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Land Rover has made sure that the Sport has similar levels of interior space to the X5 and Cayenne, this means comfortable seating for four adults with Land Rover’s trademark raised ‘stadium’ seating position ensuring a good view for everyone on board.

The sport front seats are excellent but we found the rear bench a little firm and flat. With the rear squabs tumbled forward there is an admirably large load area, but you don’t get the Range Rover’s split tailgate: instead you can lift either the glass section or the whole tailgate assembly.

Vicky Parrott

Deputy reviews editor
TV screens for the back seats are a £2.3k option, even in range-topping Autobiography spec

The Sport should also be a fairly safe thing in which to have a large accident, thanks not only to the six airbags but also the impact-absorbing properties of all that metal.

The car's driving environment is one to really savour, with its wraparound cockpit that places almost everything you would ever want at your fingertips. Those used to the wide open spaces afforded by the Range Rover’s cabin may feel a little claustrophobic in the Sport, but even to the most demanding this should seem a very accommodating luxury car.

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