Lots of glass and a lofty driving position combine to give you a great view out in all directions. Forward visibility is particularly good, so it’s surprisingly easy to thread the Discovery along narrow urban streets or between tight hedgerows.
To help with night visibility, SE models and above get more powerful LED headlights as standard. These are upgraded with high beam assist on HSE Luxury trim, although we found this system to be inferior to that in premium rivals because it takes too long to switch from high to low beam and back again.
The Discovery is a long car, so seeing out of the back isn’t quite so easy. However, HSE trim gets you a rear-view camera to help with reversing, while range-topping HSE Luxury models have a surround-view camera, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the car. These things are optional on cheaper versions, while all but entry-level S models have front and rear parking sensors.
If you plan to use your Discovery to tow, it’s worth considering the optional tow assist system. This enables the driver to guide a trailer into position by simply following its trajectory on the main touchscreen and controlling its path using a rotary knob between the front seats.