Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport

2015 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: Land Rover introduces a new compact SUV for 2015. 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: $37,070
HSE: $41,570
HSE LUX: $45,570

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

Land Rover Discovery Sport
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport