I got to review the new Land Rover Discovery Sport for a week.
Land Rover has always been one of my favourite car brands because it is pure luxury to drive and super comfortable to travel long-distances.
If you want to get to experience the Land Rover and Jaguar – I highly recommend you visit the adventure park where you get an opportunity to test drive the cars on-road and off-road. Trust me, it is a must-do! Also, the perfect gift if your partner is into cars and would like to test their driving skills during an exhilarating experience.
I must admit, I do prefer smaller cars. I have always owned sporty vehicles, so I was super excited to get in the driver’s seat and experience the features.
There is no doubt that this car looks beautiful and will have its presence felt wherever it goes especially when its logo reflects on the floor at night. 😉
Jumping in, I did not feel tiny like I normally do in SUVs. Sometimes I have to sit on a pillow… I know I know. I am that short!
The steering wheel was easy to adjust and move however I did struggle with the gearshift lever which did not always stay in the intended gear. This was one of the most frustrating things about driving this car. Sometimes it would automatically go into N. It happened often when I was shifting to drive or reverse which made me a little nervous.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport had a makeover- a new grille, LED lights, and new bumpers which can be clearly seen and welcomed since the car looks more modern overall.
Let’s talk space:
Now for a small SUV like this, I was expecting to struggle with space all round especially as it was a 5 seater. It did however impress me especially with how much I could fit into the boot and inside the car.
You can fit 2 car seats plus have room for an adult in the middle of them (like me). 😉
The backseats have a good amount of leg room which makes travel long distance pure luxury then you have the storage on the side of the doors which has enough space for your water bottle and others. There’s also storage behind the drivers and passengers’ seat which could fit a tablet and other small items like your charger etc.
The car is equipped with all the basics you need including full-screen 3D navigation, driving information, or quickly see what audio is playing, all on a new high-resolution 12.3” Interactive Driver Display.
Standard Features on Pivi Pro2 include:
- 10″ Touchscreen
- Newly designed interface
- Apple CarPlay® 3
- Android AutoTM 4
I must say I found the touchscreen a little annoying as it was a little hard to press and navigate.
The optional Head-up Display projects key information onto the windscreen. Easily view your vehicle’s speed, gear position, and navigation through the full-colour display – The car I reviewed didn’t have this option but I’ve reviewed previous cars with it and I love it!
The car has the Meridian surround sound system which has 14 speakers and a dual-channel subwoofer, 650W amplifier power.
You definitely can’t feel the speed on this car so having the cruise control and speed limiter definitely helped me on the highway. It is an all-wheel-drive and fuel consumption was not too bad and I would say on the same level as its competitors.
Features that stood out for me:
- The LED lights
- Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
- Automatic Headlight Levelling
- Heated, electric, power fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver-side.
- Cabin lighting
- Emergency Braking
- Lane Keep Assist
- Driver Condition Monitor
- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
- Front and Rear Parking Aid
Overall, the Discovery Sport is easy to drive and offers the space needed for families who love to travel. My only problem is that I do not think it has the best automatic gearbox.
For more information and pricing, click here.