New 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
As the most affordable model in the luxury brand’s off-road-capable stable, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is quite the bargain.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Pricing
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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport KBB Expert Review
Combining timeless British luxury with a capable off-road attitude, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport opens the door to first-time buyers on a budget. As Land Rover’s most affordable SUV, the Discovery Sport SE is less expensive than the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, and its advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system makes it much more adventurous than its car-based rivals. Unlike the BMW X3 and Lexus NX, the Discovery Sport offers the option of a small, but still functional 3rd-row seat. However, driver-assist systems standard on most competitors are still optional on the Discovery Sport. Powered by a choice of turbocharged 2.0-liter engines, the Discovery Sport isn’t hurting for power, but its fuel economy is wanting and there is no hybrid or diesel option.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for an upscale SUV that can impress the neighbors, but also need a vehicle that can handle weekend off-road adventures, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport has your name written all over it. A low entry price and available 3rd-row seat give it a leg up on the competition.
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The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport doesn’t offer a V6, hybrid or diesel-engine option, and its technology roster lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Unlike some car-based crossover SUVs, the Discovery Sport’s ride can be firm, due largely to the off-road-ready suspension setup.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Land Rover Discovery Sport sees only minor changes. The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is made more user-friendly, and a new Landmark Edition joins the lineup.
With its reserved but elegant cabin, quiet interior and handsome styling, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport has all the trappings of an expensive luxury SUV, but its sub-$40,000 starting price is anything but exclusive. On the road, the Discovery Sport isn’t as smooth riding as an Audi Q5 or a Lincoln MKX, but then again neither of these competitors can follow the Discovery Sport when it comes to tackling off-road obstacles. From the driver‘s seat, the view ahead is clear, with good visibility and minimal obstructing from the front windshield pillars. The same cannot be said for the rear view, where narrow side glass and wide pillars create big blind spots. Power comes from a 237-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired with a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic. With this setup, the Discovery Sport is quick, but not fast. To get fast, you’ll need to move up to the 286-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo in the HSE trim that returns a 0-60-mph run of just 6.3 seconds. Off-road, the Discovery Sport excels, thanks largely to its impressive ground clearance and advanced Terrain Response AWD system with settings for Grass, Snow, Gravel, Sand and Mud.
SURROUND CAMERA SYSTEM
The Discovery Sport’s Surround Camera System (optional on HSE and standard on the HSE Luxury) employs four cameras placed around the SUV’s exterior. The setup provides a bird’s-eye 360-degree view outside the vehicle, aiding with everything from negotiating a tight parking space to narrowly missing boulders.
Offered on higher trims as part of the Driver Assist Plus Package and standard on the Landmark Edition, autonomous emergency braking will alert the driver if a forward collision is about to happen. If the driver fails to react, the system can automatically bring the vehicle to a full stop.
The Discovery Sport's interior offers the same blend of off-road utility and luxury-brand plushness the rest of the SUV delivers. The efficient, blocky theme feels right in line with off-road adventuring, but the deep-dish seating, 8-way-power front seats, and leather upholstery (leather and cloth on SE versions) remind you this is a luxury SUV. We’re also fans of its unique rotary shifter and the SUV’s 8-inch touch screen and intuitive infotainment system. The raised 2nd-row seats slide and recline, and will easily accommodate 6-foot-4 occupants, and the smart interior packaging gives it more usable cargo space than its larger BMW X3 and Audi Q5 rivals. The optional third row is small but useful for small children.
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is not the luxury brand’s smallest SUV. The Discovery Sport is about 10 inches longer than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. It is shorter than competitors, however, but it's also wider, giving it an edge when it comes to stability. It shares much of its attractive shape with the larger and more expensive Land Rover Discovery, including its steeply sloped windshield and body-color C-pillar, which looks like a bladed weapon. The Discovery Sport’s short overhangs front and rear give it generous approach and departure angles -- that means it can tackle steep slopes without scraping -- and it can even ford streams up to 23.6 inches deep.
Notable Standard Equipment
For a luxury SUV starting under $40,000, the 2019 Discovery Sport SE comes nicely equipped. All-wheel drive is standard, as is the Terrain Response System which has settings for different conditions like snow and sand, Hill Descent Control, push-button start, partial leather seating, power-adjustable front seats, USB media and charging ports in the first row, plus two 2nd-row USB charging ports. A 10-speaker audio/infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen and Bluetooth connectivity is also standard. If you want full leather seating and the panoramic sunroof, you'll have to move up one trim level to the Discovery Sport HSE.
Notable Optional Equipment
Stand-alone options and packages are available for the Discovery Sport SE, HSE, Landmark Edition and HSE Luxury and include keyless entry and heated front and rear seats on the SE model, plus smart safety features like automatic traffic detection, high-beam assist, surround-camera system, adaptive headlights and emergency braking on the HSE and HSE Luxury versions. The HSE and Luxury trims can come with a heated steering wheel and windshield, head-up display, upgraded audio and adaptive suspension. A 12-way-power driver’s seat is also available, and Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Monitor are stand-alone options. A Meridian audio upgrade and Touch Pro navigation system are also offered.
Under the Hood
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine good for 237 horsepower. It’s teamed with a 9-speed automatic and standard all-wheel-drive system by Haldex. On HSE and higher trims, buyers can opt for an available high-output 2.0-liter turbo that bumps horsepower to 286. Ironically, both engines get nearly the same EPA estimated fuel economy, although acceleration times vary by nearly a full second.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
237 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
251 lb-ft of torque @ 1,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/25 mpg
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
286 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 1,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/25 mpg
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the least expensive Land Rover model available, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $38,800 including the $995 destination charge. We suggest the more lavishly equipped Discovery Sport HSE, which starts at a still reasonable $43,400. If you want all the bells and whistles, head for the $47,790 Discovery Sport HSE Luxury. Once you've added in all the various options, including the more powerful engine, you're looking at a price tag well north of $60,000. We still recommend the HSE first for the longest-lasting satisfaction, though the SE model will also earn your pride. And the standard 237-horsepower engine is enough for most buyers. For a closer look at what folks in your area paid for the new Discovery Sport, check out the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. At resale time, the Lexus NX holds slightly higher values, the Audi Q5 slightly lower and the BMW X3 slots well below.
Within the Land Rover lineup, the Range Rover Evoque is a stylish alternative.
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Land Rover Discovery Sport Consumer Reviews
April 13, 2019
Sorry to see her go
I am 3 months away from completing my lease. Over the past 3 years the car has done what I asked of it. I dealt with the squeaks and...
December 21, 2018
Excellent At All Duties
This vehicle just does everything great. Plenty of power, good mpg, plenty of useful space. And above all Fantastic Luxury. My next...
December 05, 2018
Impressive Ride and Comfort
This vehicle is great, drives well, plenty of power, and is very smooth going down the road. The precision and fine touches of the...
September 11, 2017
SO FAR VERY GOOD VEHICLE
ONLY HAD OUR VEHICLE A SHORT TIME, REALLY ENJOY IT. THE IN CONTROL APPS ARE A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT AND DOWNLOAD. OUR VEHICLE...
July 06, 2017
Shines above competition in class
ExampleIve owned this car not quite a year now. I bought it replacing a totaled Nissan. This was a dealer car with 4500 miles, so they...
November 14, 2016
Unmatched suspention and ride.
Purchased this SUV for the wife to drive safely in Europe. Handles safely in rainy conditions. Looking forward to how it will handle the...
September 28, 2016
Very smooth driving
Sleek design ,aero dynamic design, fast acceleration and excellent brakes.interior comfort.
2016 LR Discovery Sport
April 10, 2016
2016 LR Discovery Sport
This is my 10th car, it's drive smooth have good off road compatibility, most stylish and desirable SUVs on the road, but this falls...
May 16, 2019
Great looks but very uncomfortable.
It takes three weeks to get in to the dealer service department. If this were a really reliable vehicle it wouldn't be a problem. Love...
November 08, 2018
I miss my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee!
I have had my Discovery Sport for 4 months now, and find it annoying that Land Rover has cancelled the link they sent me to review the...
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