Land Rover Discovery Review

Land Rover Discovery Review

Suggested Discovery MSRP

$52,300 SHOP

Average Discovery Used Price

$37,995 SEARCH

SUVS.com Review Score

Good SUV Review Ranking    78/100

Land Rover Discovery Stats

MPG

SUV MPG Reivew
21 City
26 Highway

Horsepower

SUV Horsepower Reivew
340 HP
332 Torque

0-60 Time

SUV 0 to 60 Reivew
7.1 Seconds
11.2 to 100mph

Drivetrain

SUV Drivetrain Review

Four Wheel Drive



Overview

Land Rover built its reputation on having off-road capable SUVs and the 2020 Land Rover Discovery is more than up to the task! With standard all-wheel drive and a towing capacity of up to 8,201 pounds, the Discovery continues to offer impressive capability.

The Discovery also boasts a highly versatile cabin with up to three rows offering space for a total of seven passengers. There are four different trim options to choose from, and some are only offered with the three rows of seating as standard. No matter the trim, though, the interior is well-appointed! The Discovery’s exterior also has a great, stylish look. Plus, there are two powerful powertrain options to choose from!

Continue reading below to learn even more about the 2020 Land Rover Discovery!

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Pricing

The exterior of the Discovery is beautifully proportioned with a strong and athletic stance. The distinctive roof and powerful front end help it stand out. While it might not look as outstanding as the Range Rover, it does offer a similar sort of aesthetic! Depending on which model you opt for, up to 22” wheels are available with your Discovery.

You might just like the look of the Discovery Landmark Edition most! It features the Dynamic Exterior Design Pack, which includes a unique Narvik Black mesh grille and fender vents. There’s also special Landmark Edition badging.

The other models (SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury) can opt for the Black Design Pack, which also includes the special black grille and other black exterior touches. Depending on which model you opt for, up to 22” wheels are available.

No matter the trim, you get LED headlights as standard. A dual-pane panoramic glass roof also comes standard, further adding to the Discovery’s look!

Performance

The interior of the Discovery is comfortable and well-appointed. Even the base SE trim gets leather seating as standard. Also standard is the impressive Touch Pro infotainment system. It features a responsive 10” touchscreen with touch and swipe controls. It also features Apple CarPlay/Android Auto as standard. You’ll have to upgrade from the base model to get navigation, though.

Another nice technology feature with the Discovery is the 12.3” Interactive Driver Display. It puts critical information right where it’s easy to see it.

As for the amount of space the Discovery offers, there’s room for up to seven. While the third row is going to be best fit for kids or smaller people, it’s nice to have that extra space! The higher trims also feature optional Intelligent Seat Fold, allowing you to instantly configure the second- and third-row seating of your Discovery right from the SUV's touchscreen or from your smartphone!

There’s also heated and cooled seats to help keep your passengers happy. Or, how about up to nine available USB ports and a Wi-Fi hotspot to keep them connected? Plus, there’s an optional rear seat entertainment system. It includes individual 8” screens built in to each winged headrest. It also comes with wireless headphones, which is a nice touch.

Other luxe options for your Discovery’s interior include a head-up display, cabin air ionization system, and the Activity Key fitness tracker wristband that you can wear to lock and unlock your Discovery instead of taking your key fob with you.

As for cargo space, there’s honestly not that much of it behind the optional third row. There’s only 10.1 cubic feet of space back there. However, that space expands to 41.2 cubic feet with the third row folded. The maximum cargo volume offered, meanwhile, is solid at 83.7 cubic feet.

The Discovery also does come with a Powered Gesture Tailgate as standard, which comes in handy when loading cargo. There’s even an available powered inner tailgate that acts as a seating platform. It’s the perfect place to catch a sunset or watch a game from!

Interior

The 2020 Discovery is a highly off-road capable vehicle and it offers two different powerful powertrain options. It can easily travel over mud, rocks, sand, and snow.

The supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline V6 that makes 340 horsepower and 332 lb.-ft. of torque comes standard. There’s also an optional turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6. It makes 254 hp and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive comes standard with the legendary Terrain Response system.

The available electronic air suspension system, meanwhile, offers up to 11.1 inches of ground clearance and helps keep the Discovery composed no matter the terrain. It enables you to adjust the ride height with just the push of a button! There’s also the even more impressive Terrain Response 2 system available.

The 2020 Discovery can also tow up to 8,201 pounds, which is just another reason why this  vehicle is considered to be one of the most capable SUVs out there!

As for safety with the Discovery, there’s a long list of standard and available driver aids that have your back! All models get emergency braking, lane keep assist, a rearview camera, front and rear parking aid, and more. Additions include high-speed emergency braking, a 360-degree surround camera system, among others.

Exterior

While the stylish Land Rover Discovery offers lots of power, is highly off-road capable, and has a well-appointed interior with plenty of technology, it has a much more affordable starting price than the Range Rover or Range Rover Sport.

The 2020 Land Rover Discovery is priced from $52,300 with the gasoline powertrain. Going up in trim level and adding packages on to your Discovery can significantly drive up the cost. The range-topping HSE Luxury with standard seating for seven starts at $67,200, for example.

As for competitors, you could consider the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, or the Range Rover/Range Rover Sport. Or, you could even take a look at the Discovery Sport!

If you’re interested in the Discovery, be sure to contact your local Land Rover dealership to schedule a test drive. It’s also important to ask if there are any specials or deals that you can take advantage of.

Verdict

For the price, all that you get with the Land Rover Discovery is impressive! It offers excellent style inside and out, has plenty of power backing it up, and is ready for any adventure thanks to its off-road capability. With seating for up to seven, you can also bring all your friends and family along with you. Plus, there’s lots of technology to keep them happy on long trips!

The only sticking points with the Discovery are that navigation doesn’t come standard, the infotainment system can be slow to respond, the engine options are not as potent as some competitors, fuel economy figures aren’t that great, and there’s not all that much cargo space when the three rows are up.

Those aren’t huge drawbacks, though, and so the Discovery remains a great option for your family and especially if you’e big on adventure and style!

We gave the 2020 Land Rover Discovery an SUVs.com deal score of 78/100. Be sure to watch our video review of it on YouTube!

   Published by Elizabeth Jeneault on Mar 11, 2020  

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