Land Rover Discovery 5 (L462) Review Rundown
Land Rover | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 23 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The latest Land Rover Discovery is the most capable yet. Its 7-seat layout has room for adults in every seat, while the car's off-road ability is second to none in the class. Spacious and crammed with premium materials (apart from cloth seats on the entry-level S), the Discovery's interior is superb.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Land Rover invented the Discovery in 1989 to fight new rivals such as the Mitsubishi Shogun. The current Discovery has never been something you could describe as 'agricultural', but the chassis tweaks are aimed to make its road manners better than ever. Wading depth also remains class-leading, although the Discovery's commendable breakover, approach and departure angles are easily outdone by its sibling.
The latest Land Rover Discovery is the most capable yet. It manages to blend the unrivalled off-road ability and toughness of the company's previous 4x4s with a considerably better on-road driving experience and greater efficiency. The Disco is impressively refined, too, while its lighter weight and the addition of Land Rover's twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine have made the seven-seat SUV available to a wider group of buyers.
The fifth-generation Discovery arrived in spring 2017. Created to mark three decades of the Discovery, it was based on the SD6 SE. The four-cylinder engines are very capable, but the V6 units are noticeably smoother and more muscular. The Disco's toughest rival is the Volvo XC90, which is also very roomy and has a superb cabin.
The Land Rover Discovery remains our favourite seven-seat 4x4 if you do need proper space for seven people. It's spacious, as quiet as a luxury car and now boasts one of the best infotainment systems in the business. The attempt to make the Disco more car-like has made the ride slightly less sumptuous than before.
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The Discovery is an underrated car in this regard. It might not be a car these days to hose out after carrying pigs to market, but the Discovery is still a very useful vehicle. The 302bhp 3.0 V6 is classy: insistent yet unobtrusive. There's much less body roll and it rides sumptuously even on 21-inch alloys.
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Land Rover Discovery slots in between the Discovery Sport and the larger Range Rover. While the Discovery can tackle some pretty serious dirt, most folks will use this SUV for on-road trips. The Discovery has 26 degrees of approach angle, 21.2 degrees of breakover angle and 24.8 degrees of departure angle.
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- 5. ^ Land Rover Discovery Landmark (2020) review: don’t you, forget about me. Carmagazine. 2020-04-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 6. ^ 2020 Land Rover Discovery review: Comfy and capable, but troublesome tech. Cnet. 2020-05-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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