Reviewer Photos & Videos
A quiet achiever
This is my day use car and after some hesitancy I have grown to love it. It's got all the gismos one needs and it's versatility is delighful. It can transport wine, big dog, shopping and suitcases for a week away, as well as be a 7 seater, a easy to use town car and when called upon something that manages flooded streets. If you need it can also get a move on and while not the fastest it can still over take a road train going uphill and outpace anyone you need to. So far (one year from new) not a single fault. I'm beginning to love it.
Purchased in July 2021 for $74,000.00.
Car's been kinda OK
So I've read the reviews below and wow - yea scathing!!
So we brought a new HSE 2.2TD in 2015, this was the first year the car was released - we have now done around 90k in the car and it's been actually OK. Car always serviced under warranty by LR either Parramatta or in Alexandria. So the costs for servicing at the genuine locations are very expensive the car cost from memory around 86k new. The first 3 services were free so yea these were cheap but number 4 was around 1.3k so after the warranty expired we went to a JR specalised and the pri...ce dropped to around $600. To date the car has certainly not been trouble free, but not as bad as some below........ 1> AC failed twice within first 12 months - they took a while to find the AC leak and repair it but it's been fine ever since 2> Buttons on the steering wheel - these de laminated - but lucky this happened just before the warranty expired and was also replaced for free. 3> Nav system played up after warranty expired but it was just a loose SD card that held the maps
Purchased in October 2015 for $86,000.00.
Think with your head not with your heart
Having owned and loved our Disco Sports for 4 years we got a warning light (engine still running fine) and went to lower power mode. Stopped driving straight away. Towed to the dealership. Dealership rang and said the had checked and nothing wrong. Wife said you had better be sure. They took it for a test drive and five days later said we need a new engine caused by low and thick oil. Oil light didn't even come on until after they took it for a test drive. $32k for new engine.
These engines have a lot of intelligence to maximise power and minimise emmisions but are really, really dumb
4000km overdue for a service so extended warranty denied also.
Purchased in July 2017 at Land Rover Dealers.
Lemon - Currently at QCAT to have it refunded - it's that bad
We're now nearly a year down the track of trying to return a new Disco Sport after 9 faults in 6000kms. Faults range from gearbox failure and intermittent electronic brake failure to more minor faults such as dropping all of its washer fluid on the ground in our garage. The JLR do not deny any of the faults exist and have not provided any argument against the various legal precedents that confirm the threshold of "Major Failure" under ACL are reached. The faults reach this threshold individually, as an aggregation and via the clause "would a re...asonable consumer purchase the vehicle knowing the nature and extent of the faults". The dealer (JLR Springwood, QLD) has repeatedly set out to gain advantage in QCAT by breaking the rules. Attempting to have legal representation without applying to do so, and despite having an application to have JLR added as a joinder denied, having an employee of JLR represent them during a hearing again without applying to do so. In mediation (8 months after rejecting the vehicle), they agreed to an undertaking to review the car at our premises to ensure it had not been damaged/modified etc (to value it for internal processes), and assuming all was well (faults aside) they would then provide a letter confirming the process for refund. Whilst they sent the staff member out and the car was as expected, they failed to follow through with the agreed process. JLR have a willingness to use the arduous nature of the process to pursue your rights under ACL (QCAT) to deny customers their right, hoping instead that it is too hard or not financially viable to fight. The protections for consumers needs to change to ensure companies such as JLR are held to account when they deny consumer their rights. Don't do it!
Purchased in September 2019 at Jaguar Land Rover Australia for $69,990.00.
Vehicle seems defective and Pathetic Customer Service
My 2018 Land Rover Discovery had a Fuel leak and it was confirmed there was a fuel leak which was a result of a split in the fuel return pipe. To remedy this concern, the pipe was removed and replaced, under the bonnet.
Prior to this incident there had been an incident of oil leak. I have been trying to get an answer from the Head Office regarding the root cause for the split so that the reoccurrence of the issue doesnot happen on a highway which could lead to a disaster.
The Case Manager assigned is ruthless and does reply to the issue once a week, when being asked to escalate this to higher authorities she has been refusing.
Purchased in January 2018 at Land Rover Dealers.
Material Quality Poor
I'm currently own Land rover Discovery sport 2016 year model with less than 70000km on odometer. And very disappointed with the quality of the parts its made. I would like to let people know as the quality is no longer of the premium cars as "Land Rover" presenting themselves. This also can be applicable to Jaguar that is also using exactly the same parts and made of the same material. As well as the parts quality is poor, the customer relationship team responses not applicable and this matter case raised should not be responded the way it doe...s. Car recently have 3 years warranty expired, however when I purchased it from Land Rover dealer it came with complementary 1 year extended warranty. Car always serviced at Land rover dealership and very good looked after. Few weeks ago I found as on the steering wheel cruise control switch "-" button has peeled off. And i really would like to stress you as this button have no sign of wear ant tear, it clearly sign of poor quality of paint or part or material. I've visited Land rover service centre where part was replaced, however I has been charged for part and labour $313. I'm happy to have a new part installed, however I'm disappointed as the premium car have poor quality parts installed and warranty does not cover it. I've been explained as my warranty does not cover this type of scenarios, but it's not explaining bad quality part installed on the premium car and not replacing it as complimentary or cover by extended warranty for the car which is less than a year out of warranty. Response from the Customer relationship stated as your part is functioning and falls under category wear and tear. This in NOT WEAR and TEAR this is BAD quality part of the premium car.
Purchased in December 2018 at Land Rover Dealers for $53,000.00.
LEMON !!! land rover should be ashamed !!
i have the great misfortune of buying this piece of junk from brand new , and it has been trouble from the day i drove it out of the lot .
rattling noisy motor
dangerously lacking power on acceleration
constant fault lights
long visits to the service department , who is at a loss on how to deal with this rattling tractor
stay away from Land rover & this model
they both proven totally unhelpful & unreliable
Purchased in April 2017 at Land Rover Dealers for $68,000.00.
Aboslutely Love the car
Background - I ordered the car with the options I wanted ... a long wait for the car to be built and shpped ... I have had this car for almost 2.5 years ... I wasnt a Land Rover fanboy before I bought it.
Why I chose this - I wanted a 4WD to go off road, My wife wanted a vehicle that can occassionally bring large things and something nice (my other car is a Sedan) and we got a puppy that was growing into a 40KG beast. I had a choice of Prado, BMW X5, Mercedes GLC, Volvo XC90, Pajero ... while some didnt have proper 4WD, some drove like a truck..., some ugly, some I could not afford ... The Disco SPort ticked all the boxes Why I love this car - I have owned 17 cars in my life so far, some cheap and nasty and some expensive luxury cars. I also am a car nut so drive a lot of new cars, test drive new models and get to drive a amazing selection of cars from a fleet of over 150 vehicles. This car has been an absolute joy to drive, does not feel like a clunky 4WD It drives like a car on road and handled Fraser island in remarkable fashion. I did get stuck in sand due to driver error but pulled out thanks to its computing ... What annoys me - a few rattles that is in every car from factory, the Ditch Finishers (a plastic cover that covers the roof rail channel) kept coming off, navgation would get stuck occassionally ... these were all fixed under warranty and is no longer a problem. Tyres are expensive and the original 19" AT tyres dont really suit 4WD'ing, so I bought a spare set of 17" with off road tyres for when I want to go camping Safety - Recently my automatic breaking was put to the test when a Kangaroo decided to hop in front of the car while I was driving at 60kmh. The car did an emergency stop but still hit the Kangaroo at probably 10kmh. we all survived and the car did not have any damage. If you ask me will you buy another Land Rover again ... the answer is Yes ...
Purchased in November 2017.
What a Lemon of a Car
We bought ours brand new back in 2018 with the new Ingenium 2.0L Diesel engine, and dealer failed to mention that this car needs to be driven once a week on the hwy for the DPF to regenerate properly due to bad engineering design. DPF too far from the engine to heat up on short drives.
After 10,000kms service light came on and had to be taken to the dealer for a service well below their recommended 25,000km service intervals. Front tyres showed significant wear at the same time but dealer shrugged it off as a wheel alignment issue which they a...
Purchased in January 2018.
Nothing but trouble
10 months old 12,000 Klm 177kw nothing but trouble since the day I bought it, balance shafts, transfer box , air conditioner pump , not looking forward to the future with this $83,000 lemon
Purchased in January 2019 for $83,000.00.
Land Rover & Bruce Lyntons-----Both are CRAP
Cannot believe the amount of faults with this vehicle, and known issues that were not fixed. Bruce Lyntons, just do not care about their customers one bit. On some faults, I left the car for up to a week, and they had not even fixed all the issues that they had listed to fix. So many bits coming loose, falling off, failing, breaking. ABSOLUTE LEMON. When the car was a month out of warranty, the electric hydraulic pump for rear diff failed, and at only 30,000kms......they want $1,800 to fix it, even though it was a known problem.
I will never sp...
Purchased in June 2015 at Bruce Lynton Land Rover Southport for $76,000.00.
Major oil leak from transfer case found at 4th service. Dealer and Manufacturer refused to repair!
Had lots of problems with this car. Worst problem was a major oil leak from the transfer case that was found at the 4th service at 104000km. Was originally told not to worry and that Purnell Land Rover would not leave me out in the cold over the extra 4000 km but was then refused any repairs from both the dealer and manufacturer.
Purchased in August 2015 at Land Rover Dealers for $70,500.00.
Better look somewhere else
Just look somewhere else, yes it does look good, also pretty good for long trips.
1st month in, Right side exhaust rattling crazy, told Trivett (Landrover service) they said it was normal.
12 months in right side exhaust rattling out of control, told them to fix it this time instead of looking at it. Kind of got fixed wasn't that bad anymore. 18 months, reverse camera showed blue screen of death. Thank god warranty still covers it. 24 month Engine Stop Start doesn't work anymore (actually better this way). During this period , navigation has cr...
Purchased in July 2016.
Worst car ever owned and first and last to buy
2 gearboxes now the 4wd pump.gone at 65000 km
Nothink by problem with this lemon of a car i hate it
Dash rattle from day 1 still can't fix it
Purchased in November 2015 at Land Rover Dealers for $87,000.00.
Look forward to driving my car every day!
I've had my Disco Sport since 2017, purchased through Trivett Parramatta.
This is our family car and my wife and I are always battling it out over who gets to drive. My kids tell me they prefer this over their mums Mercedes, and its just a pleasure to drive!
I feel so safe in this car which is important to me now that I have kids, and its spacious but sporty at the same time! I love our family road trips.
This is my first LandRover but I think I'm converted for life now!
Purchased in July 2017 at Trivett Landrover Parramatta for $59,999.00.
Questions & Answers
Thinking about buying a 2021 Discovery Sport (petrol model) but the reviews are scaring me. Anyone with MY20 models have anything to say on whether the recurring issues have been addressed by now?
Save yourself a significant amount of stress and inconvenience, LR’s look fabulous, but the beauty is only skin deep, these reviews are a good cross section of the problems owners have experienced and the disgraceful manner in which the manufacturer and the dealer have responded.
Hi I’m thinking of buying a 2016 Petrol si4, any issues with this engine and anything I should be aware of? Thanks
Hi i am looking at buying a second hand 2015 sd4 hse luxury discovery sport but worried about their reliability after reading these reviews? Are repairs expensive? thanks fiona
Their repairs are very expensive, especially from the dealers......that sounds like the first model out.....NEVER, I repeat....NEVER.....but the first model......(we did)....that is where they find out all of their little mistakes...and what different parts they should have used. Sorry....not a lot of good words for Land Rover......I now drive BMW and they are so superior......
Good Luck, Mark
thanks so much mark you have probably saved me a ton of money!
Get an answer from our members
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.5 L/100km||6.6 L/100km||8 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||54 L||54 L||68 L||54 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||110kW @ 4000rpm||132kW @ 4000rpm||177kW @ 5500rpm||177kW @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||380Nm @ 1750rpm||430Nm @ 1750rpm||340Nm @ 1250-3200rpm||500Nm @ 1500-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom||United Kingdom||United Kingdom||United Kingdom|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,200 kg||2,200 kg||2,000 kg||2,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||600 mm||600 mm||600 mm||600 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||May 2015||Jan 2017|
Other Midsize / Medium SUVs
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.