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...

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 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

Audi Q7 side panning - 67-plate car

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

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

What Car? rating Four stars out of five

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