2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine

 When it comes to off-roading, the 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport has few rivals in the luxury compact SUV class, but it isn't as well-mannered on the road as many competitors. Due to a lack of safety and reliability data, this Land Rover does not have an overall score or ranking.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2022 Land Rover  Discovery Sport Engine

The Discovery Sport has only one powertrain option: a 246-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The turbo-four does the job, but it can be underpowered at times and noisy when pushed hard. Furthermore, when more power is required, the transmission is hesitant to downshift. This Land Rover struggles to accelerate quickly, and there is noticeable turbo lag.

2022 Land Rover  Discovery Sport Gas Mileage

Many competitors in this class get better gas mileage than this Land Rover. It gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

2022 Land Rover  Discovery Sport Ride and Handling

The term "sport" may be a misnomer for this Land Rover, as its significant body roll discourages fast turns and makes it less fun to drive – on the pavement, at least – than some competitors. Having said that, the ride is pleasant, even over broken pavement.

2022 Land Rover  Discovery Sport Off-Road Performance

Though it isn't a standout on winding roads, the Land Rover Discovery Sport shines when the pavement ends. It can easily handle mud, sand, and even some rocky trails.

Every model includes all-wheel drive, hill descent control, All Terrain Progress Control (off-road cruise control), and Terrain Response 2 drive modes (Rock Crawl, General Driving, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, and Sand). This Land Rover also has Wade Sensing, which alerts the driver when the vehicle is approaching its maximum wading depth.

2022 Land Rover  Discovery Sport Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the Discovery Sport can tow up to 4,409 pounds.