2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Diesel SUV

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 10, 2021

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The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel is available for sale at $79,500. This year, Land Rover has added two new trims called HSE Silver Edition and SVR Carbin Edition, out of which the former is exclusively available with a 254-hp 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine. The strong power on tap helps this SUV cross from 0-60 MPH in 7.2 seconds with a top speed limited to 137 MPH. This engine is also appreciated for its fuel-saving nature and good tow ratings of 7,716 pounds. 

The interior of the 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel defines the same luxury and comfort as found in its bigger siblings. For its price, it also adds some good comfort and technological features. With regards to safety, the 2021 Range Rover Sport lacks safety ratings but it's equally as safe as other SUVs as it is packed with top driver-assist features. The Cadillac Escalade, the Chevrolet Suburban, and the GMC Yukon are the only competition from whom it faces challenges in this class. 

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Pros

Superior off-road potential

Comfortable and luxurious Interiors

Cons

Glitchy infotainment system

Average On-road Driving Dynamics

What's New?

Minor tweaks like a revised in-cabin air ionizer and Premium Black Pack appearance package is now available

Revised HSE Silver Trim introduced


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

254 hp @ 3750 rpm

torque

443 lb.-ft.. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed Automatic w/overdrive and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

15/14.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.1 in.

length

192.1 in.

width

81.6 in.

height

71 in.

curb weight

4773 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

62.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

payload capacity

1969 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.2 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Exterior video

Trims

HSE Silver Editon $79,500 onwards

254 hp @ 3750 rpm | 3 L | V-6 | Diesel

  • Auto High Beam Assist
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • LED Headlights, Front Fog Lights& Taillights
  • Meridian Audio System
  • Premium LED Headlights w/ Signature DRL
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof
  • Windsor Leather Seats

Colors and Styles

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV in Madagascar Orange Metallic color 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV in Corris Gray Metallic color 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV in Balmoral Blue Metallic color
Madagascar Orange Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.0

Competition

8.9

Final Verdict

7.8

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.3

Overall Rating


 The Range Rover Sport offers similar luxury and cachet with a less painful price tag- CarAndDriver

The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel is quite a well-known and capable SUV that offers a balanced blend of off-roading prowess and sporty driving experience. Its practicality, as well as stunning looks, attract a lot of buyers. The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel is one of the rarest luxury SUVs which still offers a potent yet fuel-efficient diesel engine. It is also ahead in terms of safety as well. 

The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel can be leased at $999 per month for 36 months. A down payment fee of $5,995 is due at the time of signing. Otherwise, you can also finance it at a 0.9% APR rate for up to 36 months. However, it costs around $20,420 annually for its repair, maintenance, fuel, etc., which is slightly more than its rivals. Also, the average cost per mile for the Sport is calculated to be $1.36. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV front view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV rear view

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.9/10
Competition

7.8/10
Final Verdict


2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is well-equipped and offers seemingly infinite customization- The Car Connection

The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel is available in just one trim namely HSE Silver Edition, which debuts this year. It has a starting MSRP of $79,500 and invites a destination fee of $1,050. The diesel engine may be new to this model but it still holds the same comfort and luxury. This model exclusively gets 21-inch alloy wheels to get the best ride comfort possible. It also adds some exclusive interior features such as a refrigerated center console. front and rear heated seats, quad zone-automatic climate control, and many more. 

Th use of Windsor leather on the seats elevates the opulence of the cabin. It also gets the latest infotainment setup which includes dual 10-inch touchscreens that feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system is paired with a 19-speaker Meridian surround sound system whose sound quality is peasant to hear. While speaking of features, the driver-assist features offered in the Sport are just a few. Upgrade to the Driver Assist pack for a list of top safety features. This package costs an extra $4,000.

Model

HSE SILVER

MSRP

$79,500

Key Features

Dual 10-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

21-inch alloy wheels 

  19-speaker Meridian surround sound system
  Quad-zone automatic climate control
  16-way power-adjustable front heated, cooled leather seats
  Refrigerated center console
 

Power panoramic sunroof

  Hands-free power tailgate

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Buying Advice

The Range Rover Sport diesel is definitely the best buy SUV in its class not just for its agility and fuel economy but also for the number of comfort and technological features it adds. That said, this model adds a refrigerated center console, a heated steering wheel, front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, and a hands-free power tailgate. On the safety front, it adds Blind Spot Monitoring, Driver Drowsiness Monitoring, and many more. But we recommend buying the $4,000 Driver Assist package for a complete set of top driver-assist systems.


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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The steering feel and accuracy are impeccable on twisting mountain roads yet appropriately light when parking- Edmunds

The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel is powered by a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 motor that is capable of producing 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that is quite smooth and provides timely shifts. However, this engine is not the best companion for a car of its size. It feels a bit strained over high RPMs and a very heavy load. Its maximum towing capacity of 7,716 lbs is quite good but nothing exceptional.

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel engine

The standard air suspension offers a really smooth ride. It can be raised or lowered depending on whether you are driving on the road or off it. There is a sense of firmness in the ride quality but comfort and stability on the go as you would expect of a modern-day Land Rover. That said, the Sport rides on 21-inch wheels and low-profile Pirelli tires which does affect the ride quality on bad roads. The 2021 Range Rover Sport also handles well despite its size and weight as steering responses are good.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV accelerate 0-60 mph just in 7.2 sec

Range Rover’s turbo-diesel engine is capable of sending this SUV from 0-60 MPH in 7.2 seconds. Its higher torque does help it get a great start. A quarter of a mile is covered in 15.3 seconds while the top speed is limited to 137 MPH. The braking performance is equally as impressive as its acceleration. The SUV gets 13.7-inch rotors in the front and 13.8-inch at the back. In the brake test, the 2021 Range Rover Sport took 124 feet to come to a smooth stop from 60-0 MPH. 

Models

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel 

2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel 2021 GMC Yukon diesel 2021 Chevrolet Suburban diesel 

MSRP

$79,500

$76,195

$51,995

$53,295

Engine

3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6

3.0L Turbo-Diesel Inline-6

3.0L Turbo-Diesel Inline-6 3.0L Turbo-Diesel Inline-6

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD

RWD RWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic

Power 

254 hp @ 3,750 rpm

277 hp @ 3,750 RPM

277 hp @ 3,750 RPM

277 hp @ 3,750 RPM

Torque 

443 lb-ft@1,750 rpm

460 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

460 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

460 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM
0-60 MPH 7.2 sec 8.5 sec 7.9 sec 8.5 sec
Quarter Mile 15.3 sec 16.7 sec 16.0 sec 16.6 sec
Top Speed 130 MPH 110 MPH 110 MPH 110 MPH
Towing Capacity 7,716 lbs 8,000 lbs 8,000 lbs 8,000 lbs

The Range Rover takes the lead on the table with incredible performance numbers thanks to its punchy engine. The GMC Yukon takes the second spot on the table with decent performance numbers for its size. Although the Chevrolet Suburban and the Cadillac Escalade have the same engine, their heavy curb weight makes them lose their agility. However, the GM siblings have a better towing capacity than the Sport.


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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Fuel Economy

3.0/10

The most fuel-efficient model in the range is the turbodiesel- Carbuzz

This is where the 2021 Range Rover Sport shines due to its diesel-based power plant. It offers the best fuel economy in its class and none of its rivals can match its capabilities. The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel gets EPA-estimated figures of 22 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on a highway, and 24 MPG combined. These figures are really good for an SUV of this size.

In this competition, the 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel comes with the smallest fuel tank, and yet, it delivers a competitive driving range. With its 22.7-gallon fuel tank, you can very easily cover a minimum of 567 miles on a full tank of diesel. Most of its rivals are fitted with a larger fuel tank resulting in a high mileage than the Sport but that's not an issue.

Models

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel 

2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel 2021 GMC Yukon diesel 2021 Chevrolet Suburban diesel 

MPG (City)

22

21

21

21

MPG (Highway)

28

27

27

27

MPG (Combined)

24

23

23

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallon)

22.7

24

26

28

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 

499/636/567

504/648/552

546/702/598 588/756/644

Clearly, the Range Rover Sport diesel is the most fuel-efficient SUV here. The rest of the GM siblings share the same fuel estimates but house a different fuel tank size. Therefore, the Cadillac Escalade comes in second on the table with 23 MPG combined. The GMC Yukon delivers a combined mileage of 598 miles while the Chevy Suburban delivers the highest range in this competition with 644 miles. 


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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Interior

9.9/10

Inside, the Range Rover Sport is awash in the finest leather and wood- Autotrader

While keeping you away from all the harshness of the roads less traveled, the 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel's cabin is capable of pampering its passengers to quite an extent. Inside the cabin, the fit and finish are among the best in its segment and you get an array of real wood, soft leather, and brushed metals all over the space. As standard, the 2021 Range Rover Sport comes with five seats treated with Windsor leather. The optional third-row adds two more seats to the SUV. The front seats are highly comfortable and supportive. They get standard comfort features such as 16-way power adjustability, heated and cooled. 

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel cockpit

The steering wheel is also dressed in leather and gets a heating function as well. You even get a small refrigerator that can hold four 12-ounce aluminum cans. There are tons of space in both rows but adding the third row might get things ugly at the back. The rear seats offer good comfort levels and are heated too. Seating three abreast is a breeze due to the wide dimensions. A boot space of 27.5 cu-ft. is offered behind the rear seats. It gets extended up to 59.5 cu-ft. when the second-row seats are folded. With this much space available, you can stock up bulky items. Overall, the Sport's cabin is quite lavish and feature-filled.

Models

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel 

2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel 2021 GMC Yukon diesel 2021 Chevrolet Suburban diesel 

Seating Capacity

5

7 8 8

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.7/NA/NA

42.3/65.5/44.5

42.3/66.0/44.5

42.3/66.0/44.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/NA/NA

38.9/64.6/41.7

38.9/64.8/42.0

38.9/64.8/42.0
Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) N/A 38.2/62.7/34.9 38.2/62.7/34.9 38.2/61.7/36.7
Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.) 27.5 25.5 25.5 41.5

The Chevrolet Suburban is the best cargo hauler in this competition and its maximum cargo space is unbeatable. Both the Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon offer good passenger space in all three rows but the latter can seat up to 8 people. Among its rivals, the Sport may lack seating capacity and cargo storage but it offers the best British luxury and technology. Speaking of technology, the 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel comes with Land Rover's latest dual 10-inch touchscreens for infotainment and vehicle functions which it calls the Touch Pro Duo. Behind the steering wheel, you get a 12-inch multi-function display that is customizable and has attractive graphics.

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel infotainment system

Connectivity features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth streaming, SiriusXM, etc. are all standard on the 2021 Range Rover Sport. Sound duties are handled by a 19-speaker Meridian surround sound system, which is a treat for music lovers. It offers a fluid interface and is easy to use. However, many users might need some time to get used to operating the touchscreens which offer no physical buttons. It is not the best system in the business and can lag sometimes. Some users also report that it has crashed which might be due to its inferior hardware. Some other infotainment and interior highlights of the cabin are mentioned below:

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-function heated, leather steering wheel
  • 16-way power-adjustable front heated, cooled & leather seats
  • Color-adjustable ambient lighting
  • Dual 10-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 19-speaker Meridian surround sound system
  • Refrigerated storage
  • Sensor-activated rear doors
  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Exterior

9.0/10

Like the flagship Range Rover, this Sport model has an imposing, almost monumental look- Kelly Blus Book

Since its inception, the 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel has not changed a lot in terms of its design and looks which is not a bad thing at all. It takes many design cues from its bigger and elder sibling like the front grille, LED headlight signature, and clamshell hood. In an age where curved is considered sexy, the Sport uses a feel even with a squared boxy shape almost as if the silhouette was drawn using a ruler.  Another distinct highlight is the new 21-inch wheels that are massive in size but sooth Ranger Rover Sport. The high ground clearance of the Sport helps it to be a good off-roader. 

The 2021 Ranger Rover Sport manages to look sportier than the regular Range Rover. Elements such as the blacked-out roof pillar and smoothened surfaces with a truncated tail make look a bit more sophisticated than its rivals. From the side view, the 115.1-inch wheelbase measures on par with its core rivals. The optional Black Exterior package adds a block hood, Range Rover letting and fender vent fingers, and finally, the Sport badge written in black. All these add to its sportiness look. With its trendy body design and sharp creases, the Range Rover Sport comes out as a very handsome and imposing SUV

Models

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel 

2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel 2021 GMC Yukon diesel 2021 Chevrolet Suburban diesel 

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,773 5,635 5.490 5,616

Length (in)

192.1 211.9 210 225.7

Width (in)

N/A 81.1 N/A N/A

Height (in)

71.0 76.7 76.5 75.7

Ground Clearance (in)

8.4

9.0 8.0 8.0

Wheelbase (in)

115.1 120.9 120.9 134.1

The wheelbase of the Chevy Suburban measures exactly 19 inches more than the Range Rover Sport. These extra inches contribute to its third-row seating. The Cadillac Escalade sits 0.6 inches higher than the Sport. This comes in handy for off-roading situations. Weighing more than 700 lbs than the Sport can help the Yukon provide better crash protection. Some other exterior features are:

  • LED headlights, DRLs, taillights
  • Front & rear fog lights
  • Puddle lamps
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual integrated chrome exhaust tips
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Black window trim

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Safety

The driver assistance suite leaves something to be desired, though, considering the Sport's price- Carbuzz

The 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel has not been crash-tested in the US market by NHTSA and IIHS as of yet. Hence, it lacks official crash-test data but it considered a safe SUV as its all-aluminum body structure is 39% lighter than steel equivalent and can reduce friction can during a collision, thereby reducing the damage. Land Rover’s driver assistance features are sophisticated, but far from being hands-free.

For added protection, the 2021 Range Rover Sport diesel comes with a suite of six airbags which includes dual front, front side, and side curtain airbags. Speaking of safety features, only a few of them are standard on the SUV. The optional Driver Assist packs add top safety technologies that can release the burden of a driver while cruising on a freeway.  The list of safety features are mentioned below:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rearview Camera
  • Surround-View Parking Camera
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Hands-free Park Assist
  • Driver Drowsiness Monitoring
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Competition

8.9/10

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel vs 2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel

The Cadillac Escalade diesel costs nearly $3,300 less than the Range Rover Sport diesel. It makes 23 horses more than the Sport but that is not enough to deliver better performance as it loses to the Sport in both performance tests. Its MPG figures are almost similar to the Sport but the winning point goes to the latter for its efficiency. The Escalade manages to offer 284 lbs of towing capacity more than the Sport. It also excels with the most cargo capacity, a slightly roomier rear row, and a list of driver-assist features more than the Sport.

2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel vs 2021 GMC Yukon diesel

The GMC Yukon diesel is the most economical offering in this competition with a price difference of more than 27 grand. Making more power than the Sport cannot make it dominant in terms of performance. This engine is also has a better towing capacity but cannot beat the Sport in terms of fuel economy. The Yukon's cabin offers three more seats and is one of the best cargo haulers in the class. However, it cannot match the opulence and comfort features that the Sport offers. The Yukon offers better safety features but the Sport's standard feature list is much better.  

2021 GMC Yukon diesel

2021 Range Rover Sport diesel vs 2021 Chevrolet Suburban diesel

The Chevrolet Suburban diesel is the identical twin of the Yukon but there are some things worth mentioning. Having a curb weight of more than 5,500 lbs, the Suburban is another slowest entry in this competition, despite housing the same engine as its siblings. Its fuel efficiency is the worst but having more torque helps it to offer better tow ratings. It offers more seating capacity and cargo volume but cannot win over the Sport in terms of luxury, technology, and comfort. The list of standard driver assistance features offered is less compared to the Sport.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban diesel

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport diesel SUV Final Verdict

7.8/10

The 2021 Rand Rover Sport powered with its diesel motor offers quite a frugal and comfortable driving experience. On the inside, it feels properly luxurious as well as spacious with an extensive list of features. Arguably the best-looking SUV in its class, it also gives you above-average off-roading capabilities. However, where its powerplant lacks is in terms of the power output. Thus, if you are okay with making that trade-off, the Range Rover Sport in its diesel avatar is one of the best SUVs you can get in the US market today!


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Which is better- Range Rover or Range Rover Sport?

Both have different advantages. The Range Rover is the most luxurious SUV in its lineup and it gets an extravagant and spacious interior. On the other hand, the Range Rover Sport is focused to deliver the sportiest performance on the road. 

What are the most common problems with Range Rover Sport?

Most problems are associated with the Range Rover Sport's engine, suspension, and brakes.

Are Range Rovers safe?

Simple answer. Yes, they are. Although the Range Rover lacks safety ratings, they come packed with top driver-assist features that make it a safe SUV. 

Does Range Rover Sport have 7 seats?

The Range Rover Sport comes standard with five seats but can it can be ordered with two extra seats.

Is Range Rover Sport roomy?

The cabin of the Range Rover Sport offers adequate passenger space in both rows and can seat six-footers without any issue.  

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