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Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
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Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr
Land Rover DISCOVERY SPORT 2.0 TD4 180 HSE 5dr

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  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG53.30
  • 0-62mph10.3 secs
  • Top Speed117 mph
  • C02139 g/km
  • BHP180
  • Torque317 lbs/f
  • P11D29%


There's nothing quite like a Land Rover Discovery and this fifth generation version continues to offer the toughest, the most practical and the most capable choice in the large SUV sector. It's lighter, larger inside, cheaper to run and more media-savvy than its predecessor. Yet it remains a practical choice for up to seven adults and is an easy class-leader off the beaten track. In the large family SUV segment, there's nothing quite like it.

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There aren't too many vehicles that dominate their class in quite such an imperious manner as the Land Rover Discovery. Now the opposition has even more to fret about, courtesy of a fifth generation model that the brand has continually improved. Jonathan Crouch reports


Without the Discovery model line, it's doubtful whether the Land Rover brand would even exist today. Launched back in 1989, the original version merely bolted more spacious bodywork onto an aging Range Rover chassis, but the sales it generated were enough to save the company. They also financed a more sophisticated five cylinder air suspended model in 1998 at the same time as the company's engineers were busily beavering away at something much better, third generation Discovery3 of 2004 which was ultimately developed into the Discovery4 of 2009. That bit of history illustrates that it's been quite a long time since we've had a fundamentally new design in this model line-up, but we have that now in the form of this fifth generation version. It's a big stylistic departure from its predecessor and it uses a range of far more efficient Ingenium diesel engines. Potentially then, lots to look forward to.

Driving Experience

There's still something very special about a place behind the wheel of a Discovery. In contrast to more car-like rivals, it's not a cockpit-like experience with all the controls angled towards you as they would be in, say a Range Rover Sport. No, this is different - a place of command: a place to do business with the elements, be they the snake-infested swamps of the rainy season in the Serengeti or the snarled-up traffic of a wet windy morning on the school run. This fifth generation version is powered by Jaguar Land Rover's efficient range of four and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines, all paired with a smooth and responsive ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Most buyers will want the entry-level twin-turbo Sd4 Ingenium four-cylinder diesel, a unit that produces 240hp with an impressive 500Nm of torque. There's also a 300hp four cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. Six-cylinder diesel power comes from the 306hp Sd6, which delivers 600Nm of torque for strong performance, pulling power and efficiency. All variants get impressive towing capability, the diesel variants offering a class-leading 3,500kg braking towing total. Plus Land Rover has developed clever technology to make this towing ability more accessible. Advanced Tow Assist is an ingenious development which allows drivers to complete potentially difficult reversing manoeuvres when towing trailers, caravans and horseboxes with ease. As before, there's class-leading off road ability thanks to permanent 4WD and the standard 'Terrain Response' system.

Design and Build

Think it looks like a larger version of the existing Discovery Sport? We do too. Land Rover insists though that historic Discovery design cues remain in this MK5 model, things like the stepped profile that optimises headroom for passengers travelling in the third row of seats. It also accommodates Discovery's customary stadium seating configuration, which sees each row of seats positioned higher than the one in front, ensuring every seat is the best seat in the house. Unlike some of this car's 7-seat SUV rivals, the third row chairs are designed for adults as well as kids. Auto Access Height technology reduces the ride-height by up to 40mm as passengers prepare to enter or exit the vehicle. Up front, there's the usual Jaguar Land Rover 'InControl Touch Pro' infotainment system, here in 10-inch form on the centre console, enabling Land Rover's designers to reduce the number of switches on the centre console by a third, delivering a clean and uncluttered appearance. Another technology feature for active families is Land Rover's state-of-the-art Activity Key wristband, which allows customers to enjoy sports and active hobbies without carrying the standard key fob. As for luggage space, well there's lots of it - up to 1,137-litres with the first two seating rows in place - or up to 2,406-litres with just the front seats in use.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £48,000; that's for the base 240hp Sd4 diesel variant. Obviously, you'll pay more if you want either the 306hp Sd6 diesel (which starts from around £57,000). Trim levels run from 'S', 'SE' and 'HSE' to 'HSE Luxury' and on to top 'Landmark' trim. A key standard equipment feature across the range is the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with its slick 10-inch centre console touchscreen. Crisp graphics and easy-to-navigate menus incorporate the latest navigation and entertainment technologies including door-to-door navigation, which can share directions to a paired smartphone to help customers complete journeys on foot. Seamless iOS and Android connectivity combine with a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround system, with an additional subwoofer, and 3G WiFi to provide a superb listening experience, whether streaming songs online or playing music directly from a connected device. Up to four 12V charging points ensure this Discovery is well equipped to cope with the demands of the most connected families, while as many as nine USB sockets allow passengers in each row to power their smartphones or tablets simultaneously.

Cost of Ownership

There are a number of German-brand large SUV rivals that are more efficient than this Discovery. But then none of these cars are as large and practical and none is anything like as good off road. Find yourself a large SUV that can get close to matching this Discovery in these respects - say a long wheelbase Mitsubishi Shogun or Toyota Land Cruiser - and you'll find that it's slower, less well built and costlier to run. In other words, though in comparison to some rivals, there's still a premium to pay for this car's ultimate versatility and capability, it's a smaller one these days. And with the recent efficiency improvements made, it's now pretty justifiable. Helping in that regard is the fact that this MK5 model is lighter than its predecessor. Land Rover's proven lightweight and durable aluminium monocoque architecture contributes to a 480kg weight saving compared to steel ladder construction. As a result, the twin-turbo 240hp Sd4 Ingenium four-cylinder diesel engine, for example, manages combined cycle fuel economy of up to 33.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 197g/km. For the Si4 petrol variant, the figures are 25.8mpg and 222g/km, while for the Sd6 diesel, it's 31.5mpg and 202g/km. Helping in all cases is a stop start system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, say stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights.


The world takes on a different appearance from behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery. At the helm, you know you're in a car that can take on just about anything, be that a seven-up trip to the Alps or a relaxing ride home on a wet and slippery winter's night. But it's only when you put it through its paces in properly extreme terrain that the genius in its design becomes fully apparent. How can a car capable of such extremes on the rough stuff be so utterly easy to use on the school run? Only Land Rover knows. The more sophisticated design and clever in-car connectivity improvements of this fifth generation version are welcome but ultimately, the recipe is as before. There's a clever, classless feel about this car that nothing else can quite replicate. Other rival SUVs claim to be tough but at the wheel, you're always a little hesitant to see them prove that. A Discovery's different, a uniquely capable SUV and a British success story that we should be proud of.

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Driver Convenience
Front Parking Aid
InControl touch navigation
Lane departure warning system
Rear parking aid
Rear view camera
8" colour display screen
Cruise control + speed limiter
Electric gesture tailgate/boot lid
Service interval indicator
Trip computer
Meridian 380w surround sound audio system with 11 speakers
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
CD/DVD player
DAB Digital radio
InControl protect
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection located in centre console
Exterior Features
Body colour mirror caps
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with approach lights
HSE badge
Solid paint
Xenon headlights with LED signature lights + auto levelling and power wash
Auto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlights with high beam assist
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Electric front/rear windows
Fixed panoramic glass sunroof
Front fog lamps
Heated windscreen
Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear wiper
Interior Features
10 way electric front seats including lumbar support
Ambient lighting
Cirrus morzine headlining
Heated front seats
2 seats in 3rd row
2nd row 60/40 split/fold
2nd row folding rear centre armrest
Air quality sensor
Carpet mats
Centre console with sliding front armrest
Dual zone climate control with row 2 vents
Front and rear headrests
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel
Loadspace cover
Perforated grained leather upholstery
Slide/recline 2nd row seats
Tilt/reach adjustable steering wheel
Twin cupholders in rear centre armrest
19" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 521
Tyre repair kit
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Autonomous emergency braking
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Collision mitigation braking system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brake
Emergency brake assist
ESP + traction control
Hill descent control
Hill start assist
Pedestrian airbag system
Roll stability control
Side and curtain airbags for front and 2nd row seats
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Intrusion sensor
Keyless entry
Locking wheel nuts
Perimeter alarm with volume sensing
Remote central locking
Diesel particulate filter
Dynamic stability control
Terrain Response
Centre stack side rails in satin brushed aluminium
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 170
Noise Level dB(A) 72
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1999
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.4
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 44.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 61.4
EC Urban (mpg) 44.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 7.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 34.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 32.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 35.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 38.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 41.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 29.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 31
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 35.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 37.2
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 180
Coin Description TD4 180
Coin Series HSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 29E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 6
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 69
NCAP Safety Assist % 82
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 21000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 105000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.3
Engine Power - BHP 180
Engine Power - KW 132
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 317
Engine Torque - MKG 43.9
Engine Torque - NM 430
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 117
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear 235/55 R19
Wheel Style 5 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 521
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1724
Length 4599
Wheelbase 2741
Width 2069
Width (including mirrors) 2173
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 54
Gross Vehicle Weight 2660
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1698
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 981
Max. Loading Weight 716
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1944
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.67


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £466.99 p/m £15.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £517.99 p/m £41.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £543.99 p/m £83.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £411.99 p/m £24.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £457.99 p/m £62.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £494.99 p/m £104.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £380.99 p/m £37.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £417.99 p/m £78.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £450.99 p/m £131.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £560.99 p/m £18.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £620.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £652.99 p/m £100.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £493.99 p/m £29.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £549.99 p/m £75.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £593.99 p/m £125.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £456.99 p/m £45.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £500.99 p/m £94.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £540.99 p/m £157.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £199 inc vat£165.83+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Blind spot monitor and reverse traffic detection £375.00
Homelink (programmable garage door opener) £215.00
Lane keep assist with driver alert control £350.00
Park assist - Parallel, perpendicular and parking exit £955.00
Surround camera system with wade sensing £1,270.00
Traffic sign recognition £270.00
2 USB charging points in 2nd and 3rd row £225.00
2 USB charging points in 2nd row £115.00
2 USB charging points in 3rd row £115.00
2 x USB sockets in front £60.00
Exterior Features
Adaptive Xenon Headlamps With LED Signature £400.00
Contrast Roof - Corris grey £535.00
Contrast Roof - Narvik Black £535.00
Deleted badging FOC
Detachable towbar with 13 pin electrical kit £715.00
Electric folding, auto dimming, heated door mirrors with memory + approach lights £215.00
Electrically deployable towbar with electrics £1,005.00
Illuminated Aluminium Tread Plates £400.00
Infra-red reflective glass windscreen £215.00
Metallic paint £640.00
Premium metallic paint £1,280.00
Privacy glass £375.00
Interior Features
12 way driver/12 way passenger electrically adjustable seats with memory £665.00
12 way electric front seats £110.00
3rd row vents for climate control with 3rd row USB charging point £425.00
Colourway - Almond/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Cirrus/Lunar FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Configurable Ambient interior lighting £215.00
Ebony morzine headlining £240.00
Heated and cooled front seats £535.00
Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear seats £850.00
Heated front and rear seats £325.00
Heated steering wheel £200.00
Loadspace rails £195.00
All round vision assist pack - Discovery Sport £2,175.00
Black pack - 20 inch Wheel Package - Discovery Sport £1,590.00
Black pack - 20 inch Wheel Package with body coloured roof - Discovery Sport £1,590.00
Cold Climate pack - Discovery Sport £425.00
Detachable tow bar pack 1 - Discovery Sport £1,165.00
Driver assist - Tech pack - Discovery Sport £1,790.00
Dynamic exterior pack - Discovery Sport HSE £2,950.00
Dynamic exterior pack with contrast roof - Discovery Sport HSE £2,950.00
Electrically deployable tow bar pack 1 - Discovery Sport £1,375.00
Entertainment Pack - Discovery Sport £1,975.00
Entertainment pack with rear seat entertainment - Discovery Sport £4,320.00
Head up display pack - Discovery Sport £1,060.00
InControl connect pack - Discovery Sport £310.00
InControl connect pro pack - Discovery Sport £520.00
Vision assist pack - Discovery Sport £900.00
Metallic - Byron Blue £640.00
Metallic - Eiger grey £640.00
Metallic - Firenze red £640.00
Metallic - Indus silver £640.00
Metallic - Portofino blue £640.00
Metallic - Santorini black £640.00
Metallic - Scotia grey £640.00
Metallic - Yulong white £640.00
Premium metallic - Carpathian grey £1,280.00
Premium metallic - Namib orange £1,280.00
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Solid - Narvik black FOC
Adaptive dynamics £840.00
Grained leather - Almond FOC
Grained leather - Cirrus FOC
Grained leather - Ebony FOC
18" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss dark grey finish - Style 511 FOC
19" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss black finish - Style 521 £325.00
19" 9 Spoke alloy wheels - Style 902 £325.00
20" 5 Split spoke alloy wheels - Style 511 £965.00
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss black finish - Style 511 £1,290.00
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels with gloss dark grey finish - Style 511 £1,290.00
Space saver spare wheel £165.00
* option prices shown are estimated