The Land Rover Discovery Sport is one of our favourite SUVs right now, as it combines versatility, sharp design and a plush interior. It was the replacement for the ageing Freelander 2, but the Disco Sport is bigger and more upmarket than its predecessor.
With its rakish profile and slick detailing, the newcomer looks more closely related to the latest Range Rover models rather than the more humble Land Rover line-up. This theme continues inside, where you’ll discover classy design and plenty of top-notch materials.
On the road, the Discovery Sport feels composed and agile. The steering is fast and precise, helping you place the car with confidence. And while the low speed ride is a little firm, the Land Rover becomes more comfortable at speed. Even better, road and wind noise are well suppressed. The 2.0-litre Ingenium diesels deliver good pace and economy, with plenty of pulling power for towing, as well as overtaking.
There are four trim levels to choose from – SE, SE Tech, HSE and HSE Luxury. All versions are well equipped, with heated seats, part leather trim, a DAB radio, Bluetooth connection and climate control featuring as standard, while higher spec versions are seven seaters as standard.