The Range Rover Sport shares much in common with the Range Rover. Where necessary, additional tests have been performed on the PHEV variant of the Range Rover Sport but some tests are carried over from the Range Rover. The passenger compartment of the Range Rover Sport remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good
protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. However, Land Rover did not provide evidence to demonstrate that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions, and the score for this body region was penalized.
Analysis of the deceleration of the impact trolley during the test, and analysis of the deformable barrier after the test, revealed that the Range Rover Sport would be an aggressive impact partner in a frontal collision, and the score was penalized accordingly. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the chest of the rear passenger was rated as marginal, based on dummy readings of compression. In both the side barrier impact and the more severe side pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good and the Range Rover Sport scored maximum points in this part of the assessment.
Control of excursion (the extent to which a body is thrown to the other side of the vehicle when it is hit from the far side) was found to be adequate. The Range Rover Sport has no countermeasure to mitigate against occupant-to-occupant injuries in such impacts. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric analysis of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The Range Rover Sport has an advanced eCall system which alerts the emergency services in the event of a crash and a ‘Post-Crash Braking’ system which automatically applies the brakes to prevent secondary collisions.
The Range Rover Sport provided good protection for all critical body regions of both the 6 and 10 year dummies in the frontal offset and side barrier tests, and scored maximum points in this part of the assessment. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. All of the child restraint types for which the Range Rover Sport is designed could be properly installed and accommodated. The Range Rover Sport’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests of its reaction to other vehicles. A seatbelt reminder system is fitted as standard to the front and rear seats and the car is equipped with a system to detect driver fatigue. The lane support system gently corrects the vehicle’s path if it is drifting out of lane, and also intervenes in some more critical situations. A speed assistance system detects the local speed limit and the driver can choose to set the limiter or let the system do so automatically.