The Land Rover Discovery Sport one of the best off-roaders in the class, it has swanky second-row seats and it provides plenty of cargo space. Its weaknesses outweigh its strengths, however. The Discovery Sport isn’t quick or powerful, it has stodgy handling on pavement and it has bad fuel economy. This Land Rover has a below-average predicted reliability rating. All Discovery Sport models feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The base engine puts out 246 horsepower – 9 more than in the 2019 model – and the R-Dynamic HSE's mild-hybrid power plant puts out 286 horses.
The Discovery Sport comes standard with seating for five, but an optional third-row seat expands capacity to seven. The Discovery Sport features an elegant cabin with a lot of quality materials. It has 34.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Standard features in the Discovery Sport include dual-zone automatic climate control and the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and multiple USB ports. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, a Meridian audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, navigation pro, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The Discovery Sport's ride is not as refined as expected from a luxury crossover. Its on-road handling displays a fair bit of body roll when taking turns and many class rivals are more nimble. Though it might not be the most fun-to-drive SUV in the class on pavement, but it’s good off road. This Land Rover comes with the cruise-control-like All Terrain Progress Control, hill descent control, and Wade Sensing, which uses sensors in the doors to alert the driver if the vehicle is approaching its maximum wading depth. When properly equipped, the Discovery Sport can tow up to 4,409 pounds.