Used Land Rover Discovery Sport cars for sale
We've got a fantastic selection of used Land Rover Discovery Sport cars for sale. Every second hand Land Rover Discovery Sport has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Land Rover Discovery Sport cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*
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Used Land Rover Discovery Sport pros and cons
+ Spacious family car
+ Comfortable to drive
+ Excellent off-roading capabilities
- Petrol engines are not economical
- Unintuitive infotainment system
- Adults will find third row cramped
Is a used Land Rover Discovery Sport a good car?
While 4x4s tend to look like they can go off-road, most would likely be flummoxed by anything more extreme than a gravel driveway. However, one of the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s unique selling points is that it’s genuinely great off-road.
While most families don’t need this from their daily driver, it’s reassuring to know it’s there if you need it, perhaps during a particularly snowy winter or if you’re an outdoorsy type who’s often out in the wilderness. That’s not the Discovery Sport’s only appealing characteristic, though, because it’s also a spacious seven-seater car that’s comfortable over lumps and bumps in the road.
Unfortunately, despite everything that goes in its favour, the Land Rover Discovery Sport doesn’t have a great reputation for reliability, so this is worth bearing in mind if you plan to use it as your main car.
The latest model was introduced in 2019 with a smart appearance and improved interior, though the Discovery Sport traces its roots back to 2014. A new infotainment system was a headline act for the update, and while it’s better than what came before, it’s still not particularly intuitive to use. Fortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard.
Interior quality is also not quite up to the standard of other luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC, but the Discovery Sport is impressively spacious inside. It has a good-sized boot, or you can have seven seats in place. Although the third row would be cramped for adults, it’s okay for kids.
Engine-wise, the Discovery Sport plug-in hybrid is the best, budget-allowing. Introduced in 2020, it has the potential to offer low running costs if you keep the batteries topped up. Otherwise the mild hybrid petrols and diesels are pretty thirsty. Opt for two-wheel drive versions with a manual gearbox if you want the best economy from non-PHEVs, but you do lose some of that off-road ability.
What to look for when buying a second hand Land Rover Discovery Sport
Unfortunately, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has a pretty poor reliability record, so seek plenty of documentation to see what work has been carried out and make sure it has been regularly serviced.
A few easier things to note include checking the interior for squeaks and creaks which could prove annoying on a long drive, and check models with the 2017-2019 top-spec infotainment, because it’s prone to bugs. Land Rover released a fix for this, though.
Also, if your daily journeys are typically short, avoid the diesels, because this can cause issues with the diesel particulate filter.
If you’re looking at early examples, we’d recommend avoiding the 2.2-litre diesel because it doesn’t comply with the latest emissions regulations, meaning it could see you charged extra for travelling in low emission zones.
If seven seats is a desirable feature, be aware that for most of the Discovery Sport’s life they have been an optional extra. It was a popular option, but not all vehicles have the third row.
Post-2019 update cars tend to be a bit more expensive than those that came before them. In 2017 there was another less extensive update and these provide decent value, particularly with top-spec versions getting an improved infotainment system.
Land Rover Discovery Sport FAQs
Yes, most Land Rover Discovery Sports are four-wheel drive, but there are two-wheel drive options out there. They will be less capable off road but offer better economy.
Yes, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a seven-seater. However, it was an optional extra, so not all cars have the third row.
The maximum a Land Rover Discovery Sport can tow is 2.2 tonnes for most diesel engines, while most petrol can tow 2.0 tonnes.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a bad reputation for reliability. If considering one, make sure to buy one with extensive service history and receipts for any work carried out. Also perhaps consider getting a used car warranty.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a lot going for it. It’s spacious, comfortable and very capable off-road. However, the reliability record is cause for concern, so consider whether you’re prepared to take the risk.
The Land Rover Discovery is a bigger car and a bit more off-road focused than the Discovery Sport, though both are spacious compared with similar alternatives and have all the off-road capability most could ever need.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is made at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood factory, just outside Liverpool, UK.
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