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Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE D200 2022 Motoring Minute Review

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport R Dynamic grill

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.


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

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Ride and comfort especially on dirt roads
  • Interior comfort and ambience
  • Its presence on road

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Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE D200

Model Price From $79,694 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 2200 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.

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Design / Style 9
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 8


Overall Length 4597mm
Wheelbase 2741mm
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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