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Land Rover DISCOVERY DIESEL SW 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto

Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
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Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto
Land Rover DISCOVERY 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG35.30
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed130 mph
  • C02203 g/km
  • BHP306
  • Torque516 lbs/f
  • P11D37%


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
Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go
Rear view camera
360 parking aid with front and rear sensors and visual display
Apple car play/Android Auto
Blind spot assist
Driver condition monitor
InControl remote premium
InControl Touch navigation pro
Interactive Driver display instrument cluster
Lane keep assist
Park assist - Parallel, perpendicular and parking exit
Power inner tailgate
Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid
Pro services and wifi hotspot
Rear traffic monitor
Service interval indicator
Speed proportional steering
Stop/start system
Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Atlas body colour door handles
Body colour roof
LED headlights with signature DRL
Sliding front sunroof and fixed rear panoramic roof with rear reading lights
Solid paint
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Auto high beam assist
Automatic headlamp levelling
Automatic headlights with follow me home lights
Body colour bumpers
Bright sill plates
Electric front windows
Front fog lights
Headlight washers
Heated washer jets
Intelligent automatic heated front and rear windscreen
Metal tread plates
Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with approach lights
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Rear electric windows
Rear fog lights
SDV6 HSE luxury badge
Signature Hi-line tail lights
Trailer stability assist
Interior Features
12V power point front
Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear seats
Light oyster headlining
Windsor leather upholstery + 16 way electric front seats with driver memory
2 x third row seats with reading lamps, USB charging points and under floor storage
Clear exit monitor
Configurable ambient interior lighting wih illuminated door bins
Electric adjustable steering column
Electric front headrests
Electrically reclining rear seats
Fascia storage compartment
Four zone climate control
Front armrest
Front passenger seat isofix location point
Front winged headrests
Heated steering wheel
Intelligent seat fold
Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
Isofix on 3rd row seats
Loadspace cover
Lockable glovebox
Powered third row seats
Premium carpet mats
Premium leather steering wheel
Rear headrests
Satin chrome gearshift paddles
Shopping hook
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Twin front covered cupholders
Natural shadow oak trim veneer
Extended interior trim palette
21" 9 spoke alloy wheels - style 9002 with gloss sparkle silver
21" full size alloy spare wheel
2 USB charging ports in second row
8" Rear seat entertainment system
InControl app
InControl protect
Meridian surround sound system with 10" touch screen, 14 speakers + subwoofer, Bluetooth, DAB, radio/CD/DVD, twin USB and voice recognition
Steering wheel mounted controls
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Cornering brake control
Curtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbags
Gradient acceleration control
High speed emergency braking
Hill descent control
Hill launch assist
Rear airbags
Roll stability control
Side airbags
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Intrusion sensor
Keyless entry
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Dynamic stability control
Electronic air suspension
Terrain Response 2 Auto
Twin speed transfer box
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 198
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2993
Compression Ratio 16.1:1
Cylinder Layout V6
Cylinders 6
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 24
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 36.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 10.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 12.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 11.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 10.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 8.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 28.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 31.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 28.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 31.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 32.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 22.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 23.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 27.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 31.8
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 3.0
Badge Power 306
Coin Description SDV6
Coin Series HSE LUXURY
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 43E
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 12
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 108
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 144000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
0 to 60 mph (secs) 7
Engine Power - BHP 306
Engine Power - KW 225
Engine Power - RPM 3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 516
Engine Torque - MKG 71.4
Engine Torque - NM 700
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 130
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 275/45 R21
Tyre Size Rear 275/45 R21
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Style 9 SPOKE
Wheel Type 21" 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) 85
Gross Vehicle Weight 3200
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 2406
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 258
Max. Loading Weight 889
Max. Roof Load 80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2311
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.4


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £1130.99 p/m £30.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1222.99 p/m £78.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1300.99 p/m £142.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £978.99 p/m £61.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £1053.99 p/m £105.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £1121.99 p/m £164.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £880.99 p/m £69.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £946.99 p/m £132.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £1003.99 p/m £220.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
10" touch pro dual view screen £640.00
360 degree surround camera £635.00
Adaptive cruise control with steering assist FOC
Head up Display £1,060.00
Homelink (programmable garage door opener) £215.00
Wade Sensing £270.00
Digital TV £900.00
Exterior Features
Adaptive LED Headlights with signature DRL £400.00
Advanced tow assist £375.00
Black contrast roof £600.00
Black roof rails £325.00
Body colour door handles FOC
Detachable towbar £765.00
Electrically deployable towbar £1,075.00
Fixed front and rear panoramic sunroofs with electric sunblind functionality and rear reading lights FOC
Metallic paint £850.00
Premium metallic paint £1,695.00
Privacy glass £450.00
Silver roof rails £325.00
Solar attenuating windscreen £215.00
Interior Features
2x 12V power socket in second row £115.00
Bright metal foot pedals FOC
Cabin air ionisation £135.00
Colourway - Ebony/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Glacier/Ebony FOC
Colourway - Light Oyster/Espresso FOC
Colourway - Vintage tan/Vintage tan/Ebony FOC
Ebony morzine headlining £295.00
Front centre console cooler compartment £240.00
Heated and cooled front and rear seats £535.00
Heated and cooled front and rear seats with heated third row seats £855.00
Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear and third row seats £325.00
Loadspace partition net £110.00
Park heat with remote control £1,060.00
Windsor leather upholstery + 16 way electric front seats with massage function and driver memory £890.00
7 Seat Luxury Climate Comfort Pack - Discovery HSE Luxury £1,605.00
Advanced off-road capability pack - Discovery HSE Luxury £1,020.00
Black exterior pack - Discovery £400.00
Driver assist pack - Discovery HSE/HSE Luxury £950.00
Dynamic pack 1 - Discovery £1,370.00
Dynamic pack 1 with Narvik Black contrast roof - Discovery £2,020.00
Dynamic pack 2 - Discovery £605.00
Dynamic pack 2 with Narvik Black contrast roof - Discovery £1,255.00
Luxury climate comfort pack - Discovery HSE Luxury £1,500.00
Smokers pack - Discovery £40.00
Technology plus pack - Discovery £1,125.00
Metallic - Byron Blue £850.00
Metallic - Eiger grey £850.00
Metallic - Indus silver £850.00
Metallic - Portofino blue £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
First aid kit £55.00
Activity key £325.00
Active rear locking differential £1,060.00
Adaptive dynamics £800.00
All terrain progress control FOC
Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher £130.00
Full extended leather upgrade £1,000.00
Gloss charcoal oak veneer £370.00
Natural Charcoal Oak veneer FOC
Titanium mesh trim finisher FOC
Windsor Leather - Ebony/Ebony + 16 way electric front seats with driver memory FOC
Windsor Leather - Ebony/Ebony + 16 way electric front seats with massage function and driver memory £890.00
Windsor leather - Glacier/Ebony + 16 way electric front seats with driver memory FOC
Windsor leather - Glacier/Ebony + 16 way electric front seats with massage function and driver memory £890.00
Windsor leather - Light oyster/Expresso + 16 way electric front seats with driver memory FOC
Windsor leather - Light oyster/Expresso + 16 way electric front seats with massage function and driver memory £890.00
Windsor leather - Vintage Tan/Ebony + 16 way electric front seats with driver memory FOC
Windsor leather - Vintage Tan/Ebony + 16 way electric front seats with massage function and driver memory £890.00
20" 10 split spoke alloy wheels - style 1011 with gloss sparkle silver FOC
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - style 5011 with gloss black finish FOC
20" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - style 5011 with gloss sparkle silver FOC
20" full size alloy spare wheel FOC
21" 10 split spoke alloy wheels - style 1012 with gloss black finish £1,065.00
21" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - style 5025 with satin dark grey finish £1,065.00
22" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - style 5011 with gloss black finish £2,120.00
22" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - style 5011 with gloss sparkle silver £1,590.00
22" 5 split spoke alloy wheels - style 5025 with satin dark grey diamond turned finish £2,120.00
22" full size alloy spare wheel £100.00
Reduced section alloy spare wheel FOC
* option prices shown are estimated