2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 12, 2020

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Did you think only the Mars Rover has the capability to go places where no man has been before? Think again because the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is here, and even though it might look too bulked up to tackle trails, this SUV from Land Rover is capable enough to practically drive itself over rubble and ravine alike.

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Cavernous cargo space

Plenty of driver assist features

Above average efficiency and range

Exceptional off-roading capabilities

Cons

Infotainment unit is a bit laggy

What's New?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$114500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

176 mph

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

305 cu.in.

horsepower

575 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

516 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15

dimensions

wheelbase

115.1 in.

length

66.3 in.

width

87.4 in.

height

71 in.

curb weight

5093 lbs.

ground clearance

10.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

59.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

6613 lbs.

payload capacity

1544 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/16/20 mpg

highway range

552 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV in Spectral Racing Red color 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV in Portofino Blue Metallic color 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV in Fuji White color
Spectral Racing Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

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

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MSRP


2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Base

Base

power
575 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$114,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $114,500 MSRP (15/19/20) 575 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5L, V-8, Premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.3

Overall Rating


With more driver assistance tech than one might need and a supercharged V8 that pushes out 575 hp and 516 lb.-ft. torque, the Range Rover Sport SVR is an all-terrain SUV that also has the potential to tear up the race track. But all-round heated seats and a spacious trunk also mean that this Land Rover doesn’t compromise on a particular aspect in order to make up for the other.

Like the Maserati Levante GTS, which is a costier option from Maserati, is also powered by a V8, but doesn’t rank up against the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. The BMW X6 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo do a lot better job of challenging this Land Rover’s mettle. At a price little over $114,000, the Range Rover Sport strikes a more or less perfect balance between sport, utility and trailing.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV front view
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV rear view

8.0/10
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


2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Features

8.0/10

The Range Rover Sport SVR is at the top of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport lineup. It gets a supercharged V8 which makes it the most track focused Range Rover Sport ever. Other standard features include an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drivetrain alongside several innovative all-terrain technologies that make this comfortable SUV and equally capable off-roader.

Trim

SVR

MSRP (AWD)

$114,500

Key Features

Ambient lighting

 

SVR 4-corner Electronic Air Suspension

 

SVR heated front/rear seats

 

Adaptive cruise control

 

Head-up display

 

Three-zone climate control

 

Touch Pro Duo with two 10-inch screens

 

Meridian 19-speaker surround sound system

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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is a special SUV. It gets a carbon fiber hood in body color as standard. So if you plan on getting yourself this Land Rover, pair it with the SVR Carbon Fiber exterior pack. This additional option adds carbon fiber accents all over the Range Rover Sport SVR to strike a resemblance to the carbon fiber hood.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Engine and Performance

9.0/10

A 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that powers the F-Pace SVR also powers the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. But the Range Rover Sport SVR is heavier, so the V8 on this is more meatier. At 575 hp and 516 lb.-ft. torque, the SVR is not only the most capable Range Rover Sport, but also the most powerful SVR.

However, amongst other standard features, an intuitive 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive unit are the same as the rest of the rest of the Range Rover Sport lineup.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

MSRP

$114,500

$126,500

$108,600

$122,000

Engine

5.0L Premium V8 4.0L Premium V8 4.4L Premium V8 3.8L Premium V8
Drivetrain 4WD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto Manual 8-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto Manual 8-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto Manual 8-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto Manual

Power

575hp@6,000rpm 541hp@5,750rpm 567hp@6,000rpm 550hp@6,250rpm

Torque

516lb-ft@3,500rpm 568lb-ft@1,960rpm 553lb-ft@2,200rpm 538lb-ft@5,000rpm

The Range Rover Sport SVR’s 5.0-liter V8 is the hunkiest in this lineup of V8 powered SUVs. At 575 hp the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is more powerful than even the X6 M.

How fast is the Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR features several driving modes. Amongst them, the Sport mode gets the most out of this Land Rover’s monstrous V8, which makes it a total riot on the straights. When in Sport mode, the adaptive air suspension lower this SUV’s ride height for improved downforce.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV 0-60 MPH In just 4.3 sec

Consequently, with the help of an intelligent all-wheel drive system that favors the rear wheels at times of acceleration, ridiculously quick shifts from the eight-speed automatic and 22-inch Continental Sport tires that grip the road like glue, the almost 5,100 pound Range Rover Sport SVR rips ahead letting out a thunderous roar.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

0-60 MPH

4.3 sec

3.3 sec

3.7 sec

4.1 sec

Quarter Mile

12.7 sec

11.9 sec

12.2 sec

12.1 sec

Top Speed 176 MPH 183 MPH 177 MPH 181 MPH

Engine

5.0L Premium V8 4.0L Premium V8 4.4L Premium V8 3.8L Premium V8

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo weighs almost as much as the Range Rover Sport SVR yet manages to outrun all other V8 powered SUVs. The BMW X6 M, which is the heaviest SUV in this segment, is also faster than the Land Rover.

What about the braking performance of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

The brakes on the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR are simply fantastic. They do a great job bringing this massive SUV to a halt. Input from the pedal receives immediate response from brakes that bite down with intent.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV front brake is 15.0 in.

But under emergency braking scenarios the weight of the car does come into play. Going down hard on the pedal causes this Range Rover Sport to dip ahead which can result in some discomfort for the driver.

Nevertheless, the large air intakes integrated into the front bumper maximize airflow to the brakes. This keeps them from heating up even after repeated harsh use. So the driver does not have to worry about fading response.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

Brake Rotors Front

15.0"

16.3"

15.6"

15.0"

Brake Rotors Rear

14.4"

14.4"

15.2"

13.0"

Curb Weight

5093 lbs

5056 lbs

5185 lbs

4784 lbs

60-0 MPH

118 ft

100 ft

106 ft

105 ft

When it comes to acceleration or braking, there is no beating the Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo. Even the lightweight Maserati Levante GTS fails to stop as quickly as the Porsche.

What about its driving dynamics?

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR might suffer a bit on a straight line due to its overall bulk, but that doesn't stop it from being sporty at all. While tackling curves, the Dynamic response feature senses cornering forces on all four wheels at high-speeds. Then accordingly adjusts the level of damping on the suspension to counter those forces. As a result, the amount of roll while making tight turns is contained and this Range Rover Sport SVR remains composed at all times. The heavily weighted steering wheel rightly suits this heavy SUV and the grippy Continental Sport tires return fantastic response from the road.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV front view

It is also well known just how off-road capable most Land Rover SUVs are, but the Range Rover Sport SVR still stands out. When planning to go off-road, let the SVR 4-corner electronic air suspension adjust themselves so this Land Rover doesn’t scrape it belly. Then, with the help of more advanced features than some of the countries can avail, this Land Rover has the capability to practicality drive itself over trails where no man has been before.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Fuel Economy

3.0/10

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is a big SUV which is powered by a just as huge V8, and to top it all off, that V8 is supercharged. So it would be pretty unwise to expect this comfortable, luxury, utility vehicle to be exceptionally fuel efficient.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

MPG (City)

15

15

14

14

MPG (Highway)

20

19

19

18

MPG (Combined)

16

17

16

15

Fuel Capacity

27.6 gallons

23.7 gallons

22.4 gallons

21.1 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

414/552/442 miles

356/450/403 miles

314/426/358 miles

295/380/316 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

11.0

10.3

11.0

11.8

The supercharged V8 of the Range Rover Sport SVR offers above average fuel efficiency, which combined with its large tank, improves range and efficiency even more.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior

9.9/10

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR has all the makings of a proper SUV. It has a powerful engine, a big fuel tank to compensate for it and a cabin large enough to comfortably accommodate passengers. Availability of space in the front row as well as back is plenty, thanks to its not so edgy design.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV front view

The Windsor leather seats are nice and wide, and they offer plenty of support. To further enhance indulgence, all the seats of this Land Rover come equipped with heated seats feature. In addition, the electronic power steering, which adjusts itself to allow easy access, also features heating function. While the brushed aluminum trim makes the interior look fresh, the wide windows, higher seat position and panoramic sunroof make the cabin feel open and airy.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.5/60.7/42.2

N/A

39.9/60.5/40.3

N/A

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

39.1/59.5/37.0

N/A

37.9/57.9/35.6

N/A

Not even the BMW X6 M offers the kind of spacious cabin like the one in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. 

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The Touch Pro Duo features two 10-inch touchscreen displays with the following features:

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV has a 10-inch touchscreen displays
  • Smartphone pack
  • Navigation Pro
  • Pro Services and WiFi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Hd Radio

What about utility?

As a utility vehicle, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR offers plenty of practicality. The long wheelbase and boxy design of this Range Rover Sport allows it to free up plenty of space on the inside. This enables the Range Rover Sport SVR to comfortably accommodate passengers and their belongings. 

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

Cargo Capacity

27.5 cu.ft.

26.3 cu.ft.

26.6 cu.ft.

20.5 cu.ft.

At 27.5 cubic feet, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR’s trunk is the biggest in this segment. Ironically, the Maserati Levante GTS, which has the longest wheelbase in this comparison, has the smallest boot.

Creature comforts on offer in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport SVR comes equipped with features to make all your rides comfortable and indulging. These comfort features are as follows:

  • SVR heated front/rear performance seats
  • SVR branded heated leather seats
  • Configurable ambient interior lighting
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Meridian 19-speaker surround sound system
  • Push button start
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Interior

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior

9.0/10

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is one of the most distinguished SUVs on the market. Where most companies favor a sporty exterior over a box-like design to complement their V8, the Range Rover Sport SVR features traditional SUV lines and sculpts. The big front bumper, broad shoulder line, large rear overhang are all typical Land Rover.

But the Range Rover Sport SVR looks a lot more menacing. Its front hood, with the integrated air vents, slopes towards the ground. While this gives the Range Rover Sport SVR its lower stance, the mesh grille with SVR badging up front, and fender vents at the sides highlight muscularity.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR three quarter view

Also at the sides, large 21-inch five split-spoke wheels that fill the arches, and blacked-out roof pillars make it look a lot more happening than the regular Range Rover SVR. As the sculpts on the doors give the Land Rover an edgy appearance, the truncated tail with the dual-tip exhaust on either side, add a certain sportiness to the overall right-angled design.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

BMW X6 M

Maserati Levante GTS

Curb Weight

5093 lbs

5056 lbs

5185 lbs

4784 lbs

Length

192.2"

194.0"

193.8"

197.6"

Width

78.1"

78.1"

78.3"

78.0"

Height

71.0"

65.9"

66.5"

66.9"

Ground Clearance

10.4"

7.4"

8.1"

8"

Wheelbase

115.1"

114.0"

115.5"

118.3"

The Maserati Levante GTS has the longest wheelbase and is also the longest overall. Still, it is the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR that offers a much higher level of practicality than the Levante GTS.

What are those eye-catching features?

The most noticeable exterior features of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR that make up for its dominating presence are:

  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRLs
  • Mesh grille with SVR badge
  • Front bumper with air intakes
  • Carbon fiber composite hood with air vents
  • Narvik Black fender vents
  • 21-inch 5 split-spoke wheels with Satin Polish finish
  • Rear for lights
  • Dual tip-exhausts
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Exterior

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Safety

The 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR remains to be tested by the authorities for safety. However, Land Rover has equipped the Range Rover Sport SVR with enough features to ensure peace of mind for the driver and other occupants. These features include:

  • Auto high beam assist
  • Dynamic stability control
  • Roll stability control
  • Cornering brake control
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill launch assist
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear traffic monitor
  • Blindspot monitor
  • ABS
  • LATCH

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Competition

8.9/10

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR vs. BMW X6 M

While one is a typical SUV with bold features, the other is styled as a coupe. But both offer plenty of practicality and tremendous value for money. On one hand, the BMW X6 makes better use of its V8 with its exciting driving dynamics, on the other, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR offers off-road capabilities and tech unlike any other. However, both offer the same level of luxury, comfort and elegance. So it basically boils down to whether you want a more track focused SUV or a more off-road capable one.

2020 BMW X6 M

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR vs. Maserati Levante GTS

For a price of $7,500 over the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, the Maserati Levante GTS offers a small cabin, an even smaller trunk and all the more compromised efficiency. Also for a luxury SUV from an Italian automaker, the Levante GTS doesn’t feel quite as upscale as the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. The only thing the Maserati has going for itself it its faster acceleration and better handling. Other than that, as a proper utility vehicle, the Range Rover Sport SVR simply tops the Levante GTS.

2020 Maserati Levante GTS

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR SUV Final Verdict

7.8/10

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is a special SUV. It combines all the off-roading expertise of a Land Rover with the monstrosity of a supercharged V8. So not many SUVs out there can drive or feel the way this Land Rover does. Also, the list of standard features on this Range Rover SVR is pretty expansive. For a price of $114,500, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR turns out to be a very well-rounded package.

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