2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

After making major changes to the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and offering new seats and engines just last year. The company has brought 2019 Land Rover Discovery sport completely unchanged. The car holds better off-roading capability with the help of above average ground clearance and traction control features. It is only luxury SUV that comes with a third row.

The base engine comprises of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 237 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful variant of the engine is available for the HSE and HSE Luxury trims, making around 286 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Pros

3-row seating available

Abundant cargo space

Subpar off-road capability in class

Roomy and comfy interior

Cons

Poor fuel economy

Lag in infotainment

Active safety features available at extra cost

What's New?

Introduction of exclusive Landmark Edition trim

Infotainment software gets minor update


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37795

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

237 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

251 lb.-ft. @ 1250 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

107.9 in.

length

181.1 in.

width

81.5 in.

height

67.9 in.

curb weight

3960 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

34.6 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/22/25 mpg

highway range

452.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes


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Styles

 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV in Byron Blue Metallic color  2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV in Namib Orange Premium Metallic color  2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV in Scotia Gray Metallic color
Byron Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV SE

SE

power
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$37,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $37,990 MSRP (21/22/25) 237 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV HSE

HSE

power
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$42,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $42,600 MSRP (21/22/25) 237 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Landmark

Landmark

power
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$45,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Landmark 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $45,000 MSRP (21/22/25) 237 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV HSE Luxury

HSE Luxury

power
237 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$46,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $46,990 MSRP (21/22/25) 237 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV HSE Dynamic

HSE Dynamic

power
286 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$49,395


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Dynamic 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $49,395 MSRP (21/22/25) 286 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV HSE Luxury Dynamic

HSE Luxury Dynamic

power
286 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$52,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Luxury Dynamic 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $52,895 MSRP (21/22/25) 286 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

Top Land Rover Cars

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
N/A

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 19 combined

2019 Land Rover Discovery
N/A

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 18 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
8.0/10

Engine: 237 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 25 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV
N/A

Engine: 557 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L V-8

MPG: 16 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover
8.3/10

Engine: 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 19 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
8.7/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 23 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV
N/A

Engine: 180 hp @ 4000 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 28 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV
N/A

Engine: 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 24 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 22, 2019


The Discovery Sport still holds some downsides in terms of equipment offering. The 2019 model features less equipment than competitors, and the prices are also not kept competitive in this regard. you may get more than this than other SUVs like Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo V60. Even after several updates, the Land Rover infotainment system fails to impress.

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Features

There are three trim levels named SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. The HSE and HSE Luxury trims are offered with a powerful engine. 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.

Trim

SE

HSE

Landmark

HSE Luxury

MSRP

$37,795

$42,395

$44,795

$46,795

Feature

Heated door mirrors with approach lights

Key features in addition to SE:

Interior Ambient Lighting

Key features in addition to HSE:

 

Terrain Response

Xenon Headlights with LED Signature

19" 5 split-spoke Style 521 with Gloss Dark Grey alloy wheels

10-Way Windsor Leather Seats with Memory

Configurable Mood Lighting

 

8-Way Partial Leather Seats

18" Wheel 5-Split Spoke 'Style 511

Graphite Atlas grille with Narvik Black surround

 

18" 9 spoke 'Style 109' in Sparkle Silver

Front Fog Lights

Halogen headlights

19" 9 spoke 'Style 902' with Diamond Turned finish

 

Land Rover 10-Speaker Audio System

Fixed Panoramic Roof

Body-colored door handles

Meridian Sound System 380W with 10 speakers plus subwoofer (Touch Pro)

 

Rear View Camera and Rear Parking Aid*

10-Way Grained Leather Seats with Memory

Carpathian Grey fixed panoramic contrast roof

SiriusXM Satellite & HD Radio

 

Protect and Remote Power Fold

Front Parking Aid

Passive Entry

Powered Gesture Tailgate

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

Rear Parking Aid

Touch Pro Navigation

InControl Apps

     

Front Parking Aid

 
     

Power fold, heated door mirrors with approach lights

 
     

Perforated grained leather seats

 
     

Headlining 6-way manual front seats

 
     

60:40 second row seats with slide and recline

 
     

Enhanced Sound System 190W with 10 speakers

8" Touchscreen Navigation

 

We Recommend

We recommend taking a close look at the Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE because its price and an appealing collection of features makes it a good value. Extras such as the panoramic sunroof and perforated leather seats help it feel much more opulent than the base model. Plus, many will appreciate the convenience of its keyless entry, a hands-free power liftgate, and front parking sensors.

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Engine

"As with any Land Rover, the 2019 Discovery Sport outshines its competitors over rough terrain. Additionally, both of its engine options are powerful and can propel this SUV with ease."- cars.usnews

Engine and Transmission

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 close competitor Audi Q5 manages to propel 248 hp and 273 ft-lbs.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee Limited

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

MSRP

$38,790

$42,950

$41,000

$32,695

$40,700

$38,250

Engine

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Regular Unleaded I-4

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbocharged

Transmission

9 Speed Automatic

Auto-Shift Manual

Automatic

Automatic

9 speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

237 hp @5500 rpm

248 hp@5000 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

180 hp@ 6400 rpm

241 hp@ 5500 rpm

250 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

251 ft-lbs @ 1250 rpm

273 ft-lbs @ 1600 rpm

258 ft-lbs @ 1450 rpm

171 ft-lbs @ 4600 rpm

273 ft-lbs @ 1300 rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

Acceleration

The new engines allow the Discovery Sport stand for its name among the rivals. The acceleration is decent for an SUV of this size. However, the Audi Q5 is a bit quicker in this part. But, it offers modestly good performance.

On paper with rivals, the Discovery Sport offers decent 0-60 mph timings of 6.3 seconds. The Audi Q5 is the only faster accelerating vehicle taking 5.9 seconds. The Jeep Cherokee lags behind at 6.5 seconds.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

0-60 MPH

6.3 sec

5.9 sec

6.2 sec

6.7 sec

6.5 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.8 sec

N/A

15.1 Sec

16.0 Sec

N/A

14.3 sec

Engine

2.0-liter Turbocharged

2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM

2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A

2.4L 4cyl 9A

2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A

2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.3

N/A

Ride and Handling

Being a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport was never gonna have any issue on poor pavements. The terrain response system can be optimized with four different setting to receive the best response out of car. The on-road performance is smooth and it lets you enjoy every moment while on drive. The steering wheel produces less than the desired response. We believe that the carmaker would look into this matter in the next update.

Braking

The braking system on the Discovery Sport consists of a 12.8-inch rotor in the front and 11.8-inch rotor in the rear. Weighing at 3854 lbs, this car not the heaviest in the segment, while the Audi Q5 weights 4057 lbs. The brakes are easy to handle and manages to stop the car at 133 feet from 60 mph.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

Brake Front (in.)

12.8

13.3

13

13

13.5

12.7

Brake Rear (in.)

11.8

13

13

11

12.6

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3854

4057

4034

3655

3891

3748

60-0 MPH (ft.)

133 ft.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

111 ft.

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Fuel Economy

The Discovery Sport's base engine returns 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The combined mpg turns out to be 22 mpg. The fuel economy rating are quite disappointing and doesn't appeal much to potential buyers who are looking for good mileage. Meanwhile, the Volvo V60 offers 24 mpg in city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

MPG (city)

21

22

23

 

22

24

MPG (highway)

25

27

30

 

27

36

MPG (combined)

22

24

26

 

24

28

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV 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." - Edmunds

Seats and Comfort

The Discovery Sport is certainly a well-placed SUV in its class. The interior gets high-end elements like leather upholstery and lots of technology features. The overall effect falls a little short in comparison to some of its Land Rover stablemates, though, and some shoppers may expect for a higher need of luxury than this SUV delivers.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.2/57.4/42

41.7/57.7/41.0

41.1/57.6/40.3

39.4/57.6/41.1

37.8/57.3/40.8

37.4/56.1/42.3

Rear

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.7/56.3/37.3

39.3/56.5/37.8

39.1/56.0/36.4

38.5/55.1/40.3

38.5/56.5/37.3

38.1/54.5/35.2

Infotainment

The standard InControl infotainment system isn't a rocket science to use, as its menu layout is user-friendly and the touch screen uses gestures that many smartphone are already familiar with. Reaching the screen might be a hard task for some as it is placed a bit farther, though, and it can occasionally become less responsive on selection. Other tech upgrades include a navigation system, a 17-speaker Meridian surround-sound system, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Cargo Capacity

The Discovery Sport is an excellent vehicle when it comes to cargo space. With a cargo area measuring 34.6 cubic feet with the second-row seats in place and 62.8 cubic feet with all rear seats folded is one of the largest cargo volume offered in the class. For extra convenience, you may opt for the hands-free power tailgate, which makes cargo area easily accessible. Among the Rivals, the Mercedes-Benz GLC disappoints with 19.4 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

Cargo Volume ( cubic ft.3)

34.6

25.1

28.7

24.6

19.4

23.2

Interior Features

  • Air Quality Sensor
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Manual adjustable steering column
  • Front down lighters
  • Front footwell lights
  • Net map pockets on rear of front seats (not available with Cloth seats)
  • Noble Plated door handle "C" finisher
  • Cargo Space anchor points in all luggage compartments
  • 12V socket in trunk
  • Manual dipping interior rear view mirror
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Carpet Mats

 

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Exterior

"The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is not the luxury brand's smallest SUV. The Discovery Sport is about 10 inches longer than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. It is shorter than competitors, however, but it's also wider, giving it an edge when it comes to stability." - Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Thanks to the raked roofline, providing a bold look to the Discovery Sport. The 18-inchers , and spear-like fender vents makes the design a bit minimalist. The design is quite good in comparison to the expensive and big sibling Land Rover Discovery. The carmaker has given a generous approach in designing the front and rear character.

Models

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Audi Q5

BMW X3

Jeep Cherokee

Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Volvo V60

Curb weight (lbs.)

3960

4057

4034

3655

   

Length(in)

181.1

183.6

185.9

182.0

NA

187

Width(in)

81.5

74.5

74.4

73.2

74.4

72.8

Height(in)

67.9

65.3

66.0

65.7

64.5

56.2

Ground clearance (in)

8.3

8.2

8.0

N/A

5.9

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

107.9

111.0

112.8

106.2

113.1

113.1

Track width (in) F/R

63.8/64.2

63.3/63.6

63.8/64.4

 

63.9/63.7

63.1/63.1

Exterior Features

  • Infrared reflective windscreen
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Rear fog light
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Power Fold, Heated Door Mirrors with Approach Lights
  • Reduced section Steel spare wheel (5 seats only)

 

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Safety

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2019 Discovery Sport.

Safety Features

  • Pedestrian Protection System
  • Reversing Lights
  • Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
  • Driver and Passenger Airbag
  • Driver's Knee Airbag
  • Airbags - side curtain, driver and front passenger and second row
  • Passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Three point seat belt - all seats
  • Rear seat belts
  • Audible seat belt warning
  • Child seat ISOFIX anchor points: second row outer seats
  • Perimetric alarm with remote panic alarm
  • Auto-lock (doors lock on driveaway) - configurable
  • Auto-locking and collision unlock system
  • Power operated child locks - doors and windows
  • 2-way adjustable driver and passenger head restraints
  • Two rear head restraints (rear center headrest available as an option)
  • Hazard lights under heavy braking
  • Dual tone horn

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Competition

Land Rover Discovery Sport vs Mercedes-Benz GLC

Unless you plan to regular off-roading trails, need gobs of cargo space, or want a third row for multiple use, you should get a Mercedes-Benz GLC instead of a Discovery Sport. The GLC provides a better ride quality than the Discovery Sport. Also, the infotainment is easy to use and responsive that what we get in Discovery sport. The GLC also gives you a multiple choice of powertrains, all of which are appealing.

Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 offers more space and interior amities than the Land Rover Discovery Sport. It also offers better on-road driving dynamics with impressive list of technology features. The Audi Q5 holds a good reliability score when compared to the Discovery Sport. But, if you are seeking more compartment space for five passengers then you must opt for the Discovery Sport.

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV Final Verdict

Combining timeless British luxury and off-roading attitude, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is best SUV in its class for the first time buyers. The Land Rover Discovery Sport SE is quite affordable than most of the luxury SUVs in the segment like the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. opens the door to first-time buyers on a budget.