How to spec a Land Rover Discovery Sport

Our guide to Land Rover's large SUV covers which options to pick, which to avoid and how much to pay for it all...

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The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a premium SUV that competes against both the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, as well as more mainstream cars such as the Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq. It’s Land Rover’s best-selling model, having replaced the popular Freelander.

Available in both five and seven-seat forms, the Discovery Sport is a practical and comfortable choice, offering a great driving position and a strong range of engines. Of those, it’s the 178bhp 2.0-litre D180 diesel engine that we recommend for its reasonable real-world running costs, and we’d team it with S trim, which gets you most of the kit you’ll want.

Before you get as far as choosing a trim level, though, you have to choose whether to go for the regular Discovery Sport or the R-Dynamic version; the latter adds sportier styling touches, including different front and rear bumper designs, but is exactly the same car underneath. So we'd stick with the regular one unless you're really sold on the looks of the pricier R-Dynamic.

Our full 16-point review can tell you a lot more about the Discovery Sport, but here's our guide to the best options to add without breaking the bank.

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