2022 Range Rover Sport SVR vs. the Competition

2022 Range Rover Sport SVR vs The Competition | Land Rover Louisville

One of the most iconic and instantly-recognizable luxury SUV marques is Land Rover. The Range Rover Sport SVR represents the pinnacle of performance-bred SUVs and remains the premier choice among enthusiasts who crave maximum exhilaration. As fierce as the competition remains in this segment, making the right decision can seem difficult at first. To help prove that the Range Rover Sport SVR is the best option, we’ve taken the time to compare it against two of its biggest rivals — the Maserati Levante Trofeo and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. In this matchup, we’ll investigate how these three performance SUVs fare against one another.


Range Rover Sport SVR vs Maserati Levante Trofeo

Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition Maserati Levante Trofeo
2022 Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition VS 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
$132,600 ✓ Starting MSRP $153,100
5.0-Liter Supercharged V8 ✓ Engine Size 3.8-Liter Twin-Turbo V8
575 HP / 516 LB-FT Horsepower / Torque 580 HP / 538 LB-FT
15 ✓ City MPG 13
28 gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Capacity 21 gallons
16-Way ✓ Front Seat Adjustability 8-Way
Leather/Carbon Fiber ✓ Steering Wheel Material Leather
31.7 cubic feet ✓ Rear Cargo Capacity 20.5 cubic feet
Meridian (19 speakers) ✓ Audio System Bowers & Wilkins (17 speakers)
Standard ✓ Carbon Fiber Hood & Exterior Accents Not Available
Range Rover Sport SVR Interior

In our first matchup, the Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition goes up against the formidable Maserati Levante Trofeo. The Range Rover begins with a sizable $20,500 price advantage over the far more expensive Maserati. Thinking that choosing the Levante Trofeo over the Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition means that you’ll get more for your money? Guess again!

While both SUVs come equipped with potent V8 engines, you can’t ignore the rumble and muscle from the larger 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 that powers the Range Rover Sport SVR. Although performance figures are nearly identical for both vehicles, it’s actually the Range Rover that manages to deliver superior city fuel economy. An additional 7 gallons of fuel tank capacity also makes it the better choice for drivers who enjoy taking extended road trips.

Shifting our focus towards the interior, the front seats of the Range Rover Sport SVR offer double the adjustability of those found inside the Levante Trofeo. The end result is greater personalization options in terms of seating position and overall comfort. The authentic lightweight carbon fiber found on the exterior of the Carbon Edition also is found inside the cabin on the steering wheel. A more sophisticated audio system and greater cargo capacity round out the extensive list of advantages for the Range Rover Sport SVR.


Range Rover Sport SVR vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Range Rover Sport SVR Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2022 Range Rover Sport SVR VS 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
$117,800 ✓ Starting MSRP $129,900
5.0L Supercharged V8 ✓ Engine Size 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8
575 ✓ Horsepower 541
62.2 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Capacity 59.3 cubic feet
Standard ✓ Blind Spot Warning Optional
Standard, Smart Device ✓ Remote Start Not Available
Standard ✓ Rear HVAC Optional
19 ✓ Number of Speakers 14
Windsor Leather ✓ Seat Material Leather
Range Rover SVR Performance Seats

Right from the start, the Range Rover Sport begins this matchup with a significant $12,100 price advantage over the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Thinking you’ll have to sacrifice on features by choosing the less-expensive Range Rover Sport SVR? You’re in for a big surprise. Not only is the 5.0L Supercharged V8 of the Range Rover Sport SVR larger than the engine of Porsche — it’s also more powerful. If you demand superior performance, the clear choice is Range Rover.

Another advantage for the SVR is its premium yet spacious interior, great for impressing even your most picky passengers. It features nearly 3 additional feet of cargo space compared to the Cayenne Turbo, allowing you to bring more gear along for your next adventure. A standard Blind Spot Warning feature, a costly option at Porsche, helps drivers change lanes with confidence inside the Range Rover SVR.

A smart device remote start system lets you pre-heat or pre-cool the interior of the Range Rover to suit your needs. This great feature is not offered on the Cayenne Turbo. In a similar fashion, your rear passengers will appreciate the standard rear HVAC controls. As we’ve seen before, you’ll have to spend additional cash in order to receive this feature on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Combining superlative comfort with supportive ergonomics, the lightweight SVR Performance Seats of the Range Rover come finished in Windsor leather. These seats are available with four color combinations, a Cut Diamond perforation pattern, and embossed SVR logos on the headrests. Lastly, the Range Rover Sport SVR has a greater number of speakers in its standard Meridian Audio System. You’ll hear concert-like sound and perfected audio depth on every drive.


Winner – Range Rover Sport SVR

Range Rover Sport SVR Front Fascia

After comparing the results, the obvious winner of this performance SUV showdown is the Range Rover Sport SVR. The Maserati Levante and Porsche Cayenne simply cannot compete with the outstanding value, versatility, power, luxury, and prestige of the Range Rover Sport SVR. Ready to experience these thrills for yourself? Land Rover Louisville is standing by to help you select the model that’s best suited to your individual tastes and personality.