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2015 Land Rover Discovery SportView 2017 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • New model debuts for 2015, replacing the LR2
  • Seats five or seven passengers with an optional third row
  • Standard all-wheel drive
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport makes its debut, replacing the outgoing LR2 on the smaller side of Land Rover’s lineup of SUVs.

The two latest SUVs from Land Rover have moved away from the traditional boxiness of the LR2 for a more modern take on the SUV. Styling borrows heavily from the Evoque, with a forward slanting beltline and a subtle curviness to the Discovery Sport’s corners. The Land Rover signature clamshell hood and rounded headlights and taillights are present as well. 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels are available, and a black contrast roof is optional.

Under the hood, there is only one engine option, a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is shared with the Evoque (although the Discovery Sport is a larger vehicle). It comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. Being a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport does have some off-road chops. There are 8.3-inches of ground clearance underneath and Land Rover says the Discovery Sport can scale a 45-degree incline. When off-road, the standard Terrain Response system allows the driver to switch between four driving modes (general, grass/gravel/snow, mud, and sand) and the vehicle will automatically recalibrate for the selected terrain.

Though technically classified as a compact SUV, the Discovery Sport can seat up to seven passengers with an optional third-row equipped. There isn’t much room back there, but it will do in a pinch and when not in use the third-row folds flat into the floor. Partial leather upholstery is standard, along with powered front seats, four USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a 10-speaker sound system. Also available is full leather upholstery, mood lighting, heated front and rear seats, and satellite/HD radio.

Standard safety features include seven airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, the aforementioned Terrain Response system for sticky situations, rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Advanced safety technology is also available, including an emergency braking system that can stop the car autonomously, parking assist, lane departure warnings, and even a system that recognizes traffic signs and keeps the driver informed of the speed limit or passing regulations.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 20 MPG
  • Highway: 26 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.5/5
Value:
4.5/5
Exterior:
4.8/5
Interior:
4.3/5
Comfort:
4.5/5
Performance:
4.3/5
Reliability:
4.5/5

4 of 4 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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