2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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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 Toyota Land Cruiser doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts.

Both the Range Rover Sport and Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser’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.

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 Land Cruiser uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the Land Cruiser have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, 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, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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The Range Rover Sport comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Land Cruiser’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

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

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport P400’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 14 more horsepower (395 vs. 381) and 5 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 401) than the Land Cruiser’s 5.7 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid produces 17 more horsepower (398 vs. 381) and 71 lbs.-ft. more torque (472 vs. 401) than the Land Cruiser’s 5.7 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 137 more horsepower (518 vs. 381) and 60 lbs.-ft. more torque (461 vs. 401) than the Land Cruiser’s 5.7 DOHC V8. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 194 more horsepower (575 vs. 381) and 115 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 401) than the Land Cruiser’s 5.7 DOHC V8.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 42 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 401) than the Land Cruiser’s 5.7 DOHC V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the Toyota Land Cruiser:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

Land Cruiser

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

4.3 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

12.8 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

111 MPH

91.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Land Cruiser (22 city/28 hwy vs. 13 city/17 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) gets better fuel mileage than the Land Cruiser (17 city/22 hwy vs. 13 city/17 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Range Rover Sport’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Land Cruiser doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Land Cruiser (27.6 vs. 24.6 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 Land Cruiser:

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

Land Cruiser

Front Rotors

15 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.6 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the Land Cruiser:

Range Rover Sport

Land Cruiser

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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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 Land Cruiser’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Sport has standard 19-inch wheels. Only 18-inch wheels are available on the Land Cruiser. The Range Rover Sport offers optional 22-inch wheels.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Toyota Land Cruiser has a solid rear axle, with a non-independent rear suspension.

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

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Land Cruiser’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

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 Land Cruiser doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Sport’s wheelbase is 2.9 inches longer than on the Land Cruiser (115.1 inches vs. 112.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Sport is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.8 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Land Cruiser.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .87 G’s, while the Land Cruiser pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3.7 seconds quicker than the Land Cruiser (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 1.9 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Land Cruiser (10.8 vs. 8.9 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 2 inches higher than on the Land Cruiser (10.9 vs. 8.9 inches).

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 950 pounds less than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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 Land Cruiser uses body-on-frame design instead.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE is quieter than the Land Cruiser:

Range Rover Sport

Land Cruiser

Full-Throttle

70 dB

74 dB

70 MPH Cruising

65 dB

68 dB

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 Land Cruiser doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Range Rover Sport’s third row seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The Land Cruiser doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

The Range Rover Sport’s liftgate lifts up in one piece, completely out of the way of loading and unloading, while sheltering the cargo loading area. The Land Cruiser’s tailgate’s top part raises up, but the bottom part lowers, getting in the way of loading and making an uneven surface for sliding cargo.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Range Rover Sport’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The Land Cruiser doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its tailgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Payload

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The Range Rover Sport has a much higher standard payload capacity than the Land Cruiser (1631 vs. 1320 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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The Range Rover Sport has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Land Cruiser doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Land Cruiser, the Range Rover Sport has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Land Cruiser doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Range Rover Sport’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Land Cruiser has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

The power windows standard on both the Range Rover Sport and the Land Cruiser have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Range Rover Sport is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Land Cruiser prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Range Rover Sport’s power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The Land Cruiser’s power mirror controls are on the dash where they are possibly hidden by the steering wheel and are awkward to manipulate.

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

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 Land Cruiser doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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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 Land Cruiser was 4x4 of the Year in 2008.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport outsold the Toyota Land Cruiser by almost eight to one during the 2019 model year.

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