The Discovery Sport is a relatively new model in the Land Rover portfolio. In 2015, it replaced the LR2 as the British SUV brand's entry-level compact model, slotting in price-wise just below the Range Rover Evoque.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is redesigned with new styling, a more potent entry-level engine and an optional mild hybrid powertrain for uplevel trims.
The Discovery Sport comes in entry-level S and SE and R-Dynamic SE and HSE trim levels. Both start with a P250 AWD designation, and the R-Dynamic adds a more-powerful mild hybrid P290 AWD variant. Both are built around a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and are standard with AWD and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The base Discovery Sport S comes with automatic on/off LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors with auto-dimming for the driver, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear fog lights, a leather steering wheel, 12-way power front seats, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch wheels, tire pressure monitoring, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment screen, forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane keep assist, driver condition monitor, front and rear parking sensors, electric parking brake, garage door opener and analog gauges.
SE trim adds LED front signature lighting, automatic headlight leveling, metal pedals, 19-inch wheels, blind spot assist, a power tailgate and an all-digital gauge cluster called interactive driver display.
R-Dynamic SE brings automatic high beams, and HSE adds 20-inch wheels, 14-way power front seats, a camera-based rearview mirror and a Meridian sound system
Option packages include a cold weather group with a heated windshield, headlight power washers and a heated steering wheel.
A Dynamic Handling package brings Land Rover's Configurable Dynamics drive mode system. A Park Package includes a 360-degree outside camera system, rear traffic monitor and park assist, and a Drive Package adds adaptive cruise control and high-speed emergency braking.
The Technology Package adds wireless smartphone charging and a head-up display.
As of this writing, Land Rover had not published fuel consumption estimates for the 2020 Discovery Sport. However, we expect its figures to be similar to the 11.4/9.3 L/100 km ratings (city/highway) posted for the 2019 model.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport covers a lot of ground as competitors are concerned. They include the Lincoln MKC, Cadillac XT5, Acura RDX, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Jaguar E-Pace, Infiniti QX50, Buick Envision, Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Porsche Macan.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed