Land Rover Discovery 3.0 D250 R-Dynamic SE 5dr Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 front cornering
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 rear cornering
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 front right tracking
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 right tracking
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 headlight detail
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior front seats
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 interior detail
  • Land Rover Discovery 2021 boot open
RRP £64,440What Car? Target Price£63,653
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Land Rover Discovery is a very capable luxury SUV. It's desirable, roomy, nicely finished inside and quite at home on the road. It's much more useful than most of its rivals off-road, too. The D250 diesel engine is excellent and in S trim it undercuts the competition. If you have a bigger budget then it's also worth checking out the Audi Q7 and huge BMW X7.

Moving up to R-Dynamic SE gets you 21in wheels, scrolling indicators, twin panoramic roofs, an electrically adjustable steering column, upgraded 400w stereo, blind spot monitoring and 18-way seats with memory.

This is one of the cheapest engines in the range, costing barely any more than the entry-level P300. Despite this, the 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel has more low-down urgency even though it ‘only’ has 246bhp. We managed 0-60mph in a respectable 7.7sec and economy in the low 30s, making it our pick of the range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH8.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

33.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

172

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

221

g/km