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Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT DIESEL SW 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]

Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
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Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 eD4 SE 5dr 2WD [5 seat]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG60.10
  • 0-62mph10.4 secs
  • Top Speed112 mph
  • C02123 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque280 lbs/f
  • P11D26%

Review

Land Rover's Discovery Sport was a big success in its original form, with almost 100,000 examples sold in the UK alone. But competitors in the SUV 'D'-segment for 7-seat family Crossovers have caught up. Hence the need for this revised model. It's still the class of the field if you ever need to go off road. But now it pleases more in many other ways too.

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Land Rover reckons that this Discovery Sport is the most versatile premium compact SUV currently on sale. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the revised version.

Background

You hesitate to think of where Land Rover might be now without the Discovery Sport. It's one of the key models that's kept JLR going over the last five years and in the current climate, this car needs to pull its weight in the showroom more than ever. Which is a big ask, given that since the original launch in 2014, direct rivals like Volkswagen's Tiguan Allspace, Peugeot's 5008, SEAT's Tarraco and a new more up-market version of Hyundai's Santa Fe have all arrived to deliver an alternative to what the Discovery Sport can offer. So Land Rover has set out to take the lead once more in this class, primarily with a fresh range of electrified engines. But also with a smarter cabin, extra technology and stronger standards of safety.

Driving Experience

This car might look the same but under the skin, it's actually a lot different thanks to the adoption of what Land Rover calls 'Premium Transverse Architecture'. This not only makes the body stronger and safer but has also allowed the brand to fit a sophisticated range of 'MHEV' mild hybrid engines, plus there's now a Plug-in hybrid option too. Basically, the same powerplant options already offered in the Range Rover Evoque. These 48-volt units use energy recouped during braking to reduce load on the powerplant under acceleration, while letting the engine cut out from deceleration below 11mph and give near-instantaneous restarts as needed. Mind you, the engine that most customers choose, the base D150 diesel, doesn't feature anything electrified, which is a pity. This base model can only be had either in front-driven manual five-seat form. Or in AWD automatic seven-seat guise. Further up the range, all the engines feature the MHEV tech and have to have AWD and an automatic gearbox. There are D180 and D240 diesel options, the figures designating the hp output. And there are two petrol options, the P200 and the P250. You can also talk to your dealer about a Plug-in PHEV variant, which pairs an electric motor with a three cylinder petrol engine. Whatever engine suits, you'll find this car's class-leading towing and off road ability as good as ever. It can tow up to 2.5-tonnes. And 'off piste' prowess is enhanced thanks to an improved 'Terrain Response 2' system that automatically detects the surface you're driving over and adjusts torque delivery to best suit the conditions.

Design and Build

At first glance, this improved Discovery Sport looks little different to the original model. If you take a second look though and you happen to be familiar with this car, the changes will become more obvious. Trademark Discovery design cues, including the clamshell bonnet, rising beltline and tapered roof remain, but the detail features have changed. For instance, there are re-styled signature LED headlamps at the front and rear, alongside an updated front grille and bumpers. Inside, the standardisation of Land Rover's digital Touch Pro infotainment system and the introduction of more premium materials throughout makes a big difference. All the seats have been completely re-designed for improved comfort and versatility. And the second row bench gets 40:20:40 split fold and slide functionality, enabling a more flexible seating arrangement with up to 24 possible combinations. The brand says there's more luggage space too; with all the seats folded, there's now 1,794-litres of capacity. That's up from 1,698-litres previously. As before, the third row seats are strictly for small children only. But we like the way that the second row bench has been raised 5cms higher than the front chairs to give occupants a better view out.

Market and Model

In theory, Discovery Sport pricing starts from around £31,500. But that figure only gets you a base D150 diesel version lacking three things that most Disco Sport customers want, namely seven seats, automatic transmission and AWD. If you want all those things on a base D150, you're looking at a starting price of around £36,500 - quite a lot different. Add a premium of nearly £4,000 to that if you want the mid-range D180 diesel; or around £6,000 more if you want the top D240 diesel. Those two faster diesel engines feature Land Rover's MHEV mild hybrid 48-valve technology. As do both of the green pump-fuelled engines. More Discovery Sport buyers will be wanting petrol power this time around and all petrol models get seven seats, AWD and auto transmission. The P200 variant starts from around £37,000, but you'll need upwards of around £41,500 for the top P250 derivative. Various trim levels are offered across the line-up - base 'Discovery Sport', then 'S', 'SE' and 'HSE', plus there's an 'R-Dynamic' option if you want something that looks a bit sportier. Various nice touches have been added to the range for you to specify. We'd take a look at the brand's 'Ground View' technology. This uses camera imagery that offers a virtual 180-degree view beneath the vehicle, projected on to the centre-dash touchscreen. You can also now add in a wireless 'phone charger and create a 4G WiFi hotspot.

Cost of Ownership

The D150 diesel variant that most buyers will choose manages a WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel return of up to 47.8mpg and an NEDC-rated CO2 reading of 140g/km. That's in front-driven manual form. If you go for the auto AWD powertrain you have to have if you want seven seats, those figures fall to a max of 40.0mpg and 147g/km. Check out the perkier D180 and D240 variants and you'll find that thanks to the addition of 48-volt mild hybrid technology with this faster engines, the running cost returns aren't that much different. The D180 manages up to 39.6mpg and 150g/km, while the D240 manages up to 38.8mpg and 168g/km. As mentioned elsewhere in this report, the petrol units benefit from MHEV too and that makes them a far more credible option when it comes to running costs than would previously have been the case. The P200 variant manages up to 30.32mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 179g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 emissions. While the P250 manages up to 29.9mpg and 182g/km. With all the AWD petrol and diesel models, a more sophisticated 'Active Driveline' system ensures that you spend more time in efficient two wheel drive when extra traction isn't needed. Residuals should be reasonably strong; certainly better than the volume brand alternatives in this segment.

Summary

In theory, there are lots of competitors for this car. But loyal Disco Sport buyers don't tend to consider them. Thant's partly because 'D'-segment SUV 7-seat rivals from Volkswagen, Peugeot, SEAT, Hyundai and Kia don't have Land Rover's brand equity. Partly because they can't tow as effectively. And partly because they can't hold a candle to this car off road. There were issues with the original version of this car though, primarily in the way that it's fuel and CO2 emissions lagged behind the opposition. So the adoption of mild hybrid 48-volt tech in this revised model is welcome. Rivals are still more frugal, but Land Rover has closed the gap. The cabin improvements and the extra technology features will help this car in the showroom too. If you wanted one of these before, you'll want it even more now. And if you didn't, it might be worth taking another look. 'Above and beyond' was the objective in re-developing this model. In considering the end result, you'd have to say that mission's been accomplished.

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Driver Convenience
Lane departure warning system
8" colour display screen
Cruise control + speed limiter
PAS
Rear parking aid
Service interval indicator
Trip computer
Entertainment
Land Rover enhanced sound system with 10 speakers
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
CD/DVD player
DAB Digital radio
InControl protect
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection located in centre console
Exterior Features
Dipping rear view mirror
Solid paint
Body colour door handles
Body colour mirror caps
Body coloured bumpers
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with approach lights
Electric front/rear windows
Halogen headlights
Heated windscreen
Rear wiper
Interior Features
Ambient lighting
Cirrus morzine headlining
Dual zone climate control
Heated front seats
Manually adjustable front seats - 6 way driver/6 way passenger
Part leather upholstery
2nd row 60/40 split/fold
2nd row folding rear centre armrest
Centre console with sliding front armrest
Front and rear headrests
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel
Loadspace cover
Slide/recline 2nd row seats
Tilt/reach adjustable steering wheel
Twin cupholders in rear centre armrest
Trim
Centre stack side rails in satin brushed aluminium
Wheels
18" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - Style 518
Tyre repair kit
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats
ABS
Autonomous emergency braking
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Collision mitigation braking system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brake
Emergency brake assist
ESP + traction control
Hill start assist
Pedestrian airbag system
Roll stability control
Side and curtain airbags for front and 2nd row seats
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Immobiliser
Intrusion sensor
Locking wheel nuts
Perimeter alarm with volume sensing
Remote central locking
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Dynamic stability control
Terrain Response
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 149
Noise Level dB(A) 71
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1999
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 49.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 67.3
EC Urban (mpg) 51.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 8.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 38.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 41.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 36.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 40.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 44.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 48.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 32.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 33.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 39.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 42.2
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description eD4
Coin Series SE [5 Seat]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 24E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 6
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 69
NCAP Safety Assist % 82
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 21000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 105000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.4
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 280
Engine Torque - MKG 38.8
Engine Torque - NM 380
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 112
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/60R18
Tyre Size Rear 235/60R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 518
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1724
Length 4599
Wheelbase 2741
Width 2069
Width (including mirrors) 2173
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 54
Gross Vehicle Weight 2380
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1698
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 981
Max. Loading Weight 578
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1802
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.67

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £407.99 p/m £15.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £436.99 p/m £39.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £455.99 p/m £72.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £343.99 p/m £23.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £376.99 p/m £54.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £403.99 p/m £95.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £312.99 p/m £36.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £338.99 p/m £67.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £362.99 p/m £121.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £489.99 p/m £18.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £523.99 p/m £47.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £546.99 p/m £86.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £412.99 p/m £28.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £452.99 p/m £65.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £484.99 p/m £114.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £374.99 p/m £43.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £406.99 p/m £81.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £434.99 p/m £145.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £199 inc vat£165.83+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Blind spot monitor and reverse traffic detection £375.00
Homelink (programmable garage door opener) £215.00
Lane keep assist with driver alert control £350.00
Rear view camera £355.00
Entertainment
2 USB charging points in 2nd row £115.00
2 x USB sockets in front £60.00
Meridian 380w surround sound audio system with 11 speakers £215.00
Exterior Features
Auto dimming interior mirror £135.00
Contrast Roof - Corris grey £535.00
Contrast Roof - Narvik Black £535.00
Detachable towbar with 13 pin electrical kit £715.00
Electrically deployable towbar with electrics £1,005.00
Fixed panoramic glass sunroof £1,005.00
Front fog lamps £215.00
Illuminated Aluminium Tread Plates £400.00
Metallic paint £640.00
Premium metallic paint £1,280.00
Privacy glass £375.00
Interior Features
10 way electric front seats including lumbar support £575.00
12 way electric front seats £680.00
Air quality sensor £60.00
Carpet mats £110.00
Colourway - Cirrus/Lunar FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Glacier/Lunar FOC
Configurable Ambient interior lighting £215.00
Dual zone climate control with row 2 vents FOC
Ebony morzine headlining £240.00
Heated and cooled front seats £535.00
Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear seats £850.00
Heated front and rear seats £325.00
Heated steering wheel £200.00
Loadspace rails £195.00
Perforated grained leather upholstery £690.00
Packs
Cold Climate pack - Discovery Sport £425.00
Detachable tow bar pack 1 - SE/SE Tech Discovery Sport £905.00
Electrically deployable tow bar pack 1 - Discovery Sport SE/SE Tech £1,060.00
InControl connect pack - Discovery Sport £310.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Byron Blue £640.00
Metallic - Eiger grey £640.00
Metallic - Firenze red £640.00
Metallic - Indus silver £640.00
Metallic - Portofino blue £640.00
Metallic - Santorini black £640.00
Metallic - Scotia grey £640.00
Metallic - Yulong white £640.00
Premium metallic - Carpathian grey £1,280.00
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Solid - Narvik black FOC
Security
Keyless entry £535.00
Trim
Centre stack side rails in glacier brushed aluminium FOC
Grained leather - Cirrus £690.00
Grained leather - Ebony £690.00
Grained leather - Glacier £690.00
Part leather - Cirrus FOC
Part leather - Ebony FOC
Part leather - Glacier FOC
Wheels
18" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 511 £325.00
18" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss black finish - Style 511 £325.00
18" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss dark grey finish - Style 511 £325.00
18" full size spare alloy wheel £560.00
19" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 521 £965.00
19" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss black finish - Style 521 £1,290.00
19" 9 Spoke alloy wheels - Style 902 £965.00
19" full size alloy spare wheel £660.00
20" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 511 £1,290.00
20" full size alloy spare wheel £760.00
Space saver spare wheel £165.00
* option prices shown are estimated