2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

  • Lane departure prevention now available
  • 10.2-inch touch-screen now available
  • Seats five or seven
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Remote start standard

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Land Rover Discovery Sport debuted for 2015 as a replacement for the LR2 in the automaker's lineup and slots below the larger LR4. It is compact in dimensions and has standard seating for five. An optional two-seat third row transforms it into a seven-seat SUV. All-wheel drive is standard, along with a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
New for 2017
The newly available InControl Touch Pro multimedia system features a 10.2-inch dashboard touch-screen that supports smartphone-style interaction by responding to swiping and pinching motions. New available safety features include a driver-drowsiness monitor, a speed limit monitor and lane departure prevention.

HSE and HSE Lux trim levels are now available with a Dynamic Design Package. The package features unique front bumper styling, a different rear bumper with integrated exhaust tips, black accents and gloss-black 20-inch wheels. Interior features include contrast stitching on the seats and gear selector, special carpeted floormats and metal pedals.
Significant Standard Features

  • 8.3 inches of ground clearance
  • Partial-leather seating surfaces
  • Removable lower front bumper trim
  • Backup camera
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Hill descent control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Two-seat third row
  • ...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Land Rover Discovery Sport debuted for 2015 as a replacement for the LR2 in the automaker's lineup and slots below the larger LR4. It is compact in dimensions and has standard seating for five. An optional two-seat third row transforms it into a seven-seat SUV. All-wheel drive is standard, along with a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
New for 2017
The newly available InControl Touch Pro multimedia system features a 10.2-inch dashboard touch-screen that supports smartphone-style interaction by responding to swiping and pinching motions. New available safety features include a driver-drowsiness monitor, a speed limit monitor and lane departure prevention.

HSE and HSE Lux trim levels are now available with a Dynamic Design Package. The package features unique front bumper styling, a different rear bumper with integrated exhaust tips, black accents and gloss-black 20-inch wheels. Interior features include contrast stitching on the seats and gear selector, special carpeted floormats and metal pedals.
Significant Standard Features

  • 8.3 inches of ground clearance
  • Partial-leather seating surfaces
  • Removable lower front bumper trim
  • Backup camera
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Hill descent control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Two-seat third row
  • Leather seats, dashboard and door trim
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Automated parking system
  • Navigation system

 


Latest 2017 Discovery Sport Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Very pleased

by Emily from Atlanta, GA on July 13, 2018

This is my first LR and I don?t know what I?ve been waiting for. Beautifully designed. Beautiful ride. Great maneuverability. I?m very pleased with this purchase. Read full review

(5.0)

Love it!

by Karenr322 from Gurnee, IL on June 14, 2018

Perfect in overall size inside and outside. Very user friendly. Has all of the features I wanted and then some. Even my husband likes it! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Land Rover

Program Benefits

Rigorous 165-Point Inspection, Transferable Warranty, Roadside Assistance, No Deductible, Vehicle History Report, Trip Interruption Benefits

  • Limited Warranty

    Up to 7 Years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date (no deductible), whichever comes first
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 165 point inspection and reconditioning.

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker