Discover the SUV that's compact on the outside but spacious on the inside with enough room to seat seven adults. With seating that folds flat, the cargo area can be expanded and the handling is what you'd expect from a sporty model.
Land Rover Discovery Sport: Performance Handling and Superior Comfort
Originally launched as a direct replacement for the Freelander, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is an SUV with an impressive amount of space and sharp handling on the road. With a seating capacity of seven, there's no shortage of room inside and unlike some other SUVs, there's no cramped legroom or low roofs to contend with. The configuration of the passenger's seats is extremely flexible with Land Rover recognizing that there may be times when more cargo space is required.
This is easily remedied thanks to the simple fold-down rear seats which collapse completely flat and allow the cargo area to extend to an ample 981 litres. If you get rid of all five seats in the back, the storage rockets even higher to a magnificent 1689 litres of space, floor to ceiling. The entry-level trim has front wheel drive but on the majority of models, four-wheel drive is offered. A 2.0 litre diesel engine is available in two different powers, 148 and 178 horsepower, with the option of either choosing a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission.
There is also a gas engine included in the range, a turbocharged 2.0 litre available with either 237 or 286 horsepower.
Practical Styling Inside
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a vehicle that's designed for practical function; this is evident from the larger, chunky buttons which can be easily operated while still wearing gloves. Solid and robust, there's a no-nonsense feel to the interior but this doesn't mean there are no luxury features at all. There are seven different trims available and as such, a wide diversity of features which are included as standard. For some of the trims, extras can be added but they're not all available on every model. Some of the features you could find include cruise control, front fog lamps, automatic wipers and lights, climate control, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, alloy wheels, power operated trunk and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Money is No Object
If your budget can only stretch to the entry-level trim, you needn't worry about whether you'll still have access to the same safety features. Land Rover has taken the decision to incorporate many of their advanced safety features across the entire range, even on the entry-level models. Some of these features include nine airbags, ABS, emergency automatic braking, electronic stability systems, ISOFIX child seat mounts, hill descent control and the clever Terrain Response system. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a larger sized vehicle that offers plenty of space and responsive handling, giving it the edge for those who appreciate performance behind the wheel.