12Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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12Land Rover Range Rover Sport
3.2

48 reviews

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Build Quality
2.2
Value for Money
1.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
2.2
Noise Level
3.1
Braking
2.9
Acceleration / Power
3.8
Gear Shifting
3.5
Suspension
3.1
Fuel Efficiency
3.5
Handling
3.6
Interior Design
3.1
Boot Size
2.5
Comfort
3.5
Features
2.8

Reviews

48 reviews
Termniator
TermniatorSydney, NSW8 posts
  L320

Range rover sport are rip off's n lemons

3rd turbo going into my 2011 model..picked it up 2014..3yrs old if dat..problem after problem..I took it to Parramatta land rover..dey said blown turbo..4k l8r..I've spent on it..service was bshit
.fkn nearly $1800 for a bshit service..which it broke down..so my intentions after fixing it again‍...I'm a bloody sell it..$60k down the drain..argghh..I'm reading comments from everyone on here..so I'll stand with youse..DO NOT BUY A RANGER ROVER PERIOD!!!!! Show details
Rob
RobPerth, WA2 posts
  L494 HSE SDV6

Comfortable, great performance and economy. Brilliant vehicle

2015 SDV6, done 127,000 kms mainly commuting in the Perth area but some longer trip up north, for which I purchased all terrain tyres. Purchased new (demo) and always been serviced by Land Rover dealer in Perth.
All I have really spent is tyres. Had a slight clunking noise when pulling away from a stand still which turned out to be the diff oil needing changing which was a little weird but has been totally reliable and economical with great performance from the twin turbo V6 diesel.
This is the third Range Rover sport I have owned and I have never had any real problems to speak of. Show details
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Michael
Michael
  L494 HSE SDV6

Fantastic car - worth every cent

Bought new in aug 19 from ULR. Has feen faultless. Service was included, and that has been superb and has not cost me one dollar. It handles really well on and off road. Show details
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Andrew H.
Andrew H.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  L494 HSE Dynamic SDV8

Not fit for purpose

I am driving a Range Rover Sport HSE SDV8. Original purchase price of $182,000 and has done less than 40,000 KM. Within the last 12 months it has been towed 4 times and is clearly a faulty and not fit for purpose vehicle. Unfortunately you cannot trust this brand or their promise of excellence. Show details
Tony
TonyGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC5 posts
  L494 Autobiography Dynamic SDV6

No warranty service

Do not buy from them! Read all reviews and issues these cars have! Spent $200.000.00 on a new range rover and have an issue within the warranty period with only 40,000.00 kilometres on the vehicle and the owner or anyone else does not care! Head office leaves it up to the dealer who ignores you and head office! Show details
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Jessica
JessicaSydney, NSW
  L494 S TDV6

Engine failure within 6 years (hasn’t reached 40000 klms)

I bought my car (Range Rover sports) in December 2015 from Range Rover dealer Adelaide.

The last service I did for my car was at the end of 2018 with Adelaide Land Rover dealer. And the next schedule service for my car should be either at the end of 2019 or when the car has reached 52000kms, which is advised by the dealer. However I noticed really terrible knocking sound from my engine this week (19/10/2021) when the car reached 39939 Kms. Then I took the car to Land Rover dealer in Parramatta NSW and asked them to check the issue of the engine. They advised the engine is not working properly and I may need to pay the big replacing charge myself since my car is out of 3 years warranty. Show details

Mason H.
Mason H.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  L494 SE TDV6

Blown engine

I drive conservatively and although I was 4 months past my service, due to lockdown, my engine blew and needs replacing. I bough it new. And am being quoted circa $30k. It’s almost exactly 5 years old. Bought brand new.
Has anyone had this problem? And if so, we’re you able to negotiate anything with Land Rover? I’m devastated this has happened. I loved my car and cannot believe this has happened after only 5 years.

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Dave
DaveGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  L494 HSE SDV6

Don't buy one

These vehicles are not safe dispute what the sales guy and your girlfriends at school drop off tell you. The way Land Rover have dealt with diesel emission on Range Rover sport is by the vehicle slowing to 20km per hour once there black box needs cleaning. You get no warning it's going to happen, nothing you just slow. It has happened to my wife several times on the freeway then the car has to be towed to the dealership in port Melbourne then you get charged $650 for the pleasure. Land Rovers response from the manager "you purchased the wrong vehicle"
After owning 8 range rovers this is our last.  Show details
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Mark
MarkThe Mallee, VIC
  Verified Range Rover Sport

Driving a lemon

Purchased my car at the port Melbourne dealership in August 2016 and loved it ever since it started breaking down(now for a 7th time) 2 years ago with the diesel exhaust filter red light comes straight on when I’ve been told countless times it should be amber first. Range Rover are putting it down to my driving style which hasn’t changed since I brought the car as where I live so makes no sense at all, I use it for business and pleasure 7 days a week. Roadside assistance are great but the Range Rover customer care team are just a waste of time, answers and solutions. My also gets regular services. All I get is the car is out of warranty so they wipe their hands clean from this mess passing it over to one another. It’s a lemon of a car guys! Show details
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Greg2250
Greg2250Sydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
  L494 SE SDV6

Excellent drive, faultless

Ex land rover display car, bought with 16k km , now with 40k km, has not missed a beat. Mainly some short commutes and longer weekend drives. Excellent tow car; had a 2t caravan that it towed as if the van wasn't there. Brilliant drive whatever the surface. Show details
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Dave J
Dave JSydney, NSW2 posts
  L494

2018 Sport. It died in my driveway, haven't seen it for over 2 months now and no phone calls

Commuting on the freeway and visiting clients. I bought it because it should be safe
Twice a week. Never socially and seldom at weekends
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Steve
SteveSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
  Range Rover Sport L494 Autobiography

What a mistake a Range Rover was

I brought the top of the range Range Rover sport autobiography and I had nothing but trouble with the car from day one, screeching metal on metal sound so loud it hurt my ears when driving slow, it was a total embarrassment.
I took it in for the complaint 3 times to be told there was no problem, as soon as the warranty ran out the whole front drivers side suspension destroyed itself, I had to fight to have it covered u der warranty a week after it ran out.
Service team are rude and useless and make a complaint to head office you get a sorry better luck next time. Show details
Michael
MichaelSouth East Queensland, QLD
  L494 HSE SDV6
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Emma
EmmaSydney, NSW2 posts
  L494
Adam
Adam2 posts
  Verified L494 HSE SDV6

Range Rover Built for Royalty

Great car fit for Royalty literally lol very comfortable and very well built customer service is impeccable they could not do enough for us i would not buy one with big klm's or out of warranty for obvious reasons if something goes wrong its going to be expensive it is an expensive car.I would highly recommend a RRSport as a family car and yes every car/suv has problems that's life deal with it.

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Questions & Answers

John McLean
John McLean · Range Rover Sport L494 HSE (2013-2024)

How do I know if the 2013 Range Rover Sport HSE I'm buying is an L494?
Or are all a L494? Thanks, John

Russ M
Russ M · Range Rover Sport L494 HSE Dynamic (2013-2024)

Hi l recently purchased a 2013 RRS Dynam private
After a day l noticed a whining noise which seams to be coming from the rear it only makes a noise when l accelerate, take you foot off the pedal and no noise. Any idea what this is?

Dutchie
Dutchie · Range Rover Sport

Hello. I have a 2017 Range Rover sports diesel. Want to tow a caravan. Wondering about the suspension that lowers itself when parked. Does it do this and is ok or can you stop it doing that when its got the load of the van on its back. Thanks

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $116,900$136,700$157,128$178,400
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels19" Alloy20" Alloy21" Alloy21" Alloy
Fuel Consumption7.8 L/100km7.8 L/100km9.4 L/100km7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 86 L86 L86 L86 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.0L6 Cylinder 3.0L8 Cylinder 4.4L6 Cylinder 3.0L
Max Power225kW @ 4000rpm225kW @ 4000rpm250kW @ 3500rpm225kW @ 4000rpm
Max Torque700Nm @ 1500-1750rpm700Nm @ 1500-1750rpm740Nm @ 1750-2250rpm700Nm @ 1500-1750rpm
Country of ManufactureUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,500 kg3,500 kg3,500 kg3,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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