2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2019 Lincoln Navigator

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

Your buying experience includes...

business_centerProfessional Staff
account_balanceSimple Financing
local_gas_stationFull Tank of Gas
local_car_washFree Car Wash
Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 0Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 1Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 2Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 3Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 4Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 5Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 6Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 7Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 8Land Rover Range Rover Sport image 9

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Available Now!

Safety

For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Lincoln Navigator doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Navigator doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Both the Range Rover Sport and Navigator have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover Sport has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Navigator’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Range Rover Sport. But it costs extra on the Navigator.

For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Range Rover Sport uses safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment. It provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location for door hardware and side impact beams. The Navigator uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the Navigator have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

The Range Rover Sport’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Navigator’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

The Range Rover Sport Supercharged/Autobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 68 more horsepower (518 vs. 450) than the Navigator’s 3.5 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 125 more horsepower (575 vs. 450) and 6 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 510) than the Navigator’s 3.5 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3.0 Supercharged is faster than the Lincoln Navigator:

 

Range Rover Sport

Navigator

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.3 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

96.5 MPH

91.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport gets better fuel mileage than the Navigator:

 

 

 

MPG

Range Rover Sport

 

AWD

3.0 turbo V6 Diesel

22 city/28 hwy

 

 

3.0 supercharged V6

17 city/23 hwy

 

 

HSE 3.0 supercharged V6

17 city/23 hwy

 

 

5.0 supercharged V8

17 city/22 hwy

Navigator

 

RWD

3.5 turbo V6

16 city/23 hwy

 

AWD

3.5 turbo V6

16 city/21 hwy

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Navigator must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Navigator doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 4.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Navigator (27.6 vs. 23.2 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport Gas’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the Navigator:

 

Range Rover Sport Gas

Navigator

Front Rotors

15 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.2 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the Navigator:

 

Range Rover Sport

Navigator

 

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

132 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The Range Rover Sport’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Navigator Select/Reserve/Black Label’s 45 series tires.

The Range Rover Sport 5-Passenger offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Navigator, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

The Range Rover Sport V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Navigator doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Navigator, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The Range Rover Sport has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Range Rover Sport’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Navigator doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .89 G’s, while the Navigator Black Label 4x4 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3.2 seconds quicker than the Navigator Black Label 4x4 (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport has a 1.3 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Navigator (10.9 vs. 9.6 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 750 to 900 pounds less than the Lincoln Navigator.

The Range Rover Sport is 1 foot, 5.9 inches shorter than the Navigator, making the Range Rover Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Unibody construction lowers the Range Rover Sport’s center of gravity significantly without reducing ground clearance. This contributes to better on the road handling and better off-road performance and stability. In addition, unibody construction makes the chassis stiffer, improving handling and reducing squeaks and rattles. The Navigator uses body-on-frame design instead.

Towing

The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Navigator’s (7716 vs. 6200 pounds).

Ergonomics

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Sport has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Navigator doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To better shield the driver and front passenger’s vision, the Range Rover Sport offers optional dual-element sun visors that can block glare from two directions simultaneously. The Navigator doesn’t offer secondary sun visors.

Optional air conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Range Rover Sport’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Navigator doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

Economic Advantages

Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the Navigator is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Sport is less expensive to operate than the Navigator because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover Sport than the Navigator, including $21 less for a muffler and $1077 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The Navigator has never been chosen.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport outsold the Lincoln Navigator/Navigator L by 36% during 2018.

© 1991-2018 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved.

How much is your car worth?

Get the best value for your car from an Asbury dealership.

Featured Videos