The Land Rover Discovery is hugely capable and very desirable, and equally at home both on road and off it. Go for one of the diesel engines and SE trim to keep the price down. If you have a bigger budget than that, the Audi Q7 and BMW X7 are better buys,get the best price
Trim: HSE Luxury
Range-topping trim comes with lots of standard creature comforts, including intelligent seat folding, an electrically operated sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, four-zone climate control and a surround-view camera system that gives a bird’s-eye view of the car. However, it’s too pricey to recommend.
Engine: 3.0 SDV6
This 3.0-litre V6 diesel isn’t ultimately that much faster than the 2.0 Sd4, but pulls harder at low revs and delivers power more smoothly. It still doesn’t deliver the sort of hot hatch-rivalling acceleration you’ll experience in, say, an Audi Q7 50 TDI, though.