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: Landmark Edition
Sitting between SE and HSE trims, Landmark is well worth a look. It's pretty well equipped with 20in alloys fitted as standard, although you can only have a diesel engine.
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.