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Land Rover Discovery Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 217 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/14 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Land Rover Discovery

  • There are two reasons to buy this SUV: either you need incredible off-road capability or you need to show off to the neighbors. If you have different needs, you'll likely want to consider another SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superior off-road ability, classic SUV styling, quality interior materials, lots of head- and legroom.

  • Cons

    Hard to get in and out of, quirky interior design, limited hip- and shoulder room, not much cargo space, poor gas mileage, no side airbags or stability control.

  • What's New for 2004

    For 2004, the Discovery gets new tubular roof rails, and a manually lockable center differential is now standard. The S trim gets an…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (112 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Testament to its toughness

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

As we all know right now the mid west and east cost are on blizzard watch and accidents are all over the city and I was not exception, I was on a stop light waiting to turn left when a sliding car hit me head on maybe around 20mph, I was ok thankfully my 2 yrs old was not with me. His passat was wreaked and my 00 discovery II was badly damaged but no oil or coolant leak, I was able to drive home 10 miles after all that. For 8yrs my discovery II never left me stranded, as long as I keep up with maintenance, she was good to me.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sorry, but no cigar!

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I'm the original owner of a 04 Disco and it's been a living nightmare. It's had excessive oil/antifreeze leaks, consumption, blown head gaskets, axle replacement, worn cam lobes/lifters among many other things and now the infamous "slipped cylinder sleeve" rendering the block useless! All this at only 100k miles on a car which has been fully maintained, never over heated and has had the oil changed every 3-5k miles. Sorry, but complete engine failure at 100k miles is just unacceptable! Other Auto Mfg's. today hold a minimum durability requirement of 150k miles and have far exceeded this on vehicles costing half what this one did. So no cigar LR, I'll spend my money elsewhere!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

What's all the fuss?

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Vehicle: 2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I've owned a few Discos and have loved them all. There may be some troubling anomalies out there but I've not found one. Regular maintenance seems to be the key element, and catching anything suspect early on. My 2004 SE has 202k miles and is clean as can be. Fixed early signs of lifter noise right away (at 100k) by doing an oil cleaning flush and new Castrol. Been silent since. I replaced a right CV joint on my '96 SE7 (my favorite because they were still putting 5-speed manuals in them). It drove my family for 265k until I was forced off the road one day at 65mph and rolled 6 times. I could still open all 5 doors. Landed on its wheel. Amazing. Had two others. Loved 'em all.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 14
  • highway
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Full 2004 Land Rover Discovery Review

What's New for 2004

For 2004, the Discovery gets new tubular roof rails, and a manually lockable center differential is now standard. The S trim gets an in-dash CD player as standard equipment, and the HSE's cabin is enhanced with burled wood trim on the center console. A new interior color scheme -- called Tundra, featuring light earth tones in leather -- has been added. Finally, Land Rover is offering a limited-edition G4 model this year: It's painted an eye-catching orange, and boasts a cabin with unique trim and upholstery.

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