Our Cars brief update: Land Rover Discovery Sport (month three), CAR+ June 2016 | CAR Magazine

Our Cars brief update: Land Rover Discovery Sport (month three), CAR+ June 2016

Published: 01 May 2016 Updated: 27 May 2016

► Month 3 with our long-term Disco
► We’re averaging 33.3mpg
► Despite eco-driving ‘judge’ function

The Disco Sport comes with Craig Revel Horwood as standard, aka a graphical driving coach which rates your eco credentials as brutally as the Strictly Come Dancing judge.

Stepping on the throttle as gingerly as a radioactive puddle, never exceeding the limit and braking for hazards half-a-mile away, I managed peak fuel economy of 38.4mpg. Still 28% off the official figure! And after lapsing into less saintly progress, the month’s average was 33.3 – only 0.1mpg better than CAR’s 2012 Evoque, with its Ford-sourced lump. Poor show.   

@CARPhilMc

Logbook: Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury auto

Price: £43,400 
As tested: £46,615 
Miles this month: 2025 
Total miles: 8616 
Our mpg: 33.3
Official mpg: 53.3 
Fuel this month: £331.54
Extra costs: £0

Read more from the June 2016 issue of CAR magazine

By Phil McNamara

Group editor, CAR magazine

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