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Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery is endearingly referred to as the “Disco” by its fans. But don’t let the retro nickname fool you—today's Discovery is a thoroughly modern luxury midsize SUV with seating for up to seven passengers and high-tech off-road features.

Latest generation
2017 - present
2017-present Land Rover Discovery generation
$34,998 - $51,998*
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2017 - present

2017-present Land Rover Discovery generation

When it debuted in 2017, the Land Rover Discovery ditched the boxy look of the Land Rover LR4 it replaced with sleek and stylish lines. But that doesn’t mean it went soft, and under the modern skin is a thoroughly off-road-capable luxury SUV. 

The Land Rover Discovery first debuted in 1989 as a smaller, lighter, and less expensive alternative to the Range Rover. Today’s Discovery has sleek, modern styling befitting Land Rover’s status as a luxury SUV maker, with an interior awash in the premium materials and modern technology one demands from a high-end brand. But make no mistake, this Disco still knows how to dance off road. It shares its underpinnings with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, so it’s available with a two-speed transfer case and locking rear differential, both key for successfully navigating rough terrain. 

There are a few downsides of course. The off-road suspension means ride quality isn’t quite as smooth as some of its less capable rivals (although it’s still pretty good), and early models used a touchscreen with a confusing interface. The interior, while comfortable, suffers from multiple areas where it’s hard to use or poorly thought out. And unfortunately, some owners have complained about technology glitches, and time spent in the shop. 

The Discovery is a distinct model from the Discovery Sport, which is smaller and more focused on on-road performance.

What you can expect to pay for a 2017 - 2020 Land Rover Discovery

Median Land Rover Discovery price at CarMax in the last 60 days
Range of Land Rover Discovery prices at CarMax in the last 60 days

Model highlights

  • Upscale luxury materials and design

  • Full-time four-wheel drive

  • Available two-speed transfer case for next-level off-road capability

  • Adjustable air suspension can increase ground clearance to more than 11 inches

  • Selectable off-road modes for different terrains like sand and mud

  • Powered fold-down tailgate makes loading cargo easy

  • Second- and third-row seats fold remotely through in-cabin buttons or smartphone app

  • Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ (added for 2019; standard from 2020)

  • Full suite of advanced driver-assist systems available on all trims (standard from 2021)

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Changes by year

Latest generation from 2017 - present

2023 Land Rover Discovery

2023 Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan Edition

New for 2023

  • New Metropolitan Edition trim at top of range

  • Added wireless smartphone charging and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment

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2022 Land Rover Discovery

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic HSE

New for 2022

  • No significant changes

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2021 Land Rover Discovery

2021 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic HSE

New for 2021

  • New styling includes revised front and rear bumpers, new LED headlights

  • Revamped interior includes new, easier-to-use touchscreen and all-digital instrument panel

  • P300 models feature new turbocharged four-cylinder base engine

  • P360 models feature new turbocharged mild hybrid V6 engine

  • Diesel engine discontinued

  • New R-Dynamic models add two-tone leather and gloss-black trim

  • Advanced driver-assist systems standard, includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot warning, 360-degree camera

  • New trim structure includes P300 S, P300 S R-Dynamic, P360 S R-Dynamic, and P360 HSE R-Dynamic

  • Landmark Edition discontinued

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2020 Land Rover Discovery

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

New for 2020

  • New Landmark Edition trim debuts above the base SE model

  • Blind-spot warning standard on all trims

  • Upgraded mirrors on all trims

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration standard on all trims

  • Navigation system no longer standard on SE trim

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2019 Land Rover Discovery

2019 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

New for 2019

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration added to HSE and HSE Luxury trims

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2018 Land Rover Discovery

2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

New for 2018

  • Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard on all three trim levels

  • Diesel engine available on all trim levels

  • 10-inch touchscreen added to base SE trim level

  • New larger head-up display for HSE and HSE Luxury trim levels

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2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE

New for 2017

  • All-new Land Rover Discovery, replaces the LR4 in the Land Rover lineup

  • Based on Land Rover Range Rover platform

  • Sleek styling and modern interior 

  • Aluminum construction shaves nearly 1,000 pounds from predecessor

  • Off-road ability enhanced with available two-speed transfer case and locking rear differential

  • Available engines include supercharged V6, turbocharged diesel

  • Standard trim levels are SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury

  • First Edition launch model available for 2017 only

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