Is this a triumph of style over substance, or is the fifth-gen Land Rover Discovery the best yet?
Land Rover Discovery long-term review
Does the Land Rover Discovery – a vehicle designed to put in the hard yards – cut it as an executive company car? We ran it for seven months to find out
Land Rover Discovery 2.0 Si4 SE 2018 review
Four-cylinder petrol from the Ingenium family is installed in Land Rover's seven-seat SUV. Is it up to the job?
Why we ran it: To see how well suited this luxury off-roader is to executive travel, alongside the usual Mercedes-Benz and BMW suspectsMonth 1 - Month 2 - Month 3 - Month 4 - Month 5 - Month 6 - Month 7 - Specs & Costs
Life with a Land Rover Discovery: Month 7
Saying goodbye to the Discovery - 9th May 2018
If there’s a common phrase about Land Rovers to take away from the correspondence we receive, or from browsing internet forums, it’s this: “I love the car, but…” Following it might be many things. A quirk, a quibble, a complaint. It’s rare that ‘but’, phrased within “I love you, but…”, is followed by a positive.
To the Land Rover Discovery 5, then, which landed on Autocar’s fleet last autumn. So do I love this car? I do. The Discovery was launched last spring. I liked it then and I like it now.
It’s the big one, the practical one, the one to take on all comers and seat seven while it’s at it. It’s a TD6 HSE Luxury, which puts it at £64,195 – a lot, granted, but the majority of Discovery buyers opt for HSE or HSE Lux spec, so it’s clearly where Land Rover is: this isn’t just a 4x4; it’s an executive or luxury car rival.