The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a midsize luxury SUV. It slots between the full-size Range Rover and the smaller, sleeker Range Rover Evoque in Land Rover’s lineup.
The current-generation Range Rover Sport dates back to 2014, but Land Rover has made enough rolling updates over the years to largely keep pace with the competition.
There are a few significant changes for 2022, most notably to the powertrain offerings. The turbocharged diesel V6 is no longer available, and the plug-in hybrid variant has been dropped for 2022 because of parts shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has a lot of competition in the market. Some of our favorite midsize luxury SUVs include the Audi Q8, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Porsche Cayenne. Compared to those rivals, the Range Rover Sport is a step or two behind in terms of comfort and technology features.
It’s also somewhat more expensive, though you do get respectable off-road capability as part of the deal. Overall, the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport isn’t our top pick for a midsize SUV, but it has a certain charm that’s hard to replicate elsewhere.
Land Rover has trimmed the diesel and plug-in-hybrid powertrains from the Range Rover Sport’s lineup this year, leaving the turbocharged inline-six (available in two outputs) as the sole offering. Other than switching to this more simplified lineup, the only other change is new USB-C ports for charging and connecting devices.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Every 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder, Land Rover’s excellent all-wheel-drive system, and an exceptional eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine is assisted by a 48-volt hybrid system and makes 355 horsepower.
However, we prefer the stronger 395-hp version, which is exclusive to the HST model. It’s exceptionally smooth and packs plenty of muscle. In our testing, the HST galloped to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. Land Rover claims a top speed of 140 mph.
Those looking for more performance should check out the 518-hp Range Rover Sport Supercharged, which we review separately.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport earned EPA fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway regardless of which power output the inline-six is making.
Those ratings put it right in the middle between the six-cylinder variants of the BMW X5 and the Genesis GV80. For more information about the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has almost the same dimensions as the full-size Range Rover model. Both SUVs share the same 115-inch wheelbase, which gives the Range Rover Sport more rear-seat space than you’ll find in many of its competitors.
Unlike the Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport is also available with a small, kid-friendly third-row seat, which takes its seating capacity from five to seven. Its front seats are firm and supportive, especially on long drives, and rear-seat air-conditioning vents and controls are standard.
Heated rear seats are available. Build quality is superior, with soft surfaces and controls that look and feel expensive. Behind the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s second row is a generous 28 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Rover’s reclining second-row easily folds flat, expanding the space to 59 cubic feet of space, which is about average for the midsize luxury SUV class.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Significantly redesigned just a couple of years ago, the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport‘s climate and infotainment systems are controlled by two large 10.0-inch touchscreens. The design is undeniably modern and attractive.
It’s also user-friendly with intuitive menus and clean graphics, but the infotainment system is a bit slow to respond to user inputs. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are standard, and there’s another 12.3-inch screen in front of the driver that shows a fully configurable digital gauge cluster.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Land Rover offers many desirable driver-assistance technology systems, but many such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are optional, which is disappointing considering the SUV’s lofty price.
For more information about the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST P400
ront-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE AS TESTED
$105,170 (base price: $84,245)
turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
183 cu in, 2996 cc
395 hp @ 6500 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 15.0-in vented disc/14.4-in vented disc
Tires: Continental Cross Contact LX Sport, 275/40R-22 108Y M+S
Wheelbase: 115.1 in
Length: 192.1 in
Width: 78.1 in
Height: 71.0 in
Passenger volume: 104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 41 cu ft
Curb weight: 5384 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 6.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 15.1 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 31.9 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.9 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 4.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.5 sec @ 98 mph
Top speed (mfr’s claim): 140 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.81 g
Observed: 16 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 21/19/25 mpg