2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Range Rover Model Overview at Land Rover Easton

Discovery Sport

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,900 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 246 horsepower / 269 lb-ft of torque and nine-speed automatic transmission
  • All-Wheel Drive with All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC)
  • 10-inch Touch Pro™ touchscreen infotainment system
  • Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist
  • Two-zone Climate Control with second-row vents
  • Ebony interior and leather steering wheel
  • Available 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display
Land Rover Discovery Exterior

About the Land Rover Discovery Sport

If you combine attractive design with robust performance, reliable off-road capability, and a luxurious interior, what you get is the dynamic Land Rover Discovery Sport. Standard power comes in the form of a robust 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 246 horsepower and standard All-Wheel Drive. Inside, you’ll find a standard ebony interior, a leather steering wheel, and a dashboard packed full of technology features – such as a 10-inch Touch Pro™ infotainment system, two-zone climate control, and an available Interactive Driver Display.

This interior offers maximum versatility featuring 5-passenger seating and a maximum cargo capacity of 55 cubic feet. Still, need more space? The Discovery Sport also features an optional third-row seating to hold a total of 7 passengers comfortably without compromising cargo space. Did we also mention the special R-Dynamic trim offers a sportier exterior design, along with additional interior features? No matter where your adventures take you, you can count on the Land Rover Discovery Sport to get you there in style.

What the Critics Say

With a dashboard design that mimics what’s in flashier and pricier Land Rovers, the Discovery Sport maintains the brand’s upscale image. The cabin now offers sustainable materials and more seat configurations for better versatility. The seats in our test vehicle were comfortable enough for several long-haul trips lasting four hours or so.” — Car and Driver
Overall, we’re pleased to see that the Discovery Sport has matured into a more well-rounded and refined SUV. It’s worth checking out, especially if you find that other options such as the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC are a little too bland for your tastes.” — Edmunds

What’s New for 2021

Even after undergoing a significant refresh last year, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is back for 2021 with a number of key updates and revisions. First, the Discovery Sport now comes equipped with the cutting-edge Pivi Pro infotainment system that features a streamlined menu structure and over-the-air update capability. An updated cabin air filtration system is available and a more extensive list of driver-assistance features have been added as standard equipment. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® are now standard across the range as well. Lastly, last year’s base model and the top-spec R-Dynamic HSE have been discontinued in an effort to simplify the trim range.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Features

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Performance

Remarkable Capability

A standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under the hood of the Land Rover Discovery Sport delivers 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque while touting a towing capacity of 4,409 pounds. All-Wheel Drive and a nine-speed transmission come standard on every trim, giving the best performance on difficult surfaces and challenging inclines. Additional equipment such as the Torque Vectoring System, Terrain Response® System, and Adaptive Dynamics – each make precise tweaks to the suspension, braking, and other performance elements when off-roading for optimal control. For a more sport-focused experience, Discovery Sport R-Dynamic models add aggressive exterior design cues to help you stand out from the crowd.

Impeccable Safety and Technology

In addition to its exceptional performance capabilities, the cutting-edge tech features found inside the Discovery Sport prove that it has the smarts to back up its strength. The Land Rover Pivi Pro™ infotainment system lets you stay in total control of various services available on a 10-inch touchscreen display. Thanks to its intuitive layout, you can use Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration to control both apps on your phone and in your Discovery Sport. A stunning 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display behind the wheel gives you easy access to media, driving information, and other features while keeping the road in your line of sight.

Driver Assistance technology also works as an additional line of defense in keeping you and your passengers safe with features like emergency braking, lane assist, driver condition monitor, and cruise control with speed limiter – all included as standard equipment. An available 360-degree Surround Camera uses ClearSight Ground View along with Intersection and Curb View technology for a full third-person view of your vehicle position from multiple angles. With technologies like these, it’s like having an extra pair of eyes when you need them most.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Pivi Pro
Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior

Ample Interior

Contrasting with its rugged off-roading capabilities and exterior design, the interior of the Land Rover Discovery Sport has a different spirit altogether. This lush interior comes with inviting designs made from premium materials, ensuring it feels as good as it looks. Available heated and cooled seats and two-zone climate control available in both the first and second rows lets every occupant personalize their temperature preferences. Additional comforts available on the Discovery Sport include a fixed panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging pad located on the center console, and Configurable Ambient Lighting all add function and style when you’re on the road.

Trims & Specs

Discovery Sport S

Discovery Sport S

  • Starting at $41,900 MSRP*
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 246 horsepower and nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Pivi Pro Infotainment System
  • Ebony grained leather seats
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Two-zone Climate Control with second-row vents
Discovery Sport SE

Discovery Sport SE

  • Starting at $45,350 MSRP*
  • 20-inch Style 5076, 5 split‑spoke alloy wheels with Gloss Silver finish
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • Powered Tailgate
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
Discovery Sport R-Dynamic S

Discovery Sport R-Dynamic S

  • Starting at $43,600 MSRP*
  • Ebony grained leather seats with Mars Red or Light Oyster contrast stitching
  • Metal treadplates with “R‑Dynamic” branding
  • Perforated leather steering wheel
  • Heated, electric, power-fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver side
  • 3D Surround Camera
Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE

Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE

  • Starting at $46,950 MSRP*
  • ClearSight interior rear-view mirror
  • Meridian™ Sound System
  • Fixed Panoramic Roof
  • Head-Up Display
  • 20-inch Style 5076, 5 split‑spoke alloy wheels with Satin Dark Grey finish

*Price shown is Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,050 for Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport, $1,150 for Range Rover Velar, $1,350 for Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge noted above and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.