Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 22 - 22 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Designed as the fastest, most focused and most exciting product yet you can also assume that Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR running costs will be equally as hard-hitting. And so it proves – with just one engine, a supercharged 5-litre V8 kicking out 542bhp mated to four-wheel drive fuel economy and emissions mean day to day running costs will be far from easy to swallow.

With a CO2 output of 298g/km you’ll be paying the top annual VED car tax rates, while the quoted 22.1mpg average is a figure you’re unlikely to see. In fact, driven even close to how its makers intended, we’d suggest a number somewhere below 15mpg may be more realistic.

But then if you can afford the £93,450 required to put an SVR onto your drive in the first place, running costs may not be much of a worry.

There’s only one engine fitted to this car, and as it’s a 5-litre supercharged V8 petrol with performance at the forefront of its specification it’s no surprise that Land Rover SVR emissions are nothing short of shocking at 298g/km.

Historically this isn’t an area that Land Rover has been renowned for, but the investment in the firm from owner Tata in recent years has seen that change – and Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR reliability should be the best it’s ever been. Certainly these cars are far better built than the ever have been and the SVR’s semi-bespoke nature and SVO involvement ensures it has a good chance of continuing the trend.

The only thing we might be concerned about would be some of the electrical systems – on our short test route we had the sat-nav/infotainment switch itself off requiring a restart of the system.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £475 - £580
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Insurance group 50
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