Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a compact SUV with a standard terrain response system and four-wheel drive.
With the Discovery Sport's debut, Land Rover has begun reshuffling its product line, assigning the Discovery sub-brand name to its volume models and keeping Range Rover as its aristocratic luxury sub-brand.
Sold in SE, HSE and HSE Luxury trim levels, each Discovery Sport is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Discovery Sport is rated at 20/26 mpg city/highway and takes premium grade gasoline.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport offers room for up to seven. Standard seating for five passengers can include seven when a 5+2 configuration is chosen. Here, two third-row seating positions are added, offering room for children only.
All Discovery Sport editions come equipped with a clamshell hood, a unique two-bar grille and outboard air intakes. Halogen headlamps and daytime running lights are standard. The rear tail lamps match the wraparound design of the headlamps. Power-folding side mirrors are also standard.
Inside, partial or full leather seats are included. Bucket seats are up front, while the second row sits 2 inches higher and features a 60/40 split-folding bench seat with a reclining feature.
Power accessories are standard and on the technology front the Discovery Sport provides a rearview camera with park assist. This model also comes with up to four 12-volt power points and as many as six USB charging sockets.
The midlevel HSE edition brings in xenon headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, a static panoramic roof, front and rear parking sensors and a power liftgate. The top-of-the-line HSE Luxury provides an 11-speaker audio system, top-end leather seats, a navigation system with an SD card, satellite radio and HD Radio.
The Discovery Sport provides a collection of air bags, including driver and front passenger knee air bags. The terrain response system, which enables the Discovery Sport to handle off-roading, includes traction and stability control, hill ascent and descent control and roll stability control.