The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a mid-size premium SUV that will stun you with its look. The comfort is on the highest level, and the company offers state-of-art interior layout and technology. Peace of mind is guaranteed thanks to the new equipment in the safety sector. Also, the JLR added a new drivetrain for the US market, so the refresh of the Range Rover Sport is complete.
The mid-size model is slightly smaller than the biggest Range Rover. Still, there is room for the third row, but only as the optional feature. The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a five-seater by default. The company has been working on the better range, but according to first impressions, the PHEV model can’t reach 31 miles as advertised. The good thing about the Range Rover Sport is that you can sacrifice power to get a better gas mileage. The carmaker is using a wide range of engines, from four-pot to V8, diesel, petrol, and hybrid units.
New Drivetrains for the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
There are two new configurations for the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and that is where we are starting the review of drivetrains. Buyers in the US are getting a pair of V6 setups after JLR also delivered it in its homeland. A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine is combined with a 48-volt hybrid system to produce 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. This one is called P360 and the P400 version increases numbers to 395 hp and 405 lb-ft. This is a significant upgrade from current 340-380 horsepower from a supercharged V6. If you like these configurations, look for the HST package.
The Rest is Unchanged
The smallest displacement for the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine. It is part of a plug-in hybrid that can run 30 miles by using electric power only. The petrol displacement produces 296 hp and 296 lb-ft. The supercharged unit gets support from an electric motor that adds 115 hp. Total output for the P400e package is 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque.
The 2020 Range Rover Sport is also available with a diesel drivetrain. If you like high levels of torque, then a V6 unit is ready to crunch 450 lb-ft. A turbodiesel also produces 255 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard for all configurations and the diesel unit returns 24 mpg combined (best among non-hybrids).
A pair of V8 makes the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport competitive with the high-output models in the mid-size segment. The Autobiography model is using a setup that combines a 5.0-liter supercharged unit with an eight-speed automatic transmission that distributes power to all wheels. The system produces 518 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque.
The 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR is taking the performance to the next level. The same drivetrain is configured to burst 575 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of twist. These numbers will crush the fuel economy which drops the value to 16 mpg combined. Also, the price you pay will show you this is not the model from another world.
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Equipment
Well, the cost of the base models starts at $70,000. This is already making a statement. Well, the entry-level version is not wasting any time, and leather upholstery have not a cheaper alternative. Furthermore, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is packed with parking sensors, InControl infotainment system, Touch Pro Duo version with dual 10-inch touchscreen displays. When the navigation is standard, then there are no surprises why the price starts so high.
So, is there anything the Range Rover Sport can offer as an optional feature? Of course. Not only the larger engines but also the hi-tech accessories. For example, automated parking is available, as well as the blind-spot monitor with extended range. Traffic sign recognition is one of the most notable upgrades. For the driver, there is a 2-speed transfer case, all-terrain control, and few other upgrades. High-end versions will offer you panoramic sunroof and premium audio by Meridian with 23 speakers. As said, two extra seats could be added to the third row.
2020 Range Rover Sport Price
The base price of the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is $70,000 for the SE model. The diesel upgrade for the SE trim will cost you $2,000. The entry-level plug-in hybrid drivetrain will cost $80k, while the price for the new P400 goes up by $5,000. If you want to purchase one of the most powerful models in the segment that can compete with the new Mercedes GLE AMG and its hybrid configuration, the Range Rover Sport SVR is giving you a chance. All you need to do is to spend at least $115,000. Pack it with optional equipment (23-speaker audio for example) and the price will easily reach $130,000.