Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Land Rover Discovery Sport 2014

2.2 Diesel SE , 5 door SUV

Test Date: Dec 2014

Land Rover Discovery Sport crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 69%
Safety Assist 82%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Good protection was provided to all critical body regions of the passenger dummy. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Land Rover demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different statures and those sat in different positions, whose knees might strike the dashboard at different locations. In the side impact test, the Discovery Sport scored maximum points with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate and that of the other parts of the body was good. The protection provided to front seat occupants against whiplash injury was good; for rear seat occupants, it was marginal. The Discovery Sport is equipped as standard with 'Autonomous Emergency Braking', a system that automatically applies the brakes if a collision is imminent. The system works at the low speeds typical of city driving and helps to reduce injuries, including whiplash.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the child restraints for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the Discovery Sport, including the optional third-row seats.


The bumper offered good or adequate protection to pedestrians' legs but the front edge of the bonnet showed poor protection in all areas tested and scored no points. The Discovery Sport has a pedestrian-protection airbag under the bonnet. When sensors detect that a pedestrian has been struck, an airbag is deployed from underneath a panel at the base of the windscreen to cover part of the screen and the stiff pillars on either side. Land Rover showed that the system operated robustly for a variety of pedestrian statures and over a broad range of speeds. Therefore, the protection offered to a pedestrian's head was assessed with the system deployed. Tests results on the bonnet surface were predominantly good or adequate and almost entirely good on the windscreen and windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The Discovery Sport has electronic stability control as standard equipment. A seatbelt reminder is also standard for the front and rear seats as is a lane departure warning system. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard on all but 'S' trim models and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of that type. The standard-fit 'Autonomous Emergency Braking' system operates from 10 to 80km/h and showed good performance in Euro NCAP's higherspeed tests.

applies to all Discovery Sports of the specification tested