2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport

 Few competitors provide the same level of off-road capability as the 2022 Discovery Sport, which lives up to the Land Rover brand with standard all-wheel drive, water-fording capability, and a plethora of off-road tech features. These features are not available on other compact luxury SUVs such as the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, or Mercedes-Benz GLC-class. However, those road-oriented crossovers have more engaging handling than the Discovery Sport, and their cabins are more luxurious. However, the ruggedness of the Land Rover and its spacious cabin with an optional third row of seats have a certain allure, even if the overall package falls short of segment standards.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Price

The Land Rover Discovery Sport starts at $42,375. In this class, that's a reasonable starting point, as some competitors' base MSRPs approach or even exceed $50,000. The top-of-the-line R-Dynamic SE trim starts at $47,425, which is one of the lower top-trim prices among luxury compact SUVs.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Every Discovery Sport is powered by a 246-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Of course, standard all-wheel drive, along with a slew of trail-rated options, aids the Sport in gliding over rough terrain and weathering any storm. The Disco Sport can even wade into up to 23.6 inches of water and tow up to 4409 pounds (for those who dare). We tested a 2020 Disco Sport with a 246-hp engine and found it to be sluggish; throttle response is slow, and the Disco Sport takes 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. The handling isn't particularly sharp, so don't expect to get a rush from curvy back roads. On the plus side, the Discovery Sport provides a comfortable cruising ride.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Fuel

The EPA estimates the Discovery Sport's fuel economy to be 19 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. The Land Rover is thirsty when compared to other luxury compact SUVs. It was especially thirsty for gas during our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test, delivering a disappointing 21 mpg. In our testing, the six-cylinder BMW X3 M40i achieved 29 mpg, while other all-wheel-drive competitors such as the Acura RDX and Mercedes-Benz GLC300 achieved 25 mpg.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior

The Discovery Sport maintains the brand's upscale image with a dashboard design that mimics that of flashier and more expensive Land Rovers. For greater versatility, the cabin now includes more seat configurations and sustainable materials. The seats in our test vehicle were comfortable enough for several four-hour long-distance trips.

Ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and push-button start are standard on base models. Optional features include leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, and a pair of third-row jump seats. The Discovery Sport has a cargo capacity of 28 cubic feet behind the second row. That's three cubic feet more than the Audi Q5, but it falls short of the Cadillac XT5's 30-cubic-foot space in the tail.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Infotainment 

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Infotainment

All Discovery Sport models include a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Land Rover's latest Pivi Pro interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and optional infotainment features include a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, a head-up display, and in-dash navigation. The standard sound system is a 180-watt six-speaker configuration, but Land Rover offers two Meridian stereos as options: The first is a 10-speaker, 380-watt setup, while the second has 14 speakers and 825 watts of power.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Safety 

Land Rover provides a plethora of safety features, ranging from advanced camera systems to the standard array of modern driver and safety assists. Adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking with forward collision detection, lane-keeping assist, and other features are included in the latter. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the Discovery Sport's crash-test results. The following are important safety features:

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is standard.

Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist is standard.

Adaptive cruise control is available.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport Warranty 

Land Rover's standard warranty is comparable to competitors' but lacks frills. The X3 and even Jaguar's corporate siblings offer a period of free scheduled maintenance, but Discovery Sport buyers will have to pay those bills out of pocket.

The limited warranty period is four years or 50,000 miles.

The powertrain warranty is valid for four years or 50,000 miles.

There is no free scheduled maintenance.