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This is a fine engine in the Discovery and Jaguar XJ, but it struggles to haul the Range Rover Sport or suit its character.

Our Verdict

Range Rover Sport

Charming and likeable luxury SUV offers polished Land Rover handling for a price

  • First Drive

    Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE

    The tweaked 2012 model-year Range Rover Sport is more powerful, more economical and a glorious way to cover long distances effortlessly
  • First Drive

    Land Rover Range_e

    The addition of electric drive appears to remove nothing from the Land Rover experience
16 February 2006

What's new? This is the first time we've driven the diesel Range Rover Sport in the UK. It uses the same 2.7 V6 as the Discovery. What's it like? Even with a brilliant diesel engine it lacks the pizzazz and charm of the petrol models. With sluggish off-the-line performance you question the Sport moniker as well, even though it is remarkably agile for its size and weight. It's not as quiet as the Discovery either. Should I buy one? There are better diesel 4x4s, including the new Audi Q7, Mercedes ML-Class and the Discovery. A petrol Sport is the way to go. Chas Hallett

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