Rugged styling; reasonable base price; excellent off-roading ability; more passenger-friendly interior than the Evoque.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport gains a new Dynamic Design Pack and the availability of the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10.2-inch touchscreen. Terrain Progress Control is now standard on all trims, while a powered liftgate with gesture control is made standard on HSE and HSE Luxury models (optional on SE). New options include a Volumetric Alarm that senses movement inside the vehicle when locked, and 15 new metallic paint choices. New safety features include Driver Condition Monitor, Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist. See the 2017 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 2017 Discovery Sport is offered in three distinct trims: SE, HSE and HSE LUX.
The SE ($38,690) includes the Terrain Response all-wheel-drive system, Terrain Progress Control, partial leather seating, 8-way power driver's and passenger seats, 18-in 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).
Some of the more noteworthy optional packages for the SE include the Cold Climate Pack (heated front and rear seats, heated washer nozzles and a heated steering wheel), the Vision Assist Pack (front fog lights and HID headlights), the Convenience Pack (passive keyless access, a power gesture tailgate and an auto-dimming rearview mirror) and the Third-Row Seating package (5+2 seating with a rear-seat pass-through). Navigation, head-up display, automatic high beams and Wi-Fi are all standalone options.
The HSE ($43,190) adds a fixed panoramic glass moonroof, front and rear fog lights, HID headlights with LED surrounds, passive entry, front and rear parking sensors, power gesture rear lift gate, full leather seating, 10-way power front seats and 19-in wheels.
An optional Audio Upgrade Pack adds a 10-speaker Meridian audio system and HD Radio.
The HSE LUX ($47,590) brings premium Windsor leather seating, adjustable cabin mood lighting, a 10-speaker, 380-watt Meridian audio system and InControl Touch navigation.
HSE trims offer upgraded versions of the Vision Assist and the Cold Climate Packs, 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 Packs 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|
2017 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.
2017 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.
2017 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 2012-2015 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.