Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT VS 2015 Porsche Cayenne Near Phoenix, AZ

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2016 Land Rover RANGE ROVER SPORT

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2015 Porsche Cayenne

Safety Comparison

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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 Cayenne doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Both the Range Rover Sport and Cayenne 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 Cayenne’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 help make backing safer, the Range Rover Sport’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Cayenne doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Range Rover Sport has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Cayenne doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the Cayenne 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, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, front parking sensors, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Engine Comparison

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

Horsepower

Range Rover Sport Supercharged/Autobiography 5.0 supercharged V8

510 HP

Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

Cayenne S E-Hybrid 3.0 supercharged V6 hybrid

416 HP

Cayenne S 3.6 turbo V6

420 HP

Cayenne Turbo 4.8 turbo V8

520 HP

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 14 more horsepower (254 vs. 240) and 34 lbs.-ft. more torque (440 vs. 406) than the Cayenne’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Cayenne Diesel (22 city/29 hwy vs. 20 city/29 hwy).

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

The Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (23.5 vs. 21.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 1.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Cayenne’s standard fuel tank (27.7 vs. 26.4 gallons).

 

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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The Range Rover Sport’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 Cayenne’s standard 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Sport has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Cayenne. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 21-inch wheels optional on the Cayenne.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Cayenne, 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 Cayenne doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Sport’s wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer than on the Cayenne (115.1 inches vs. 114 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Sport is 1.5 inches wider in the front and .8 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Cayenne.

The Range Rover Sport Supercharged handles at .86 G’s, while the Cayenne Diesel pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport Supercharged executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Cayenne Diesel (25.8 seconds @ .71 average G’s vs. 27.1 seconds @ .64 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport has a 2.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Cayenne (10.9 vs. 8.5 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 .15 inch higher than on the Cayenne Turbo (10.9 vs. 10.75 inches).

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Range Rover Sport offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Cayenne can only carry 5.

The Range Rover Sport has 1.6 inches more front legroom, 2.2 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom, 1 inch more rear legroom and 2.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Cayenne.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Range Rover Sport has a much larger cargo area than the Cayenne with its rear seat up (27.7 vs. 23.7 cubic feet).

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

Ergonomics Comparison

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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 Cayenne doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Cayenne.

The Range Rover Sport (except HST) offers an available heads-up display which 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 Cayenne doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left down on the Range Rover Sport the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the Cayenne can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

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 Cayenne only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

When the Range Rover Sport is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Cayenne’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Standard InControl Apps for the Range Rover Sport allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including playing internet radio stations and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Cayenne doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.

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

Recommendations Comparison

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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport won two awards in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue. The Porsche Cayenne only won one award.

 The Range Rover Sport is ranked first in its class and received the 2015 “Total Quality Award.” The Cayenne is not ranked.

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

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport outsold the Porsche Cayenne by 27% during the 2015 model year.

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