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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Discovery Sport
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2017
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2017 SE 4dr 4x4
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Price:   -  From $37,695
2017 HSE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $42,195
2017 HSE LUX 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $46,595

Overview

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a compact luxury SUV that is packed to gills with technology and convenience features. The interior trim in the Land Rover Discover equals or surpasses more expensive rivals and the starting price of $37,695 makes it a bargain.

While the Discovery Sport is rolling in luxury it’s just as comfortable off road as it is cruising down the highway. Standard all-wheel drive combined with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 240 horsepower reduces the chances of getting stuck in the snow or mud. Optional third-row seating provides plenty of room to pack in the whole family.

What's New for 2017

Changes are minimal for the 2017 model year, with small tweaks to the look and some brand new optional tech equipment.

The 2017 Discovery—or Disco, as it's known colloquially—Sport is now available with Land Rover's InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which incorporates a 10.2-inch widescreen display. Other new options include a Driver Condition Monitor, which keeps an eye on the driver to make sure they are not getting drowsy. Lane Keep Assist is also available on the Disco Sport.

A new Dynamic Design Package adds slight changes to the front and rear bumpers, integrated tailpipes, gloss black 20-inch wheels as well as an upgraded interior trim and metal pedal covers.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Choosing Your Land Rover Discovery Sport

The Discovery Sport is available in three trim levels and numerous optional packages let you customize to your heart's content. A turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine producing 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque comes standard across all trims, as does a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The Discovery Sport comes standard with seating for five, but an optional third-row package ups the seating capacity to seven. Cargo space comes in at 60 cubic feet so you have plenty of room for luggage or gear.

Power front seats, Land Rover InControl Remote & Protect, a rearview camera and two-zone climate control are all standard with plenty of interior upgrades available with optional packages

The three trim levels are:

Land Rover Discovery Sport

SE

The SE is the base model and starts at $37,695. It is nicely equipped with partial leather upholstery, power front seats, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, a rearview camera, and an eight-inch color touchscreen to control the GPS and 10-speaker sound systems. The SE comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels that give it a distinctive, sporty look.

A number of optional packages are available. Here are just a couple of available packages to trick out your SE:

Climate Comfort Package: This $1,300 package adds heated front and rear seats, heated windshield, and heated steering wheel to keep everyone toasty warm on cold mornings.

Convenience Package: This package will set you back $1,100 but it adds passive entry, powered gesture tailgate (which lets you open the tailgate with a kicking gesture under the rear bumper), Homelink and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

HSE

The HSE adds a bit of luxury to the mix with grained leather seats, Xenon headlights with an LED signature, a fixed panoramic roof, passive entry, and a powered tailgate coming as standard equipment. The HSE starts at $42,195.

The optional entertainment package upgrades the audio system to a Meridian with 17 speakers including a subwoofer, and adds the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with navigation and InControl Pro Services. This package is a bit pricey at $3,000.

The Driver Assist Plus Package will set you back $1,100, but adds a variety of safety features including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and the InControl Touch navigation system.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

HSE Luxury

This is the top-of-the-line for the Land Rover Discovery Sport and it’s priced at $46,595. It comes with all of the standard equipment on the HSE plus it gets configurable ambient interior lighting. It also upgrades upholstery to Windsor leather, and adds InControl Touch, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

A Vision Assist package is available for $1,900 and adds adaptive Xenon headlights, automatic high-beam assist, surround camera system, and blind spot monitoring with reverse traffic detection.

A HUD and Park Assist package adds a very cool head-up display that projects speed and direction information on the bottom of the windshield as well as parallel and perpendicular park assist. This package costs $1,800.

CarsDirect Tip

The optional third-row seating is probably not worth the extra money and doesn’t offer the legroom you would expect in a true three-row vehicle. The HSE is nicely equipped and the driver assist plus package adds some very high-end safety features making it our recommendation as the ideal Disco Sport.

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Expert Review

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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With the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, the British SUV manufacturer brings three-row versatility to a smaller footprint than its hulking LR4/Discovery. Despite doing nearly everything as well as we’d expect from a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport – or Disco Sport, if you prefer – struggles in one of its most desirable attributes: hauling seven people comfortably.

Can it overcome this big shortcoming to earn our praise? Continue reading to find out.

Pricing and Equipment

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport starts at an affordable-for-its-class $37,695 for the base SE trim. Because Land Rover caters to a haughtier clientele, we expect most buyers will head toward the midrange HSE trim, which starts from $42,195. At this price, the Discovery Sport comes standard with:

  • Xenon headlights with LED signatures
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Grained leather seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power liftgate
  • Power front seats with memory
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque

Buyers looking for the full Land Rover experience – without moving to a Range Rover model, that is – can opt for the range-topping HSE Luxury trim for $46,595 and get features like an 11-speaker audio system, 19-inch wheels, Windsor leather seats, and mood lighting.

All Discovery Sports use a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission helps the Disco Sport return 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Being a Land Rover, four-wheel drive is standard.

Performance Pros

Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Great blend of on-road manners and off-road capabilities.
  • Passing on the highway is no issue.
  • Tows up to 5,500 pounds, perfect for families who pull a medium-sized trailer or a boat.

Performance Cons

  • Premium fuel requirement can get expensive.
  • 20-mpg city rating hurts, too.
  • Nine-speed automatic lacks manners.
  • Sprint from 0-60 is not too impressive at 7.8 seconds.

Interior Pros

  • Very peaceful interior, even on rougher roads.
  • Plenty of roominess for five people.
  • Seating is very comfortable and supportive in all driving conditions.
  • Well-equipped from base trim to the top of the range.
  • The third row is a no-cost option.

Interior Cons

Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • The third row is tiny and thinly padded.
  • Not as premium-feeling as some of its competition – if that's a problem, consider the Range Rover Evoque.
  • Sixty cubic feet of maximum cargo room isn’t much in this type of vehicle.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Smaller crossovers, especially those with four-cylinder engines, rarely tow much. The Disco Sport, however, surprises us with its 4,400-pound towing capacity. This will give buyers the ability to tow a decent-sized trailer or boat with relative ease.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

It’s rare to see a third row in this class of crossover, so this may pique the interest of some buyers. We are sorely disappointed with just how poor these seats are. The leg room is tight, the seats are thinly padded, and there is only room for two people. In other words, the third row helps its case, but it's far from the main reason to buy a Disco Sport.

The Bottom Line

The Discovery Sport works for buyers looking for a great on- and off-road crossover with amazing ride quality, ample seating for five, and a whisper-quiet cabin. But if you regularly need that third row, go bigger. The Disco Sport's extra pair of seats, but its body is simply too small to truly take advantage of them.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 240 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Transmission
9-spd CommandShift w/OD
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time Terrain Response Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 240 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time Terrain Response Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Compact
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
66.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
180.7 "
Exterior Width
74.6 "
Exterior Height
67.9 "
Front Headroom
40.2 "
Rear Headroom
38.7 "
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Rear Legroom
37.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,854 Lbs. / 4,064 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined Aluminum / 18.0 " Gray Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Two-tone / Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Cloth/leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 11 Meridian
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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