Land Rover Discovery Sport Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Land Rover Discovery Sport reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2012: Engine failure
Seek advice from the state government consumer affairs people, or take LRA to VCAT.
MY16-18 Land Rovers and MY03 Volkswagen variants recalled
Jaguar Land Rover has recalled examples of its Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Velar and Sport range sold between 2016 and 2018, while Volkswagen has recalled Golfs, Passats and Transporters ...Read More
Takata recall: Skoda and Jaguar Land Rover confirm affected models
Czech brand Skoda and British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have revealed which models will be recalled as part of the wide-spread mandatory Takata airbag call back.Read More
Land Rover, Nissan, Volvo headline latest recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week issued safety recalls for various vehicles from Land Rover, Nissan and Volvo.Read More
Subaru, Land Rover and Volvo headline recent recalls
Volvo, Subaru, Land Rover, Citroen and GM have issued safety recalls for some vehicles due to defective manufacturing issues.Read More
Prado, Everest or Discovery Sport - which is best?
The Everest has a longer list of safety features, a higher towing capacity, is more family-friendly, and drives nicer; the Prado is more refined, but feels dated, the Discovery Sport is a true off-roader with car-like road manners. The Discovery for mine. Another to try is the Toyota Fortuner.
Best replacement for a Liberty Wagon?
With 2000 kg towing capacity the Discovery Sport has the towing capacity you want, it's more than the CX-5, and it's not limited to 80 km/h like the Subaru is. That's a big plus. The only criticisms we've heard about are some niggling interior fit and finish issues, and one or two electrical gremlins. The Land Rover also has more ground clearance than the CX-5 and a traction control system better set up for actual off-road work.
Known issues for Discovery Sport?
There was a time when you wouldn’t touch a British brand with a barge pole, they were badly built, poorly engineered, under-developed, and, well … rubbish. But that was then and this is now, and we should put our prejudices to one side. Early Discoverys do tend to look untidy with things like you mention, but they do keep going pretty well over the long term. You would like to think that the issues that have been a problem in the past, like the trim etc., have been fixed. We get little feedback from Disco owners, suggesting they’re a happy bunch. Recent research for an upcoming used-car story paints a positive picture of the reliability of the Disco. The only downside we can see is the cost of servicing and repairs, the same can be said for any European brand.