New 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport – Release Date and Review

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review

The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport belongs to a growing list of midsize luxury SUVs that offer an above-average off-roading capability, and a go-anywhere gusto combined with generous comfort amenities, and stylish designs. Additionally you get a comfortable and well-appointed cabin, plenty of passenger and cargo space, advanced technologies, and an available third-row seating. Want to learn more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport price, release date, exterior and interior redesigns, and engine specs, there’s no other better way to start than to enjoy our comprehensive review below.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date & Price

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport release date

While Land Rover is yet to make the final say pertaining its release date and pricing estimates, those in the know say we should expect the vehicle sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is also speculative and the same sources say the lowest trim level will demand an MSRP starting from around $37,455. Leasing will be available as well.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior,side view, alloy wheels

A brand like Land Rover is well known for its seriousness in offering unrivalled off-roading capabilities, and with automakers having spent the last two decades shifting from the truck-based platform to the car-based one, Land Rover is in no doubt founding itself in isolation – or so we think. The reason for the shift is necessitated by the fact that car-based crossover SUVs offer better fuel economy, better handling, and great passenger space.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior, rear view, silver color, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Land Rover’s chief hallmark has always been characterized by jungle-bashing ability combined with some English flare. Due to the steady shift to the car-based platform, Land Rover had to think long and hard on how well it can cop up with the new trends in the market and the result is now the Land Rover Sport which was introduced into the market some two years ago.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

Unlike the Land Rover LR4, the Discovery Sport is probably the tyke of the automaker’s heavyweights. It lacks serious off-roading hardware such as low range or locking differentials. However, it can easily claw its way over hill and dale regardless of the slippery snow or mud available thanks to the clever Terrain Response system.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear view, taillights and badges

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior is cavernous and comes laden with an ample amount of cool features. Its ride manners are smooth and it easily soaks up bumps and flattens mundane road conditions to offer a comfortable ride. For 2017, the dimensions remain virtually unchanged from the previous model. Gripes we however have with the Discovery Sport 2017 perhaps include the modest third-row space -but then again many offerings in this class suffer from the same – and the flimsy turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers good specs on paper but offers the opposite in real-world performance.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport front angle, headlights and grille

Competitors

Some alternatives you can consider include the BMW X3, Acura RDX, Volvo XC60, and the Audi Q5.

Available Trims

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, alloy wheels, silver

A whopping six trims, as of this writing, are available for the compact luxury Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV 2017: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Hybrid Prestige, 3.0T Prestige, 3.0T Premium Plus, SQ5, and the 2.0T Premium Plus. The HSE, and the SE models are reviewed separately.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Changes on Interior & Exterior

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Some of the standard equipment available for the 2.0T Premium model include a power liftgate, LED taillights and running lights, a sliding and reclining folding rear seat, a leather-upholstered tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, an automatic tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, aluminum roof rails, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, and a panoramic sunroof.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, leather seats, sunroof

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine Specs

Three engines are offered: a 2.0L four-cylinder available for the 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus models and cranks a whopping 220 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque; a 3.0L V6 good for 272 horsepower offered for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Q5 3.0T; and a 245-horsepower – generating Q5 Hybrid.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport engine

When it comes to the safety of the Land Rover Doscover Sport, expect the vehicle to come equipped with a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, lane assist, and child seat anchors. The NHTSA says the Land Rover Sport, out of the possible five stars, gets four stars for side collision, five for frontall impact, five for rear impact, and four for overall impact.

Specifications

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport auto show, front view, red color, headlights

Wheelbase: 107.9 in
Length: 180.7 in
Width: 81.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 32.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3845 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White, Indus Silver Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs

Image gallery

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport orange color, front view, headlights

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport auto show, side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, leather seats and back seats

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport inyerior, leather back seats

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport trunk, cargo space