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Land Rover Discovery 4x4 Review

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Land Rover Discovery
22 Mar 2017 10:50 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:54

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Fans of the modern SUV have an awful lot to thank Land Rover for. Over the past 70 years, the British brand has been right at the heart of transforming what started life as a military workhorse into something achingly desirable that you'd be proud to park on your driveway.

But there's little room for sentiment in the cut-throat world of car sales. Land Rover may have a bigger heritage to shout about than its rivals, but that's unlikely to persuade you to part with your hard-earned cash if there's something demonstrably better on offer at the same price. Put simply, the new Discovery needs to be brilliant to tempt you away from other luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

Like both of those rivals, the Discovery is a whopping great seven-seater that sits above the company's smaller Discovery Sport and below the similarly sized but much more expensive Range Rover Sport. To that end, it should appeal to families who are more concerned about space, practicality and go-anywhere ability than the finer nuances of luxury and performance.

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But how does the Discovery compare with its rivals in the important areas? And which engines and trims make the most sense? Read on over the next few pages and we’ll tell you all you need to know.

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There are 4 trims available for the Discovery 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
Makes reasonable sense, even though it adds thousands to the price. As well as electric leather seats (heated in the front), you get front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, automatic lights and wi...View trim
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Only worth a look if you’re happy with a very basic Discovery; you get a 10.0in touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning, alloy wheels and a powered tailgate, but you don’t get leather sea...View trim
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This is the point at which keyless entry, electric third-row seats, a panoramic fixed-glass roof and heated second-row seats come as standard. If you go for HSE, it’s worth thinking about paying a...View trim
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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...View trim
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