2017 Land Rover Discovery Review: A Worthy Inclusion To The Family

Feb 16, 2017 06:00 AM EST | Yen Palec


The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is the fifth iteration of the widely loved SUV. The addition of a new four-cylinder diesel engine has opened up a new segment for buyers who are looking for a relatively lower operation cost, without sacrificing the true essence of an SUV. Add to this the introduction of several tech and safety features, all of which are testaments why the Land Rover Discovery is one of the best SUVs in the world.

The new 2017 Discovery is based on the all-aluminum architecture of the Range Rover. This new architecture features extra subframes in order to support the standard seven-seater. The use of aluminum also allowed the new Discovery to shed 480kg in weight.

In terms of engine choice, sitting at the base model is a four-cylinder diesel engine with 237bhp. It has a rating of 43.5mpg. For the mid-level option, there is the TD6 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with 258bhp and just under 40mpg combined, according to Business Car. On the top of the list is the supercharged Si6 V6 petrol engine which can produce 335bhp and a rating of 26mpg.

Standard equipment includes air suspension, two-zone climate control, leather upholstery, Terrain Response, 19-inch alloy wheels, Meridian stereo and panoramic roof. One interesting new tech feature of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is the Progress Control. It works as a kind of cruise control feature which is a nifty feature, especially during long drives, according to Top Gear.

The 2017 Land Rover Discover is available in four trims: S, SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury. All variants are equipped with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery is a landmark SUV which makes Land Rover an easy choice when it comes to four-wheel drive vehicles. In terms of comfort, performance and handling, the new Land Rover Discovery have hit all the right notes.

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