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Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery has forged a path of popularity with a loyal group of owners since its launch in 2009.

Its large size, Range Rover-esque looks and a connection to the classic Land Rover Defender of old combines with genuine off-road ability and on-road manners. An all-new Discovery 5 – the first under new owners Tata – launched in 2017, adding a more premium level of appointment to the Disco while maintaining its boxy dimensions. From the base $72,856 Discovery SD4 S (177KW) to the top-spec $126,034 Discovery SDV6 HSE Luxury (225KW), the big 'Disco' is available with petrol and diesel engines across the line, along with Land Rover's excellent 'Terrain Response' off-roading system.

Land Rover Discovery Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Land Rover Discovery varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $58,400 and going to $127,820 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $58,400 $127,820
2021 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $72,856 $126,034
2020 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $58,400 $127,820
2019 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $55,200 $123,310
2018 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $49,000 $116,490
2017 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $44,800 $116,050
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Land Rover Discovery Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Land Rover Discovery here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Land Rover Discovery 5 - Why do they just call it Discovery?

    Land Rover still refers to the third-generation, L462-series model as the Discovery 5, but the number was dropped in some markets to distance it from the L319-series LR3 and LR4, which were the North American names for the Ford-era Discovery 3 (2003) and Discovery 4 (2009) respectively.

    Though not officially confirmed, it is believed that the name change in both instances was due to the poor reliability reputation that the earlier models gained. The same fate befell the Freelander badge, when its successor became known as the much-more-chic Evoque.

    Thank you for getting in touch.

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  • Land Rover Discovery 1 - Is the first Discovery becoming a classic?

    Indeed it will so get in quick.

    With its mix of classic Range Rover and a Rover Group parts-bin bits, Morris Marina door handles, Austin Montego van tail-lights and Buick’s ancient alloy V8 all part of the mix, this thing is pre-BMW/post-BMC era British engineering genius.

    Also, the original Disco is cool, with its lovely two-door wagon body, stepped roof with skylights and airy, inviting cabin offering minimalist, attractive design. And please don't forget the Land Rover's formidable 4x4 capabilities.

    All-in-all, a '90s classic worth collecting. Land Rover doesn't make 'em like this any more.

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  • Should I sell my 2005 Land Rover Discovery?

    Land Rovers of this era seem to have a few more reliability problems than other off-road vehicles from other makers. That said, they’re more complicated to start with, so that explains some of that phenomenon.

    As you’ve correctly identified, Karen, a vehicle’s ability to keep on keeping on is down to far more factors than simply the age of the engine. These are big, heavy, complex machines and they suffer wear in many areas including the driveline, suspension, brakes and general body condition.

    Parts for things like air suspension can be expensive, but it’s worth keeping in mind that no off-road four-wheel-drive is cheap to maintain. It comes down to how much you like the car and whether you can justify the on-costs. If you do decide to keep the old girl, finding a specialist Land Rover workshop can often save you money as these businesses specialise in the brand and know all the common problems and the servicing tricks to keep your spend down.

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  • Land Rover Discovery 2017: Need replacing due to major problems

    Document the problems with the car and any work that has been done on it since you’ve owned it and take them to JLR with a request that they advise you on what work they plan to do to fix the problems. If that doesn’t get a satisfactory response then go to your state consumer affairs office, or perhaps lodge a complaint with VCAT.

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Land Rover Discovery Seats

The following Land Rover Discovery comes in both five and seven seat options. All variants are available with both seating configurations. Ebony cloth seats are the only seats available on the Discovery S variant. The Landmark variant has the choice of either Ebony cloth or grained leather seats. Grained leather seats are also available on the Discovery SE variant, with the choice of Ebony or Acorn. The HSE and HSE Luxury variants have the option of Ebony, Acorn or Light Oyster grained leather or Ebony, Light Tan or Light Oyster Windsor leather.

Land Rover Discovery Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Land Rover Discovery 2019.

Land Rover Discovery Colours

  • Narvik Black
  • Fuji White
  • Santorini Black
  • Indus Silver
  • Byron Blue
  • Yulong White
  • Eiger Grey
  • Portofino Blue
  • Namib Orange
  • Farallon Pearl Black
  • Carpathian Grey
  • Silicon Silver
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Land Rover Discovery 2019.

Land Rover Discovery Towing Capacity

The Land Rover Discovery has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2019 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2018 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2017 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
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Land Rover Discovery Dimensions

The dimensions of the Land Rover Discovery SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1888x2073x4970 mm 220 mm
2020 SUV 1888x2073x4970 mm 220 mm
2019 SUV 1888x2073x4970 mm 220 mm
2018 SUV 1888x2073x4970 mm 220 mm
2017 SUV 1888x2073x4970 mm 220 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Land Rover Discovery Dimensions

Land Rover Discovery Interior

The Discovery's interior gives much more expensive Range Rover models a run for their money, with these images showing a rugged but classy dashboard and all bar the base version coming fitted with leather trim and seven seats.

Shown above are interior details for the Land Rover Discovery 2018.

Land Rover Discovery Wheel Size

The Land Rover Discovery has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x55 R19 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 235x55 R19 235x55 R19
2020 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2019 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2018 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
2017 SUV 235x55 R19 19x8 inches 235x55 R19 19x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Land Rover Discovery Wheel Sizes

Land Rover Discovery Boot Space

The Land Rover Discovery SUV has a boot space size of 258 Litres.
Land Rover Discovery Boot space Land Rover Discovery Boot space

Land Rover Discovery Fuel Consumption

The Land Rover Discovery is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.2L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
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