Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
Though the Sport has a similar level of interior plushness as the stately Range Rover it is based upon, it focuses on handling prowess and less on ride comfort and off-road ability. Low-range gearing is optional. Power comes from strong supercharged V6 or V8 engines mated to an eight-speed automatic. The Sport delivers an engaging driving experience, with taut, agile handling, but the ride is stiff and choppy and the exhaust note is over the top. Some controls are behind the times, and the gear selector is unintuitive. Rear-seat room is generous, but the optional third-row seat is tiny. A 254-hp, 3.0-liter V6 diesel and a stronger SVR V8 are available.