Rugged styling; reasonable base price; excellent off-roading ability; more passenger-friendly interior than the Evoque
The 2016 Discovery Sport gains new standard infotainment and connectivity features in the form of Land Rover's InControl Remote & Protect systems. See the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport models for sale near you
For the money, the SE with a few option packages will give you all the luxury you need in an off-road-capable luxury SUV. The HSE's fixed moonroof isn't a must-have, but the available driver-assist upgrades may be worth spending the extra cash for the upper-end trims. Find a Land Rover Discovery Sport for sale
In keeping with the rest of the Land Rover line, the 2016 Discovery Sport is offered in three distinct trims: SE, HSE and HSE LUX.
The SE ($38,450) includes the Terrain Response all-wheel-drive system, partial leather seating, 8-way power driver's and passenger seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, auto on/off headlights, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, rear-parking aid, keyless entry with push-button starting, Hill Descent Control, a 10-speaker audio system with an 8-in touchscreen, InControl Remote & Protect and four USB charging ports (two in front and two in the rear).
Optional packages for the SE include the Climate Comfort package (heated front and rear seats, heated washer nozzles and a heated steering wheel), the Vision Assist package (front fog lights and HID headlights), the Convenience package (passive keyless access, a power tailgate and an auto-dimming rearview mirror) and the Third-Row Seating package (5+2 seating with a rear-seat pass-through). Navigation, satellite radio and Land Rover's InControl app suite are stand-alone options.
The HSE ($42,950) adds a fixed panoramic glass moonroof, front and rear fog lights, HID headlights with LED surrounds, passive entry, front and rear parking sensors, a power rear lift gate, full leather seating, 10-way power front seats and 19-in wheels.
An optional Audio Upgrade package adds an 11-speaker audio system and HD Radio.
The HSE LUX ($46,950) brings premium Windsor leather seating, adjustable cabin mood lighting, an 11-speaker upgraded audio system and voice-activated navigation.
HSE trims offer upgraded versions of the Vision Assist package and the Climate Comfort package, adding climate-controlled front and rear seats, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera, automatic high beams and adaptive headlights. The Driver Assist Plus package adds autonomous emergency braking and lane-departure warning. Stand-alone options include park assist for both parallel and perpendicular parking, upgraded wheel packages, ebony Morzine headliner and contrasting roof paint.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2016 Audi Q5 -- The Q5 offers a more luxurious interior and more-powerful engine options, but it also costs a few thousand dollars more than a comparably equipped Discovery Sport and doesn't offer a third-row seat option.
2016 Lexus NX -- The NX has a more distinctive exterior, better handling and more advanced audio and infotainment systems. We like its interior better, too. However, the NX cannot venture to off-road destinations attainable in the Discovery Sport.
2016 Lincoln MKC -- The MKC offers a sleek exterior and a more elegant interior than the Discovery Sport, plus its standard engine matches the Discovery Sport's hp and fuel economy (with optional all-wheel drive). Like the Lexus NX, the MKC doesn't offer a third-row seat, but its front-drive layout permits a lower base price.
Used BMW X5 -- A 2012-2014 BMW X5 offers more room, more power and better handling, as well as better resale figures. You can find more upscale options on the X5, as well as a number of performance upgrades.