2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport unveiled

Though it is smaller than the earlier Range Rover Sport, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport just delivers all the awesome features that you can expect from a small SUV positioned alongside the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Lexus RX. Though we can complain about less

Most dealer reviews suggest that though the Discovery Sport is not as roomy as the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, it is still a capable compact luxury crossover, offering impressive levels of sophistication wrapped in a ruggedly handsome shell reminiscent of all typical Land Rover elements. The new small utility car from Land Rover is equipped with the original Land Rover Terrain Response system which means it would offer the same power and responsive as its well known and much appreciated siblings that are presently in the market.

The new Discovery Sport is equally powerful with two robust and highly fuel efficient engines and offers smooth ride with highly responsive abilities to deal with all behind the wheel concerns.

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

What is really unique for the 2018 model?

The 2018 model of the Land Rover Discovery Sport along with the earlier engine options will get two new options for 4-cylinder turbocharged engines with respective horsepower ratings of 237 and 286. This new 2.0-liter gasoline engines will help enhancing the fuel efficiency and performance of the vehicle to a great extent. The 2018 model will also feature 4-way power lumbar support, 12-way power driver seat and highly adaptive cruise control and options for blind spot monitoring.

At a glance attractions

The new Land Rover really embodies an array of sophisticated and attractive options for the new buyers. At a quick glance you would like its rugged and casual outward look, great off-roading ability, beautiful well equipped and passenger-friendly interior and a really competitive base price.

But when you judge this new Land Rover offering a little meticulously it falls short of few things compared to its full blown bigger siblings. The third seats a bit cramped with less room and as for engine you have limited options since there is no diesel, hybrid or V6 engine alternative you have.

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport


As compared to the competition, this new Land Rover is priced a bit competitively and is offered within the price bracket of $38,790-$55,000 depending upon the accessories.

Great fuel economy

When it comes to the fuel efficiency, the 2018 Discovery Sport by offering two turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine options can overachieve your expectations. While the standard engine option comes with 237 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque the other optional version delivers a robust 286 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. You have standard all-wheel drive coupled up with a 9-speed automatic transmission. 

Features & options

Just keeping the same tradition with its other range of cars, the 2018 Discovery Sport also comes in in three distinct options respectively as, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. While the base version goes for the basic engine option, HSE and HSE Luxury come loaded with the high-performance engine option.

The base version SE which costs $38,790 offers all the standard features like the Terrain Response, all-wheel-drive system and Terrain Progress Control. It also offers leather seating partially besides offering 8-way power driver seat and 4-way power lumbar support for passenger seats. Other features in the base version include rain-sensing wipers, auto on/off headlights, Bluetooth, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated power-folding side mirrors, a rearview camera, push-button starting, a robust 10-speaker audio system along with an 8-inch touchscreen. 

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Safety features

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport comes loaded with an array of advanced safety features that include dynamic stability control, roll-stability control, front-side airbags, side-curtain airbags, an airbag for drivers knee, anti-lock brakes, traction control, emergency-brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, emergency brake lights and corner brake control, and hill-descent control.

Final verdict

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is really power packed with plethora of rich driving features, optimum safety settings and comfort mechanisms. But if you still like to point out to one nagging problem with this new car it is nothing but the noisy engine though the noise of the engine does not really get as loud as to disrupt the piece of the cabin.

The ride offered by this smaller version of the SUV is exceptionally smooth in all regular road conditions across highways and city streets. Fir average American driver and the vehicle seems to have awesome ability to deliver smooth and glitch free ride.

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