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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior Review

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Interior: 7.7

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport provides spacious seating for five, a generous amount of cargo room, and an appealing number of standard features. It’s also one of the few luxury compact SUVs with an optional third-row seat, though it’s best left to children. The interior quality is fitting for a luxury vehicle in this price range, though the Discovery Sport pales in comparison to its more opulent siblings.

  • "With its reserved but elegant cabin, quiet interior and handsome styling, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport has all the trappings of an expensive luxury SUV, but its sub-$40,000 starting price is anything but exclusive." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Land Rover may be a chichi boutique brand, but the Discovery Sport's interior feels ordinary. Sure, there's padded material on the dashboard top and upper door panels, much of it in a unique material that feels like wetsuit fabric. And yes, it's fun to watch the electronic shifter dial rise out of the console when the car is started. Lines of stitching and metallic-look details spiff up the cabin some, and the carpet feels like quality stuff. But the cabin finish comes off as ordinary, especially for its near-$50,000 price tag." -- Consumer Reports (2017)
  • "The 2016 Discovery Sport features a handsome interior fitted with high-quality materials. The design is stylish but conservative, which may leave some shoppers wishing for something with a little more charisma." -- Edmunds (2016)

Seating

With lots of space and eight-way power adjustments, the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s front seats provide ample comfort and a clear view of the road. That said, this SUV stands out with its second row. These seats slide and recline, and they offer more legroom than the second rows in most class competitors. Any adult can enjoy a pleasant ride in this section. A third-row seat is optional, transforming this from a two-row, five-seat SUV to a three-row SUV with room for seven. Space in the third row isn't as generous as in the middle row, and these seats are best for transporting small kids.

Partial grained leather seats and a leather steering wheel are standard. Seating upgrades include perforated leather and Windsor leather upholstery options, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

  • "The raised 2nd-row seats slide and recline, and will easily accommodate 6-foot-4 occupants. … The optional third row is small but useful for small children." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Drivers will find plenty of space, easy access, and good sight lines to the front and sides. The rear seats are unusually spacious and comfortable for a vehicle of this size. A giant fixed panoramic roof lets in a lot of light, but it doesn't tilt or slide open. A cramped third-row of seats is an option." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
  • "The second row offers decent legroom with the movable 60/40-split bench that both reclines (which is common) and slides fore and aft (which is rare). The seat is mounted 2 inches higher than the front seats to provide a better view for its occupants. The available third row is a tight fit for all but limber youngsters, leading us to suggest you look elsewhere if you plan on hauling seven passengers on a regular basis." -- Edmunds (2016)

Interior Features

Users will mostly have an easy time with the Discovery Sport's infotainment system. The interface is arranged in an intuitive way, and the touch screen responds to gestures similar to those you’d use for a smartphone. We recommend checking to see if you can easily reach the display from the driver's seat because it's a bit of a stretch for some.

The standard infotainment system uses the InControl Touch interface and comes with an 8-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and three USB ports (two of which are in the second row). Additional standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, cruise control with speed limiter (this prevents you from exceeding a manually adjusted speed limit), emergency brake assist, and trailer stability assist.

The upgraded InControl Touch Pro system comes with a 10-inch touch screen, a 17-speaker Meridian sound system, navigation pro, voice recognition, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Other available upgrades include satellite radio, HD Radio, automatic high beams, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitor, traffic sign recognition, front parking sensors, park assist for parallel parking, a surround-view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a head-up display.

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  • "We're also fans of its unique rotary shifter and the SUV's 8-inch touch screen and intuitive infotainment system." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The infotainment system is operated by a too-small touch screen that is a far reach away with a user interface that can be slow to respond. There are shortcuts for some functions, such as the one to activate the seat heaters. It's not hard to figure out the rotary shifter, but it lacks some desired safeguards." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
  • "The large 8-inch touchscreen mounted in the center of the dash offers a much-improved interface that uses smartphone-like gestures to control climate, audio, phone and (optional) navigation functions, as well as to access available apps including iHeartRadio, Stitcher and more. It works well, but it can be too much of a reach at times, especially the accompanying physical buttons on its right side." -- Edmunds (2016)

Cargo

The Discovery Sport has 34.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and up to 62.8 cubic feet when you fold down all rear seats. Both dimensions are among the largest in the luxury compact SUV class. A hands-free tailgate is optional in the base trim and standard in all other editions.

  • " … the smart interior packaging gives it more usable cargo space than its larger BMW X3 and Audi Q5 rivals." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "This Land Rover has moved from a brand-typical two-piece tailgate design to a conventional one-piece liftgate. A power liftgate on the HSE trim line is nice to have. The cargo area is a good size and can easily be expanded by folding seatbacks via convenient releases in the cargo area. The cargo area has a 12-volt power supply, tie-down loops, and a security cover -- all the items you would expect to find in this class of vehicle." -- Consumer Reports (2017)
  • "Speaking of hauling, fold down all the rear seats and you have a cargo hold with 60 cubic feet of space. Numerically, this is an average amount for a compact luxury crossover, but the Disco Sport's boxy shape makes the most of it." -- Edmunds (2016)
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