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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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171 reader reviews for Land Rover Discovery 4x4.
  • 3.0 SDV6 255 GS 5dr

    Ian Symes , . Date: 28/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    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 clock so more or less like new. We took some time to look at other 4x4s before opting for another Disco. The problem is, with the exception of the Toyota Landcrusier and the Mercedes GL, there is really nothing that can compare with the Disco for practicality, comfort and space. We drive down to the French Alps where we have a holiday home twice a year; 13 hours door to door. We can transport 5 in comfort (teenagers & adults), our 120 lb pet dog (about as big as they get) and luggage by using the boot dividing cage - nothing compares to this. During the ski season, the Disco is unsurpassed in the winter & snow conditions. Yes its expensive to run (avergaing 27mpg)and its becoming a little dated in design, but it does exactly 'what it says on the tin'. I have towed boats, bike racks, roof boxes and a box trailer stuffed with furniture across the European continent - the Disco hardly blinks. My only gripe would be the electronics on the first two cars played up several times, but LandRover service did sort them out and service quality is excellent. We haven't risked going beyond 70k miles and 4 years old on any of them for fear of big bills with age, but the resale values are so high that 3-4 years usage is perfect and allows you to move on to the next. The 2015 model would be interesting, but what about price??? Stick to a Disco 4.

  • 3.0 TDV6 HSE 5dr

    Derek Saunders , . Date: 30/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    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 visiting the dealer for routine maintenance during this time I have found the vehicle to be extremely capable and very spacious.

    Wind noise can be a problem on motorways but this is more than compensated when you take into account engine noise and tyre noise generally. Running costs are a little higher and just slightly concerned that the tyres could go a little further even though using the Pirelli Zero High Performance tyres as originally fitted.

    After a trip to watch England V Wales at Twickenham with six adults in the vehicle we found that the space was excellent and performance was very good even with two largish lads in the boot. I believe this to be the test of a true 7 seater, we could have easily fitted another person in the vehicle if we were taking more people. Even with the rear seats up there is still plenty of space for extras and the number of storage compartments around the vehicle is really good.

    Currently awaiting delivery of a new Disco in September to replace this vehicle and the first time I have bought a second model of the same vehicle from the same manufacturer before. Beware of older reviews as the newer models have certainly changed and improved beyond belief. In my opinion the best seven seater in the market and a good 4x4.

  • 3.0 SDV6 GS 5dr

    Robert Tobin Date: 30/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      15000

    My car

    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 regular long haul trips and I have never had a single problem with this car. I use it off road but mainly use it as a tough family workhorse. It is supremely capable and versatile and I would not change it unless forced to by mechanical failure. As stated the car's reliability has been faultless over the past 47000 miles. I would hate to have to go back to driving an everyday car, I have had other SUVs but for me nothing else can compare to my Disco. Some people seem intent on slating Land Rover's service and reliability ratings and in general folk seem to be more vocal when disgruntled rather than happy but my experience has been wholly positive and thought I should add my review. Totally loving this car.

  • 3.0 SDV6 255 HSE 5dr

    kevin hope , south glam . Date: 19/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    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 Discovery 4 .....What an improvement this vehicle is on ALL previous models, like chalk and cheese. Over the moon with engine upgrade, dashboard etc, The vehicle drives equally as good as my BMW X5 and I am seriously contemplating switching from BMW to RR sport for myself next change. The engine power and smoothness of the L/R 4 IS STREETS ABOVE EARLIER MODELS. Well done L/R you have come a long way in the last 20 years with the Discovery.

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