2017 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; non-linear power delivery

CG Says: The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport has new driver assistance features. Driver Condition Monitor detects driver fatigue, while Lane Keep Assist counter steers to keep the vehicle from veering out of its lane. An Intelligent Speed Limiter protects against exceeding the speed limit. A new control system with a 10.2-inch screen is newly available. Also, a new Dynamic Design appearance package has been added. 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 same 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder/9-speed automatic combo currently found in the Range Rover Evoque. All-wheel drive is standard. Available features include a large panoramic sunroof, Autonomous Emergency Braking, lane-departure warning, 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 United Kingdom
Base Prices SE: $37,695
HSE: $42,195
HSE LUX: $46,595

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport