Land Rover Discovery Review & Ratings
- 12 February 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Land Rover’s classy Discovery won’t suit everyone’s budget, but for large families this luxury 4×4 has everything you could ask for. For a start it’ll seat seven. It also has a heated windscreen, heated front seats and leather for everyone, plus cupholders, a digital radio, Bluetooth, and UsB and touch-screen iPod connectivity. There’s also sat-nav, automatic wipers and headlights, and parking sensors front and rear. The diesel engine is strong and smooth, and the ride is refined.
The Discovery also has brilliant off-road capabilities – this is a full-time all-terrain car, so very few places are off limits. safety and stability are spot on, too, with a whopping eight airbags, traction control, hill-start assist and Hill descent control. With all seven seats in use, the boot won’t win any prizes for space, but the second and third rows fold – without you having to remove the headrests – to leave a flat load bay. There’s no getting away from the fact that the discovery is an expensive car to run. However, you won’t have to worry about your Land Rover’s value come resale time, thanks to incredibly strong residuals. after three years, it will still be worth almost two thirds of its original cost.
Stuart, Caroline and Ella Ackrill, Oxfordshire Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 GS, ’11/61
‘We’ve long been fans of Land Rovers, having had a couple of Discoverys in the past. ‘When the time came to replace our old Mk2, there really was only one choice. It’s perfect for us, because it can carry the whole family in comfort when we’re on the school run, and it can tow horse boxes when we’re having fun at the weekends. ‘The car can also get us around our farm whenever we need, and we never have any worries about it becoming stuck.’