Land Rover first launched their Discovery Sport in 2015 but the latest update is almost 70% new and a significant improvement on an already good vehicle.
We drove the R-Dynamic SE D200 with a few options to bring the price to about $82,500 plus the usual costs.
It’s a good looking SUV from the outside but step inside the ambience, layout and functionality and refinement is all Range Rover.
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The 2.0L diesel provides more than adequate performance while being very economical. Matched to a 9 speed AT and a highly efficient All Terrain Response drivetrain the Discovery Sport is remarkably capable.
There are few manufacturers that can match the Land Rover ride over corrugated dirt roads. It retains its composure with ease. It’s as much at home on forest trails, the beach, at the snow as it is on the motorway.
As a five seat vehicle it has heaps of room and the practicality of two additional seats cannot be underestimated.
Be wary of the long and expensive options list, dally too long and tick a few boxes and the price can escalate rapidly.
Overall the Land Rover Discovery Sport is amongst the best in class for the more adventurous buyers.
This is a Motoring Minute
Im Rob Fraser
Other Discovery Sport Articles
- Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE D200 2021 Review
- 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE Review
- Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV
What is good?
- Ride and comfort especially on dirt roads
- Interior comfort and ambience
- Its presence on road
What is not so good?
- Rear external mirrors don’t dip in reverse
- No full size spare tyre
- Massage and heated seats are an option
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Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE D200
|Model Price||From $77,048 MLP* $82,468 PAT MLP*|
|Engine||2.0L 4 Cyl MHEV Turbo Diesel|
|Drivetrain||AWD 9 speed Auto|
|Power||150kW at 3,750rpm|
|Torque||430 Nm @ 1,750-2,500rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP (tested 2015)|
|CO2 Emissions||140 g/km|
|Economy ADR||5.7 L/100km 7.5L/100km over our test|
|Tow Capacity||2000 Kg|
|Tow Ball Rating||100 kg|
|Servicing||Service Plan TBA|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.
|Behind the Wheel||9|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Design / Style||9|
|Technology / connectivity||8|
|Value for Money||8|
|Width / Height||2069mm / 1727mm|
|Unladen ground clearance / wading depth||Up to 212mm / 600 mm|
|Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees)||22.8 / 20.6 / 28.2|
|Fuel Tank / Turning Circle||65 Litres / 11.8mts KTK|
|Kerb Weight / GVM / GCM||1905kg / 2750kg / 4950KG|
|Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating||2000kg / 100kg|
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