Move north of the £35,000 mark and a huge range of SUVs enters your shortlist, but none quite matches the all-round brilliance of the Discovery.
The Disco's blend of space, seven-seat practicality, cruising refinement and off-road ability is hard to beat. At £45,000, it looks terrific value, particularly since our chosen XS trim brings with it luxury items such as leather and sat-nav.
The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine is strong and smooth, although the chassis set-up is arguably more of an achievement. It manages to accommodate the Land Rover requirements for off-road ability, while still being comfortable and surprisingly agile on asphalt.
Flaws? There are precious few, although the progress made by rivals, and even Land Rover's latest Range Rover, highlights the fact that the Discovery isn't the cleanest vehicle on the planet, or the cheapest to run. However, if that's the price you have to pay for a car you can throw this much of your life at, then the Discovery still deserves its spot as our top-price SUV.