2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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Pros

  • Above-average off-road and all-weather capabilities
  • Available third-row seating
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space

Cons

  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Cabin is well-made but less luxurious than those of rivals
  • Active safety features and driver aids are pricey extras


Which Discovery Sport does Edmunds recommend?

The Discovery Sport HSE includes some extras that most luxury shoppers will be looking for, such as a power tailgate, leather seats, proximity entry, and front parking sensors. We also think a few important packages are worth considering: The Vision Assist package bundles blind-spot monitoring with a surround-view camera and upgraded headlights; the Cold Climate package adds heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated windscreen; and the Intelligent Dynamics package adds an adaptive suspension and a fuel-saving driveline.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The cumulative changes to the Discovery Sport over the last two years are significant. This year brings a new engine that comes in two different power-output levels, along with revisions to the front seats. Add those updates to last year's changes to the infotainment system and the addition of an optional adaptive suspension, and the Discovery Sport has changed quite a bit.

In the past we knocked the Discovery Sport for its relatively slow acceleration, below-average fuel economy, brittle ride, overly firm seats and high cost, especially considering how much more luxurious competitors can be. The new, optional 286-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder adds a turn of speed but is a pricey extra, and fuel economy remains the same. The optional adaptive suspension, which should improve ride quality, is a stand-alone option. As far as cost goes, the market seems to have caught up — while the Discovery Sport gets pricey quickly when you start checking options boxes, so do its European competitors. At least the revisions to the seats come standard.

Still, if the Disco Sport's optional third-row seat or trick traction control that allows for more off-road and inclement-weather capability isn't at the top of your list of priorities, there are a lot of great compact luxury SUVs to choose from. The redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60 is luxurious, modern and capable. The Audi Q5 has lots of excellent available technology and outstanding road manners. Top-tier Discovery Sports also compete with more entry-level trims of the Porsche Macan, which is a bit tight on the inside but is also one of the best-driving SUVs on the road. And that's not to mention offerings from Acura, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and even Alfa Romeo. This is a crowded segment, and Land Rover has pinned its appeal on a few very specific strengths.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a compact luxury SUV that comes standard with five seats, though an optional two-person third row raises capacity to seven. There are three trim levels: SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. A more powerful engine is available for the HSE and HSE Luxury trims.

The Discovery Sport's powertrain also includes Land Rover's All-Terrain Progress Control (a low-speed off-road cruise control), hill descent control and the driver-adjustable Terrain Response system. The latter technology has four settings (General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts and Sand) that adapt accelerator and steering response, gear selection, center differential engagement, and braking and stability control systems to optimize performance in a variety of difficult driving scenarios. Unlike with other Land Rovers, there are no locking differentials, low-range gearing or adjustable suspension height.

The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 237 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of this engine is available for the HSE and HSE Luxury trims and makes 286 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.

Standard equipment on the SE includes automatic headlamps and wipers, power-folding and heated mirrors, a rearview camera, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, 18-inch wheels, and the Land Rover Terrain Response system, which changes vehicle settings to match various surfaces. Also standard are 10-way power front seats, partial leather upholstery, a 60/40-split rear seat (folding, reclining, sliding), an 8-inch touchscreen interface, four USB charging ports (two front, two rear) and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB media player interface.

Some options are unique to the SE: The Convenience package adds proximity entry, a hands-free liftgate and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The SE Vision Assist package adds foglights and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. Twelve-way power-adjustable front seats and navigation are available as stand-alone options.

The HSE includes the contents of the Convenience and SE Vision packages and adds a fixed panoramic roof, front parking sensors, full leather upholstery, and 12-way power front seats with memory functions.

Both the SE and HSE can be upgraded with the Audio Upgrade package, which adds an 11-speaker Meridian stereo and satellite radio. Smartphone-connection apps and satellite radio are available for both as stand-alone options.

The HSE Luxury adds the Audio Upgrade package, 19-inch wheels, fancier exterior trim, multicolor interior ambient lighting, upgraded leather upholstery and navigation functionality.

The HSE trims are available with a number of option packages. The Vision Assist package includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, adaptive headlights, automatic high beams and a surround-view camera system. The Driver Assist Plus package adds the navigation functionality, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking. The HUD & Park Assist package brings a head-up display and an automatic parking system that can handle perpendicular and parallel parking duties. The Intelligent Dynamics Pack adds an active all-wheel-drive system, which switches between front- and all-wheel drive based on conditions to save fuel, and an adaptive magnetic suspension. The Entertainment Pack adds a 17-speaker Meridian sound system and the upgraded 10-inch InControl Touch Pro touchscreen interface that includes onboard Wi-Fi and its own upgraded navigation system. Finally, the Dynamic Design package adds a variety of special exterior and trim pieces, including gloss-black 20-inch wheels.

All trims can be equipped with the Climate Comfort package, which includes a variety of heated items: windshield, steering wheel, and front and rear seats. Also available as stand-alone options are different wheels (19- or 20-inch), contrasting roof color choices, the head-up display, automatic high beams, a cargo cover and onboard Wi-Fi. For 2018, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control have both been made available as stand-alone options.

Driving

We were impressed with the Discovery Sport's handling and braking performance. Our biggest issue was the lackluster engine, which should be remedied by this year's changes. While the Sport is not as rugged an off-roader as other Land Rovers, its traction system makes it competent in the dirt.

Comfort

The new seats and optional adaptive suspension for 2018 should address some of our biggest concerns. The ride on the standard suspension was sharp, brittle and out of place in this class. There's also more road noise than in some competitors.

Interior

With lots of room for passengers and easy entry and exit, the Discovery Sport is a good people mover. It also gets high points for visibility and materials quality. Unfortunately, the interior design doesn't feel especially luxurious, and the infotainment system can be laggy and too complicated.

Utility

The Discovery Sport offers a lot of cargo space for the segment, and it also has an impressively high towing capacity. But there's not a lot of storage space for small items in the cabin.

Technology

There's a lot of available technology if you're willing to spend the money to add it. Active safety features and driver aids are available but pricey. The infotainment system is a weakness; while it's customizable, it's also sluggish to start up and can be slow to respond and complicated to use.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Close but no cigar.
Joe,08/13/2018
We loved the style , size, and overall appearance. We were going to lease the SE version(lowest end version). We ended up getting another vehicle because most of the safety features and driver assist technology was absent on the SE model without spending very much more money to have them on this model. Even the interior was sub par unless we jumped up to the HSE model. We eventually decided against this vehicle because we would have paid as if we were driving a Land Rover while essentially getting a shell of a Land Rover. One would expect a vehicle priced around 40K would be equipped with at least as many safety and driver assist features as a vehicle costing 10-15K less. However, my wife's Mazda CX5 Touring has far more safety/driver assist features and drives just as nicely. The Discovery Sport could be everything we wanted IF we were willing to pay in the mid 40K area. It is nice but very overpriced for what you get.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$42,395
MPG
21 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$37,795
MPG
21 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$49,395
MPG
20 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
286 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$46,795
MPG
21 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Discovery Sport safety features:

Autonomous Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes automatically to avoid a front collision.
Blind-Spot Monitor
Detects cars in adjacent lanes and warns the driver of their presence during lane-change maneuvers.
Reverse Traffic Detection
Alerts the driver to the presence of approaching traffic behind the vehicle when reversing.

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport for Sale

Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
16,029 miles
Used 2018
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SE
List$36,800
Est.Loan: $670/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
4,642 miles
Used 2018
Land Rover Discovery Sport
SE
List$35,921
Est.Loan: $654/mo
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Dealer Notes
**CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED** DISCOVERY SPORT SE *NAVIGATION* *COLD CLIMATE* *IN CONTROL APPS* *18 WHEELS* *ONE OWNER* CARFAX One-Owner. Certified. Land Rover Approved Certified Pre-Owned Details:* Warranty Deductible: $0* 165 Point Inspection* Transferable Warranty* 60 months100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date, including Trip Interruption Reimbursement* Roadside Assistance* Vehicle History
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
New 2018
Land Rover Discovery Sport
SE
MSRP$45,726
Est.Loan: $797/mo
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More about the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport stands out in the compact luxury crossover segment for its impressive interior space and off-road competence.

Land Rover is known for making SUVs that can traverse the most brutal terrain while their cabins maintain the serenity of an English tea house. By Land Rover standards, the Discovery Sport falls a little short: It has less ground clearance and less capable mechanical bits than its bigger siblings. Yet it will still crawl its way over off-road obstacles that would eviscerate its rivals. Why does that matter, assuming your commute doesn't require crossing the Amazon? If you have to deal with deep snow or a muddy, deeply rutted path to a lakeside cabin, the Land Rover Discovery Sport's above-and-beyond capabilities could well come in handy.

However, its charms go beyond its jungle-bashing abilities. Its cargo bay is one of the most spacious in the segment, and the rear seat slides fore and aft to maximize legroom or squeeze in a bit more luggage. It also offers an optional third-row seat, so it can serve as a seven-seater in a pinch, provided those extra two passengers are kid-size. And that, to us, makes this Land Rover one of the most practical SUVs in its segment and a must-drive for shoppers in this category.

The Discovery Sport has been updated again for 2018, receiving a new engine and redesigned front seats. The base engine is now a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 237 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of this engine is available for the Land Rover's higher trims, making 286 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both return an estimated 22 mpg combined (21 city/25 highway for the base engine; 20 city/25 highway for the optional engine). The standard All-Terrain Progress Control system is akin to off-road cruise control. Turn it on, and the Land Rover will automatically apply power and brakes to climb the most treacherous terrain. All the driver does is steer. It's a good safety feature, allowing drivers without off-road experience to safely cross treacherous terrain.

The Discovery Sport is available in SE, HSE and HSE Lux models. The SE comes with most of the amenities you'd expect in a luxury-branded vehicle, while the HSE adds the rest and the HSE Lux offers the very best in British opulence. Like what you're reading about Land Rover's puglike SUV? Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport for you.

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is offered in the following submodels: Discovery Sport SUV. Available styles include HSE 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), HSE 286 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), HSE LUX 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and HSE LUX 286 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A).

What do people think of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Discovery Sport 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Discovery Sport.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport?
2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,120. The average price paid for a new 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $8,504 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,635. The average price paid for a new 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 237 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $7,947 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,055. The average price paid for a new 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $7,624 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 286 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 286 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54,270. The average price paid for a new 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 286 HP 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $8,704 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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