Land Rover Discovery Sport
STATUS: Major changes for 2020 - This seven-passenger utility vehicle is built off a new structure that's reportedly 13-percent stiffer (and also quieter) than the previous model. The base Discovery Sport's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine - designed and built by Jaguar Land Rover - is rated at 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque (previously 237/251). Optional is a 286-horsepower (295 pound-feet) four-cylinder assisted by 48-volt electric motor/generator. All-wheel-drive is standard with both engines. Exterior changes are limited to a new nose, grille and headlights, and the interior has new seats, floor console and instrument panel. All trims come with hill-descent control (uses engine braking to prevent downhill runaway situations), hill-start assist (to prevent rolling backward down a hill) and trailer sway control. On the options list is ClearSight Ground View, which displays a 180-degree live stream of the undercarriage on the touchscreen. This helps drivers navigate obstacles, such as rocks and tree stumps.
Base price (incl. destination): $38,800
Type: Full-size utility vehicle
Engine: (h.p.): 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 (246/286)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 19/24/21 (base 2.0)
Base weight (lb.): 4,350