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

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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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, 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 is a very impressive 829 litres, though that grows to 981 litres with the second row seats slide fully forward.

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 and a cubby hole under a sliding cover, while the front and rear door bins offer storage space of nearly 14 litres each.

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.

There are three isofix points available, 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 is tough 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.

The optional Advanced Tow Assist should reduce the strain from low-speed manoeuvres, while the 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
  • 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 mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

HSE equipment

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

HSE Black equipment

HSE Black 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
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
HSE Luxury optional equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support

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
  • 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
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel

R-Dynamic S equipment

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

R-Dynamic S Special Edition equipment

R-Dynamic S Special Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • 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

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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.