2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. the 2016 Porsche Cayenne
For drivers who insist on premium luxury and performance in a single, well-rounded package, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV is an attractive choice thanks to its full time four-wheel drive performance, seven-passenger seating, and opulent cabin.
The 2016 Porsche Cayenne definitely has some appeal of its own in this segment, but the Land Rover off-roader pulls ahead in a number of different areas. Learn more about how both models compare before making your way from Marco Island or Naples to test drive the Land Rover Range Rover Sport at Land Rover Fort Myers.
When you’re looking for the vehicle that delivers more standard and available horsepower, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the obvious choice. The base engine on the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a 3.0L V6 that generates 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. A turbodiesel engine makes 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, while the range-topping supercharged 5.0L V8 can pump out up to 550 hp.
The base engine on the Porsche Cayenne is a bigger 3.6 L V6, but only gets 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a turbodiesel engine on this model that also doesn’t match up at240 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. There are other powertrains available as well, but the top of the line turbocharged 4.8L V8 gets 520 hp, which is still less than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
If fuel economy is something you’re interested in your SUV, stick with the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. If you opt to the available turbodiesel V6, you’ll be able to get an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. The Porsche Cayenne is also offered with a turbodiesel V6, but it comes in under the Land Rover Range Rover Sport with 20 mpg city.
When it comes to serious trekking, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the clear champion of the segment. No matter which version of this SUV you choose to go with, you’ll get a full-time 4WD system and Terrain Response with modes for different driving services. Moving up the trim ladder, you can access a two-speed transfer case with high-range and low-range gearing. There’s also a more sophisticated Terrain Response 2 system that automatically changes settings depending on the conditions on the road. There’s also an All-Terrain Progress Control system with crawl control.
The Porsche Cayenne is also offered with a drive system with different modes for different off-road conditions. However, Porsche’s SUV only has all-wheel drive, which prevents the vehicles from providing as specific a response to the road. It might be good for driving in bad weather or muddy roads, but true off-roading enthusiasts will have a better time in a Land Rover.
Make the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Your Next Luxury SUV
Now that you’ve done your research, it’s time to have some fun. You can find the newest version of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport today at your Naples and Marco Island Land Rover dealer at Land Rover Fort Myers, located at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL. If you’re interested in finding out more, or if you feel like taking a test drive, feel free to get in touch with our sales team.