If you need a small luxury SUV with the capability to be driven off-road and during the bad weather, the all-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport might be a perfect SUV for you. Let`s check out what this model can offer to us.
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Exterior design
As for the exterior of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, it is obvious that this model took the platform from the Range Rover Evoque. The similarities are noticeable looking at the rounded ends, the length of the wheelbase and small overhangs. However, the Discovery Sport doesn`t have that much sloping roof, and that actually provides more space for the passengers at the back seats.
This model comes with great exterior design, with many classic design cues. Also, the fact that this model provides above average capabilities, if you want to drive in off-road or bad weather conditions, actually makes this new SUV even more attractive and something that is, at least, worth of taking into consideration.
Talking about the interior of the new Land Rover, this model has a functional and pleasant inside. However, it is noticeable that less-expensive materials dominate through the interior. Leather can be found on the steering wheel and on seats, while the soft-touch materials are on the center armrest and door panels. The dashboard has a very clean design and it is covered half with the leather, half with the soft-touch plastic. As for the center stack, it is clean with easy-to-use HVAC controls.
Terrain Response system is placed low on the center stack. Its infotainment system has new, more modern and cleaner design. About the rear seats, they are very comfortable and there are enough headroom and legroom. They can be folded and thanks to that, there can be 66.9 cubic feet of cargo room. However, even if the seats are not folded, this model provides enough cargo room. The company offers as an optional the third-row seat, but they are too cramped.
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. This engine can deliver 240 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. It is equipped with an Auto Start/Stop system in order to decrease fuel consumption. The engine is mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission and comes with AWD system.
The top speed is set at 124 mph and the car needs 7.8 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 mph.The EPA numbers are 20 mpg/city, 26 mpg/highway and 22 mpg combined.
As for the base price of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, it starts at $37.070. Since this model comes in three trim levels and with various available options, the price goes up. So, the price for the HSE Luxury package starts at $45.570 and goes up depending on options.
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport has a great exterior styling and very functional interior. It also keeps its off-road heritage. However, it would be nice that this model has a diesel option and the company could consider replacing this one since its bones are becoming a little bit old.
Take a look at the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport.
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Curb weight: 3,854 lbs
MPG: 20 city / 26 highway
Horsepower: 240 hp
Other model years: 2016, 2017