Land Rover Discovery – 7 Seats
The Land Rover Discovery is often regarded as the industry standard when it comes to 7 seater 4×4 cars, with very few other models able to come close in terms of performance and style. It is one of the few models on the market which performs as well on the road as it does off the road, and it’s sleek design and high concentration of features make it a deserved market leader.
Land Rover Discovery – Purchase Price
Due to the Discovery’s standing in the 7 seater marketplace, a new model can often be expensive. A basic Land Rover Discovery from new will cost £32,290, while top models come in at a hefty £48,390. For those with a larger budget, a number of third party modifications can push this price tag even higher. Second Hand Land Rover Discovery’s are available much cheaper than new ONR prices.
Land Rover Discovery – Servicing
Servicing on a Land Rover Discovery can be expensive, often costing between £220 and £360. However, prices always vary nationally so shopping around locally, as well as looking into servicing plans, should keep this cost down.
Land Rover Discovery – Car Tax (VED)
The two diesel engines available for the Discovery, a 2.7Td and a 3.0Td, are both reasonably economical, emitting between 244g/km and 270g/km depending on the exact model. This will place the car in either Group L or M, with the lower emission models costing £425 in road tax for 2010\2011 and £750 in showroom fees while the higher emission versions are liable to £435 in road tax and £950 in showroom fees. There is also a highly uneconomical Group M 4.4ltr petrol engine available, however this emits a huge 354g/km of CO2.
Land Rover Discovery – Fuel Economy (MPG)
The two diesel Land Rover Discovery engines will offer between 27mpg and 30pmg, depending on the model, in combined fuel efficiency, achieving around 25mpg in town and 34mpg out of town. The 4.4ltr petrol engine again shows it’s poor performance here, achieving a combined economy of just 18mpg.
Land Rover Discovery – Safety Features
Standard Land Rover Discovery models come with a good selection of safety features, such as driver, side and passenger air bags, ABS, power steering, Isofix points and traction control. In more costly models, equipment such as electric seats and windows, a CD changer, DVD player, cabin decor upgrades and satellite navigation are available.
Land Rover Discovery – Performance
The 2.7ltr diesel engine option for a Discovery will reach 60mph in a respectable 11-11.7s and achieve a top speed of 112mph, while the 3.0ltr option will reach 60mph in 9 seconds and max out at 112mph. The highly uneconomical 4.4ltr petrol engine does perform better than it’s diesel counterparts here, reaching 60mph in 8.5s and achieving a top speed of 121mph.
Land Rover Discovery Insurance
The Land Rover Discovery falls into insurance groups 12 to 15, depending on the model. More exact Land Rover Insurance quotes can be obtained from our Auto Insurance page.
Land Rover Discovery – Conclusion
The Land Rover Discovery is one of the few 7 seater cars on the market which can do almost anything. Although fitting seven people plus luggage into the car will be a squeeze, this iconic top of the line model is able to provide excellent performance, safety and practicality across a range of conditions with the only major drawback being the hefty price tag.