2021 Land Rover Discovery

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Land Rover Discovery highlights

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  • Smooth on-road driving manners
  • Strong off-road capabilities
  • Luxurious interior


  • Distracting driver controls
  • Raised driver's seat position
  • Cumbersome handling around tight turns

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 22 highway, 21 combined

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New for 2021

  • The Discovery is available in a variety of new trims, including the R-Dynamic HSE, R-Dynamic S, and S.
  • The HSE, HSE Diesel, HSE Luxury, HSE Luxury Diesel, Landmark, SE, and SE Diesel trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • Discovery trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth, Fold-Away Third Row, and A/C Seat(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • Quad Seats features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Land Rover Discovery details

R-Dynamic S 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Meridian Audio
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Meridian Audio
  • Navigation System
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 39.1"/M 37.4"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 39.4"/M 39"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

661/6613 lbs.



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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Land Rover Discovery

1. Capable off-roader

If a Land Rover is on your shopping list, chances are you're the adventurous type and are looking for something that can handle different types of terrain. Fortunately, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery fits the bill. Unsurprisingly it features AWD and hill descent control across each trim, and the top trim – the R-Dynamic HSE (specifically P360 R-Dynamic S or P360 R-Dynamic HSE) – has the option of Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, and configurable terrain response. So if you're after maximum off-road capability, look out for models with these features. The 2021 Land Rover Discovery also has a maximum ground clearance of 11.1 inches, ensuring you can make your way over rocky tracks and rough trails with ease. Either of the two powerful engine options make rumbling through the wilderness a breeze.

2. Towing capacity

Another aspect of having a practical car is how well it can tow. Whether you're moving house and tugging along your worldly possessions, transporting a horse box, or pulling a broken-down vehicle or even a small boat, you need to know how much a vehicle can tackle. For the 2021 Land Rover Discovery, when properly equipped, the top weight it can tow is an estimated 8,200 lbs (with the more powerful, 355-hp turbocharged 3.0L engine).

This provides serious peace of mind and versatility.

3. Intuitive infotainment system

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery's infotainment system is a big step up from its previous incarnation. The base model includes a large, 11.4-inch touchscreen with the Pivi Pro infotainment system, which has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® connectivity and pleasant haptic feedback. It features navigation, satellite radio, and HD Radio®, all flowing through eight speakers, adding layers of enjoyment to your adventuring.

4. Updates for 2021

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery underwent something of a makeover for the 2021 model year, making the third row of seats standard, adding the new infotainment system, and freshening up the exterior. New bumpers and LED headlights brighten the look of the vehicle, giving it even more on-road presence. Plus, the list of trims was stripped down to just three – S, R-Dynamic S, and R-Dynamic HSE – with diesel options removed entirely. The 2021 Land Rover Discovery gives more variety across fewer trims, so your decision-making is more streamlined.

5. New engine types

Alongside scrapping some of the previous trim varieties, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery offers two totally new engine options – both plenty powerful. The base engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 296 hp and provides more than enough potency for most drivers. However, the 3.0L engine that's an option for the two higher trims has six cylinders and performs with an impressive 355 hp, making acceleration, towing, and exploring the wilderness extra easy.

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2021 Land Rover Discovery trims

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  • 296-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Defroster
  • Third Row Seat
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key

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