2016 land-rover discovery-sport Model Overview
New for 2016
A new extra cost exterior color, Waitomo Grey, has been added to the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport. The InControl Remote & Protect feature is now standard on all Discovery Sport models.
The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a four-wheel-drive compact crossover that’s available with two- or three-row seating configurations.
A 2.0-liter turbo I-4 with 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque is the only engine available in the 2016 Discovery Sport and it’s paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is class competitive at 20/26 mpg city/highway. While you can get the Discovery Sport with a third row, there isn’t much space back there. Cargo space is generous at 30.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 66.9 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. Towing capacity is also generous at 4,409 pounds when properly equipped.
In addition to the standard dual front, side-front, and side curtain airbags, the 2016 Discovery Sport also comes with a driver’s side knee airbag. Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert is available in the HSE and HSE Luxury trims as part of the Vision Assist package while the Driver Assist Plus package comes with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Trims, Packages, and What’s Standard
The base SE trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, partial leather upholstery, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, a five-inch TFT display, five USB ports, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a rearview camera, the Terrain Response system, and keyless start. HID headlights with LED accents and front fog lights can be had as part of the Vision Assist package, while the Climate Comfort package adds heated seats, windshield and steering wheel. The Convenience package adds a power tailgate, keyless entry, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Navigation can be had as standalone options in the SE trims. Land Rover’s InControl Apps suite can be had as a standalone option on all trims of the Discovery Sport.
Step up to the HSE grade and you get more standard features including leather upholstery, HID headlights with LED accents, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The Vision Assist package in the HSE trim also comes with a surround view camera, automatic high beams, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. An audio upgrade is also available, which adds an 11-speaker audio system. Navigation is part of the Driver Assist Plus package in the HSE trim. In the range-topping HSE Luxury grade, additional standard features include navigation, an 11-speaker audio system, and configurable mood lighting.The available Black Design package can be had on all trim levels and comes with 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels and an available black roof.
What We Think
One of the more capable luxury compact crossovers, the 2016 Discovery Sport offers decent off-road performance, style, and more space than the Evoque. The new infotainment system is better than the older unit found in other Land Rover models but it’s still behind competitors’ interfaces, especially Audi. While space for front and second-row passengers is excellent, the third row is cramped even for children. Ride and handling, on the other hand, isn’t as good as more expensive and larger Land Rovers.
The 240-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four in the Discovery Sport first appeared in the Range Rover Evoque.
- Spacious interior
- Distinctive exterior design
You Won’t Like:
- Useless third row seating
- Infotainment system is still behind the competition
- Ride is as good as more expensive Land Rovers