Should I go for a petrol or diesel Land Rover?

I currently own a 2009 Range Rover Sport diesel and I'm looking to acquire a new Land Rover Discovery Sport. I'm not sure whether to go for diesel or petrol. Diesel has much more to offer in relation to fuel consumption but, with the demonising of diesels by the government, would a petrol version be a better buy?

Asked on 12 September 2017 by Malcolm Scott

Answered by Honest John
Depends what you want to do with it. If you will be towing a lot or doing a high mileage of 20,000 or more a year, probably diesel. If not, petrol, either the new Ingenium 240PS or 290PS, and make sure you order a spare wheel.
Similar questions
My wife and I (76 years and 78 years old respectively) have bought new or nearly new demonstrators for the past 20 years, selling them when they reach 8 - 10 years old. As we live in a rather remote area,...
I need to buy something with a few more seats but worry about all the negative coverage of diesels. What do you recommend?
I currently have a Volkswagen Tiguan that has been okay on a mixture of short trips and towing a caravan. We've never experienced any DPF issues, but since the emissions fix we have noticed the car regenerating...
Related models
The best-driving Land Rover, still very capable off road, TDV8 is strong and smooth, 3.0 TDV6 a genuinely sporty decent drive with excellent steering.
Refined and comfortable. Better off-road than most rivals. Strong plug-in hybrid.