Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Based on the standard car we can surmise that Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR safety will be much the same as the Land Rover Range Rover Sport that it is based on.

That said, EuroNCAP has yet to test the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and the nearest example is its big brother – the Land Rover Range Rover. Back in 2012 this car received the full five stars, though pedestrian protection didn’t fare especially well. We can expect the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR to do similarly.

As with every Land Rover Range Rover Sport the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR comes with four-wheel drive a standard, which should help you steer clear of any particularly sticky situations. There’s Roll Stability Control (RSC) too which works much like a standard electronic stability control system but uses other sensors to monitor the movement of the body to prevent a roll-over situation.

Otherwise the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR comes fully loaded with safety kit including a comprehensive suite of airbags for front and rear seat passengers, front and rear parking sensors and a rear camera plus junction view, an active speed limiter and adaptive cruise control to maintain speed and a sensible distance in traffic.

That said, blind spot monitoring is an optional extra on the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in space then the full-size Range Rover is a far better proposition, but Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR practicality isn’t anything to be concerned about – there’s still plenty of room for passengers and their luggage. Plus it’ll perform off-road (and on) with aplomb too.

The SVR’s special seats do slightly hinder its passenger carrying capacity though, as while the rear bench can accept up to three occupants the heavily sculpted pair of chairs there (designed to re-create the stability and support of the front buckets) make it a little uncomfortable for middle seat passengers. Still there’s decent legroom back there, without asking the front passengers to electrically adjust (through 16 different movements) their seats to compensate. There’s no seven-seat option for the SVR either.

At the rear we’d recommend adding the Loadspace Stowage Rails and Luggage Retention Kit (£270) to keep your luggage in space when making the most of the boot’s 784-litre space and the SVR’s surprising ability to carry serious speed through corners. There’s also a standard 60/40 split function for the rear seats for carrying large loads, and fully folded the load space increases to a generous 1,761 litres.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR (15-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

SVR equipment

SVR standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SVR optional equipment
None available