New Land Rover Discovery Sport vs used Audi Q7: verdict

Shopping for an upmarket seven-seat SUV for around £40,000? A new Discovery Sport may be tempting – but so is a used Q7. Time to see which is the better buy...

New Land Rover Discovery Sport vs used Audi Q7

Our verdict

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 2018 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 an easy car to drive and surprisingly competitive against the bigger Q7 when it comes to practicality.

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1st – Used Audi Q7

Audi Q7 side panning - 67-plate car

For Punchy and smooth engine; ultra-quiet at speed; supple ride; interior quality; space
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

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2nd – New Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport side panning - 69-plate car

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

Recommended options Metallic paint (£705), wireless phone charging (£100)

What Car? rating Four stars out of five

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Specifications: new Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 D180 AWD HSE

Engine 4cyl, 1999cc, diesel
Peak power 178bhp @ 4000rpm
Peak torque 317Ib ft @ 1500-3000rpm
Gearbox 9-spd automatic
0-60mph 10.8sec
30-70mph 10.7sec
Top speed 125mph
30-0mph 9.0m
70-0mph 49.1m
Official economy 38.9mpg (WLTP)
Test MPG 33.6mpg
CO2 emissions 190g/km (WLTP)

Specifications: used Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 272 S line quattro

Engine 6cyl, 2967cc, diesel
Peak power 268bhp @ 3250-4250rpm
Peak torque 443Ib ft @ 1500-3000rpm
Gearbox 8-spd automatic
0-60mph 6.2sec
30-70mph 6.0sec
Top speed 145mph
30-0mph 8.6m
70-0mph 47.3m
Official economy 47.1mpg (NEDC)
True MPG 34.0mpg
CO2 emissions 158g/km (NEDC)

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