New Land Rover Discovery Sport vs used Audi Q7: verdict
Shopping for an upmarket seven-seat SUV for around £45,000? A new Discovery Sport may be tempting – but so is a used Q7. Time to see which is the better buy...
Comparing new and used cars often makes the used car look better value, but that doesn’t guarantee it’s a better buy. Time marches on and lifts standards, so the trade-off for lower costs can be deficits elsewhere. But the Q7 was so brilliant back in 2019 that, even by today’s standards, it’s an utterly compelling package: so quiet, so comfortable and so classy that it simply has to take the spoils, especially when it’s no more expensive to own.
Yet if the idea of someone else’s cast-off makes you wince, the Discovery Sport is a great new alternative. It’s a relaxing car to drive, comes very well equipped and is surprisingly competitive against the bigger Q7 when it comes to practicality.
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1st – Used Audi Q7
For Punchy and smooth engine; ultra-quiet at speed; supple ride; stunning interior; spacious
Against Pricey extended warranty; more expensive on finance; less standard kit
Options to look out for Metallic paint; Technology Pack
What Car? rating Five stars out of five
2nd – New Land Rover Discovery Sport
For Really roomy for its size; well equipped; good standard safety kit; comfortable ride
Against Short on overtaking pace; less agile; sluggish infotainment; poor reliability record
Recommended options Metallic paint (£705), wireless phone charging (£100)
What Car? rating Four stars out of five
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