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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 Yes
  • 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 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (19 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Every day tank

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

This vehicle is only comparable to a Sherman Tank when looking at its off road capability.Been very impressed at what its got me through and out of.To be honest most of the places i thought only mad or insane people would get through,i've saunted through with this vehicle.Fuel consumption is the only hindrance,otherwise good to look at and my wife looks hot in it!




A killer,last of the bmw

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

Excellent in the snow, sand (on Lake Michigan beaches) and rain. Poor gas mileage, but what are you expecting of a SUV that can pull a 2 ton sailboat, a 4 ton sailboat a short haul and jet two kids plus gear around town. Traded my first 2001 Disco SE7 for the 2004 HSE7 (4.6l v8) and it was a great trade! The LR3 is a DOG! Looks and feels and drives CHEAP! Buy a USED DISCOVERY II or II.5! By the way, the replacement parts are much cheaper too from your local import mechanic!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Me and my discovery (love

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

Always wanted a Land Rover I have admired them since forever. My land Rover is love/hate relationship. The thing can't go more than 6 months without need for a trip to the dealer, most of the time it is for something minor. My rover loves to gulp gas even on highway trip if I'm lucky I might get 14 mpg (avg speed 66 mph). Ergonomics poor, off road performance way better than great. Snow, mud, water no problem. I purchased it with the older style nav system, which after the $700.00 cost Land Rover decided not to make map upgrade DVD disks for up dating. Great they have rendered the system useless as for up to the date maps and such, thanks Land Rover.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

'04 lr disco in ca

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

3rd eye tail light out after first 3 mos. Windshield washer pump didn't work from the beginning & has already been replaced with pump that works occasionally. Upper corners of front windshield leaked from beginning & has stained the headliner - now trying to get replaced. Also have problems with the front passenger compartment being soaked. Told it is a common occurrence with LRs so will need to get it drained (odd for it to be common on a $40k+ auto). Brake pads & rotors have already needed replacement and is costly (& not covered under warranty). Left front headlight has also gone out. Luckily, all these problems (minus brakes) are covered under 50k warranty



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Disco in alaska

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

This was my second Land Rover Discovery and I loved it. Never had any major problems with it and the service at the dealership was always great.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best suv ever owned

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

This is my second Land Rover, and I love it. Amazing build quality compared even to Lexus. Only problem was a squeaky seat that dealer repaired. Navigation system is great. Air ride is great. Disagree with Edmund's snob appeal opinion, when compared to H2/Tahoe/Denali comparably equiped the Disco is a better buy with better resale and by far better dealer service. Dealer provides free loaner and free pickup/delivery for service (at over 90 mi each way .. AWESOME!) Mileage is same as Tahoe I've driven and far better than an Escalade I drove. I'd buy another, but doubt if this one will wear out soon.



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.

Talk About The 2004 Discovery

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 14
  • highway
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