2019 Audi e-tron vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

An active infrared night vision system optional on the e-tron helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the e-tron and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available four-wheel drive.

Warranty

The e-tron’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 75 percent more Audi dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the e-tron’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 25th in initial quality. With 55 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 97 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

The e-tron’s electric motor produces 62 more horsepower (402 vs. 340) and 158 lbs.-ft. more torque (490 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The e-tron’s electric motor produces 22 more horsepower (402 vs. 380) and 158 lbs.-ft. more torque (490 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The e-tron’s electric motor produces 4 more horsepower (402 vs. 398) and 195 lbs.-ft. more torque (490 vs. 295) than the Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the e-tron gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Sport Td6 (74 city/73 hwy MPGe vs. 22 city/28 hwy).

The e-tron’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 204 miles on a full charge. The Range Rover Sport P400e can only travel about 31 miles before it has to start its internal combustion engine.

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Audi e-tron higher (10 out of 10) than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport (1 to 7). This means the e-tron produces up to 58.8 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Range Rover Sport every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the e-tron’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Sport:

 

e-tron

Range Rover Sport

Front Rotors

14.8 inches

13.7 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the e-tron has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (255/50R20 vs. 235/65R19).

The e-tron’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the e-tron has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Sport.

Suspension and Handling

For better maneuverability, the e-tron’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (40 feet vs. 40.6 feet). The e-tron’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR’s (40 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

Chassis

The e-tron is 5.3 inches narrower than the Range Rover Sport, making the e-tron easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The design of the Audi e-tron amounts to more than styling. The e-tron has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .3 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Range Rover Sport (.37) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the e-tron get better fuel mileage.

The front grille of the e-tron uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

The e-tron has .4 inches more front headroom and 2.2 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

The e-tron has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Sport 5-Passenger with its rear seat up (28.5 vs. 24.8 cubic feet). The e-tron has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with all its rear seats folded (57 vs. 55.8 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Audi third in service department satisfaction. With a 59% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 23rd.

Ergonomics

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the e-tron has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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