Land Rover Discovery Sport Research & Reviews

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  • Very Happy I got this - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    Got this car (a loaner with 700 miles on odometer) a little less than a month and drove under 1000 miles. So far, like the car very much. Got SE model with Climate package, Navigation and 11 speaker upgrade. Got the 19" inch alloy wheel (without extra cost). Things to like - Handling is excellent. All around visibility is very good. Side mirrors are the best I ever had. Seats feel firm and nice. Feels very spacious inside. Overall material quality has the luxury feel. I drive to work 16 miles each way - 8 miles highway and 8 miles local. Getting 30-34 MPG combined without A/C. 27-30 MPG average running a/c. 25-28 MPG with family of 4 and running a/c. So, much better than the 20-26 MPG listed. Engine is very smooth except when accelerating very suddenly. Radio / speakers are fantastic at higher volumes and with HD stations. Things not to like - The rear hatch feels flimsy. The panel below the glass squeaks a bit. No CD player. Radio is just OK at lower volumes. Rides a little truck-like. Other thoughts - Should suggest getting the higher trim level HSE to get many of the fancy features. SE does not get front fog lights. Wish it did.

  • Awesome ride!!! - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    This is an amazing vehicle with amazing features! Fun to drive and completely reliable!

  • Low Quality Craftsmanship - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    Been to the dealer to many times to count. After four months the vehicle check engine light came on; injectors had to be replace and black plastic on top of license plate had to be replace because of squeaky noise. About eight months, engine overheat when setting in traffic, cooling fan had to be replace. Also water got in the driver rear marker light and had to be replace. Ten months or so, check engine light comes on: it comes and go randomly (software had to be updated and problem solve). On the 11th month, rear passenger seats and plastic on A pillar made squeaky noise (parts are being ordered and will be replace in a few weeks). The driver seat is not very comfortable, had to get aftermarket seat cushion. I own this vehicle for about a year now and drove this vehicle in all types of road and weather conditions and theres a great amount of road noise in cabin, huge turbo lag and poor acceleration. A few pros: good exterior design, heated/cooling seats works great and huge panoramic sunroof.

  • Everything but the Acceleration - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    I have had my Discovery since December 2015, and while I absolutely love the look and comfort the acceleration is horrible. I actually thought something was wrong with the vehicle after a few weeks of having it. I wish I had given it a longer test drive before purchasing.

  • Land Rover Discovery HSE - New to Brand - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    Overall very happy with my new SUV. Drives great, looks great, and overall quality is very good. Minor issues with turbo lag but Ive learn how to adjust my driving to avoid unwanted turbo surges. Disappointed in Land Rover’s Incontrol Apps and Hotspot. The Incontrol Apps are glitchy and 50% of the time I have trouble connecting to my iphone 5s. The JustDrive app that is suppose too be the ultimate in hands free but a is a 3 on a scale to 10; 10 being the best. The Discovery 2016 has built in Hotspot, In-Control Apps, and navigation that require data plan with AT&T; cost less than $10 per month. For this to all to work the SUV has built in cell phone with sims card. The kicker is the cell phone is 3G (NOT 4G LTE). This means my 4G LTE iPhone connects to my SUV which is 3G service. The 3G is significantly slower than 4G LTE, and definitely a huge step backwards. Other auto makers are putting hotspots in the their cars with 4G. I never would have guessed this was 3G.

  • Discovery Sport 2016 a winner for the driver! - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    Before buying the 2016 Discovery Sport HSE, I had gone months of research and pricing with many dealers. I am new to the brand as I have been a BMW customer for 15 years. Strayed away from mass German brand and found the smaller production British car to be what I was looking for. I test drove: Audi Q5, Porsche Macan S, BMW X3 & X4, Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, and Mercedes GLE300. After the test drives, I knew the car that connected me to the road: Land Rover Discovery Sport. Be aware that JLR dealers outside your "market area" may not sell to you so you have to ask before negotiating. I did all my negotiating between 2 dealers via phone, email and text. Did not have to step inside the dealers lot - I had already test drove the 2015 model earlier.. As for the dealer, you have to find the one that matches you - they are all different - just like people. Some dealers are snobby, snooty, rude, and others are very helpful, professional and patient. If you are financing or leasing, it pays to find out what are the best bank rates before you negotiate Some dealers are forthcoming and will tell you the finance rate or lease residual/money factors. I dealt with 2 dealers that were very transparent in their sales approach. The car has a bit stiffer suspension than the other cars I test drove, but the connection to the road is more important and the suspension is not jarring - it has manners.... The most important feature standard on this car that makes the drive so good: Torque Vectoring by braking. Torque vectoring makes high speed turns, power acceleration into turns, and off road handling a must have for confidence if you are the driver type. I love the car - it makes me smile again - like I remember when I had my first BMW. The Discovery Sport is definitely for someone or a family that wants to travel almost anywhere safely and comfortably.

  • Luxury Name with Hyundai feel - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    This car overall is great but when i bought a land rover i just expected more. I know it is the lower end of the spectrum but i still expected everything my sister has in her Sonata. First thing no blind spot warning, we were told it was because we got the third row seats and they could not get the wiring in. Got the black package but the material feels cheap and every so often it will pop out of place and i have to push it back in. A lot of squeaking, cant change to preset from the steering wheel.

  • Despite the bad reviews we love our 2016 Discovery - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    We took delivery of a 2016 Discovery Sport this week and have to say we couldn’t be happier with this purchase. While waiting 3 months for delivery I was reading the reviews and frankly had been quite worried by the bad press. We also test drove the full-size Sport before buying the Discovery and found the almost twice as expensive Sport to have clunky breaking, albeit a luxurious interior. I had a Mercedes GL450, which we found too hard to get in and out of and quite a sterile interior, and compared to the Discovery it was not nearly as comfortable and the transmission was more cumbersome/computerized than the Discovery…by far. So I don’t get the bad reviews. The Discovery Sport in sports mode is super smooth in acceleration and I have not experienced any of the down-shifting issues mentioned in the many reviews. Granted I live in a small town and I didn’t buy the car based on its 0-60 rating. When I first test drove the Discovery I was taken a bit back by the sparse interior by Land Rover standards, but all the dealer had was black. One also has to consider this is a low-cost Land Rover product. I ordered an SE with a Glacier Brushed Aluminum interior and it was very nice and the steering wheel is much more comfortable than the $75K GL450 with the premium 2 upgrade package I had. On the SE the two-tone roof option was only $350 which really sets it off from the competition for look and feel. We looked at every car in this price range and would recommend it to anyone in this market. Fingers crossed on maintenance, but my CPO GL450 had to have a leaking shock absorber replaced with only 28,000 miles and it was not covered by the Benz CPO and cost $900, so I don’t think Mercedes offers any better in quality.

  • The Worst Car I Have Ever Had - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    This car is the worst car I have ever had. The gas mileage is not even close to as advertised. I am constantly fueling this car up and when I asked the dealer to help me he said there was nothing they could do that the car just gets bad mileage. I am sure your gas mileage statistics must be fraudulent. Worse off, the electrical system is also very poor and they are frequent battery drains which caused me to have to get my car jumpstarted. I cannot believe I still have a year left on this lease as this is the worst piece of crap and completely unreliable. I would never get a Land Rover again. Buyers beware.

  • Failed from 2nd week and no repair - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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    Dealer does not know how to repair the car. The car failed after the 1st week I purchased it, then it went in and out from the shop for the following 4-5 months. It should have rang a danger bell when we found out that the dealership was over 60 loaner vehicles. They kept replacing the back up camera when the entire electrical system would shut off. After I asked if they had tested the cameras they removed, I got blank look and they said they did not know what do to. They always have to wait for a technical adviser from headquarters to tell them what to do. Battery error signals showed up and the dealership did not know what to do except blame us that we must be driving very short distances (not true) after 2 weeks they decided to change the battery. Remember the Lemon Law if you are in California.

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