Range Rover Sport MY12
Added: 12th of October 2013
I have been running my 2012 RRS SDV6 HSE for 18 months now and am very happy with all aspects of the car. It does everything I ask of it. It drives like a sports car, but is unstoppable cross country, even on standard road tyres. Before buying the Sport I test drove the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne. They are all very nice cars, but there was just something about the Range Rover Sport that set it apart. I can?t really put my finger on it, but the RRS is really in a league of its own. The dealership I purchased through provided me with a half day off road training session, which my wife and I attended. On the road the RRS handles most situations with ease. Off road it is unstoppable. The car we drove was a standard car with standard road tyres. The only extra was underbody protection which have no bearing on a vehicles cross country ability. At one point we negotiated a rock climb that had just defeated the Land Rover Defender, the car was literally like a mountain goat. It handles well for a 2.5 ton, is safe and has tremendous road presence. When you drive a long distance in it you always have a sense of 'well being'. It is extremely comfortable and you can make a long trip and still feel fresh at the end. Downside is the running cost with mpg in the late 20' early 30's. Best mileage I have achieved is 32mpg on a 250 mile drive at night on the motorway with the cruise control set at 70MPH. Tax, insurance and servicing costs are also high. Don't believe all the horror stories about reliability and build quality. My car has never missed a beat and would happily recommend the Range Rover Sport to anyone. I will be replacing my current RRS in the next month or so with................the 'new' RRS, which is even better than my current one!