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2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review: Specs and Pricing


Land Rover Discovery Sport

OVERVIEW


The 2022 Discovery Sport plays up to the Land Rover's reputation with standard all-wheel drive, water-fording capability, and a wealth of off-road tech features. Few competitors provide the same level of go-anywhere capabilities. Other small luxury SUVs like the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, or Mercedes-Benz GLC-class do not offer those features.


However, those road-oriented crossovers have more luxurious cabins and offer more exciting handling than the Discovery Sport. Even while the total package doesn't quite exceed segment standards, the Land Rover's toughness and big cabin with an optional third row of seats have a certain attraction.


What Has Changed For 2022?


A motorized rear liftgate, heated front seats, and a wireless smartphone charging pad are among the new standard features added to the Discovery Sport for 2022. For those passengers, the third row of seats from the Disco Sport's optional Third Row pack now has cooling vents and USB outlets. The options sheet now includes Ostuni Pearl White and Lantau Bronze as new colors.


2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Interior And Comfort

The Discovery Sport upholds the brand's premium reputation by adopting a dashboard style similar to flashier and more expensive Land Rovers. The cabin now features environmentally friendly materials and more flexible seat options.

The seats in our test car were comfy enough for several four-hour or longer outings. Base models are rather well-equipped with features like push-button start, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and ambient inside lighting.


Optional features include leather upholstery, front seats with 12-way power adjustments, and two jump seats for the third row. Behind its second seat, the Discovery Sport has a load capacity of 28 cubic feet. That is three cubic feet more than the Audi Q5 can claim, but it is less than the Cadillac XT5's 30-cubic-foot room in the tail.



2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Connectivity


A 10.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Land Rover's most recent Pivi Pro interface is standard on all Discovery Sport versions. Other infotainment technologies including a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, a head-up display, and in-dash navigation are optional, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standards.

The 180-watt, six-speaker sound system that comes standard is replaced by two Meridian stereos that Land Rover sells separately: The first system contains 10 speakers and 380 watts of power, while the second system has 14 speakers and 825 watts of power.


2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Engine And Performance


Each Discovery Sport sports a 246 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Of course, the Sport is equipped with basic all-wheel drive, which helps it navigate rough terrain and withstand any storm, as well as a variety of optional trail-rated accessories. For those who dare, the Disco Sport can even wade into the water up to 23.6 inches deep and tow loads of up to 4409 pounds.

A 2020 variant with a 246-horsepower engine that we tested performed poorly; the throttle response is sluggish, and the Disco Sport needs 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. Curvy back roads won't provide thrilling driving because the handling isn't very precise. The Discovery Sport offers a smooth ride for cruising, which is a bonus.


2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Pricing


The Discovery Sport's starting price is $42,375. Given that other competitors' base MSRPs approach or even exceed $50,000 in this class, that is a fair starting price. The starting price of the top-of-the-line R-Dynamic SE trim, which is one of the cheapest top-trim costs among luxury compact SUVs, is $47,425.


Which One To Purchase?


The SE model is a great place to start because it includes several desirable amenities that the S model lacks like premium LED headlights with daytime running lights, a digital gauge display, and blind-spot monitoring. The optional 14-speaker Meridian Surround Sound radio and 14-way power front seats are features we'd splurge on. For those who require it, a third row pops up.

The Discovery Sport's style can be customized in several ways by Land Rover, including a black roof, a variety of wheel options, and high-end metallic paint finishes. We advise against selecting the interior's all-black decor. That is something we encountered in our test vehicle sounds somewhat depressing.




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