Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7
  • Spacious interior for front five occupants
  • Rearmost two seats tight for adults
  • Large boot and lots of interior storage

How much space is there?

One of the key strengths of any SUV, Land Rover Discovery Sport practicality is particularly impressive. The second row of seats slide and tilt for extra passenger comfort, plus the centre armrest folds down to create a load-through hatch.

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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear seats

Occasional adult passengers or young children can be accommodated in the third row seats that also fold flat when not in use. These are optional on all models bar the P300e PHEV, though, and we’re not sure we’d bother unless you really need them – they’re really only big enough for very occasional use, and those who need a genuine seven-seater would be better served by a larger SUV.

Boot space and storage

Boot space is a very impressive 829 litres, though Land Rover measure up to the roof, rather than the load cover, unlike most manufacturers. This grows to 981 litres when the second row seats slide fully forward.

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport boot

There are four 12-volt power points and up to six USB charging points can be specified to keep tablet and smartphone owners happy. Passengers up front secure two cupholders, a sunglasses holder, and a cubby hole under a sliding cover, while the front and rear door bins offer storage space of nearly 14 litres each.

Is it easy to park?

All-round visibility on the Discovery Sport is quite good thanks to the large windows , but all models come with front and rear parking sensors, as well as a rear-view camera to help with parking.

How big is it?

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Length  4,597mm
Width (with mirrors)  2,173mm
Height  1,727mm

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Plenty of kit as standard
  • Should prove a safe family car

The Land Rover Discovery Sport scored a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when the pre-facelift model was tested. There’s nothing to suggest the latest car would fare any worse, and it still has an impressive roster of safety kit – with standard autonomous emergency brakinglane-departure warning and even a bonnet airbag to help cushion pedestrians should the worst happen.

LED headlights are standard on all models as well as three isofix points, with one on the front passenger seat and two on the second row seats.

Land Rover’s filled top-spec cars with technology, too. Highlights include the ground-view camera which essentially makes the bonnet ‘invisible’, ideal for off-roading but even more ideal for avoiding kerbing your wheels in tight cities. It’s also fitted the ClearSight rear-view mirror, which displays a camera feed of what’s behind you in the interior mirror. This can be tricky for your eyes to get used to, but after a few hours it works brilliantly, providing a really wide field of vision that’s unsullied by rear passengers, headrests or luggage. This is standard on Urban Edition and optional on all other models.

Higher-spec models also come with Clear Exit Monitor, illuminating a warning light on the rear passenger door to prevent you opening them on any approaching hazards.

Options include a head-up display, while Advanced Tow Assist reduces the strain from low-speed manoeuvres. It’s also worth noting the Discovery Sport’s maximum towing capacity is 2,500kg.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

Black equipment

Black standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
Black optional equipment
None available

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
HSE optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking

HSE Black equipment

HSE Black standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
HSE Black optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

HSE Dynamic Lux equipment

HSE Dynamic Lux standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
HSE Dynamic Lux optional equipment
None available

HSE Dynamic Luxury equipment

HSE Dynamic Luxury standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
HSE Dynamic Luxury optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

HSE Luxury equipment

HSE Luxury standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
HSE Luxury optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking

Landmark equipment

Landmark standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Landmark optional equipment
None available

Pure equipment

Pure standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
Pure optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic HSE equipment

R-Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support

R-Dynamic S equipment

R-Dynamic S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic S optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel

R-Dynamic S Plus equipment

R-Dynamic S Plus standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic S Plus optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic S Special Edition equipment

R-Dynamic S Special Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic S Special Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel

R-Dynamic SE equipment

R-Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic SE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

SE Tech equipment

SE Tech standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
SE Tech optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • DVD

Urban Edition equipment

Urban Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
Urban Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Land Rover Discovery Sport was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 83%
Vulnerable Road Users: 69%
Safety Assist: 82%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.