|EPA Est. MPG||N/A|
|Drive Train||Four Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||4835 lbs|
The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery receives a significant boost in the things that everyday SUV drivers want yet keeps its unique place as an all-conquering off-road vehicle. Its sleeker style is sure to entice new buyers who may have been turned off by the outgoing LR4's boxy utilitarian appearance, and the interior follows that up with more luxury and refinement.
Indeed, the new Discovery looks little like the generations that preceded it. It's much more modern, though there are still a few heritage cues, such as the offset license plate frame and stepped roof. Aluminum construction helps reduce the vehicle's curb weight by about 1,000 pounds compared to the old model.
Land Rover offers the 2017 Discovery in three primary trim levels: SE, HSE and HSE Lux. You get a lot of features in the five-passenger base SE trim as well as plenty of off-road ability. The only available engine is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6. The HSE models are also eligible for a turbocharged diesel V6. Besides the diesel option, the HSE adds some convenience features such as a hands-free power liftgate. Step up to the range-topping HSE Lux trim and you get a third row of seats, additional off-road capabilities and niceties in surplus. Many of these features are optional on supporting trims.
We're partial to the midlevel HSE trim because you get a fair number of added features, and it's eligible for more options than the SE. Most significantly, you can add all of the typical advanced safety features found in rival luxury vehicles. Other features to look out for include an air suspension, a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, power-folding third-row seats, and an advanced towing system with reverse trailer steering.
As for pricing, the 2017 Discovery is comparable to other luxury-branded midsize SUVs, but it's important to note that its uncommon all-terrain capabilities give it a value edge that very few can compete with. Whether your needs are more urban- or wilderness-based, the Discovery can deliver and Edmunds is here to give you the tools to get the most out of your purchase and ownership. 2017 land rover discovery first drive
For almost three decades, the Land Rover Discovery had one simple objective: Go anywhere. On that premise the Discovery (or the LR3/LR4, as it has been known in the U.S. since 2004) succeeded as one of the most legendary all-terrain vehicles worldwide. Aesthetically, it left something to be desired, however, with its boxy function-over-form shape, unusual stepped roof and asymmetrical liftgate. Creature comforts were sparse, and ride comfort could be described as stiff and bouncy. It was an acquired taste.
The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is designed to appeal to a much broader audience. It looks more like a typical SUV, while the interior gets a modern update and more high-tech features. Its on-road manners have been improved, but die-hard fans shouldn't cringe at the thought of a kinder, gentler Discovery. It's just as capable of handling punishing terrain that would leave other vehicles stranded.
The 2017 Discovery fills the gap between the smaller, less powerful Discovery Sport and the luxurious and pricier Range Rover in the Land Rover lineup. Prices start around $51,000 for the base SE trim and top out at $80,000 for a fully loaded HSE Luxury model. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine is standard and comes rated to produce 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. From the midlevel HSE trim upward, a turbocharged diesel variant that churns out 254 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque is available. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to a permanent four-wheel-drive system. Estimates have the gasoline engine returning 18 mpg combined and the diesel option 23 mpg.
Starting with the five-passenger SE trim, standard feature highlights include a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, leather upholstery and Land Rover's new InControl infotainment system. Step up to the HSE trim and you get bigger wheels, LED headlights, a power tailgate, a power-adjustable steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control and additional cabin storage. At the top of the range, the HSE Luxury adds a third row of remote power-folding seats for seven-passenger capacity, an air suspension, a two-speed transfer case, premium audio, upgraded upholstery, additional leather trim, front and rear heated seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Many features are available on supporting trims as options. Other add-ons include a drowsy driver monitoring system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a traffic sign reader, adaptive cruise control with full stop capability, frontal collision mitigation, lane keeping assist and a head-up display. For added comfort and convenience you can also upgrade with four-zone climate control, massaging front seats, a surround-view camera system, an automated parking system, a rear entertainment system, an advanced towing system and a waterproof activity key.
On paper, the 2017 Discovery is about the same height and width as the LR4 it replaces. Lengthwise, it's about 5 inches longer. In person, however, the Discovery looks smaller due to its tapered and sculpted styling. The softer design should make it more attractive to less adventure-bound shoppers, though compared to other luxury SUVs, the Discovery's bigger footprint could make it a handful in tight city settings.
Our extended drive was limited to the top-of-the-line HSE Luxury model, which benefits from the standard air suspension. Once parked and a door is opened, the ride height drops by 1.6 inches for easier passenger access and the rear height can be further lowered for cargo loading. Once underway, the ride height returns to its normal setting, dropping slightly at highway speeds. During low-speed off-road driving, the system raises the vehicle by almost 3 inches for greater ground clearance.
Once seated, front passengers will notice the rather aggressive side bolstering as well as the firm and flat cushioning. The bolstering does a good job of securing occupants in place, especially since the Discovery feels top-heavy and a bit tippy. After a few hours of driving, however, we began to notice some posterior discomfort from the lack of padding. Taller adults will comfortably fit in the second row of seats, and the slightly elevated position gives them a good forward view. The third row will also accommodate taller adults, but the low cushions and narrow passage to access those seats make them better suited to smaller passengers.
Cargo capacity is limited to a few carry-on suitcases behind the third row, but that space expands to a generous 45 cubic feet with those seats folded and a maximum of 82.7 cubic feet behind the front seats. Configuring the seats is easy thanks to the Intelligent Seat Fold function. It allows you to configure the second- and third-row seats with controls on the infotainment screen, the liftgate, the rear doors or remotely through a smartphone app. The tailgate is a nod to previous Discovery models that featured a two-piece hatch, with the bottom section folding down to provide a seating bench and to facilitate easier cargo loading. This power-folding tailgate can support up to 660 pounds, and the cargo floor is flat all the way to the front.
For smaller personal items, the Discovery's cabin has plenty of bins and pockets, as well as dual gloveboxes. Families will also appreciate the numerous device charging options. There are up to six 12-volt power sockets and nine USB ports available.
On pavement, the 2017 Discovery's large dimensions are noticeable yet manageable. The tall ride height and narrow width do produce some body roll when cornering, but on the whole, the big SUV feels confidently planted. Compared to its predecessor, the Discovery is positively agile. Unlike some rough-riding off-road SUVs, the Discovery delivers a smooth, comfortable ride over potholes and bumps, though you may feel a few more imperfections than you would in the typical family SUV.
The gasoline-powered V6 is our preferred engine to get all of the Discovery's 4,751 pounds moving. Throttle response is quick when leaving from a stop as well as when passing slower traffic. Land Rover estimates the Discovery will reach 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, which is about average for the class. When it's properly equipped, the maximum tow capacity is 8,201 pounds.
The diesel option is slower to react to throttle inputs with a short pause before power finally builds. It also adds 165 pounds in overall weight. Acceleration is slower at 7.7 seconds and it's also marginally louder. For the few who regularly take their vehicles off-road, the diesel's low-end torque may be enticing for rock crawling, but the gasoline engine is also up to the task and easy to modulate. Normally we expect diesel engines to have an increased tow rating, but in this case it drops to 7,716 pounds. Add in the $2,000 premium for this engine choice and gasoline power gains an easy advantage.
Whichever engine you choose, the Land Rover Discovery is easy to drive. On the highway, it tracks straight with minimal steering input needed from the driver. Wind and road noise is pleasantly silenced, allowing the Meridian premium audio system to shine. Thanks to the tall windows, outward visibility is better than in most other SUVs, and a standard rearview camera and optional surround-view system remove any remaining guesswork.
Don't be fooled by the new Discovery's more graceful styling. It's just as capable as its predecessors. With the air suspension, there is up to 11 inches of ground clearance and it can wade into water up to 35 inches deep. Even without all-terrain tires, we managed to scale challenging obstacles, roar over sand dunes and crab across muddy trenches with ease.
Land Rover's Terrain Response system handles most situations in the fully automatic mode. Selecting the specialized modes may involve some guesswork because the icons aren't immediately clear and aren't labeled. For really demanding topography, you have to turn the transmission dial to neutral, tap the low-range gear button (also not that recognizable) and push the high ride height switch. The traction control system known as All-Terrain Progress Control removes any worry by determining the appropriate amount of power to climb seemingly insurmountable objects. Think of it as low-speed cruise control. All the driver has to do is steer.
As much as styling and adventure figure into the new Discovery formula, so, too, does technology. Land Rover's InControl infotainment system is a vast improvement over its predecessor. The wide 10-inch display in the dash has sharp graphics and is easy to read, but the touchscreen interface doesn't work as well as the dial controllers used by competitors. The menus themselves are fairly intuitive, but making a selection requires more attention than we'd prefer when on the move.
The InControl system adds some remote functionality through a smartphone app. Users can lock and unlock the doors, control the windows, start the climate control, reconfigure the seats, remotely start the engine, locate the vehicle and perform a host of other functions without even being near the car. These features aren't that unique, but the optional Activity Key is a notable option. This Fitbit-like waterproof wristband allows owners to leave the traditional key fob in the car and lock and unlock the doors by holding the Activity Key against the "D" in the Discovery badge on the liftgate.
We recognize most SUV owners don't need something as off-road capable as the 2017 Land Rover Discovery, but we also know there are plenty of off-road adventurers who are drawn to the Discovery for that very reason. Both camps have something to like with this new Discovery. On the top trim models we sampled, there's ample comfort and luxury mixed with smart design and features aplenty. And when it comes to conquering rough terrain, few alternatives can challenge the Discovery's capabilities.
Among the small group of off-road-capable, luxury SUV rivals, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Lexus GX 460 are worth considering. More traditional, on-road-biased SUV alternatives include the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Volvo XC90.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Overview
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery is offered in the following submodels: SUV, Diesel. Available styles include HSE Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), and HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A). Discovery models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Discovery comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Discovery comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Land Rover Discovery?
2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $70448. The average price paid for a new 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) is trending $4596.4 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $65568. The average price paid for a new 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is trending $4313.4 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57645. The average price paid for a new 2017 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is trending $3764.8 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery features & specs
|Fuel Type||premium unleaded (required)||premium unleaded (required)||premium unleaded (required)|
|Basic Warranty||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||gas||gas||gas|
|Base Engine Size||3.0 l||3.0 l||3.0 l|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drivetrain||four wheel drive||four wheel drive||four wheel drive|
|Horsepower||340 hp @ 6500 rpm||340 hp @ 6500 rpm||340 hp @ 6500 rpm|
Is the 2017 Land Rover Discovery a good car?
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Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Discovery a 3.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Discovery.
HSE Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Previously I had owned 2010, 2012, 2013, I still have these vehicles. Waited 4 months for the 2017 Discovery. To tell you the truth I hate driving it....the stirring is very loose... can't be fixed....Also filling the gas was so frustrating. It would continually shut off the gas. It would shut off several times...took forever to fill the tank. Took almost a week to be fixed
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What options are available on the 2017 Land Rover Discovery?
Available Land Rover Discovery 2017 Submodel Types: SUV, Diesel
Available Land Rover Discovery 2017 Trims: HSE, SE, HSE Td6, HSE Luxury Td6, HSE Luxury, First Edition, S, Base
Exterior Colors: Fuji White, Santorini Black Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Indus Silver Metallic, Namib Orange Premium Metallic, Silicon Silver Premium Metallic, Zambezi Silver, Aintree Green Metallic, Aruba Premium Metallic, Bonatti Gray, Epsom Green, Farallon Black Premium Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Java Black, Narvik Black, Yulong White Metallic, Adriatic Blue, Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic, Oslo Blue, Vienna Green, Waitomo Grey Premium Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony premium leather, Acorn/Ebony leather, Acorn w/Nimbus Headliner leather, Ebony leather, Vintage Tan/Ebony premium leather, Nimbus/Espresso premium leather, Alpaca Beige, Ebony w/Nimbus Headliner leather, Tan w/Ebony Headliner premium leather, Black, Ebony w/Nimbus Piping and Stitch premium leather, Acorn w/Ebony Headliner leather, Tan w/Nimbus Headliner premium leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Parking sensors, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Post-collision safety system, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Navigation, Back-up camera, Heated seats, Third-row seating, Upgraded Headlights, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system, Blind Spot Monitoring, 360-degree camera, 8000lb Towing Capacity, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Towing Hitch, Rear Entertainment System, Mobile Internet, Aux Audio Inputs, Lane Departure Warning, Heads up display, Adaptive Cruise Control, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Stereo
Engine/Mechanics: 6, 8 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required), diesel
Drivetrains: four wheel drive, all wheel drive
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