2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV

City mpg:
16
Highway mpg:
21

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV Overview

The standard features of the Land Rover Discovery SE include 3.0L V-6 340hp intercooled supercharger engine, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, Terrain Response four-wheel drive.

2017 Land Rover
Discovery SUV

Starting at: $49,990

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Emergency communication system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • Approach angle - 24 deg
  • Departure angle - 25 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 221mm (8.7")
  • Ground clearance (max) - 283mm (11.1")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 20 deg
  • AM/FM radio
  • Radio data system
  • Weather band radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 10
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 8.0"
  • Diversity antenna
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 72 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Power 2-way passenger lumbar support
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Engine displacement - 3.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 340hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Engine torque - 332 lb.-ft. @ 3,500RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 84.5mm x 89.0mm (3.33" x 3.50")
  • Compression ratio - 10.50 to 1
  • Curb weight - 2,193kg (4,835lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,990kg (6,592lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 3,720kg (8,201lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,971mm (195.7")
  • Exterior body width - 1,999mm (78.7")
  • Exterior height - 1,847mm (72.7")
  • Wheelbase - 2,921mm (115.0")
  • Turning radius - 6.2m (20.2')
  • Front legroom - 991mm (39.0")
  • Rear legroom - 955mm (37.6")
  • Front headroom - 1,001mm (39.4")
  • Rear headroom - 991mm (39.0")
  • Front hiproom - 1,468mm (57.8")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,415mm (55.7")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,537mm (60.5")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,511mm (59.5")
  • Interior cargo volume - 1,274 L (45 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 2,342 L (83 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - power liftgate
  • Power liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Trailer sway control
  • Engine liters - 3.0
  • Compressor - intercooled supercharger
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 340hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Torque - 332 lb.-ft. @ 3,500RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Block heater
  • Transmission - 8 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - CommandShift
  • Drive type - Terrain Response four-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 18mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 23.5gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 16mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 21mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 255/60VR19.0
  • Rear tires - 255/60VR19.0
  • Wheel size - 19"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
SE 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV SE Search New $49,990   340-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 21  
HSE 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV HSE Search New $56,950   340-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 21  
HSE Diesel 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV HSE Diesel Search New $58,950   254-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  21 / 26  
HSE LUXURY 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV HSE LUXURY Search New $63,950   340-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 21  
HSE LUXURY Diesel 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV HSE LUXURY Diesel Search New $65,950   254-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  21 / 26  
FIRST EDITION 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV FIRST EDITION Search New $73,950   340-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  16 / 21  

Reviews

Driving Impression

Editor:
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Both engines and the ZF-supplied transmission perform brilliantly. The gasoline engine provides smooth acceleration and bountiful passing power, but rumbles even more than the diesel when idling. Passengers probably won’t hear the diesel engine, but its clatter is noticeable when outside. Diesel torque output peaks at low engine speed, and the driver can feel a refined power burst.

Whether on-pavement or off-road, handling can most accurately be described as phenomenal, made possible by accurate electronic power steering. Few vehicles approach the Discovery’s masterful balance of on- and off-road capabilities. Ride comfort ranks as glorious. The air suspension (if installed) simply smothers modest pavement flaws, while subduing sizable potholes with minimal notice to passengers.

Land Rover offers a number of valuable off-road features, but most of them cost extra. That height-adjustable air suspension is best for serious off-roading. Touching a button increases the regular 11.1-inch ground clearance to 12.8 inches. Water-fording depth reaches 35.4 inches. Approach and departure angles also expand.

Discovery SE and HSE models have a single-speed transfer case. A two-speed unit is available for more severe duties. Choosing Terrain Response 2 adds a batch of traction-control modes, including a helpful automatic setting.

For a vehicle that can approach 5,000 pounds, the Discovery is almost thrifty, especially with diesel power. Partial credit goes to switching from a boxy body, losing nearly 1,000 pounds in the process. The gasoline V6 is EPA-rated at 16/21 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined. The turbodiesel is rated at 21/26 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined. A start/stop system shuts the engine off at stoplights.

Walk Around

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Discovery has abandoned the boxy, angular look and distinctive roofline of its predecessor, but Land Rover design cues remain. Stretched-rearward LED headlights flank a sweptback mesh grille.

Toward the rear, the roof contains a hump, but it’s considerably smaller than before. Available painted in contrasting silver or black, the roof promises a little more head clearance for third-row occupants. Unlike the split tailgate of LR3/LR4 models, the Discovery version is a single unit.

Overall, the redesigned model comes across as a sizable crossover rather than a utilitarian SUV. While handsome and upscale in appearance, flaunting fender vents, the revived Discovery doesn’t stand out as forcefully from the crossover/SUV crowd.

The power tailgate opens with a kick of the foot.

Interior Overview

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Not many vehicles approach the melding of practical nature and luxury detailing found within a Land Rover product. In refinement and flexibility, the Discovery echoes its predecessors. Soft-touch materials include a padded dashboard top, though door panels contain hard plastics.

A Discovery may be ordered with five or seven seats. The second row is roomy for three, though seating is lower than expected. The 40/20/40 split-folding bench can be moved forward to expand third-row room. Two adults can ride in comfort out back, without suffering snug head or leg room.

Cargo volume totals 82.7 cubic feet behind the front seats, 45 cubic feet behind the second row, but little space if all seatbacks are upright.

Few traditional switches and knobs occupy the boxy dashboard, except for climate and Terrain Response off-roading controls. A rotary knob selects the transmission gear. The outstanding infotainment system features a colorful interface and wide touchscreen. A wireless hotspot is available, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is not.

Summary

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Searching for a better-balanced SUV or crossover would be a futile effort. A substantial price must be paid for such capabilities, but the cachet of the Land Rover brand should ease the pain of paying more. Still, adding some of that worthy but optional off-road technology raises the total price quickly.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Land Rover Discovery Supercharged SE ($49,990) comes with leather-upholstered 12-way power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, 19-inch wheels, and a fixed glass roof. A Capability group with two-speed transfer case, air suspension, and Terrain Response 2 system costs $1,500 extra. Seven-passenger seating, with air suspension and two-speed transfer case, adds $2,150. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $995 destination charge.)

Discovery Supercharged HSE ($56,950) adds 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, 380-watt Meridian audio, navigation with 10-inch screen, three-zone climate control, and a panoramic moonroof. Land Rover’s turbodiesel engine adds $2,000.

Discovery Supercharged HSE Luxury ($63,950) includes a two-speed transfer case, air suspension, i825-watt Meridian audio, seven-passenger seating, and leather-trimmed dashboard. The turbodiesel V6 adds $2,000.

Discovery Supercharged First Edition ($73,950), painted orange with black accents, includes just about all available features, plus 21-inch wheels.

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