Land Rovers have traditionally been square-edged, robust off-roaders, but it's clear from first glance that the latest Discovery is far different than its predecessors. No longer a truck-like implement, the Disco has been transformed into a luxurious, contemporary three-row SUV that's still able to handle a few off-road excursions.
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Land Rover Discovery Road Test

Land Rovers have traditionally been square-edged, robust off-roaders, but it's clear from first glance that the latest Discovery is far different than its predecessors. No longer a truck-like implement, the Disco has been transformed into a luxurious, contemporary three-row SUV that's still able to handle a few off-road excursions.

The robust powertrain delivers on-demand acceleration, the air suspension provides a firm but steady ride, and the cabin is as quiet as Wimbledon's Centre Court the moment before a serve. The cabin is luxurious and tastefully furnished.

Yet the Discovery suffers from a lack of agility as it lumbers about in corners. It's more hippo in a tutu than dancing queen, with lots of body roll evident when the Discovery negotiates turns. In addition, the Land Rover has a thirst for premium fuel to the tune of 17 mpg overall.

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We suggest buying the HSE model with the Drive and Vision Assist packages, and add the Automatic Emergency Braking option. The Drive package gets you blind-spot warning, while the Vision Assist package adds LED headlights, auto high beams, and a surround-view camera. The 7-seat package gets you a...
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