While the full-size Land Rover Discovery is as capable off road as it is comfortable and practical on it, it's always been a pricey purchase. However, the smaller Land Rover Discovery Sport is designed to bring similar qualities to a wider audience.
A replacement for the Freelander, which was discontinued in 2014, it's based on the Range Rover Evoque. Yet with the boxier lines of a traditional SUV, rather than the Evoques’s coupé-esque sillouette, the Discovery Sport is a proper family friendly machine.
A 186bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine is the mainstay of the range, there are two other diesel options and from 2017, a couple of 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol joined the line-up as well. You get the choice of five or seven seats, but being a Land Rover, four-wheel drive is available as standard on all but the entry-level diesel.
However, there are no similarly priced, premium-badged seven-seater rivals, but don’t forget that you can get similar-sized or bigger seven-seat rivals, with more equipment for similar money. However, you need to settle for a more mainstream badge, such as the Kia Sorento, Skoda Kodiaq or Peugeot 5008.
Read on for everything you need to know before buying a Discovery Sport, including which version to go for.