2018 Range Rover vs Range Rover Sport

Despite sharing a first name, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport each bring their own unique flavor to drives around the greater Cleveland area.

To make these differences clear, the team at Land Rover Westside got together to create this 2018 Range Rover vs. Range Rover Sport car comparison for our customers around the Parma and Garfield Heights areas.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The first thing you notice when you compare these cars side-by-side is that the 2018 Range Rover is a bigger SUV than the Range Rover Sport.

The Range Rover offers up to 31.7 cubic feet of trunk space behind the second row and up to 68.6 cubic feet of cargo space in total. The long wheelbase option of this SUV has the same amount of trunk space, but when the seats are folded down, there’s a total of up to 75.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Range Rover Sport, on the other hand, has 27.5 cubic feet of trunk space and 59.5 cubic feet of cargo space. However, this SUV has an optional third row that grows its seating capacity from five to seven, while the Range Rover can only seat five at the most.

If you plan to bring a lot of friends along on your next adventure or need a few extra seats for carpooling, then we recommend the Range Rover Sport. If you need to carry a lot of cargo, the Range Rover is the better option.

Range Rover vs Range Rover Sport: Engine Specs

The second major difference we found between the 2018 Range Rover Sport and Range Rover is the performance. Both SUVs are ready to tackle any challenge you throw at them, with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission and standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD).

They also both come with the same base engine, which is a 3.0L V6 that generates 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.

You may find, however, that the Range Rover Sport provides an expectedly sportier experience. This model can propel you from 0-60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds with the available 5.0L supercharged V8 engine that produces 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

With the same engine, the Range Rover takes longer to make it to 60 MPH, clocking in at 5.2 seconds. This difference in acceleration times may be due to the curb weights of the SUVs. The Range Rover Sport is a much lighter car, weighing in at 5,093 pounds. The Range Rover, on the other hand, has a curb weight of 5,504 to 5,745 pounds, depending on your wheelbase.

Off-Roading Capabilities

While the Range Rover Sport may have somewhat faster on-road acceleration and better overtaking capabilities, the Range Rover appears slightly better suited to off-roading due to its ground clearance. It can extend its ground clearance an extra 3.1 inches with the available Electronic Air Suspension when tackling rough obstacles.

The standard ride heights of both SUVs are fairly comparable, at 8.3 inches for the Range Rover Sport and 8.7 inches for the Range Rover. However, the Range Rover extends almost an inch higher than the Range Rover Sport at maximum height, with an off-road ground clearance of 11.6 inches. The Range Rover Sport reaches a maximum height of 10.9 inches.

Range Rover vs Range Rover Sport: Test Drive Today!

We hope you have a better understanding of the Range Rover vs. Range Rover Sport.  The best way to truly know whether the Range Rover or Range Rover Sport is right for you is to take the wheel and get a feel for each one. Drivers in the Cleveland, Parma, and Garfield Heights areas can contact Land Rover Westside to go for a test drive today!

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