2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Pros: Outstanding off-road capabilities; available third-row seat a rarity in the premium compact SUV class; straightforward control layout; stately cabin materials

Cons: Optional third-row seat is pricey and best suited for children; stingy cargo room behind third row

CG Says: The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is offered with two horsepower ratings: 237 and 286. The previous engine was also a 2.0-liter turbo, but rated at 240 hp.  The seat foam composition has been changed for greater comfort and the available power front seats now include 4-way power lumbar adjustment. Also, the available Wi-Fi has been upgraded to 4G.The Discovery Sport is a premium-compact crossover SUV that occupies the spot vacated by the LR2 in Land Rover’s lineup. The Discovery Sport offers an optional third-row seat, though it’s sized for small children and/or occasional use. The second-row seats are mounted “stadium-style”—they are two inches higher than the front seats, so rear passengers have better forward visibility. The second row also slides fore and aft 6 inches to favor passenger or cargo room, and ease to entry to third row. The sole powertrain is the 2.0-liter turbo paired with a 9-speed automatic that is also found in the Range Rover Evoque. All-wheel drive is standard. Available features include a large panoramic sunroof, Autonomous Emergency Braking, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and park assist. The Discovery Sport is a compelling entry into the premium compact SUV segment, offering a comfortable, luxuriously appointed interior; Land Rover’s characteristic off-road prowess; and decent cargo room, all at prices that are highly competitive for the class.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5 or 7
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Land Rover
Nation of Manufacture England
Base Prices SE (237 hp): $38,790
HSE (237 hp): $43,390
HSE (286 hp): $50,390
HSE Luxury (237 hp): $47,790
HSE Luxury (286 hp): $53,890

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
237 or 286
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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