The Land Rover Range Rover Sport costs around £15,000 less than the standard Range Rover, but shares its combination of luxury and off-road ability. Its competes with a host of posh SUVs including models such as the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne and the Volvo XC90.

In 2015 the car was given more kit, a new infotainment system and a revised 3.0-litre diesel engine.

The Range Rover Sport may be huge, but it’s surprisingly agile in corners, with remarkably little body lean and huge levels of grip courtesy of its massive tyres. Despite its name, though, the Sport is better suited to comfortable cruising, where its suspension irons out bumps beautifully. 

While it may not be sports-car nimble, the Sport is quick. Even the entry-level 3.0-litre diesel can get from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and return fuel economy of just over 40mpg. The supercharged 5.0-litre petrol SVR rockets from 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds, but costs a fortune to run.

There are a few big off-roaders out there that don’t offer roomy cabins, despite their size, but thankfully the Range Rover isn’t one of them. It has has space for five adults and a pair of kids’ seats that fold out from the car’s massive boot.

Standard kit includes a powerful stereo, climate control, leather seats, plus front and rear parking sensors.

Land Rover is preparing to launch a fourth Range Rover model – a coupe SUV that could be called the Velar. Read our Range Rover Sport Coupe article for full details and photos of the prototype.

You can find detailed information about the Range Rover Sport dimensions and available colours using our quick guides.

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Sport will be available with a new 2.0-litre diesel engine and a supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6 – borrowed from the F-Type – from 2017. Read our dedicated guide for full details on these new engines and find out what other upgrades the new car will receive.

Cheapest to buy:  3.0-litre SDV6 HSE diesel

Cheapest to run: 3.0-litre SDV6 HSE diesel

Fastest model: 5.0-litre SVR petrol