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Land Rover Discovery Sport

(2015 - present)

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a medium-sized SUV that is available with either five or seven seats. It replaced the previous Land Rover Freelander model in early 2015, although it’s a larger and more expensive vehicle. Production takes place here in the UK at Land Rover’s Halewood plant near Liverpool.

The Discovery Sport has received very mixed reviews from the UK motoring media since its launch, with scores rating from very poor to outstanding. It has received high praise for its practicality, flexibility and off-road ability. However, it has received considerable criticism for very poor reliability and the model has regularly appeared at or near the bottom of new car reliability lists from the likes of Which? and What Car? magazines.

There are entire forums devoted to the problems with the Discovery Sport’s diesel particulate filter system (along with various other Land Rover models fitted with the Ingenium diesel engine, like the first-generation Range Rover Evoque), and a steadily growing thread of unhappy customers here on The Car Expert forum.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £30,160 on-road

Launched: Winter 2014/15
Last updated: 2017
Replacement due: 2019

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2014

Land Rover Discovery Sport 15

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Land Rover Discovery Sport 16

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Land Rover Discovery Sport 17

69%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Land Rover Discovery Sport 18

82%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has not yet been tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Land Rover Discovery Sport has received

2016

  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV
  • Honest John Awards – Most Popular SUV
  • Tow Car Awards – 1700-1899kg caravan weight category

2015

  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Diesel
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Compact SUV
  • What Car? Awards – Safety Award

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