of the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Exterior styling
- Interior space
- Interior quality
- Enormous moonroof
- Sliding second-row seat
- Pronounced acceleration lag
- Ergonomic challenges
- Unsupportive seats
- Optional third row is tiny
- Lacks Low gear for off-roading
Seats five or seven
All-wheel drive standard
Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Nine-speed automatic transmission
Remote start standard
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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