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Hi everyone.

First time joining a forum and this one!

I'm a soccer mom with 3 boys and planning to upgrade from my current car to an SUV (not a van).

Looking forward to meet new people to discuss the pros and cons of the discovery sport.

First SUV purchase, mainly to drive my 3 boys to their after school soccer program and of course they have their gears too.

Looking at the Discovery Sport SE model for my future swap.
 

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We are very active with our DS. We do soccer, camping, skiing, etc, It does it all well. The DS feels bigger inside than the vehicle looks. Although we are only a family of 3... We've had up to 2 kids, 3 adults and our gear in it for some day trips and there plenty of room for a lot of gear. And it gets good real world MPG on top of it all, which is a sweet bonus.

Of course there's bigger SUVs out there and we've owned among the biggest, but this one does great for its size and we rarely miss our past large SUVs.

Good luck!
 

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Welcome aboard!

Remember, the Discovery Sport is NOT a SUV. It's a CUV (Crossover) because the it is a car unibody construction.

SUVs have separate frame and body like the old GMC Suburbans or Toyota Tundra (had both so I know).

I love CUVs because they don't wobble, flex, and bend like a SUV on separate frame/chassis....

My BMW X5 is CUV after I found out after an accident they had to cut out unibody panels just like a car !
 

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I love my Discovery Sport but only have one child. We occasionally have others in the vehicle and their is plenty of room.

Personally, I probably would not get this vehicle if I was daily driving three children around with equipment, etc.

When the third row is up, there is no room for cargo. It is more of a once in a while convenience... In my opinion.

We cross shopped the Honda Pilot which had more room... Much like that of the Odyssey minivan, but was an SUV or CUV... Not sure with the new model this year. It was nice, but for my needs and liking to drive on the beach, I was more confident in the LandRover line.

Good luck.
 

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I love my Discovery Sport but only have one child. We occasionally have others in the vehicle and their is plenty of room.

Personally, I probably would not get this vehicle if I was daily driving three children around with equipment, etc.

When the third row is up, there is no room for cargo. It is more of a once in a while convenience... In my opinion.

We cross shopped the Honda Pilot which had more room... Much like that of the Odyssey minivan, but was an SUV or CUV... Not sure with the new model this year. It was nice, but for my needs and liking to drive on the beach, I was more confident in the LandRover line.

Good luck.
Funny - I have the same 3rd row option and rarely use it. It sits folded down for cargo space I need more.

And it's funny - I traded in my 2015 Honda Pilot for the Discovery Sport. Really hated the Honda traction (lack of traction) on the Pilot - especially the FWD axle that fights you going around corners. Honda's AWD is really sucky because it uses part time traction control and only engages the rear when it detects slippage - very tough to drive on slippery roads.:(

The Discovery sport hands down won over the Pilot (about the same price) with awesome Torque vectoring that makes going around corners a breeze.
Plus the 4WD (not AWD) traction is just amazing - it's always on and does not need to "think" before engaging all 4 wheels!:D
 

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The Evoque is FWD based AWD/4WD system. Our Discos are always 4WD and lock the diff when needed. Much better system.

I drove an Evoque for a couple days and hated it. It felt more sluggish and less responsive.

I used the screen on the infotainment system to monitor the drivetrain on the Evoque... It was in FWD the majority of the time.

I used it on my Disco and it is very intelligent with the locking differential.
 
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