Good news for potential buyers of the 2023 Range Rover Sport – the SUV is coming with updated infotainment. It was one of the strange things about the vehicle. Its siblings with Jaguar and Land Rover badges used more advanced systems. Now, the Range Rover Sport is ready to catch up. The new facelift is taking place. It is happening after five years. Besides the technology update, the SUV will present a fresh styling. Nevertheless, it won’t be radically different.
The 2023 Range Rover Sport will keep its main advantages over the competition. That is a luxurious appearance and prestigious interior. JLR is one of the rare companies that can compete with German premium carmakers. On the other hand, Range Rover will cost more. The mid-size SUV is a five-seater, while the third row is optional. Still, it is going to be a bit tight, having in mind how spacious the vehicle is in the first two rows.
Big changes on the current edition led to the discontinuation of diesel and the PHEV configuration. Experts believe that JLR is making room for another unit. According to rumors, the company is preparing an all-electric SUV. It is not a secret that six models will use only batteries as a source of power by 2025. The 2023 Range Rover Sport might be the first one to start the evolution.
Besides rumors and general news, we didn’t find details about the electric Range Rover. So, the Sport mid-size SUV is going to keep most of the existing powerplants. The base configuration is using a 3.0-liter turbo unit. The P360 model can produce 355 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard and the configuration returns 21 mpg combined. An upscale edition of the same engine is tuned for 395 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque.
The plug-in hybrid is a step towards complete electrification. The base engine for the PHEV system is a 2.0-liter turbo-four. A 105-kW battery enhances overall outputs. So, the P400e model is good for 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Still, engineers focused on the power, leaving the gas mileage at 19 mpg. A diesel engine is not available anymore. It was the most efficient setup, fuel-economy wise.
2023 Range Rover Sport V8 SVR
The most impressive model in the lineup is the 2023 Range Rover Sport SVR. It is getting power from a mighty 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. With 575 hp, it is one of the most powerful SUVs in the market. The SVR is also going to deliver 515 lb-ft. Of course, the engine is thirstier than any other in the lineup, returning only 17 mpg combined.
Slightly better gas mileage is available if you downpower the outputs of a V8 mill. The P525 and Autobiography versions are going to consume 17/22 mpg. You will have to sacrifice 57 hp and 55 lb-ft. On the other hand, buyers are saving $15,000-$30,000. Still, the new full-size Land Rover Range Rover can beat the output of the mid-size SUV.
2023 Range Rover Sport Models and Prices
Going up the hierarchy, you will notice that every higher trim level brings a more powerful engine and extra equipment. The base version is the Range Rover Sport SE. The package will cost you $70,000 and it offers a set of 19-inch wheels, a 3.0-liter engine, power liftgate, power-adjustable front buckets, and zonal climate control. The new infotainment is going to use a larger touchscreen and smarter phone integration services.
You can recognize the HSE thanks to unique 21-inch wheels. Plus, there are a panoramic sunroof, heated seats, ventilation available for the front row, air ionizer, and premium Meridian sound system. A blind-spot monitor is also added. The HST package comes with enhanced engine outputs, which require a special suspension as well. The roof is in contrasting color compared to the body, while there are more black elements. The HST is going to cost at least $85,000.
Let’s move to the premium offer, where the key upgrade is a V8 engine. The HSE Dynamic package will bring 21-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and leather seats. The 2023 Range Rover Sport Autobiography adds more upgrades, and the bundle enters a six-digit price realm.
There are no further upgrades from the 2023 Range Rover Sport SVR. The package squeezes maximum power from the V8 engine. To handle so much power and torque, engineers are going to put sport suspension, brakes, and steering wheel. Carbon edition was available as an upgrade package. It will cost more than $15,000, which makes it one of the most expensive mid-size luxury SUVs in the market, with the $132,000 price tag.