2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review


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The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is an upcoming entry-level SUV that is set to go on sale in the first half of 2015 for the base price of $37,995. If you want to learn more details about the upcoming Discovery Sport SUV, please read the full review.

front view

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Design

The new model looks larger than the LR2. It is actually longer and wider, but a little bit lower. It is also quite similar to some Range Rover models, such as Evoque and RR Sport. It will replace the Land Rover LR2 when it go on sale. The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport doesn’t have any sharp edges, the whole body is sculpted and rounded, making it more modern. On the front there is a small mesh grille. The headlights feature HID lighting with round LED daylight running lamps.

On the back, there are also some similarly-designed taillights. There is a small roof-mounted spoiler above the tailgate, and the rear bumper comes with two exhaust tips below it. The new Discovery Sport will be available in a total of nine different colors and customers will be able to choose between five wheel designs (up to 20-inch in size).

rear view

Interior Styling

The Land Rover Discovery Sport 2016 is very spacious. It has a third row of seats in a 5+2 seat configuration. Although, those back seats are smaller, meaning that only small children can sit there. This is the perfect vehicle for larger families. The good thing is that the 2nd-row seats can slide to make a little bit more space behind. This is really passenger-friendly vehicle.

As you can see in the photo below, the cabin is very luxurious and features some useful technology. Everywhere you can find high-quality leather and metal trims. Some of the interior features worth mentioning are the cup holders, climate control, mood lighting, 5-inch TFT screen between gauges, 8-inch touchscreen display, infotainment system with InControl apps, GPS navigation, Meridian sound system, internet radio, airbags, panoramic sunroof, etc.

interior

Engine, Specs, Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine with four cylinders. It can produce 240 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque, transferring all that power to the all wheels via a ZF 9-speed automatic gearbox. The new Discovery will automatically switch to the 2nd gear during most situations to improve fuel efficiency. Expected fuel economy figures are 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The SUV‘s top speed is 117 mph, while the acceleration time from 0-60 mph can be achieved in 8.4 seconds.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport Release Date, Price

Potential customers will be able to buy the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport in early 2015 for the base price tag of $37,995 ($38,025 if you include taxes). There will be several trim levels – SE, SE Tech, HSE and HSE Lux. The version with the eD4 engine will go on sale in late 2015. Of course, with more equipment and luxury additions, price will go up. In the U.K. prices will range between £32,395 and £42,995.

Be sure to also check out the 2017 Land Rover Defender preview and 2016 Range Rover Electric.

Pictures

Lastly, you can see some higher-resolution photos of the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport in this gallery.

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