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Edmund’s Consumer Reviews Couldn’t Agree Less Over this 2020 Land Rover

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport seems to have mixed reviews by current owners, and there are some professional reviews and statistics that can back up either side, but with websites like Edmunds and Consumer Reports avoiding giving the vehicle a rating, it can be hard to decipher which reviews are worth trusting.

If you’ve taken an interest in purchasing a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the chances are that you’ve noticed many of the major review websites haven’t taken a keen interest in giving them their own ratings. Many report the basics such as features and options, separating the trim levels out in a way that is easy to understand, but neither Edmunds nor Consumer Reports has put the vehicle to the test to give it any inside reviews or ratings. Consumer reviews also seem to be rather split, leaving you to read harshly negative reviews or glowingly positive reviews, but either side has some support and statistics to back why the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is both a great car and a car that you should pass on, depending on what you’re looking for.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Land Rover Range Rover | Neilson Barnard, Getty Images, Jaguar Land Rover

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport — well, that name is quite the mouthful — is an off-road capable SUV that combines luxury and performance for a price that isn’t particularly friendly for the general consumer basis. Regardless, buyers and owners either seem to love their Range Rover Sport or hate it, and reviews on the Edmunds website are split almost perfectly between the two. It is important to notice that the reviewers themselves haven’t given the vehicle any rating, not noting whether or not they believe the vehicle is worth recommending or not, but perhaps the distinct split in reviews may encourage them to weigh in.

Negative reviews for the Range Rover Sport

The reviews for the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport are split almost 50-50 between 5-star reviews and 1-star reviews if you’re scrolling through the ‘Consumer Reviews’ section of the Edmunds page. Many of the negative reviews complain about the car’s lack of reliability and claim that the vehicle is riddled with problems — but you don’t have to rely on personal testimony alone. The 2020 Range Rover Sport currently has three active recalls that support many of the negative reviews, mostly regarding complaints about electric problems.

  • Auto high beam system fails to alert driver when the high beams are illuminated, which could cause an accident as it reduces visibility for oncoming drivers
  • The tire pressure monitoring system in some vehicles has been set incorrectly, therefor failing to notify drivers of low tire pressure, which can cause a blowout, tire tread separation, and increase the risk of crashing
  • The label and placard showing the required tire pressure is incorrect on some vehicles, and, if the vehicles are inflated to this incorrect pressure, it could cause loss of vehicle stability and potentially lead to an accident

A more positive outlook

Like Edmunds, Consumer Reports has also not given the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport a rating, and this includes a lack of outlook for expected overall satisfaction, a factor that the website takes into consideration by weighing many factors such as previous reviews and complaints, as well as the overall perceived value of the vehicle. Regardless, both websites did agree with the more positive reviews on the Edmunds website, highlighting some features that, to some owners, outweigh the reported lack of reliability.

Consumers and professional reviewers agree with the car’s impressive capabilities, noting that it offers an enjoyable driving experience both on and off the road. It provides drivers with comfort and luxury as well as performance, tactfully maneuvering corners and rocky pathways while giving passengers a bit more comfort and features than you’d expect from SUV options that are more widely recognized as off-road savvy vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler.


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