What’s the story?
The opportunity to put a Discovery Sport up against a Range Rover Evoque is too good to miss. Especially since these two are mechanically almost identical; both have the 2.2 SD4 engine and the same nine-speed ZF 9HP automatic gearbox, although they do have very different suspension set ups.
LRO hope this test might help to settle the debate about which one of these two vehicles we’d choose for a daily driver.
Our favourite bit?
We make our way to a quiet corner of the country to remind ourselves just how the Disco Sport and Evoque handle the twisty country roads we know. But heading to Yarwell quarry is the ideal location to compare these two machines-side-by-side off-road.
The loose sandy surface, steep hills and water hazards provide everything we need, without taking either vehicle outside their design parameters or our comfort zone. This should be good…
And the verdict?
After hours of driving and much discussion before and after today’s testing, we’ve both come to the same opinion; which is a first.
We both agree that the Disco Sport feels more at home off-road than the Evoque - largely thanks to its greater rear wheel articulation and more supple suspension - and we both agree that the Evoque is a better drivers car on-road.
The full story can be found in the November 2015 issue of LRO. Download a digital issue, or order a back issue by calling 01858 438884.