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The Land Rover Discovery is a born adventurer, at home on the road and off the beaten track. One of the most awarded 4x4s of all time, the Discovery 4 (2009) won its seventh consecutive ‘4x4 of the Year’ award at 2011's WhatCar? Awards.

It won the Tow Car Awards over eight times and picked up the ‘Tow Car of the Decade’ award in 2016. It also won the ‘Large SUV’ award at Auto Express's New Car Awards in 2012. In 2017, Auto Express judges awarded the Discovery the ‘Best Large Premium SUV’ of the year, going on to crown in the ‘Car of the Year’.

Comfortable and powerful – the Discovery works well as a comfortable MPV, a class-leading off-roader or towing heavy loads and remains the poster boy of rugged 4x4 SUVs.

Land Rover Discovery updates and facelifts

The Discovery Series I debuted in 1989, with Series II introducing newer, more powerful engines in 1998. In 2004, the Discovery 3 marked the beginning of the second generation. It sported a redesigned aesthetic, though it kept its iconic shape. In 2009, the Discovery 4 arrived, changing the look further and again varying the engine lineup.

The third generation of Discovery began in 2017. Based on the Range Rover, the Discovery 5 is more rounded and aerodynamic. Like its predecessors, it is a seven-seater 4x4 SUV. A 2021 facelift tweaked the interior and engine lineup. The Discovery 5 comes with petrol and diesel engines, with some MHEV (hybrid) options.

Practicality and style of the car

With all seven seats upright, the Discovery’s boot has 228 litres of space, increasing to 1,137 litres with the rearmost seats folded. Bikes and other similarly sized items are easily accommodated. You can lower the seats using an app on your phone for ease.

Thanks to the boot lip, 300kg carrying capacity and square boot shape, shopping bags, luggage and equipment are easily stowed. Folding the second-row seats provides a huge 2,406 litres of space, more than enough to carry small pieces of furniture.

The Land Rover Discovery can tow up to 3,000kg with a petrol engine and up to 3,500kg with a diesel engine. This makes it one of the best cars on the market for towing capabilities. The Land Rover Discovery makes short work of large caravans, boats, fully laden trailers and more.

If your adventures land you in deep water, don't worry – the Discovery 5 has a wading depth of 900mm. That's 200mm more than previous generations.

Running costs

The Land Rover Discovery falls between insurance groups 38 and 45 (out of 50), average among its rivals. The Audi Q7 is slightly higher, between groups 41 and 50, with the BMW X5 also reaching as high as group 50.

Road tax is up to £675 yearly for 2017 models onwards. By comparison, the Audi Q7 can reach up to £570.

How a used Land Rover Discovery drives

There are petrol and diesel engines available on the Land Rover Discovery 5. Some feature 48V mild-hybrid assistance. The turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine – the P300 – produces 296bhp, giving a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 125mph. It returns up between 25.3 and 33.9mpg and produces 254g/km of CO2.

The 3.0-litre P360 MHEV engine produces a combined total of 355bhp. It utilises the electric motors for fuel efficiency and helps when pulling away, meaning this configuration gets from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds. It returns between 25.3 and 26.7mpg and produces 243g/km of CO2.

The Si4 petrol engine produces 296bhp. It reaches a 62mph in 7.7 seconds on the way to its top speed of 125mph. It returns between 28.8 and 29.1mpg and produces 222g/km of CO2. The Si6 supercharged petrol engine produces 340bhp. It reaches 62mph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. It returns 26mpg and produces 254g/km of CO2.

The first diesel engine – the D250 – produces a combined total of 245bhp with its MHEV engine/motor combination. It has a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 120mph. It returns up to 33.9mpg and produces 221g/km of CO2.

The 2.0-litre SD4 produces 237bhp and has a 0-62mph time of 8.3 seconds. With a top speed of 121mph, it returns around 37.2 and 43.5mpg and produces 171g/km of CO2. The 3.0-litre SDV6 produces 302bhp. It has a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. It returns between 36.2 and 36.7mpg and produces 205g/km of CO2.

The TD6 produces 258bhp. It has a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130mph. It returns around 39.2mpg and produces 189g/km of CO2. All variants of the Land Rover Discovery have an eight-speed automatic gearbox and permanent four-wheel drive.

Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official MPG figures.

2009 - 2017

Engine Official NEDC MPG
2.7 TDV6 27.7–30.7 mpg
3.0 SDV6 30.4–36.7 mpg
3.0 TDV6 30.4 mpg

2017 - onwards

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
2.0 SD4 37.2–43.5 mpg 33.6 mpg
2.0 Si4 28.8–29.1 mpg -
3.0 SDV6 36.2–36.7 mpg 28.3–31.5 mpg
3.0 Si6 26.0 mpg -
3.0 TD6 39.2 mpg -
D250 - 33.9 mpg
D300 - 31.6–34.0 mpg
P300 - 25.3–33.9 mpg
P360 - 25.3–26.7 mpg

Features you can expect in a Land Rover Discovery


The Discovery offers excellent road visibility, plenty of storage and lots of useful features. The door bins can comfortably hold large water bottles. Two vertically arranged glove compartments give you secure spaces to store your items out of sight. The central console has large cupholders that slide away to reveal underneath storage with charging ports. The central console also has a deep storage compartment that, in the top-spec trim, can be upgraded to a fridge. A small storage unit behind the climate control dials keeps small items securely out of sight. Bags can be kept tidy and secure with retractable hooks in the footwells.

Climbing through the trims, the Discovery gains a sat nav and parking camera. Its 2021 facelift saw the Discovery 5 upgraded to the 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system, offering a best-in-class user experience with a clear, curved display. In the back, top-spec trims have built-in screens for entertainment on the go. Rear passengers can adjust the dual-zone climate control with dedicated dials. Aeroplane-style storage nets on the back of seats keep items secure.

Sturdy handles help passengers get in and out of the back. The sliding back seats are comfortable and accessible, offering plenty of legroom and headroom for adult passengers. The low transmission tunnel means central passengers have a comfortable leg position. The back seats can easily be folded down electrically, then slid forward to access the rearmost two seats.

The third-row seats comfortably seat two adults. There are cubbies on each side for storing small items, each with 12V charging ports to keep devices topped up. The seats are also electrically heated in some trims.


As standard, every Land Rover Discovery 5 gets air suspension, DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity and six speakers throughout the car. Higher trims upgrade that to ten speakers, sat nav and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Since its 2020 facelift, the Discovery has featured Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, making it quick and convenient to connect your phone. A heads-up display gives the driver essential information, like the current gear, speed and navigation directions.

Many models of the Discovery feature automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, rear fog lights, a heated rear windscreen and trailer stability assist. The mirrors are also heated and electrically adjustable, with power folding and memory functions to make it easier if more than one person drives the car.

Thanks to hill descent control, hill launch assist and gradient acceleration control, you can drive your Discovery with confidence and precision no matter where the road takes you. Wade Sensing tells the car when you are traversing deeper bodies of water, while the Adaptive Dynamics, Electronic Air Suspension and Roll Stability Control keep the car under control even when pushed to its limits.

Many trims feature adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, rear traffic and collision monitoring, traffic sign recognition and a 3D surround camera.


Scoring a full five stars in its 2017 Euro NCAP safety test, the Land Rover Discovery is remarkably safe, with features like autonomous emergency braking and seat belt reminders. It scored 90% for adult occupancy protection and 80% for child occupant protection. As a safe family car, the Discovery excels. There are ISOFIX mounts in all passenger seats except the rear centre.

Trims available on the Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery S

As of 2022, the Land Rover Discovery S is the entry-level trim. It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels. The Land Rover Discovery S has cruise control, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a steering wheel that adjusts for rake and reach.. As standard, it also features heated mirrors, electric windows all round, traction control, parking sensors and an 11.4-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Tri-zone automatic climate control keeps each row of passengers at their desired temperature.

Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic S

Building on the S, the R-Dynamic S adds plenty of features to further increase the comfort and luxury of the Discovery. Both front seats gain electric adjustability for ease and convenience, heated seats for the cold days and lumbar support to help alleviate back strain on long journeys. The R-Dynamic S gets sat nav and a gloss black roof for added aesthetic flair.

Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic HSE

The R-Dynamic HSE adds front fog headlights to maintain optimum visibility in poor weather conditions. It gets upgraded LED headlights, heated second-row seats, leather seating and a powered inner tailgate. It also has 20-way powered front seats, heated and ventilated, for optimum comfort and convenience.

Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan Edition

The Metropolitan Edition is the definitive way to experience the Land Rover Discovery 5. It gets a heads-up display, showing the driver key information like speed, current gear and navigation prompts. It also gets access to quad-zone climate control and a front-console fridge, all of which optional extras on lower trims.

The Metropolitan Edition also gets heated third-row seating and a heated steering wheel, making sure every occupant is ready to tackle cold days in maximum comfort.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Land Rover Discovery cost?

A. We have 1 used Land Rover Discovery cars in stock ranging from £29,998 to £39,998.

Q. How many MPG does the Land Rover Discovery get?

A. The Land Rover Discovery MPG starts from 37 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Land Rover Discovery?

A. The Land Rover Discovery car tax ranges from £320 to £600 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Land Rover Discovery?

A. The average mileage on a used Land Rover Discovery in stock is 42430 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Land Rover Discovery?

A. Currently in stock, the Land Rover Discovery is available in Automatic.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Land Rover Discovery?

A. Of the Land Rover Discovery used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Land Rover Discovery?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Land Rover Discovery we have in stock are 3.0 litres, 2.0 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Land Rover Discovery range?

A. The Land Rover Discovery is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Black, Blue

Q. Is the Land Rover Discovery a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Land Rover Discovery 3.68 stars (out of 5).

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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.