2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Performance

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Land Rover Discovery Sport Performance Rating

2024 Discovery Sport Performance

The only engine choice for the Land Rover Discovery Sport range is a bit underwhelming, with the 2.0-liter turbo-four producing 246 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to all four corners, and Land Rover claims a 0-60 mph time of 7.3 seconds for the five-seater Discovery Sport or 7.5 seconds for the seven-seater derivative. The former can hit 140 mph, just 1 mph ahead of the heavier seven-seater version, although these figures aren't as relevant for a compact luxury crossover. What is relevant is that the Discovery Sport can feel a little sluggish when getting up to speed compared to many rivals. For instance, the base BMW X3 with AWD will hit 60 in just six seconds despite only having 2 hp more.

In terms of trailering, the Discovery Sport will tow a maximum of 4,409 pounds. At lower off-road speeds, the vehicle impresses more with its convenient Terrain Response 2 system.

2024 Discovery Sport Performance Photos

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2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Front View Driving
2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Gear Shifter
2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Wheel

Engine and Transmission

The standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 246 hp and 269 lb-ft, and we probably wouldn't have had much issue with it as a base power plant if there were more powerful alternatives. There aren't, so customers must be prepared to live with the all-wheel-drive Discovery Sport's middling acceleration and slightly lethargic responses. It will cruise at the speed limit without much fuss, however, but the nine-speed automatic transmission could do with more decisive shifts. We also feel that it's the tuning of the transmission that prevents the Land Rover from posting better acceleration figures.

2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Performance Specs:

Land Rover Discovery Sport TrimsLand Rover Discovery Sport EnginesLand Rover Discovery Sport HorsepowerLand Rover Discovery Sport TransmissionsLand Rover Discovery Sport DrivetrainsLand Rover Discovery Sport MPG/MPGE
P250 Core S2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas246 hp @ 5500 rpm9-Speed Automatic4X420 MPG
P250 Dynamic SE2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas246 hp @ 5500 rpm9-Speed Automatic4X420 MPG

2024 Discovery Sport Gas Mileage

It's often the case that a slightly underpowered engine balances out with good efficiency, but the AWD Discovery Sport's gas mileage lags well behind the best. It manages 19/23/20 mpg city/highway/combined, significantly down on the BMW X3 xDrive's 24 mpg combined or the Audi Q5 quattro's 26 mpg combined.

With its 17.7-gallon fuel tank capacity, the Discovery Sport is restricted to a range of about 354 miles.

2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Fuel Capacity

Land Rover Discovery Sport TrimsP250 Core SP250 Dynamic SE
Land Rover Discovery Sport Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)19/2319/23

2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport Trailering

Land Rover Discovery Sport TrimsP250 Core SP250 Dynamic SE
Land Rover Discovery Sport Maximum Trailering Capacity4,409 lbs.4,409 lbs.
Engine2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission9-Speed Automatic9-Speed Automatic

FAQs

Which Land Rover Discovery Sport trim is the most efficient?

The same gas mileage figures of 19/23/20 mpg apply to both Discovery Sport trims. In this segment, those figures are not impressive.

Does the Land Rover Discovery Sport require premium gas?

Yes, the Discovery Sport requires premium gasoline.

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