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Discovery Sport combines refined manners with real off-road adventure

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is one of the most appealing SUVs in its compact luxury class, capable of hauling a family of seven around town, across the country, or for that matter up the side of a mountain in absolute comfort. 

Its unmistakable Land Rover styling and rugged good looks endow it with immediate respect, but you don’t have to tell anyone that it’s also one of the most affordable SUVs in its class. Its also one of the most comfortable thanks to standard partial leather seating and one of the more spacious cabins in the class, not to mention it’s the only compact luxury SUV with available three-row, seven-passenger seating.

 

 

 

Strong performance combines with excellent fuel economy

Superb interior quality and an impressive array of standard and optional features combine with a sporty standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers strong performance and great fuel economy, the latter thanks in part to a nine-speed automatic transmission (for the most forward gears in its class), plus a standard Eco mode and auto start/stop that shuts the engine off when it would otherwise be idling, while performance improves via standard paddle shifters and Dynamic sport mode.

 

 

The Discovery Sport also gets standard Snow and Off-Road modes, the latter denoting its ability off-road. True to Land Rover’s heritage, it’s the only true 4x4-capable SUV in its class, making it the ideal family adventure vehicle. Whether setting off on a summer wilderness camping trip or merely hitting the slopes mid-winter, you can be confident a sudden deluge or snowstorm won’t leave you stuck in the mud or deep snow. It’s even more capable for towing a trailer than most of its rivals.

 

 

To help you figure out how the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport stacks up next to its premium-branded competitors, we’ve put together a simple, straightforward, point-form list of key standard features and specifications (plus options) from the base trim levels of its closest challengers, including the Acura RDX, Lexus NX, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC60, and BMW X3, so go ahead and make your own decision about which compact luxury SUV best suits your family’s needs:

 

 

 

Land Rover Discovery Sport SE

 

 

 Acura RDX

 

 Lexus NX 300

 

Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro Komfort

 

 

 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic

 

 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Momentum

 

 BMW X3 xDrive28i

 

MSRP

 

 $43,500

 

$42,390

 

$44,050

 

$44,950

 

$45,900

 

$45,900

 

$48,000

 

Headlamps

 

Halogen (opt HID w/ LED signatures)

 

LED

 

Full LED (opt tri-beam LED)

 

Projector HID (opt full LED)

 

Projector halogen (opt full LED)

 

Full LED (new)

 

Full LED (new)

 

Auto high beams

 

 Opt

 

No

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Dynamic cornering headlamps

 Opt

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Pushbutton start

 

 Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Electric parking brake

 Yes

 

No

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Individual driving modes

 

Sport, Eco, Snow & 4x4 modes

 

Sport mode only

 

Sport and Eco modes

 

Comfort, Auto & Sport modes

 

Sport and Eco modes

 

Opt Comfort, Eco, Sport & 4x4 modes

 

Opt Comfort & Sport modes

 

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Driver’s side

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Power-folding side mirrors

 Yes

 

No

 

No

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Rain-sensing wipers

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Heated steering wheel

 Opt

 

No

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Backup camera

 

 Yes

 

Yes (multi-angle)

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Yes (new as standard)

 

Yes

 

Front and rear parking sensors

Rear only (opt front)

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Garage door opener

 Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Leather upholstery

 

Yes (partial)

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Yes (new as standard)

 

Opt

 

Power driver’s seat

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Driver-side memory

 Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Power front passenger seat

 Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Infotainment display

 8.0-inch

 

5.0-inch

 

7.0-inch

 

7.0-inch

 

7.0-inch

 

9.0-inch

 

6.5-inch

 

Voice activation

 

 Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

4G LTE Wi-Fi

 

 Opt

 

No

 

No

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Navigation

 

 Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt (Std Scout GPS)

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Audio speakers (total)

 10

 

7

 

8

 

10

 

6

 

10 (2 more standard)

 

12

 

USB charge ports

 

 3

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

2 (1 more standard)

 

2

 

Powered moonroof

 

 Opt (panoramic)

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt panoramic

 

Opt panoramic

 

Yes (new & panoramic)

 

Opt panoramic

 

Power (hp)

 

 237

 

279

 

235

 

252

 

241

 

250

 

248

 

Torque (lb-ft)

 

 251

 

252

 

258

 

273

 

273

 

258

 

258

 

All-wheel drive (AWD)

 Yes (4x4 capable)

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes (new as standard)

 

Yes

 

Transmission

 

 9-speed auto

 

6-speed auto

 

6-speed auto

 

7-speed dual-clutch

 

9-speed auto

 

8-speed auto

 

8-speed auto

 

Steering wheel paddle shifters

 Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Auto start/stop

 

 Yes

 

No

 

Opt (w/ Hybrid)

 

Yes (new)

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Fuel Economy (city/hwy/comb.)

 11.4 / 9.3 / 10.5

 

12.4 / 8.7 / 10.7

 

10.6 / 8.5 / 9.7

 

10.4 / 8.6 / 9.6

 

11.1 / 8.6 / 10.0

 

10.7 / 8.5 / 9.8

 

10.8 / 8.0 / 9.5

 

Adaptive cruise control

 Opt

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Autonomous braking

 Opt

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Blind spot monitoring

 Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Lane keeping assist

 Opt

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Yes (new)

 

Opt

 

Driver condition monitoring

 Opt

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

No

 

Traffic sign recognition

 Opt

 

No

 

No

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

Opt

 

No

 

Special airbags

 

 Driver’s knee

 

No

 

Driver’s knee

 

Opt rear side thorax

 

Driver’s knee

 

Driver’s knee (new)

 

No

 

Maximum passengers

 5 (opt. 7)

 

5

 

5

 

5

 

5

 

5

 

5

 

Front legroom

 

 1,067

 

1,068

 

1,088

 

1,039

 

1,036

 

1,054 (+8)

 

1,023 (+10)

 

2nd row legroom

 

 947

 

973

 

918

 

960

 

947

 

965 (+41)

 

924 (-3)

 

Cargo behind 2nd / 1st row

 981 / 1,698

 

739 / 2,178

 

500 / 1,545

 

550 / 1,710

 

550 / 1,600

 

731 / 1,792

 

550 / 1,600

 

Tow rating (kg)

 

 750 (max. 2,000)

 

680

 

907

 

2,000

 

1,588

 

1,580

 

2,000

 

Thanks to more available advanced driver assistance systems than any competitor, Discovery Sport owners can enjoy the ease of automatically dimming high beams and dynamic cruise control when on the highway, or the peace of mind that comes from autonomous emergency braking and blindspot warning with lane departure assist, but its traffic sign recognition will also point out when the speed limit has been reduced (amongst other warnings), which improves safety and could even save you money, while the Discovery Sport also has an available driver condition monitor that notices if you’re getting drowsy and then prompts you to pull over to take a rest.

 

 

 

What’s more, the Discovery Sport’s standard infotainment touchscreen is one of the largest in its class at 8.0 inches, which means you’ll benefit from an expansive rear view through its backup camera, while it’s also the only vehicle in this group with standard rear parking sensors, improving safety further, plus the side mirrors automatically fold inward when parked, making it easier to get past in a narrow parking spot.

 

 

 

Loads of standard features combine for great value 

As mentioned earlier, value for money makes the Discovery Sport one of the more appealing compact luxury SUVs in its class. Despite having such a reasonable starting price of just $43,500, standard features not yet mentioned include pushbutton ignition, an electromechanical parking brake, rain-sensing wipers, powered front seats, 10 premium audio speakers, three USB charging ports, and much more.

 

 

 

There’s a lot more to the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport than we can show you here, so make sure to arrange a test drive by contacting Land Rover Vancouver at (604) 738-5577 or come visit the showroom at 1730 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

 

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