2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
MSRP Range: $37,795 - $52,895

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Which Discovery Sport does Edmunds recommend?

We think the additional equipment on the HSE trim will appeal to luxury shoppers. We'd also recommend adding the Vision Assist package, which includes blind-spot monitoring and a surround-view camera. The Cold Climate package is worth considering even if you live somewhere warm since it adds not just heated but cooled front seats. The Intelligent Dynamics package is another good one as it improves both ride quality and fuel efficiency.

Edmunds' Expert Review

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
What's new
  • Minor updates to infotainment software
  • Landmark Edition trim introduced exclusively for the 2019 model year
  • Part of the first Discovery Sport generation introduced for 2015

Overall rating

After several years of changes culminating in last year's new seats and engines, Land Rover seems to have the Discovery Sport where it wants it. For 2019, the Discovery Sport carries over essentially unchanged.

If you're looking for a small luxury SUV with more off-road capability than average, the Disco Sport's ground clearance and traction control features make it stand out in its class. It's also currently the only luxury SUV of its size with an available third row. While it's incredibly cramped, some buyers will appreciate the option to seat more passengers in a pinch.

There are downsides. The Discovery Sport starts with less equipment and fewer features than competitors, and the price racks up quickly as you start ticking boxes. You'll wind up paying top dollar to get a similar luxury experience to other small SUVs. Additionally, the Land Rover infotainment system can be frustrating to use, even after this year's updates.

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport certainly has its niche, but automakers are fighting hard for small luxury SUV dominance. With so many excellent choices on the market right now, it might be worth looking at other vehicles in the segment if you don't need the Disco Sport's particular advantages.

Land Rover Discovery Sport models

The 2019 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 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.

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 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.

Standard equipment on the SE includes automatic headlights 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 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 includes 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 comes with 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, onboard Wi-Fi and satellite radio are available for both trims 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 several 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 package 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 Driver Assist Plus package with InControl Pro 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 Cold Climate package, which includes a variety of heated items such as windshield, steering wheel, and front and rear seats. Also available as stand-alone options are different wheels, contrasting roof color choices, the head-up display, and a cargo cover as well as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

The Discovery Sport Landmark Edition is a special trim available only for the 2019 model year. It starts with the HSE trim's equipment, and then adds a number of unique design elements. The Landmark Edition has a different bumper, 19-inch wheels, graphite exterior trim pieces, ebony leather upholstery, and aluminum interior trim pieces.

Driving

We are impressed with the Discovery Sport's handling and braking performance. Although the base engine provides lackluster acceleration, a more powerful option is available. While the Sport is not as rugged an off-roader as other Land Rovers, its traction system makes it competent in the dirt.

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 is clunky and overly 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 (and more responsive thanks to recent updates), it's also distracting to use, and much of the functionality is more difficult to access and master than competitive systems.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport.

5 star reviews: 25%
4 star reviews: 37%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 13%
1 star reviews: 25%
Average user rating: 3.3 stars based on 8 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • driving experience
  • transmission
  • ride quality
  • interior
  • climate control
  • cup holders
  • seats
  • acceleration
  • road noise
  • lights
  • infotainment system
  • engine
  • comfort
  • spaciousness
  • appearance

Most helpful consumer reviews

4 out of 5 stars, Great Car for the size, style, and performance
JD,
HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

This is a beautiful car at a fair price for a Land Rover. It's a lot of car in a very small footprint! (the Evoque was way too small for us). The interior and finishes are great. The glass roof is awesome. The back seat is comfortable and spacious, and the seats recline which is great. The gas mileage is not "Like an8 cylinder" as one reviewer wrote. I know because I sold my GMC Denali 8 Cylinder before buying this one and my gas mileage is WAY better. It totally depends on how you drive. The greatest feature is the ECO mode which will automatically reduce all systems to lower gas and electricity usage. Very nice to just turn on and not think about it. It will lower your performance and the strength of your AC. It seems owners need to read their manuals because it explains this. I get about 27-29 mpg on the highway and may be 15-18 city driving. If you drive aggressively you mileage will drop dramatically. The car is surprisingly quick with the turbo. If you want full performance, AC, etc turn off the ECO mode - which I do when I want best acceleration, etc. There have been issues with the Auto start/stop gas saving feature and with some random electrical/computer stuff but all is under warranty. The transmission sometimes can be less smooth than others but it's negligible. I don't think I would buy a high mileage used Land Rover because of this. My biggest complaint is, it does not have the 'Activity Key' wristband for water-sports (locking your key fob in car and going swimming without fob). It is not an option to upgrade to - which is really stupid. (still looking for a solution to this, short-sighted for and 'adventure car') All things considered, all members of my family love this car.

4 out of 5 stars, Bad Turbo Lag
Designman,
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Own a Discovery Sport. I hate the turbo lag. It's very dangerous as when pulling into traffic or needed acceleration for lane changing. I've almost been killed many times. You push the peddle and and for a few seconds nothing happens and then a big jerk. My wife thinks I'm a bad driver but when the turbo engages it jerks.

5 out of 5 stars, Love this car!!
Kelley,
HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

It is the most comfortable and has everything at your finger tips. Sport ride for an SUV and great gas mileage!! I get 20 around town. Transmission so much smoother than past models. I’m on my third Rover!! Every time I look at other brands they just don't measure up. Especially being fun to drive!!

1 out of 5 stars, Do Not Buy Gas Guzzler
Angry Buyer,
HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

I don’t even know where to start. Except this 4 cylinder car is a Gas Guzzler. It uses up gas like it was an 8 cylinder car. I drive only in the city locally and work from home. I’ve been filling the tank every 3 1/2 days in California. I was told I would get 20-25 miles per gallon. I’m only getting 12-14 miles per gallon. I was mislead by the salesman and manager of Land Rover Southbay. This the worst car I ever leased. Thank god it’s a lease. I have been trying everything to return the car but have gotten No where with the dealership and manufacturer. Also the air conditioner in this car is bad. It does not have enough vents that my passengers in the back seat complain about lack of cool air. The cup holders are made too small and tight. I’m always afraid my morning coffee from the coffee Starbucks is going spill as I have trouble getting it out of the cup holder due to how tight it is. The car seats are very stiff and as comfortable as other cars I have leased. The voice command in the car only works when it wants too. I could be driving a luxury car instead of this Money Pit.

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Features & Specs

HSE 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
HSE 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$42,395
MPG 21 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed automatic
Horsepower237 hp @ 5500 rpm
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SE 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
SE 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$37,795
MPG 21 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed automatic
Horsepower237 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Landmark 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Landmark 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$44,795
MPG 21 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed automatic
Horsepower237 hp @ 5500 rpm
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HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$46,795
MPG 21 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed automatic
Horsepower237 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.

Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. the competition

Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport is a larger, two-row midsize SUV that also offers an optional third row with seating for two. On top of being bigger, it's more luxurious, more powerful and more capable off-road. The Range Rover Sport might have the best on-road dynamics of any Land Rover product, but you'll pay extra for the privilege.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover sits at the top of the Land Rover heap and comes in variants that can only be described as "super luxury SUVs" with astronomical price tags. It's significantly bigger than the Disco Sport. In fact, it's just more in every way. You get tons of off-road hardware, a vast interior space, oodles of power, and all sorts of luxury touches, but you'll definitely feel the difference in your wallet.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is a three-row midsize SUV, making it a larger vehicle than the Disco Sport. It does have considerably more passenger space and a much more usable third row. It also has excellent on-road driving dynamics and impressive technology features. While the Q7 can be fitted with all-wheel drive, it won't be quite as capable at tackling unpaved surfaces as the Land Rover.

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FAQ

Is the Land Rover Discovery Sport a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 Discovery Sport both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Land Rover Discovery Sport fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Discovery Sport gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Discovery Sport has 34.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Land Rover Discovery Sport. Learn more

What's new in the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport:

  • Minor updates to infotainment software
  • Landmark Edition trim introduced exclusively for the 2019 model year
  • Part of the first Discovery Sport generation introduced for 2015
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Is the Land Rover Discovery Sport reliable?

To determine whether the Land Rover Discovery Sport is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Discovery Sport. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Discovery Sport's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 Discovery Sport is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport?

The least-expensive 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $37,795.

Other versions include:

  • HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $42,395
  • SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $37,795
  • Landmark 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $44,795
  • HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $46,795
  • HSE Dynamic 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $49,395
  • HSE Luxury Dynamic 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $52,895
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What are the different models of Land Rover Discovery Sport?

If you're interested in the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the next question is, which Discovery Sport model is right for you? Discovery Sport variants include HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Landmark 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of Discovery Sport models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Overview

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is offered in the following styles: HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Landmark 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), HSE Dynamic 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and HSE Luxury Dynamic 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A).

What do people think of the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Discovery Sport SUV 3.3 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 2019 Discovery Sport SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Discovery Sport SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including HSE, SE, Landmark, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV?

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