assembled, has comfortable seating and plenty of small item storage.
- "As befitting a vehicle wearing the Range Rover name, the 2013 Sport's cabin is sumptuous." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Refinement permeates the cabin, isolating passengers from the outside world in a silent cocoon of rich leather and wood, complete with all of the technological marvels expected of all top-tier luxury vehicles. Unfortunately, it's not without a few faults, either." -- Edmunds
- "Interior materials are of high quality, and the assembly job looks first rate. The tasteful and understated cabin tends to look more upscale outdoorsy than uptown opulent, but nothing seems out of place and the wood trim adds a bit of warmth." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
- "Keep an ear out for squeaks and rattles; our test car had its share of creaky panels." -- Cars.com (2012)
The 2013 Range Rover Sport seats up to five and comes standard with eight-way power-adjustable leather seats. Higher quality leather or leather seats with Alcantara inserts are available on higher trims. Heated first- and second-row seats and a heated steering wheel come standard on all models except for the base model, where they are optional through a package. Many auto writers agree that both front and rear seats have ample padding and offer plenty of legroom. Getting in and out of the Range Rover Sport is easy, according to critics. Reviewers say the high seating position is great for driver visibility, but one critic says it cuts into headroom.
- "While the raised rear seats allow for a commanding view of the road, headroom is compromised." -- Edmunds
- "Though shorter than the Range Rover by more than half a foot in length, the Range Rover Sport actually provides more legroom for both front and rear occupants while sacrificing little in rear cargo space." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The rear seats have good thigh support and adult-friendly room all around." -- Cars.com (2012)
- "Visibility is good all around, and entry and exit are no-fuss affairs." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
Standard features on the 2013 Range Rover Sport include push-button start, a power sunroof, a rearview camera, power liftgate, 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, Bluetooth, two USB ports and an HDD navigation system. Available features include a center console with a built in cooler, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded 17-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, rear-seat entertainment system and HD Radio.
Reviewers think the gauges and climate controls are easy to find, read and operate. One test driver notes that the climate controls are very simple to use because of their big buttons. Another critic dislikes the navigation system’s functionality, saying it is oddly-placed and hard to use and program.
- "Some secondary controls are accessed through the navigation system's touch screen. The touch screen is small and awkwardly angled, making operation and navigation programming more difficult than it should be." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
- "The climate controls - a few large knobs and buttons - are a cinch to use, if a bit plainly finished." -- Cars.com (2012)
The 2013 Range Rover Sport offers 71 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded down and 33.8 cubic feet with all seats in use, which is decent, but can’t match the Acura MDX’s cargo capacity. One auto critic says loading large items may be difficult because the sloping liftgate cuts into the load space. Another reviewer thinks that having to fold the second-row seat cushions to create a flat load floor is tedious, but gives the Range Rover Sport competitive cargo space. Small item cabin storage is good for the class, however, a test driver notes that passengers may want additional cup holders.
- "Its sloping rear window can also hamper the loading of bulky items." -- Edmunds
- "A double-tier glovebox and a handful of bins contribute to good small-item storage, but thirsty riders may wish the door pockets offered additional drink holders." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
- "Folding the backseat requires tilting the bottom cushions forward before putting the seatbacks down. It's a drag, but it enables a flat load floor and 71 cubic feet of cargo volume, which compares to the X5's 75.2 cubic feet and beats the Cayenne by more than 10 percent." -- Cars.com (2012)