Land Rover’s 2015 Discovery Sport is a versatile premium compact SUV with a dynamic design and a compact footprint provides seven-passenger seating in a “5+2″ configuration.
The new Land Rover Discovery gets its efficient power from the same turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine as the Range Rover Evoque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and Haldex All-Wheel Drive are both standard, for confident on-road handling and all-terrain capability.
Producing 240 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque, the all-alloy engine offers excellent performance and flexibility from a light, compact package.
With all-wheel-drive traction and long-travel suspension for excellent articulation, the Discovery Sport provides impressive all-terrain performance. The body has been designed to cope with challenging off-road terrain, with 8.3 inches of ground clearance and approach, departure and breakover angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees, respectively. The Discovery Sport can scale gradients of up to 45 degrees.
Off-road driving, or driving in inclement weather, can often involve water along the way. That is why Land Rover positioned the vehicle’s air intake high above the wheel arch to prevent water entry into the engine. A rigorous testing procedure ensured watertight sealing for all doors.
Estimated starting price: $37,995
Compiled by Motor Matters