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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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$24,811 — $36,447 USED
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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Exterior styling
  • Interior space
  • Interior quality
  • Enormous moonroof
  • Sliding second-row seat

The Bad

  • Pronounced acceleration lag
  • Ergonomic challenges
  • Unsupportive seats
  • Optional third row is tiny
  • Lacks Low gear for off-roading
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Seats five or seven
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Remote start standard

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a compact SUV with standard seating for five, although seating for seven is available with the optional third row. All-wheel drive is standard on each of its three trims: SE, HSE and HSE LUX. Competitors include the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.

What's New on the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

For 2016, the Land Rover Discovery Sport gets the InControl Protect emergency communication system as standard. Additionally, the InControl Remote system allows you to lock or unlock the doors, start the car and turn on the climate control system via your smartphone.

How Does the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Compare to Other SUVs?

Compared to the Acura RDX and BMW X3, the Discovery Sport's price isn't especially high, and it offers attractive exterior styling and interior space for the money. Gas mileage is on par with competitors, but its lethargic drivetrain and counterintuitive ergonomics don't earn it any extra points. Even the Jeep Cherokee, which isn't universally recognized as a luxury model, offers a competitive interior experience and a much better multimedia setup.

What Features in the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Are Most Important?

The Discovery Sport is powered by a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Ground clearance is 8.3 inches, and the front bumper's lower trim is removable. Inside you'll find partial-leather seating surfaces. Notable safety features include a backup camera, hill descent control and roll stability control. As required in all new vehicles of this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard.

Available features for the Discovery Sport include a two-seat third row, heated front and rear seats, a panoramic moonroof and a navigation system. Leather seats, dashboard, and door trim are also optional. Automatic emergency braking and an automated parking system can be added for additional safety and security.

Should I Buy the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

The Discovery Sport is a good-looking SUV with a spacious interior, a handy sliding second-row seat and a huge moonroof. Performance could be better; the drivetrain suffers from hesitation and doesn't offer a low gear for off-roading. Drivers might find themselves frustrated by the multimedia system's ergonomics, as well as the unsupportive seats and small optional third row.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Land Rover Discovery Sport debuted for 2015 as a replacement for the LR2 in the automaker's lineup and slots below ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.1
19 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(3.7)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

just need a revamp

by Overstayer from los angeles on December 9, 2018

love this car but hard to match value with other in class. Anything less than HSE might as well be a base model Honda. Interior needs more weight and quality feels very cheap Read full review

(3.0)

1st and last Land Rover

by Extremely Disappointed from Green Bay, WI on August 21, 2018

This is my first and definitely my last Land Rover. My Discovery Sport has been in for more repairs than my last three vehicles combined and it only has 15k miles on it. It seems that this vehicle is ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Land Rover

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Discovery Sport received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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