The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a solid choice if you’re looking for something as strong as it is sumptuous. While off-road capability feels like an afterthought in many compact SUVs, the Land Rover Discovery Sport should have no trouble scrambling up slippery slopes and ploughing through piles of snow.
As you’d expect from Land Rover (and a car of this price), the Land Rover manages to meld its battle-hardened exterior with an altogether more plush and palatial interior. Depending on which trim you opt for, you can get fabric seats and padded upholstery or leather throughout. The 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system is bright and colourful and if you decide to upgrade to the SE model you’ll be able to swap out the analogue binnacle for a digital display behind the steering wheel, making a drive with satellite navigation an absolute doddle. The HSE model brings even more techie goodies, including the ClearSight rearview mirror, which beams a video of the behemoth’s behind to the central display so that you don’t have to rely on someone else to check for space.
Unlike many of its rivals, the Discovery Sport also offers a third row of seats. They might be a bit of a squeeze for adults but if you ever need to come to the rescue on the school run they should do just fine.
- Very comfortable to drive, especially for long journeys.
- ‘Terrain Response’ system makes this one of the best off-road vehicles.
- Great Tech.
- Guzzles fuel.