SC Full-Size (L405) vs. SC Sport(L494)
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    SC Full-Size (L405) vs. SC Sport(L494)

    Cost aside, what's the difference in ride and handling?
    Which one makes a better road trip car?
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    EAS has nothing to do with your engine being NA or SC the L405 is certainly the better road trip car when compared with the L494
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    The L405 is the better road trip vehicle as far as comfort goes...regardless what engine you have in it. However, the L494 will do just fine on a road trip and I'm sure you will get better fuel economy with the L494...if you want to take that into consideration.
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Interesting (or perhaps, not at all interesting) is that the L494 and L405 have the same MPG ratings for the same engines.
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    Interesting (or perhaps, not at all interesting) is that the L494 and L405 have the same MPG ratings for the same engines.
    Is that right...hmmmm...I was thinking that the L494 weighs much less than the L405 so it so should easily get better fuel economy. I would love to see them both tested with the same spec engine under the same driving conditions.
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    I'm often asked by friends what's the main difference between a Sport and Full Size.

    The most simple answer, that most will understand is as follows.

    Think BMW 5 series vs a 7 series
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    Mercedes E-Class to a S-Class.

    To answer OP's question, which car would you rather be in for a road trip? A 5 series or a 7 series? E class or S class?
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Personally, in my opinion, the “ Full size” is better for road trips, having said that, there isn’t that much difference in overall dimensions:
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar27 View Post
    Personally, in my opinion, the “ Full size” is better for road trips, having said that, there isn’t that much difference in overall dimensions:
    Range Rover 197” Long x 78” Wide x 72” High
    Range Rover Sport 102” Long x 78” Wide x 71” High.

    The Range Rover feels roomier inside and looks bigger than the sport but doesn’t corner as well.
    I don't know, a difference of 95" in length seems pretty substantial.
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    The Range Rover insulates the people inside from the world outside. Its job is to make the trip feel effortless, smooth, easy. My dog falls asleep in the trunk in no time. Driver and passenger can have a whisper conversation while going at 60 mph.
    The Sport wants the driver's attention all the time. Oh and it wants everyone's attention, all the time. My dog doesn't like to travel in its trunk: it's too loud for her.

    I love both. For roadtrips, there's no question, it's always the Range Rover.
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by dwboston View Post
    I don't know, a difference of 95" in length seems pretty substantial.
    95" is almost 8 feet. The full size Range Rover is really 8 feet longer than a RRS? That seem like it can't be right.

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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by dwboston View Post
    I don't know, a difference of 95" in length seems pretty substantial.
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by felipestrong View Post
    95" is almost 8 feet. The full size Range Rover is really 8 feet longer than a RRS? That seem like it can't be right.
    ‘The full size is 5” longer than the sport.

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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by felipestrong View Post
    95" is almost 8 feet. The full size Range Rover is really 8 feet longer than a RRS? That seem like it can't be right.
    It was a joke. There was a typo in the dimensions he listed.....
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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    I went through the same decision when I was getting my '14. It came down to the fact that I like the pistol-grip transmission shifter vs the knob. I also like the L494's steering wheel better.

    In the '19 decision, I was able to get massage seats in the L494, so I decided to stick with the same decision. I think the L405 is quieter and more luxurious. I really don't need the extra room and enjoy flinging the car. I have taken many road trips on my '14 and no complaints, the seats are very comfortable. No long trips on the '19 yet, but feels like the new seats are even more comfy. Can't go wrong with either one. My decision on based on my preference for the L494 interior.

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    Re: Supercharged Full-Size (L405) vs. Supercharged Sport (L4

    Quote Originally Posted by ithinkmac View Post
    I went through the same decision when I was getting my '14. It came down to the fact that I like the pistol-grip transmission shifter vs the knob. I also like the L494's steering wheel better.

    In the '19 decision, I was able to get massage seats in the L494, so I decided to stick with the same decision. I think the L405 is quieter and more luxurious. I really don't need the extra room and enjoy flinging the car. I have taken many road trips on my '14 and no complaints, the seats are very comfortable. No long trips on the '19 yet, but feels like the new seats are even more comfy. Can't go wrong with either one. My decision on based on my preference for the L494 interior.

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    The shifter in the L494 is awesome! I'm still adjusting to the rotary knob shifter in the L405...Land Rover should have left that to Jaguar.
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