2017 Land Rover Discovery review: worthy of the iconic name

Introduction

Now in its fifth generation, Land Rover’s iconic Discovery shifts further upmarket, but retains its incredible practicality, utility and mighty off-road ability. Few will scratch the surface of what it’s truly capable of, but for families wanting a vastly spacious, easy to live with, full-sized, seven-seat SUV then the Land Rover Discovery is a hugely compelling option. A future-proofed one, too, as Land Rover has loaded its family-hauling favourite with technology, connectivity and enough USB and 12-volt sockets to power any family’s needs.

Body Style: Full-sized SUV Seats: 7  MRP from £43,495 - £68,295

Did you know? Land Rover claims the new Discovery is the most capable car off-road it has ever built - yes, even better than the legendary Defender.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 8.0 / 10

Land Rover took its proven seven-seat Discovery formula and brought it bang up to date with an all-new look, masses of space, unrivalled off-road ability, and the sort of connectivity and functionality owners in this marketplace now expect. A fine, comfortable and capable drive, it’s a shame that the downsized, big-selling 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine is bettered on economy and emissions by some rivals’ more powerful V6 alternatives. Ignore that though and the Discover...