2017 Land Rover Discovery Diesel

2017 Land Rover Discovery
MSRP range
$58,950 - $65,950


  • Smooth driving manners on the road
  • Incredible capabilities off-road
  • Interior is luxurious, with excellent materials
  • Clever features in terms of utility and technology


  • Diesel engine option has little advantage over standard gasoline engine
  • Touchscreen interface isn't the easiest to operate
  • Ride quality isn't quite as smooth as that of top rivals
  • Front-seat comfort is lacking on long-distance drives
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Poor technology and poor customer service
Hojoon Song, 1/13/2018
My problem with land rover started from the beginning. This is my first land rover discovery and I loved the look and ride. However, poor knowledge of salesman, poor service department support and poor management of the local dealership as well as corporate office is the worst I have experienced in luxury brands. As much as the car cost, you expect the best customer service from luxury brands which I have experienced with other luxury brands. However, Land Rover’s very slow responses from locan and corporate headquarters to their inability to address the problem quickly is making me very frustrated. It has been four months since I bought the car and I still have not able to use the activity key. They are still telling me it is a software issue that has to be addressed from the corporate. My problem is that why did you sell the car and made it sounds like that you only have to set it up to work. Back and forth between the dealership and the lack of knowledge of what is going on is absurd with the company of this size. I am still waiting and no apologies and they are just asking me to wait. What about the unreliability of their phone app. You will be lucky to have their app working once in may be 50 attempts. You constantly gets poor connectivity alert to just not working app. They still have not addressed the issue. I believe this is a false advertisement in their part that they are selling cars that they are advertising as if the activity key of land rover is working but in reality it is not. How long does it take to fix this kind of an issue? How about their service department? It might have been my local dealership but the difficulty of getting in touch with the service managers to lack of reponse from the general manger when you contact them just amazes me. this will be my last Land Rover. I wanted to experience Land Rover and I do like their car but bad customer service is big part of purchasing a car for me, and it is not worthy it in the future.
Land Rover has been very diappointing
John from Arcadia, 7/31/2017
Initial quality was terrible.. just terrible. Do not believe dealer did anything to prep or check vehicle before handing if off to us. List of issues so far, after 200 miles: 1. Found unexplained loose clamp in engine bay 2. Wire hanging loose below undercarriage. 3. Rear cargo battery compartment cover totally broken. Nothing holding it closed. Major safety issue in my opinion. 4. Check engine light coming on for no reason. 5. DEF fluid low warning, should have been full. 6. Air conditioner only works on passenger side. 6. Infotainment system / Navigation was totally totally useless on first trip. Since cleared up but don't trust it. 7. Car shuts off when shifted to Park whether you want it to or not. 8. Impossible to check DEF, Engine Oil, or brake fluid levels in engine bay. 9. Panels in rear cargo area are very cheaply made. The Land Rover Discovery is currently at the dealer being worked on. Just very disappointed in the car. Will not buy Land Rover again.
Terrible Experience
Eleonora Leibman, 4/9/2018
This is our first (and definitely last) Land Rover. We purchased this for our large family of 6 after previously driving the Mercedes GL350 and Infiniti QX60. The Discovery doesn't compare with either vehicle - especially in terms of reliability. In the first two months of ownership, the car was at the dealership's service department for 40 days with a laundry list of problems: car was jerking during acceleration, infotainment screen freezes, air conditioning comes out hot, constant error messages on dash, DEF depleted quickly, etc. Land Rover America has been difficult to deal with - customer service is not worthy of the luxury price of this car. Never buying a Land Rover again.
Disco Inferno
Ira, 10/1/2017
Bought this car due to the VW buyback--we had a Touareg TDI, and wanted another diesel vehicle. The Discovery ticked all the boxes: seemingly solid build quality, diesel efficiency, great handling, and plenty of storage space. Its price was less than that of a comparably equipped BMW X5/Mercedes. We also considered a Q7, but there is no diesel option. We have put on just over 2K miles in the month we have had it--fuel economy with 50/50 city/highway is spot on at 25.1mpg. Can't wait to take it on a road trip and see what it can do. It is a great riding vehicle, we have taken it off road a few times at our farm and it handled great--looking forward to the snow to see how it does. Again, this is the most expensive vehicle we have ever purchased, but getting our $ back from VW was a major factor in deciding to purchase it. Complaints: the rear driver's side door was not assembled very well-the arm rest is not flush, but the dealer will fix it. There was also a rattle in the exhaust shield, but that was easily fixed. Thus far, no leaks or other issues. The car is very quiet, and handles well for a vehicle of its size/weight. I would recommend this car. ****Update**** We now have nearly 9000 miles on the vehicle. Here are the highlights: the vehicle needs snow tires for winter driving in Wisconsin--the OEM tires are horrible in snow and ice. The 4WD system is great, and the winter driving mode are incredible, but the tires could be improved. -We had an issue with the DEF sensor in the extreme cold (ewe had a week of -10F)--it was remedied after several days at the dealership. -Our family appreciated the heated 2nd row seats and heated windshield, washer fluid nozzles, rear camera and headlight washers. -Great on a road trip--got 31mpg @ 73mph on the interstate. Plenty of room. -The vehicle gobbles up DEF. Have extra on hand, but don't overfill the tank, as it confuses the sensor, which could lead to an engine shutdown. -The navigation system suck-no voice commands-sadly, it is much easier to use Google maps on the iPhone. -The sound is great from the upgraded Meridian entertainment system. The interface through the Land Rover App sucks--it drops connection to the phone, causing the streaming to stop. -I wish it had apple car play. -The bluetooth phone system works great--very little background noise-very clear voice transmission. -There is a voluntary fix for the suspension. I have to schedule time to take the vehicle in for 45 min installation of a new part. Haven't done so yet. -Got the vehicle stuck in both mud and snow on our farm--but was able to get it unstuck using some the fancy 4wd settings. Pretty cool. It's a good car, that could be great with a few tech updates and better cold weather tires.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery video

MARK TAKAHASHI: For three decades the Land Rover Discovery has been the go-to choice for adventurers around the world, for it's off-road capabilities. This time around, it's got a lot more comfort, a lot more refinement, and a lot more luxury. The question is, has it lost its edge? So with this gasoline V-6, which is actually my preferred engine, it's got plenty of punch. And it gets up to speed just fine. Now the diesel, even though it has a lot of torque, it doesn't have that much punch. There's a little bit of a delay off the line. And while the diesel is good for towing and for off road crawling, for the on road stuff, which is where most people are going to be driving this, maybe not the best choice. So with this three leader supercharge V-6, has 340 horsepower, 332 pound feet of torque. It's planning to move this SUV, which is pretty heavy, tipping the scales just over 4,700 pounds. The tow rating is pretty generous at 8,200 pounds. Now it's, meh, you're not getting close to pickup truck territory. But if you're towing a trailer, that is plenty. Handling-wise, yes, it's a tall SUV. Lots of ground clearance, so it almost feels like, you know, you're at the top of a whip or so. You know, you're getting a lot of jostling. That said, it's not as bad as you'd expect considering how good this is off road. It's smoothing over a lot of the undulations and a lot of the imperfections in the road. In that sense, it's actually really comfortable. One area where I'm a little comfort challenged though is actually the seats. They're well-shaped, they have plenty of support, and the lateral support is actually really, really good. It holds you in place to a reasonable degree. The thing I have the issue with is the padding. It's a little thin, especially in the seat cushions. After about three hours or so of driving around, my butt starts getting a little sore. Unfortunately there's no seat option for this. This is just something you're just going to have to deal with. Even still, it's not so bad. Visibility is excellent in the Discovery. It's very upright. These front roof pillars, these A pillars, they're a little thick, but they're actually placed pretty well outside of your periphery. And the left curve, you don't really have to bob back and forth to see through it. You have a really big window in the back. I have a very clear view of what's going on behind us. The mirrors are well sized. Not too big. Overall I have really good situational awareness. I know if a car is coming up, and not being surprised by anything. One thing I'm not a fan of, though. The optional heating elements built into the windshield. To me, I get that they serve a purpose in really cold climates, but this is Southern California. I would have done without it, because at the moment it feels like I'm looking through a really light gauze. Land Rover's current infotainment system is a huge improvement over its predecessor, but unfortunately that's a very low bar. This is prettier. It's a wide screen format. It's sectioned into four distinct areas for media, phone, navigation, as well as climate control. The problem is it's not very responsive, and it's prone to some glitches here and there. Sometimes it will actually just shut down and stop working, and that means if I want to get back to using my iPhone or-- I pretty much have to pull over, turn the car off, restart it, and hopefully it resets the infotainment. And not the best system out there. Not the most intuitive system out there. But still it gets the job done when it does work. The base price for the Discovery starts right around $51,000. This however, is the first edition top trim for the first year, essentially fully loaded. As tested this is right around $77,000 dollars, which might seem a little expensive. But when you consider it slots in right below the Range Rover, it actually starts making sense. This is the entry level but slightly more brawny version of that. As far as the brakes are concerned, it drives pretty much like any SUV. So we're slowing down right here and getting off the freeway. I'll get on them moderately hard. The pedal is moderately firm. It's what you'd expect from any SUV. But when you're on them hard, you really feel that weight shift forward, and simply there's no way to mask all of that mass shifting around. But it's very controllable, and there's really no extra effort you have to put into it considering the size and weight of this car. Up top we have really nice premium materials. But that's pretty much from elbow height up. Everything below is much more hardy and durable. So that you don't feel so bad getting into such a nice interior with muddy boots. So we get all of the refinement, but all the utility at the same time. As far as interior storage goes, it's excellent. Two big cup holders here. A little slot for maybe cards or even a cell phone. Another rubberized mat underneath there. We have the center bin here, which is also rubberised, and really well-placed with the USB ports. And since this is a fully loaded version, underneath this is a refrigerated bin. Even behind the dash, even like some GM cars, you have this hidden compartment here for whatever you want out of sight. And for glove boxes, we have two. A split level top and bottom glove box. The door pockets are big. They can hold a few water bottles. Well as other personal effects. From the second row of seats there is plenty of room for adults. I have a lot of headroom. I have a lot of shoulder room as well. The only drawback though is the seat cushion. It's a little short, it's a little low. So my thighs aren't really being supported that well. These are nit picks though. For the most part, you're going to have taller passengers up front anyway. You have a ton of storage options. You have two map pockets behind here. You have another bin in the center here. Above that you have some climate controls and door pockets as well. Two USB ports. So this is really well set up for road trips with the family. You can even get an optional rear entertainment center that has screens in the head rests. From the third row. Well, it's actually not bad. I have plenty of headroom. I don't feel too constricted. And that's considering that the second row is actually slid all the way back and reclined. I can push it just a little bit forward like this, and now I have an adequate amount of knee space. Like the second row, the seat cushion's a little low, and I'm lacking some thigh support. But again, you're going to be putting smaller kids back here, most likely. That also means they're going to have an easier time getting to the third row. It's a bit of a climb, and it's a narrow passageway as well. And another plus is, you have another set of USB ports right here, and on the other side. With the Discovery's cargo area, it's a bit of a mixed bag. As you can see, there's not a lot of space behind the third row. That's not all that unusual for three row SUVs like this, but even this cargo area is smaller than normal. You have this, which folds down as the tailgate. Holds up the 660 pounds. Not only is it a nice place to sit if you're just kind of hanging out, but if you're loading something big and bulky, that's one thing that you get just rest it on, and then slide the rest in. You have power folding seats for the second and third row. It takes a little bit of time, but the cool thing is you can do it remotely through an app, or even through the infotainment screen up front. Further assisting you with loading stuff, you can lower the load right here with this button, and it drops a few inches. In addition to controlling the seats, you can do the typical things you can with modern car apps. Remote start, start up the climate control, lock the doors, find out where the car is, and even some of the vehicle location and telematics are built into it. One cool feature that I really like about the Discovery is a sport activity wristband. It debuted with the Jaguar F Pace, and it allows you to enjoy surfing or scuba diving, water activities, without destroying your key fob. All you do is you leave that key fob in the center console, and you put on a special wristband. To lock it put it up against the D in the Discovery badge, and it locks. Enjoy your surf, come back, unlock it again at the same point. Really smart, and honestly, feel like everyone else should be doing that, too. The one thing I really love about the Land Rover is its versatility and its range. On the road its perfectly agreeable. Off the road is where I really get impressed. One thing that's cool about the Land Rovers is, this button here. Think of it as a low speed cruise control that will allow you to rock crawl. And all the throttle and breaking stuff is handled by the computer. All you have to do is steer. My feet are off the pedals. I'm letting the car do what it's gonna to do at the speed that I set it at, and I can slow it down as much as I want, and it just handles it. And once you hit the brake, well it cancels that cruise control much like any other cruise control. And now we'll go back down using hill descent control which is even easier. And one thing I really like about hill descent control is and you can hear each individual wheel crunching with ABS to ensure that you know it's slowing down, but it's not hitting all of them at the same time. So it's very, very controllable. Another good thing is, obviously all these camera systems. So 360 degree cameras, so I can spot the rocks. A forward looking camera. Back looking cameras. You're just covered everywhere. There is some expert off roaders that, you know, maybe think this is too posh or a pretty boy off roader. This is actually nice inside. I like spending time in this car. After driving the Discovery all day, I came away really impressed. I love it for its refinement and comfort and luxury, as well as its incredible off road capabilities. Honestly, I want one for myself now. If you want more information on Discovery as well as its competition, see more videos like this. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Review

The Land Rover Discovery received a major redesign for 2017, giving it a more streamlined exterior design and a heightened level of interior refinement, luxury and comfort. In this video, Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi questions whether the Discovery traded some of its off-road prowess for its sleek, new design. Follow along in this comprehensive review that covers on- and off-road capabilities and explores the Discovery's many features.

Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Discovery safety features:

Autonomous Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes to stop the vehicle if a risk of a front collision is detected and the driver does not react to warning signals.
Lane Keep Assist
Applies steering input to keep you in your lane if you begin to drift out of it.
Driver Condition Monitor
Suggests the driver take a break if steering inputs indicate fatigue.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Diesel for Sale

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More about the 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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 Diesel Overview

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Diesel is offered in the following styles: HSE Luxury Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), and HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

What do people think of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Diesel?

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