The Land Rover LR3 replaced the old Discovery for 2005.
Though better than the Discovery, the LR3 finished well short of class leaders.
A slow and thirsty V8, along with an unsettled ride and confusing, ill-placed controls counted against it.
At least it had electronic stability control to keep it secure in emergency maneuvers.
Handling isn't a long suit, as it leans and lumbers when hustled through corners.
The ride is supple, but can be somewhat unsettled.
Quiet and luxurious, the cabin is also roomy and comfortable.
The third-row seat is usable by adults and off-roading capabilities are top notch.