2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport review: Posh, midi seven-seater

Introduction

The Discovery Sport replaced the old Freelander, but it’s a more rounded performer, much higher in tech, can seat as many as seven people and is a fine thing to drive and reasonable value provided you spec it right. Plus it retains just enough proper Land Rover off-road-y-ness to make it worthy of the legendary badge.

 

Body Style: SUV           Seats: 7                 MRP from £28,355 - £51,070

 

Did you know? Recycling some of the old Freelander’s chassis means that the Discovery Sport is actually distantly related to the Ford Mondeo.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 8.0 / 10

The Discovery Sport, neither on paper nor at first glance, looks like it stands much of a chance against the likes of the Audi Q5 or its own in-house rival, the Range Rover Evoque. But give it a chance – with its combination of assured handling, practical cabin, comfort, and subtly handsome looks, this is a car that very quickly works its way into your affections. Just watch the price once you start adding options. 

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Design & Exterior ...