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For The Discovery is both a comfortable on-road cruiser and an extremely capable off-roader. Its cabin offers space for seven adults and superb versatility.

Against It's expensive to run, either privately or as a company car. The big mirrors and bluff windscreen create a fair bit of wind noise.

Land Rover Discovery 4x4
44 5stars

The Land Rover Discovery blends go-anywhere ability with executive car prestige and MPV practicality.

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There are 3 Land Rover Discovery versions available

4x4 3.0 SDV6 255 GS 5dr £40,005
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 SDV6 255 XS 5dr £46,865
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 SDV6 255 HSE 5dr £53,765
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There's just one diesel engine in the Discovery range, so the trim is your only consideration. XS gives you all the equipment you could ever want, but most buyers will specify top-of-the-range HSE.

If you want to learn how to make the most of your Land Rover, you can enrol on one of the company's Experience Days. These involve on- and off-road tuition at one of eight centres throughout the UK and cater for all competence levels. You can even give gift vouchers for whole- or half-day courses, with the price depending on the car used in the experience: Range Rovers are dearer than 'normal' Land Rovers.

Reader test team says:

Land Rover Discovery 4x4 3.0 SDV6 255 GS 5dr

We have just bought our third consecutive Discovery; one Discovery 3, two Discovery 4's. The latest a 4 XS, a 2012 plate with only 5k miles on the…

Ian Symes

5 out of 5 stars

Land Rover Discovery 4x4 3.0 TDV6 HSE 5dr

After having this car for just over three years now from new, I can safely say that this is more reliable than the Mercedes ML it replaced. After only…

Derek Saunders

5 out of 5 stars

Land Rover Discovery 4x4 3.0 SDV6 GS 5dr

I have had my Disco 4 for over 3 years and had a Disco 3 before that. The Disco 3 was great and the 4 is much better. I have a large family and do…

Robert Tobin

5 out of 5 stars

Land Rover Discovery 4x4 3.0 SDV6 255 HSE 5dr

This is the wife's car and she has had 6-7 L/R Discoveries since approximately from 95........every model from the first one. I have driven this…

kevin hope

5 out of 5 stars
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