What Is the Difference Between the Range Rover Sport SE and the HSE?

June 18th, 2021 by

Which New Land Rover Car Is Right for You?

The Range Rover Sport is a vehicle that doesn’t need an introduction. Since first driving off the assembly lines in 2005, it’s captured the public’s heart with its spacious interior and top-notch performance. This tradition has continued well into the 2021 iterations of the model. 

Range Rover drivers have several options to pick from when purchasing a Range Rover Sport. To that end, let’s explore the difference between Range Rover Sport SE models and Range Rover Sport HSE so that you can pick the one that’s best for you! 

It’s worth noting that the term HSE refers to High Specification Equipment, whereas SE stands for Standard Equipment. As you’re about to see, however, the SE version of the Range Rover Sport is anything but standard. 


The Range Rover Sport SE comes equipped with a 3.0-liter mild hybrid inline six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine that boasts an impressive 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft worth of torque in addition to a highway mileage of 24 mpg. 

Upgrading to the Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition offers three different options, the chief amongst which is a 2.0L P400E plug-in engine that delivers a whopping 398 horsepower with an appropriately massive 472 lb-ft of torque. Neither of these top-notch specifications comes at the expense of fuel economy either, as the vehicle features a 42 MPGe rating, meaning that you can comfortably fit plenty of driving into a single charge. 


It wouldn’t be a Land Rover car without a trademark luxurious interior. Regardless of which vehicle you pick, you’ll be treated to comfortable seats with plenty of space alongside features like a 380-watt Meridian with InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. 

Features standard in the 2021 Range Rover Sport SE are elements like 14-way heated front seats, along with two-zone climate control, flexible manual recline on the rear bench seats and a 250W enhanced sound system that features 8 speakers. 

Upgrading to an HSE model comes with even more awesome interior features, including keyless entry, Windsor Leather 16-way memory front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Drivers can enjoy even more flexibility with a four-zone climate control system and a Meridian Surround System with a whopping 19 speakers.

Safety Features

Every available model of the 2021 Range Rover Sport features unparalleled safety features, both in structural elements designed to mitigate the damage from crashes along with driver features that minimize the risk of collisions altogether. 

Featured standard in every model is a front and rear parking aid system with a rearview camera. In addition, the 2021 Range Rover Sport SE includes premium LED headlights that provide maximum visibility in difficult conditions along with an interactive driver display designed to alert drivers to any changing conditions without distracting them.

Upgrading to a 2021 Range Rover Sport HSE expands the parking aid system to include a 360° rear-view camera that further increases visibility. An additional traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter notifies drivers of upcoming obstructions and reacts accordingly in order to avoid crashes. Finally, a lane-keep assist system helps keep drivers stable in a single lane, even in difficult driving conditions. 

Whichever model you choose, you’ll be behind the wheel of some of Land Rover’s finest engineering. Both the 2021 Range Rover Sport SE and the HSE models feature incredible power, plenty of comfort, and industry-leading safety features at affordable prices. 

If you’re curious about which model is best for you, then swing by Land Rover Alexandria today to learn more! We’re the premiere supplier of new and used Land Rover cars for Alexandria, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Mount Vernon, and Fort Belvoir. There’s something for everyone in our selection of new and used vehicles! Whether you’re ready to move on to your dream car, or just want more information on the benefits of converting to the Land Rover lifestyle, visit us today! 

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