2018 Land Rover Discovery

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2018 Land Rover Discovery
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$52,090 - $67,490
2018 Land Rover Discovery
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Pros

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

Cons

  • Diesel engine option has little advantage over standard gas engine
  • Touchscreen interface can be slow and difficult to operate


Which Discovery does Edmunds recommend?

The Land Rover Discovery has a relatively simple lineup of three trim levels, and we recommend the midlevel HSE. It's got an impressive amount of standard equipment, plus it gives you access to most of the top Luxury model's available equipment, some of which is unavailable on the base SE.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

Reintroduced last year as a redesigned and renamed LR4, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery has an appealing combination of luxury and off-road capability. Few vehicles on the road can match this specific blend, and even fewer do it as well as the Discovery does. It surrounds passengers in a premium cabin, turns other motorists' heads with its sleek styling, and makes molehills out of mountains thanks to its capable four-wheel-drive system.

For a vehicle that is as large as the Discovery, it steers and handles remarkably well, has prodigious thrust, and boasts very respectable maximum tow ratings north of 8,000 pounds. It's quiet and comfortable, and it has a commanding presence on the road yet is nimble enough to navigate busy city streets.

It isn't one attribute or virtue that makes the 2018 Land Rover Discovery stand out from the crowd — rather it's a combination of all its likable features wrapped up in one attractive and modern package.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is a midsize luxury SUV available in three trim levels: SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 (340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque) is standard, and a turbocharged diesel V6 (254 hp and 443 lb-ft) is optional. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

The base SE trim comes standard as a two-row, five-passenger SUV. A third row of seats is optional, increasing passenger capacity to seven. Standard feature highlights include 19-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, a fixed panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power front seats, and 40/20/40-split sliding, reclining and folding rear seats.

On the technology front, the Disco has a rearview camera, forward collision mitigation with emergency braking, a 10-inch touchscreen (Land Rover's InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with navigation), compatibility with the InControl remote smartphone app, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker audio system with USB input.

The HSE trim adds features such as 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, front parking sensors, a powered inner tailgate, upgraded taillights, a power-sliding front sunroof, tri-zone climate control, wood interior trim, additional interior storage features, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, a digital driver display, USB ports for the second-row seats, and an upgraded Meridian audio system with satellite and HD radio.

Going with the HSE Luxury gets you the third row of seats, which increases capacity to seven. It also includes an air suspension, a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, power-folding third-row seats, configurable ambient interior lighting, premium leather upholstery, additional leather trim, upgraded power front seats with winged headrests, heated front and second-row seats, power-sliding and -reclining second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a 14-speaker Meridian premium surround-sound system.

Many features on higher-trimmed Discovery models are available on supporting trims at additional cost. Other options for HSE and HSE Lux models include the Vision Assist package, which adds adaptive headlights, LED running lights, automatic high beams, a surround-view camera system and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. The Drive package brings blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a drowsy driver warning system, a speed limiter and a traffic sign reader. And the Drive Pro package includes the features from the Drive package plus adaptive cruise control, reverse traffic detection and lane departure intervention.

Other Discovery add-ons include 21- or 22-inch wheels, roof rails, a heated windshield, an automated parking system, a trailer hitch with electrical connections, an advanced towing system with reverse trailer steering, a head-up display, a waterproof activity key bracelet, four-zone climate control, massaging front seats, and a cooler box in the front center console.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury (supercharged 3.0L V6 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).

Driving

3.5
The Discovery is composed and pleasant to drive. The V6 engine makes a respectable amount of power, but the economy-minded calibration in D mode dulls the edge unless you use S mode. Off-road clearance and articulation aren't nearly as good as in the outgoing LR4, but it still acquits itself well.

Acceleration

3
The supercharged 3.0-liter engine delivers sufficient oomph for merging, passing or climbing hills, but those in a hurry should use S mode instead of D because it sharpens pedal response. In either mode, acceleration to 60 mph takes 7.1 seconds, a mediocre result for a luxury SUV.

Braking

3.5
Around town, the pedal feels reassuringly firm and linear. But the Discovery's 5,500-pound bulk starts to show in emergency brake use; our simulated-panic stop from 60 mph took 126 feet. That's a bit longer than average, but the Disco did remain utterly stable and composed.

Steering

4.5
The steering has a precise feel, and the amount of returnability — how quickly it comes back to center if you let go after turning — is amazing. Its positive sense of straight ahead makes it effortless on the open road, even in the face of crosswinds or severely canted roads.

Handling

4.5
The Disco doesn't lean nearly as much as you'd expect when driving around turns. It changes direction willingly, and it remains composed through long corners. It's a really nice vehicle to drive up winding mountain roads on the way to the cabin or the ski lodge.

Drivability

3.5
The smooth-shifting transmission feels generally willing and able. But the gas pedal spring feels powerful; you can't necessarily squeeze gently on the pedal and roll onto the gas, you've got to be a bit more deliberate. Rotate the shifter from D to S mode, and everything gets much more responsive.

Off-road

3.5
It's better than expected off-road because, even in Auto mode with one wheel off the ground, the traction control system keeps the Discovery going forward without unnecessary wheelspin. But articulation and clearance are worse than in the previous LR4, and its lower door edges are ultra-low.

Comfort

45
It'd be easy to spend a full day on an extended road trip in the Discovery, and that's just what we did. The seats are supportive, the ride is comfortable on a variety of surfaces, the cabin is quiet, and the air conditioning easily copes with elevated summer desert temperatures.

Seat comfort

4.5
The firm yet nicely shaped seats proved to be comfortable over long distances. Readily adjustable lumbar is a welcome touch, and the center armrests can be set to whatever angle you want. Has tri-level heated seats, and cooling is available.

Ride comfort

4
The Discovery strikes a very good balance, neither too soft nor too hard, when driven in the default Auto mode. Its independent suspension makes it agreeable on washboard dirt roads, too.

Noise & vibration

4.5
The cabin is pleasantly quiet, and those doors do seal tightly. The Disco's sleek shape helps keep wind noise to a minimum.

Climate control

4.5
The powerful system cools the cabin effectively, and the controls are very easy to understand and use. The heated and cooled seat controls are nicely integrated into the temp setting switches, too. Middle-row passengers have easy access to controls and vents of their own. It's hard to find fault.

Interior

3.5
It's easy to get in and out of the Discovery — provided you can open the long doors far enough. Once inside, you'll find a commanding driving position with good outward visibility. Some of the controls are odd, though, and the otherwise roomy cabin can feel narrow at the elbow and shoulder.

Ease of use

3
The Discovery is generally OK, but the rotary shifter is odd and the off-road terrain dial icons are hard to decipher. The window switches sit on the top edge of the doors. The audio system operation is 100 percent touchscreen, except for a volume knob on the passenger side.

Getting in/getting out

3
The air suspension lets the Disco lower when parked, and overlapping doors make for a narrow sill that stays mud- and slush-free in inclement conditions. But the doors are very long, and they can be hard to open fully when you're parked in tight spaces.

Driving position

4.5
The commanding seating position is highly adjustable, and the steering wheel and gauges are placed just about perfectly. The telescopic steering wheel pulls back a fair amount, but our resident tall guy wouldn't complain if it came back another half inch.

Roominess

3.5
The Discovery lots of head- and legroom, but the door feels a little close at the elbow and shoulder, and the high center console lid forces your elbow close to your side. Rear legroom is OK most of the time, but a tall driver could change the experience.

Visibility

4
It is really easy to see out, even over the hood. A rearview camera offers many angles, but the selection controls are fiddly. Biggest problem: those bulky rear headrests, especially the center one in the middle seat. It does fold but not elegantly.

Quality

4.5
This Discovery feels very well put-together inside and out. The materials are gorgeous, and the design is effective at hiding seams and joints, making it all feel carved, not assembled. We have no complaints.

Utility

5
The Discovery looks less boxy than the LR4, but that doesn't mean it has lost a significant degree of utility. There's ample cargo space; the available automated seat-folding system is terrific; it easily accommodates child seats; and it has the chops to be a decent tow vehicle.

Small-item storage

5
It has two glove compartments, a decent-size console box that can cool drinks, big front door pockets, a cubby for a phone, and a hidden cubby where the CD player lives. The rear-seat door pockets are tiny, but each front seatback makes up for that with two pockets.

Cargo space

5
You can remotely fold the rear seats from a few different locations. The resulting load floor is flat and expansive. The rear liftover is agreeably low for a luxury SUV, too. The fold-down inside tailgate can be used to fence in loose cargo or as a place to sit and change shoes — or diapers.

Child safety seat accommodation

4.5
There's excellent access to the well-marked LATCH/Isofix anchors in the middle row, and the top tether anchors are equally easy to find and use. Note: The optional headrest-mounted entertainment screens are bulky and might complicate the installation of rear-facing infant seats.

Towing

4
We're always a little unsure of European automaker tow ratings, but the stated 8,201-pound capacity is excellent. The Discovery's air suspension system can compensate for tongue weight, and the backup camera has multiple angles. A trailer backup assistance system is also available.

Technology

2.5
For a brand-new car, we expected better. We can understand non-standard driver aids on a luxury car, where everything seems to be optional. But the weak performance from the infotainment system — the slow boot-up cycle and the wonky touchscreen interface — is below average for the class.

Audio & navigation

2.5
During our initial test of the Discovery, we had some serious issues with the boot-up of the audio system. In subsequent testing, we've found the Disco's touchscreen and boot-up to be more reliable but still slow. Audio quality is good when the system is working, but the bugs aren't gone yet.

Driver aids

3
Our test car had adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. They were unobtrusive and didn't issue false alarms. Most of these features, however, are optional. You'd expect them to be standard on a vehicle like this.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$58,490
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$65,490
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$52,090
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$67,490
MPG
21 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
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Safety

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.

2018 Land Rover Discovery for Sale

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More about the 2018 Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery receives significant updates for 2018 despite a complete redesign just a year ago. It is still a very capable luxury SUV drivers want, yet it keeps its unique place as an all-conquering off-road vehicle. Its sleek style is sure to entice buyers who may have been turned off by the previous LR4's boxy utilitarian appearance, and the interior follows that up with more luxury and refinement.

Following through on the Discovery's commitment to a more modern design, the 2018 model adds forward collision mitigation as a standard feature. A larger standard touchscreen and a larger optional head-up display are other new attractions.

Land Rover offers the 2018 Discovery in three primary trim levels: SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. You get a lot of features in the five-passenger base SE trim as well as plenty of off-road ability. Previously, the only available engine on the base trim level was the supercharged V6, but this year Land Rover has expanded availability of the turbocharged diesel V6 to all three trim levels. The midlevel HSE adds some convenience features such as a hands-free liftgate. Step up to the range-topping HSE Luxury trim and you get a third row of seats, additional off-road capabilities, and a surplus of niceties. 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 2018 Discovery is comparable to other luxury-branded midsize SUVs, but it's important to note that its uncommon all-terrain capabilities give it an 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.

2018 Land Rover Discovery Overview

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is offered in the following submodels: Discovery SUV, Discovery Diesel. Available styles include HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), HSE Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), HSE Luxury Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A), and SE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery?

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2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

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2018 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

The 2018 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 $62,695. The average price paid for a new 2018 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) is trending $8,409 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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