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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Land Rover Discovery Sport

Best in class
Overall verdict
The best car in its class. New engine is so good, it earns it an extra point


Versatility, impressive off-road talent and lovely interior finish


Far from the cheapest in its class


What is it?

The not-before-time replacement for the Freelander. The Land Rover Discovery Sport uses the Evoque’s chassis architecture, but has a brand new rear suspension design that’s specifically been incorporated to allow the packaging of seven seats as standard in every model. This in itself is a major selling point, but its boosted further here by strong design language and Land Rover’s brand image which takes the Disco Sport further upmarket. 

Just a year after launch there’s been a huge change for the range: out goes the old 2.2-litre TD4 engine and in comes JLR’s new 2.0-litre TD4 ‘Ingenium’ motor. This is the one the car’s been crying out for. So, is it any good…?

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 SD4 240 HSE 5dr Auto
7.9s 182g/km 40.9 240 £44,370
The cheapest
2.0 eD4 Pure 5dr 2WD [5 seat]
10.4s 149g/km 49.6 150 £29,575
The greenest
2.0 eD4 HSE 5dr 2WD [5 Seat]
10.4s 149g/km 49.6 150 £34,905
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