2016 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 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport has few changes for its second year. Land Rover’s InControl Protect telematics system is now standard on all models. InControl can now lock/unlock doors, start the engine, and activate the climate control. The Discovery Sport occupies the spot vacated by the outgoing LR2 in Land Rover’s lineup. Unlike the LR2, 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. 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: $37,455
HSE: $41,955
HSE LUX: $45,955

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)
26

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport