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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport review

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Land Rover Discovery Sport highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Spacious and comfortable cabin
  • Equally generous trunk
  • Strong off-road capabilities

Cons

  • Acceleration is a bit sluggish
  • Transmission downshifts can be slow
  • Optional third-row seat doesn’t offer much legroom

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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Looking for a compact crossover SUV that’s ideal for a busy daily lifestyle, while also being a great road trip companion? The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport should be right atop your shopping list. For daily driving, you get a sizable interior, adorned with comfort features and space for passengers and cargo. Then when you want to go on an adventure, a stout turbocharged engine and numerous high-tech off-road parts allows you to take the road less travelled in style.

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5 reasons to buy the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

1. Large cabin with plenty of passenger space 

The 2015 Discovery Sport is classified as a compact SUV, but there’s nothing compact at all about the capacious interior. There’s seating for five passengers as standard, with 42 inches of front seat legroom and 37.3 inches of rear seat legroom, and creature comforts like dual-zone automatic climate control and partial leather upholstery as standard. If you require seven seats, an optional third-row seat can be equipped to increase capacity.  

2. Impressive cargo capacity 

The theme of spaciousness continues into the trunk. Behind the rear seats is 32 cu-ft of cargo volume as standard, enough to swallow up everyone’s belongings and the weekly groceries with plenty of space to spare. Additionally, a power liftgate is standard on HSE trims upwards, making loading and unloading easier. For transporting large or longer items, the rear seats are 60/40 split-folding, increasing cargo capacity to 66.9 cu-ft.  

3. Versatile turbocharged engine 

You’ll find just one engine choice under the hood of the 2015 Discovery Sport, but it’s one that is ideally balanced for everyday life. It’s a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, producing a stout 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. That’s ideal power for zipping around town and cruising the highway, all while being able to achieve an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined, keeping trips to the pumps at a minimum.

  

4. Generous standard equipment 

There’s a lot to like about the 2015 Discovery Sport’s lengthy feature list, particularly how many of those features are included as standard. Alongside the aforementioned comfort features, equipment you’ll find on base SE trims include rear parking sensors, Bluetooth® connectivity, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a ten-speaker sound system. SE models can also be had with several option packages, like the Climate Comfort package with heated seats, or the Driver Assist Plus package with various driver convenience technologies. 

5. Can handle itself off-road 

For when adventure comes calling, turn off the beaten track and have fun tackling the rough stuff with the 2015 Discovery Sport’s suite of off-road tech and features. All-wheel-drive is standard on all models, as is the Terrain Response® system which helps you navigate various different surfaces like sand, mud, and snow. Hill descent control and hill start assist are also included as standard.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Land Rover Discovery Sport an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Land Rover Discovery Sport 14th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport features and specs

SE 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

240

Torque (ft-lbs)

250

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

107.9"

Overall length

180.7"

Width

74.6"

Height

67.9"

Leg room

F 42"/R 37.3"

Head room

F 40.2"/R 38.7"

Front tires

P235/60VR18

Rear tires

P235/60VR18

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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