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Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT SW 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto

Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
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Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 Si4 240 HSE 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG35.30
  • 0-62mph7.7 secs
  • Top Speed124 mph
  • C02182 g/km
  • BHP240
  • Torque251 lbs/f
  • P11D35%

Review

Land Rover reckons that this Discovery Sport is the most versatile premium compact SUV currently on sale - and it's a credible claim. This is, after all, the only prestigiously-badged car in this segment that can seat seven. It's also smart, practical, safe - and rugged enough to go a lot further than its rivals off the beaten track. Media connectivity can even now alert you if you've left an important personal item behind. Plus a state-of-the-art range of 'Ingenium' 2.0 TD4 diesel engines offer class-leading power and efficiency. It all means that there's nothing else quite like this car.

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Land Rover's Discovery Sport continues to cement its place in the the family SUV segment. Updates in media connectivity and safety build on the efficiency of the brand's Ingenium engine technology and make it ever more difficult to ignore. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

Think of Land Rover's current product line-up and you have to think in terms of three things: 'Luxury', as defined by the various Range Rover models. The 'Dual Purpose' practical role typified by the tough Defender range. And the 'Leisure' emphasis of the Discovery line-up, one that starts right here with this car, the Discovery Sport. Yes, this is Land Rover's representative in the important compact SUV segment but it's far more than simply a direct replacement for the Freelander models that previously filled that role. These were cars that sat uncertainly between mainstream RAV4 and CR-V-style soft roaders in this class and the more premium-badged models typified by contenders like BMW's X3 and Audi's Q5. As a far more up market-looking thing than its predecessor, this Discovery Sport firmly positions itself in with the pricier players and offers somethingh they can't provide: seven seat flexibility. Since the original 2013 launch, Land Rover has continually been improving this car, most significantly by adding its efficient Ingenium diesel engines under the bonnet. There've been plenty of detail changes too, particularly in terms of media connectivity. Today's model even has a Bluetooth tracking device that works with its 'InControl apps' package and ensures that you'll never leave important items behind. Family-orientated through and through you see.

Driving Experience

On to engines, which are Land Rover's advanced 2.0-litre four cylinder Ingenium TD4 units, shared with the Range Rover Evoque and designed to deliver improved efficiency, along with class-leading torque and power. The most affordable TD4 unit in the range comes with 150PS and 350Nm of torque, but it's only offered with this car in five-seat form. Here, 62mph from rest occupies 11s on the way to 112mph. Most though, will want the 180PS variant which comes only with the seven-seat layout and delivers a much lustier 430Nm of torque. Here, there's a maximum speed of 117mph, while 62mph from rest takes 9.4s, though you can reduce this figure by a second if you take up the option of the slick nine-speed ZF auto gearbox many owners will want. More importantly, this variant has enough pulling power to permit a towing capability of up to 2,500kgs when the optional Tow Pack is fitted. Both the TD4 powerplants come mated exclusively to 4WD. This, by the way, is a proper permanent set-up rather than the less effective 'on-demand' AWD system that this car's less capable competitors use - and which Land Rover itself offers on this model in other markets.

Design and Build

Even if you'd never seen a picture of the Discovery Sport, you could probably generate a reasonably accurate mental sketch of it were you to imagine crossing a Range Rover with a five-door Evoque. It's a really handsome piece of design work. The wheels are pushed nicely to each corner and there's that distinctive canted forward C-pillar profile that became such a Freelander signature. Land Rover describes the seating arrangement as '5+2' rather than a full seven-seater: that's because the rearmost seats are designed largely for kids and occasional use. The middle row of seats can be reclined, slid back and forth by 160mm, and also splits 60:40. They're also 5cm higher than the fronts which affords a good view out. Boot space measures a useable 195-litres with all seats up, but the Discovery Sport is likely to spend most of its life in five-seat mode, in which case you get a massive 830-litres. Fold both second and third rows and you can carry up to 1,698-litres.

Market and Model

In the Freelander era, there was always quite a price gap between Land Rover's compact and full-sized SUVs. Part of this Discovery Sport's remit is to narrow that, this car there to push the brand's compact SUV offering up-market, which in turn makes room for the company's new-generation Defender model to slot in beneath. That explains pricing that sits in the £31,000 to £43,000 bracket for mainstream models which are powered by the brand's efficient 2.0-litre TD4 'Ingenium' series diesel engines. There's a choice of two - a 150PS unit you can only specify if you're happy to have this car in five-seat form with a manual gearbox. Or a 180PS unit that only comes with the seven-seat layout and provides the choice of either manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic that's offered at an £1,800 model-for-model premium. Across the range, buyers are offered the choice between four trim levels - 'SE', 'SE Tech', 'HSE' and 'HSE Luxury'. Whatever your choice, all variants come with permanent 4WD. Recent spec changes include the additional of an optional 'Graphite Pack' that really makes the car stand out. Plus you can have the updated InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a larger 10.2-inch screen and equip it with a clever 'Tile' Bluetooth tracking app that will alert you if items you've determined to be important to your journey aren't in the car when you leave. Additional safety features now include a 'Driver Condition Monitor' that searches for signs of fatigue as you drive. And 'Lane Keep Assist', along with an 'Intelligent Speed limiter'.

Cost of Ownership

There are two units on offer, both mated to permanent 4WD. The 'E-Capability' 150PS version is inevitably the cleanest and most frugal, managing 129g/km of CO2 and 57.7mpg on the combined cycle. Most buyers though, will want the TD4 engine in pokier 180PS guise, where the CO2 figure is 139g/km and the fuel return is 53.3mpg. Impressively, those figures apply to both manual and automatic variants. This means that the 65-litre fuel tank should give you a touring range of well over 700 miles. As for residuals, well Land Rover's in a real run of form at the moment and demand for clean used Evoques is buoyant. There's no reason why the Discovery Sport shouldn't follow in that vein. If you thought an Audi or a BMW were the safest places to put your money in this sector, it's time to think again.

Summary

Once again, Land Rover has looked at a market that many thought was packed to bursting point and spotted a significant gap, into which it's parked the Discovery Sport. What other car of this kind can seat seven, set off in the Serengeti and slot right in as easily in Sloane Square as it will in the tightest multi-storey carpark space? No other premium compact SUV can do all this. Which is why this model is going to continue to cause all kinds of headaches for similarly-priced up-market contenders of this kind sold by Audi, BMW, Volvo and Lexus. Discovery Sport buyers can get all the style and class of such cars with the additional versatility of seven seats, a feature that'll also attract the attention of people who'd previously have had to settle for something Korean like a Hyundai Santa Fe or a Kia Sorento. You get extra off road prowess with a Discovery Sport too, though it's not quite a match for its German rivals if you want to throw your car around on-tarmac. Fortunately, most SUV buyers don't, prioritising instead the kind of supple highway ride and fast fluid responses this car is actually very good at delivering. It all means that for once, the advertising tagline for this model works for the product it's supposed to promote. 'Above and beyond' was the objective in developing this car. In considering the end result, you'd have to say that mission's been accomplished.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control + speed limiter
Front Parking Aid
InControl touch navigation
Lane departure warning system
Rear parking aid
Rear view camera
8" colour display screen
Electric gesture tailgate/boot lid
PAS
Service interval indicator
Trip computer
Entertainment
Meridian 380w surround sound audio system with 11 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
Body colour mirror caps
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with approach lights
HSE badge
Solid paint
Xenon headlights with LED signature lights + auto levelling and power wash
Auto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlights with high beam assist
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Electric front/rear windows
Fixed panoramic glass sunroof
Front fog lamps
Heated windscreen
Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear wiper
Interior Features
10 way electric front seats including lumbar support
Ambient lighting
Cirrus morzine headlining
Heated front seats
2 seats in 3rd row
2nd row 60/40 split/fold
2nd row folding rear centre armrest
Air quality sensor
Carpet mats
Centre console with sliding front armrest
Dual zone climate control with row 2 vents
Front and rear headrests
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel
Loadspace cover
Perforated grained leather upholstery
Slide/recline 2nd row seats
Tilt/reach adjustable steering wheel
Twin cupholders in rear centre armrest
Wheels
19" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 521
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 descent 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
Keyless entry
Locking wheel nuts
Perimeter alarm with volume sensing
Remote central locking
Technical
All terrain progress control
Dynamic stability control
Trim
Centre stack side rails in satin brushed aluminium
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 193
Noise Level dB(A) 73
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1998
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.3
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 9 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 33.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 39.8
EC Urban (mpg) 29.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 13.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 13
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 9.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 26.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 29.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 26.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 28.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 31
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 33.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 20.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 21.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 27.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 29.5
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 240
Coin Description Si4 [240]
Coin Series HSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 34E
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 12
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 108
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 144000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.7
Engine Power - BHP 240
Engine Power - KW 177
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 251
Engine Torque - MKG 34.7
Engine Torque - NM 340
Engine Torque - RPM 1250
Top Speed 124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear 235/55 R19
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 521
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1724
Length 4599
Wheelbase 2741
Width 2069
Width (including mirrors) 2173
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 69
Gross Vehicle Weight 2660
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1698
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 981
Max. Loading Weight 707
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1953
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.67

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £512.99 p/m £20.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £584.99 p/m £49.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £640.99 p/m £75.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £464.99 p/m £31.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £519.99 p/m £62.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £559.99 p/m £96.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £438.99 p/m £39.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £478.99 p/m £74.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £514.99 p/m £107.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £614.99 p/m £24.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £701.99 p/m £59.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £768.99 p/m £90.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £556.99 p/m £37.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £622.99 p/m £74.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £671.99 p/m £115.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £526.99 p/m £46.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £573.99 p/m £89.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £617.99 p/m £129.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £100+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Adaptive cruise control + queue assist £1,245.00
Blind spot monitor and reverse traffic detection £375.00
Homelink (garage door opener) £215.00
Lane keep assist with driver alert control £350.00
Park assist - Parallel, perpendicular and parking exit £955.00
Surround camera system with wade sensing £1,270.00
Traffic sign recognition £270.00
Entertainment
2 USB charging points in 2nd and 3rd row £225.00
2 USB charging points in 2nd row £115.00
2 USB charging points in 3rd row £115.00
2 x USB sockets in front £60.00
Exterior Features
Adaptive Xenon Headlamps With LED Signature £400.00
Contrast Roof - Corris grey £535.00
Contrast Roof - Narvik Black £535.00
Deleted badging FOC
Detachable towbar with 13 pin electrical kit £715.00
Electric folding, auto dimming, heated door mirrors with memory + approach lights £215.00
Electrically deployable towbar with electrics £1,005.00
Illuminated Aluminium Tread Plates £400.00
Infra-red reflective glass windscreen £215.00
Metallic paint £640.00
Premium metallic paint £1,280.00
Privacy glass £375.00
Interior Features
12 way driver/12 way passenger electrically adjustable seats with memory £665.00
12 way electric front seats £110.00
3rd row vents for climate control with 3rd row USB charging point £425.00
Colourway - Almond/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Cirrus/Lunar FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Configurable Ambient interior lighting £215.00
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
Packs
All round vision assist pack - Discovery Sport £2,175.00
Black pack - 20 inch Wheel Package - Discovery Sport £1,590.00
Black pack - 20 inch Wheel Package with body coloured roof - Discovery Sport £1,590.00
Cold Climate pack - Discovery Sport £425.00
Detachable tow bar pack 1 - Discovery Sport £1,165.00
Driver assist - Tech pack - Discovery Sport £1,790.00
Electrically deployable tow bar pack 1 - Discovery Sport £1,375.00
Entertainment Pack - Discovery Sport £1,975.00
Entertainment pack with rear seat entertainment - Discovery Sport £4,320.00
Head up display pack - Discovery Sport £1,060.00
InControl connect pack - Discovery Sport £310.00
InControl connect pro pack - Discovery Sport £520.00
Vision assist pack - Discovery Sport £900.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Byron Blue £640.00
Metallic - Corris grey £640.00
Metallic - Firenze red £640.00
Metallic - Indus silver £640.00
Metallic - Loire 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
Premium metallic - Namib orange £1,280.00
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Solid - Narvik black FOC
Technical
Adaptive dynamics £840.00
Trim
Grained leather - Almond FOC
Grained leather - Cirrus FOC
Grained leather - Ebony FOC
Wheels
18" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss dark grey finish - Style 511 FOC
19" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss black finish - Style 521 £325.00
19" 9 Spoke alloy wheels - Style 902 £325.00
20" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 511 £965.00
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss black finish - Style 511 £1,290.00
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss dark grey finish - Style 511 £1,290.00
Space saver spare wheel £165.00
* option prices shown are estimated