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Land Rover Discovery 3 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Land Rover Discovery 3 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.

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  • Land Rover Discovery 3: Key fob replacement

    The cost varies widely: you can definitely go to your dealer for a replacement, but going to a locksmith is often a cheap option. You can read more about how to replace your key fob here.

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  • Land Rover Discovery 3 and BMW X5 2009: Maintenance costs

    What you want isn’t readily available, so I would suggest you survey a number of mechanics specialising in Discoveries and X5s to get the information.

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  • Broken crankshaft on Land Rover Discovery 3

    It’s a problem believed caused by the incorrect location of the main bearing shells during assembly, or through rotation of the shells in normal use blocking off the oil supply. I would contact Land Rover without delay, do it before you have the engine replaced if you can, so you can establish how helpful the company will be before you spend your money. With the low kilometres I think you have a good case for compensation, even though your car is 9 years old. Hopefully you have a good record of regular servicing.

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Land Rover Discovery 3 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Land Rover Discovery 3 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2009 SUV 1882x1915x4835 mm 185 mm
2008 SUV 1882x1915x4835 mm 185 mm
2007 SUV 1882x1915x4835 mm 185 mm
2006 SUV 1882x1915x4835 mm 185 mm
2005 SUV 1882x1915x4835 mm 185 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Land Rover Discovery 3 Dimensions

Land Rover Discovery 3 Wheel Size

The Land Rover Discovery 3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x60 R18 for SUV in 2009 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2009 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2008 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2007 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2006 SUV 235x70 R17 17x7 inches 235x70 R17 17x7 inches
2005 SUV 235x70 R17 17x7 inches 235x70 R17 17x7 inches
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Land Rover Discovery 3 Towing Capacity

The Land Rover Discovery 3 has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2009 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2008 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2007 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2006 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2005 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
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Land Rover Discovery 3 Fuel Consumption

The Land Rover Discovery 3 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 10.4L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2009 SUV 10.4L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2009 SUV 15.2L/100km 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2008 SUV 10.4L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2008 SUV 15.2L/100km 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2007 SUV 10.4L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2007 SUV 15.2L/100km 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2006 SUV 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2006 SUV 10.4L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2005 SUV 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2005 SUV 9.4L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP MAN
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Land Rover Discovery 3 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Land Rover Discovery 3 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $15,000 and going to $33,220 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
2009 SUV 4.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,000 $33,220
2008 SUV 4.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,100 $31,240
2007 SUV 4.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,900 $28,490
2006 SUV 4.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $9,700 $26,620
2005 SUV 4.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $8,400 $24,640
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