2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Audi Q7

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The Range Rover Sport’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Q7 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the Q7 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport has more powerful engines than the Q7:

Horsepower

Torque

Range Rover Sport P360 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

355 HP

365 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P400 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

395 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P400e 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder hybrid

398 HP

472 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8

518 HP

461 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

Q7 45 TFSI 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

248 HP

273 lbs.-ft.

Q7 55 TFSI 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid

335 HP

369 lbs.-ft.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 6 more horsepower (254 vs. 248) and 170 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 273) than the Q7 45 TFSI’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 369) than the Q7 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport P400e running on electricity gets better fuel mileage than the Q7 45 TFSI (42 city/42 hwy MPGe vs. 19 city/25 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport running its internal combustion engine gets better fuel mileage than the Q7:

MPG

Range Rover

Td6 3.0 turbo V6 Diesel

22 city/28 hwy

3.0 turbo/SC V6 Hybrid

19 city/25 hwy

HST 3.0 turbo/SC V6 Hybrid

19 city/25 hwy

5.0 supercharged V8

17 city/22 hwy

Q7

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

19 city/25 hwy

3.0 turbo V6 Hybrid

17 city/21 hwy

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 19 miles. The Q7 must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regardless of its engine, regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. Audi only offers a regenerative brake system on the Q7 55 TFSI.

The Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 2.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Q7 45 TFSI’s standard fuel tank (22.7 vs. 19.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Sport P400e Hybrid’s standard fuel tank has 4.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Q7 45 TFSI’s standard fuel tank (24.1 vs. 19.8 gallons). The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 5.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Q7 55 TFSI’s standard fuel tank (27.6 vs. 22.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Q7:

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

Q7 45 TFSI

Q7 55 TFSI

Front Rotors

15 inches

13.8 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13 inches

13.8 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the Q7:

Range Rover Sport

Q7

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Range Rover Sport has a standard full size spare (not available on 7-Passenger/P400e) so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Q7; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. Some tire options on the Q7 don’t have a run-flat feature, either.

Suspension and Handling

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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 Q7 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 Q7, 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 Q7 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .87 G’s, while the Q7 Prestige pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Q7 Prestige (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 26.5 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 2.5 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Q7 (10.8 vs. 8.3 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Sport’s minimum ground clearance is 1.2 inches higher than on the Q7 w/Air Suspension (10.9 vs. 9.7 inches).

Chassis

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The Range Rover Sport is 7.2 inches shorter than the Q7, making the Range Rover Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Sport has 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom and 1 inch more rear shoulder room than the Q7.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Sport has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Q7 doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Towing

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The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Q7’s (7716 vs. 4400 pounds).

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover Sport has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Q7 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

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 Q7 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Q7 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q7 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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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 Q7 is rated higher at a number “5” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Sport is less expensive to operate than the Q7 because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover Sport than the Q7, including $1 less for a water pump, $532 less for a muffler, $27 less for front brake pads, $368 less for a starter, $116 less for fuel injection, $315 less for front struts, $122 less for a timing belt/chain and $462 less for a power steering pump.

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The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The Q7 has never been chosen.

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