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Land Rover Discovery 5 (L462) Review Rundown

Land RoverPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Fantastic off-road capability
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system is now standard
Cons**
  • Pricier than alternatives
  • Not as practical as alternatives

Summary

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.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The new Pivi Pro infotainment system is now standard fitment on all but the entry-level version of the Discovery Sport and Evoque. We’ve been behind the wheel of the second-from-top Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE, which is priced from a cool £51,895 outright when equipped with the P300e drivetrain. It’s a well-rounded and stylishly rendered platform.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • No third row option

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
Wading depth also remains class-leading, although the Discovery’s commendable breakover, approach and departure angles are easily outdone by its sibling. The decision to swap the lovely Range Rover-inspired steering wheel for one clearly Defender-related is curious. Other tweaks extend to new wheel designs (ranging from 19in to 22in), a subtler front grille and seamless LED headlights – although the offset rear numberplate stubbornly remains.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading off-road performance
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Lacklustre diesel engines
  • Not as agile as rivals

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent on-road performance
Cons[**]
  • Pricey compared to the rest of the range

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Every Discovery comes with seven seats, unlike Land Rover's smaller Discovery Sport. Other affordable seven-seat SUVs that are cheaper to run and readily available include the SEAT Tarraco and Skoda Kodiaq. If seven seats aren't vital, you could consider a Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport or Volkswagen Touareg.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • High running costs
  • Lack of standard equipment

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Not as comfy as it’s supposed to be
  • Some plastics have been downgraded

carmagazine[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
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.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, classy interior
  • Great boot
  • Decent infotainment
Cons[**]
  • Some niggles
  • Not the most practical

cnet[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, and an optional Wi-Fi hotspot can keep up to eight devices connected to the internet. Charging options are plentiful, with up to nine USB-C charging points across all three rows of seats. The interior has plenty of leather, shiny black trim and some very nice open-pore wood.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable interior
  • Good driver-assistance tech
Cons[**]
  • Inaccurate infotainment tech
  • Lack of cargo space

References

1. ^ Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-05-18 Retrieved 2021-05-26.
2. ^ Land Rover Discovery D300 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-03-17 Retrieved 2021-03-23.
3. ^ Land Rover Discovery review. autoexpress. 2020-03-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Used Land Rover Discovery review. autoexpress. 2021-01-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Land Rover Discovery 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-03-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Land Rover Discovery Landmark (2020) review: don’t you, forget about me. carmagazine. 2020-04-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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