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

2021 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 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport has a new infotainment system with over-the-air software updates and more standard equipment. Standard features now include surround-view camera, lane-keep assist, drowsiness alert, traffic-sign recognition, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality. The more powerful 286-horsepower mild-hybrid engine option has been dropped. 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 engine is a 246-hp 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder. The lone transmission is a 9-speed automatic and 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 S: $42,950
R-Dynamic S: $44,650
SE: $46,350
R-Dynamic SE: $48,000

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

Land Rover Discovery Sport
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Also Consider
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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