Land Rover Discovery 3 – Rewind Wednesday

We take a look at another former What Car? Award winner. In this case it's the iconic Land Rover Discovery – our 2005 Large 4x4 of the Year...

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John Howell
14 Feb 2017 19:50 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

How much do they cost now?

If you are feeling brave and fancy a gamble on the longevity of your purchase (old Land Rovers aren’t the most reliable or the cheapest products to maintain, and the Discovery 3 is no exception), you can pick up an early 2005 variant in good condition, but with a sky-high 170,000 miles on the clock, for £4000.

If that seems a bit too risky for you, £10,000 buys you a 2008 car that has covered 70,000 to 80,000 miles, while for something more recent and perhaps even with a sniff of manufacturer's warranty included, you can get a facelifted Discovery 4 – with its 3.0-litre diesel, plusher interior and smarter body-coloured bumpers – that has chalked up a perfectly sensible 30,000 miles for around £35,000.


Prefer something more modern?

The best large SUVs

10. Hyundai Santa Fe

Land Rover Discovery 3 – Rewind Wednesday

Hyundai’s largest SUV offers rugged, go-anywhere ability and a usefully lofty driving position. It also has seven seats, plenty of equipment and a powerful yet economical diesel engine. It’s not the last word in refinement, though.

Our pick 2.2 CRDi 200 Premium seven-seater

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### 9. Ford Edge

Land Rover Discovery 3 – Rewind Wednesday

The Edge had been on sale in the US for a while, but it only came to the UK in 2016. It’s good value for money and even the cheapest trim level comes with a decent amount of kit. It doesn’t have the most powerful engine, though, and there’s no seven-seat option.

Our pick 2.0 TDCi 210 AWD auto

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### 8. Kia Sorento

Land Rover Discovery 3 – Rewind Wednesday

The Kia Sorento comes with seven seats and, unlike many rivals, its third row is spacious enough for adults, not just children. It also has a punchy engine, heavy towing capacity and comfortable ride, but the very best competitors are cheaper and more refined.

Our pick 2.2 CRDi KX-2

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