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Land Rover DISCOVERY DIESEL SW 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto

Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
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Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.0 SD4 S 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG43.50
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed121 mph
  • C02171 g/km
  • BHP240
  • Torque317 lbs/f
  • P11D36%

Review

There's nothing quite like a Land Rover Discovery and not much comes close to matching the versatility of this latest fifth generation version. Whether it's carrying seven people in comfort, crossing deserts or cutting it in the company car park, this SUV does the lot. It's also lighter on its toes and your wallet in four cylinder diesel Sd4 form. So, is the Discovery the ultimate four by four? Let's find out.

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To try and offer higher levels of efficiency, Land Rover is providing the fifth generation version of its large Discovery SUV with a four cylinder Sd4 diesel engine. The experts at Car & Driving check out what's on offer.

Background

Land Rover faces ever tougher competition whenever it launches the next incarnation of its Discovery. With this fifth generation model, there are rivals from all corners that offer a sporty drive, great off-road ability or a luxury experience. Yet none of them quite combines all of those elements in one package the way the Brit does and this is what has always made the Discovery stand head and shoulders above its rivals. This MK5 model is mostly made from aluminium. That's helped shave 450 kilograms from the car's weight, which makes it much better on fuel consumption and more agile to drive. There are also new motors under the bonnet, including the 2.0-litre Sd4 turbodiesel we're going to look at here, a unit that aims to keep this large SUV firmly among company car drivers' choices.

Driving Experience

It feels wonderful to be sat in the driver's seat of this Land Rover Discovery. It gives a great view of the road ahead and all around, so you feel safe and in complete control. That sensation is helped along by the way this fifth generation model behaves, which has a lot to do with it being 450 kilograms lighter than its predecessor thanks to ditching a separate chassis in favour of an aluminium core structure. As a result, it goes round corners with little body lean and, thanks to its air suspension, glides over bumps that would upset some its rivals. Of course, this is still a large SUV, so some care is needed when negotiating narrow entrances, but a turning circle of 12.3 metres aids the Land Rover to nip through town and along country lanes with equal composure. As for the motorway, you'll find it stable and very hushed in the cabin. The calm inside the Discovery has a lot to do with what's under the bonnet in the shape of the engine line-up. Most buyers will choose the 2.0-litre 'Sd4' turbodiesel unit we're looking at here - this is the smallest diesel motor every fitted to this green oval model. Mind you, it packs a big punch courtesy of 500 Newton metres of torque that arrives at a mere 1500rpm. You never have to work it hard and there's always enough oomph for overtaking, towing or cruising. Use its full potential and 0-62mph comes up in 8.0 seconds. As with all Discoverys in this range, an eight-speed automatic gearbox is fitted that assists with ease of driving and maximising efficiency.

Design and Build

Since the day it was launched, the Discovery has always had a unique look that's not just set it apart from its rivals, but also made it stand out from the other models in Land Rover's line-up. This fifth generation design moves much closer to the rest of the range and shares much of its inspiration with its smaller Sport sister. Good or bad move on the company's part? That's up to you to decide, but at least there are some of the classic Discovery cues in evidence - the rear C-pillar and the stepped roof for instance. Once installed in the driver's chair, you have a commanding view of the road ahead and to the sides thanks to the elevation and large glass area. The main instrument display directly in front of the driver consists of an analogue speedo on the left and rev counter over on the right-hand side. Both are simple and clear, while in the centre is a digital display for fuel level and water temperature. Anything this can't tell you will be found on the centre-dash 'InControl Touch' colour touchscreen. As for the rear of the car, there's plenty of space in the second row - and adult-sized room in the fold-out third row seats too - which is unusual, even with large larger 7-seat SUVs. 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

The Discovery may have steadily become plusher with every successive generation, but Land Rover still pitches its prices that little bit below most of its key rivals. As a result, you'll need around £48,000 to drive away in an entry-level model with the 2.0-litre 'Sd4' turbodiesel engine. As with every model in this fifth generation range, that includes an eight-speed automatic gearbox and full-time four-wheel drive, as well as the dirt-defying 'Terrain Response' system. As for equipment across the range, well even the base 'S' model gets you 19-inch 'five split-spoke' design alloy wheels, halogen headlights with daytime running lamps, a heated windscreen and door mirrors with integrated puddle lights. The 'Brunel' front grille has a 'Narvik Black' plastic surround and there's more of the same for the wing vents and lower bumper sections. At the rear, a 'Powered Tailgate' takes the effort of out of opening the boot and there's also a 'powered Inner Tailgate' panel that drops down to make loading larger items easy. Body-coloured door handles lift the exterior appeal, while inside there's cloth fabric on the seats and eight-way manual adjustment for the front pews. Every Discovery comes with seven seats as standard in a 2-3-2 layout.

Cost of Ownership

Land Rover has made huge strides in making its cars more efficient and cheaper to run for its owners. At the heart of this push is a switch to an aluminium construction for this fifth generation Discovery. It saves 450 kilograms compared to the old model and, if you want to know how much that is, it's the equivalent of five rugby-playing passengers being removed from the weight of the car. As a result, it means this Mk5 model can now be offered with the 2.0-litre 'Sd4' turbodiesel engine we've been looking at here, a unit that offers up to 33.6mpg combined consumption and 197g/km of carbon dioxide emissions. Now, those figures are not quite as good as some in this sector, but you should bear in mind this British SUV comes with seven seats, an eight-speed automatic gearbox and full-time all-wheel drive as standard. Every model has 'Stop-Start' that automatically turns off the engine when the car is sat still in traffic. As soon as you release the brake pedal to press on the accelerator, the engine fires up ready for the off. The diesel-fuelled versions use 'AdBlue' to lessen the impact of the tailpipe gases. This works by injecting a urea-based solution into the hot exhaust that turns the harmful chemicals into water. You can top up this solution's tank yourself or any Land Rover dealer will fill it for you when required around every 9000 miles.

Summary

Is the Land Rover Discovery the ultimate large SUV? For many, the answer was already a resounding "yes" and we'd have to agree it's a tough act to better. The world just seems a better place when you're sat up in its commanding driver's seat. Whether you're heading to the shops, on the school run or a skiing holiday, this four by four does the lot with a relaxed ease that makes most rivals seem well behind the curve. Of course, it helps that Land Rover has made this fifth generation model lighter and even more packed with driver aids. Plus it's easier on running costs in this four cylinder Sd4 form. In summary, the Discovery is one of the most sophisticated, connected and just plain brilliant full-size SUVs you can choose. Noting quite matches the classless way it goes about its business.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control + speed limiter
Rear view camera
Analogue dials with central TFT display
Apple car play/Android Auto
Driver condition monitor
Lane keep assist
PAS
Power inner tailgate
Power tailgate/boot lid
Service interval indicator
Speed proportional steering
Stop/start system
Trip computer
Entertainment
Land Rover sound system with 10" touch screen, 6 speakers, radio, USB, AUX and iPod connectivity
InControl protect
Steering wheel mounted controls
Exterior Features
Body colour roof
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Solid paint
Black fender vents
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Electric front windows
Halogen headlights
Headlight washers
Intelligent automatic heated front and rear windscreen
No derivative and/or engine badge
Puddle lights
Rear electric windows
Rear fog lights
Trailer stability assist
Interior Features
12V power point front
Air conditioning
Light oyster headlining
2 x third row seats with reading lamps, USB charging points and under floor storage
Cloth upholstery + 8 way manual front seats
Electric front headrests
Front armrest
Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
Isofix on 3rd row seats
Loadspace cover
Manually adjustable steering column
Overhead storage box/sunglasses holder
Premium leather steering wheel
Rear headrests
Satin chrome gearshift paddles
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Twin front cupholders
Safety
Autonomous emergency braking
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS
Cornering brake control
Curtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbags
ESP
Gradient acceleration control
Hill descent control
Hill launch assist
Rear airbags
Roll stability control
Side airbags
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Wheels
19" full size alloy spare wheel
Security
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Technical
Dynamic stability control
Electronic air suspension
Twin speed transfer box
Trim
Ebony trim finisher
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 197
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
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 37.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 48.7
EC Urban (mpg) 36.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 12
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 11.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 8.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 30
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 33.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 30
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 34.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 34.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 38.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 23.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 24.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 29.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 33.9
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 240
Coin Description SD4
Coin Series S
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 33E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 75
NCAP Safety Assist % 73
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 Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 105000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs) 8.3
Engine Power - BHP 240
Engine Power - KW 177
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 317
Engine Torque - MKG 43.9
Engine Torque - NM 430
Engine Torque - RPM 1400
Top Speed 121
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/65 R19
Tyre Size Rear 255/60 R19
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Style 5 SPLIT SPOKE
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1888
Height (including roof rails) 1852
Length 4956
Wheelbase 2923
Width 2073
Width (including mirrors) 2220
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 77
Gross Vehicle Weight 3130
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 2406
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 258
Max. Loading Weight 946
Max. Roof Load 80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2184
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.4

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £801.99 p/m £17.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £870.99 p/m £54.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £921.99 p/m £86.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £640.99 p/m £30.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £706.99 p/m £64.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £741.99 p/m £113.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £573.99 p/m £41.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £622.99 p/m £84.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £652.99 p/m £135.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £961.99 p/m £21.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1044.99 p/m £65.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1105.99 p/m £103.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £768.99 p/m £36.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £847.99 p/m £77.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £889.99 p/m £135.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £688.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £747.99 p/m £101.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £782.99 p/m £162.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £100+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
360 degree surround camera £635.00
360 parking aid with front and rear sensors and visual display FOC
Adaptive cruise control with steering assist FOC
Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go FOC
Homelink (garage door opener) £215.00
InControl remote premium FOC
InControl Touch navigation pro £615.00
Interactive Driver display instrument cluster £510.00
Park assist - Parallel, perpendicular and parking exit FOC
Pro services and wifi hotspot FOC
Rear traffic monitor FOC
Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter FOC
Entertainment
InControl app FOC
Land Rover enhanced sound system with 10" touch screen, 10 speakers, radio, voice recognition and SMS read out USB, AUX and iPod connectivity £325.00
Meridian sound system with 10" touch screen, 10 speakers + subwoofer, Bluetooth, DAB, radio/CD/DVD, twin USB and voice recognition £850.00
Exterior Features
Automatic headlights with follow me home lights £85.00
Black contrast roof £600.00
Black roof rails £325.00
Fixed front and rear panoramic sunroofs with electric sunblind functionality and rear reading lights £1,270.00
Front fog lights £215.00
Heated washer jets £110.00
Metallic paint £850.00
Premium metallic paint £1,695.00
Privacy glass £400.00
Silver roof rails £325.00
Sliding front sunroof and fixed rear panoramic roof with rear reading lights £1,590.00
Solar attenuating windscreen £215.00
Interior Features
Cabin air ionisation £135.00
Clear exit monitor FOC
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Ebony morzine headlining £295.00
Front centre console cooler compartment £240.00
Heated front and rear seats £645.00
Heated front seats £325.00
Heated steering wheel £200.00
Premium carpet mats £215.00
Packs
Cold climate pack - Discovery £765.00
Drive pack with Adaptive cruise control - Discovery £1,950.00
Driver assist pack - Discovery £3,400.00
Incontrol connect pro pack - Discovery £445.00
Park pack - Discovery £550.00
Smokers pack - Discovery £40.00
Vision assist pack - Discovery S £540.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Byron Blue £850.00
Metallic - Indus silver £850.00
Metallic - Santorini black £850.00
Metallic - Yulong white £850.00
Premium metallic - Carpathian grey £1,695.00
Premium metallic - Farallon pearl black £1,695.00
Premium metallic - Namib orange £1,695.00
Premium metallic - Silicon silver £1,695.00
Solid - Fuji white FOC
Solid - Narvik black FOC
Safety
First aid kit £55.00
High speed emergency braking FOC
Trim
Cloth - Ebony/Ebony + 8 way manual front seats FOC
Wheels
20" full size alloy spare wheel £100.00
* option prices shown are estimated