Rugged styling; reasonable base price; excellent off-roading ability; more passenger-friendly interior than the Evoque
For 2018, the Discovery Sport gains two new 4-cylinder turbocharged engine options. Rated at 237 and 286 horsepower respectively, the two 2.0-liter gasoline engines improve the Discovery Sport's performance and fuel economy. New features for the Discovery Sport include standard 4-way power lumbar support, an available 12-way power driver's seat and the addition of adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring as standalone options. See the 2018 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.
In keeping with the rest of the Land Rover line, the 2018 Discovery Sport is offered in three distinct trims: SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. The HSE and HSE Luxury offer the option of a high-output engine.
The SE ($38,790) includes the Terrain Response all-wheel-drive system, Terrain Progress Control, partial-leather seating, 8-way power driver's and passenger seats with 4-way power lumbar support, 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, a 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 the 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, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and Wi-Fi are all standalone options.
The HSE ($43,390) 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-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 Luxury ($47,790) 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, while the Head-up Display and Park Assist package adds a color head-up display and parallel- and perpendicular-park assist.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2018 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.
2018 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 the off-road destinations attainable in the Discovery Sport.
2018 Lincoln MKC -- The MKC offers a sleek exterior and a more elegant interior than the Discovery Sport, plus its standard engine bests 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 2012-2016 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.