The Land Rover Discovery Sport offers a comfortable family vehicle that can handle rough terrain, with class-leading cargo space. Although it is more luxurious than its Land Rover sibling, the ride is a bit rougher than some of its Land Rover counterparts. The Discovery Sport is an excellent choice for luxury SUVs that can handle all of the above.
The entry-level Land Rover Discovery Sport starts at $45,000 The Discovery Sport is smaller than the Land Rover Discovery, but more practical than its larger sibling, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. It combines the best of both the more expensive models in a more compact package. The brand’s iconic boxy design is reinterpreted by the Discovery, which boasts a turbocharged 246-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This compact luxury crossover is distinguished by its outstanding off-road performance, refined interior, and stylish exterior. The Discovery Sport is a great weekender vehicle, with its class-leading cargo space as well as an optional third row of seats, it’s a fantastic choice. The SUV is not as comfortable for daily commutes as its more comfortable rivals, such as the BMW X3, Infiniti QX50 and Volvo XC60 as well as the Audi Q5, Lincoln Corsair, and the Volvo XC60.
Pricing and Trims
There are four trim levels for the 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport: SE, R-Dynamic SE and SE R-Dynamic. For an additional $1,300, a third row seat can be added to any trim.
The most popular model is the S, and it’s our preferred trim. We’ll tell you why.
Base S starts at $43,425, including a $1,050 delivery fee. It includes 18-inch wheels and leather upholstery. Dual-zone climate control is available. Forward-collision mitigation, traffic sensors, lane departure warning, parking sensors, as well as a driver attention system are all standard safety equipment. This trim is highly recommended because it offers a wide range of features, standard all wheel drive, and many options.
The S R-Dynamic (45,125) is a primarily cosmetic upgrade. The S R-Dynamic adds dark exterior trim and a choice between red or white seat stitching. It also includes a black headliner, metallic pedals and satin-chrome shifting paddles.
The SE starts at $46,850 and adds 20-inch wheels, upgraded headerlights, a power tailgate (12-way power-adjustable seats), and a blind spot monitor.
The SE R-Dynamic is priced at $48,450. It includes all the features of SE trim plus red contrast stitching on the seat and black exterior trim.
Engine and Performance
All Land Rover Discovery Sports include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine of 246 horsepower. The engine sends power to all four wheels via a nine-speed auto transmission. The overall performance is comparable to the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lincoln Corsair and Infiniti QX50. Although the Discovery Sport is more bumpy than its rivals on pavement it performs well off-road. Land Rover equips the Discovery Sport in several drive modes, including Grass and Gravel. These modes are designed to tackle different terrain. ClearSight GroundView camera allows you to see underneath the SUV. Wade Sensing warns the driver when the SUV reaches its maximum wading height of almost 2 feet. The QX50 Corsair and XC60 have both front-wheel-drives and an option for all-wheel drives. All-wheel drive is only available on the Q5 model.
In its standard configuration, the Land Rover Discovery Sport can seat five people and an additional third row. All models include Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment systems, including a 10-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a Wi-Fi hotspot. Only the Volvo XC60 and Discovery Sport have genuine leather upholstery. This is in contrast to the Infiniti QX50 and BMW X3, which are made with synthetic leather. The only vehicle that offers third-row seating is the Discovery Sport. The Discovery Sport is not equipped with third-row seating. However, the X3, QX50 and XC60 have more cargo room and front-row passengers than the Discovery Sport.