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2023 Land Rover Discovery review

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Land Rover Discovery highlights

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Pros

  • All-terrain capability
  • Luxurious cabin and quality trim
  • Smooth highway ride, strong acceleration

Cons

  • Feels large in tight city driving conditions
  • Small third row is for kids only
  • Touch-sensitive climate controls are distracting

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 22 highway, 21 combined

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The Land Rover Discovery is a luxurious off-road champ for those who appreciate its charms

The 2023 Land Rover Discovery is a midsize luxury SUV known for go-anywhere capability thanks to its tenacious standard all-wheel-drive hardware. For 2023 the Land Rover Discovery sports a new, vastly improved infotainment system, putting it on more equal footing against rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Lincoln Nautilus, and Genesis GV80.

Newly added standard features for the 2023 model year include adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, and tri-zone climate control. Topping the range is the new-for-2023 Metropolitan Edition.

The entry-level powertrain is a 296-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic transmission, with a 355-hp turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine and mild hybrid system as an available upgrade. On the road, the Discovery is highly competent and there’s adult-friendly space in the first and second rows.

Downsides include a small third row of seats best suited for kids, and steering that is tuned for off-road use, which means it doesn’t have the accuracy found in some rivals. There are also some interior quirks, such as huge headrests that block rearward visibility.

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What is new for the 2023 Land Rover Discovery?

  • The R-Dynamic HSE and S trims have been discontinued for 2023.
  • The R-Dynamic S trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Meridian Audio as standard equipment.

2023 Land Rover Discovery trims

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R-Dynamic S:

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What We Like

Off-road adventures await: The Land Rover Discovery can go places that would leave many rival SUVs stranded and stuck. All-terrain prowess is part of Land Rover’s engineering DNA, and this holds true with the Discovery. All-wheel drive is standard, and there are multiple drive modes for tackling all sorts of driving conditions.

Cabin quality: The handsome interior of the Discovery lives up to its luxury label. Land Rover has done an excellent job of creating a cabin that’s elegant and more than a match for posh rivals from the likes of Lexus, BMW, Audi, and Genesis.

Highway ride and performance: The Discovery has a smooth highway ride and gets down the road quickly, especially when equipped with the optional turbocharged six-cylinder. And if towing is important, know that the Discovery’s max rating of 8,200 pounds (when properly equipped) is above average for its segment.

What Needs Improvement

Interior details need fine tuning: Work remains to be done when it comes to refining some cabin controls and other details. The huge headrests impinge on rear visibility, the touch-sensitive climate controls are distracting, and space is extremely limited for anyone squashed into the third row.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Land Rover Discovery an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Land Rover Discovery 18th out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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Land Rover Discovery features and specs

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

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

296

Torque (ft-lbs)

295

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

23.5

Wheelbase

115.1"

Overall length

195.1"

Width

78.7"

Height

74.3"

Leg room

F 39.1"/M 37.4"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 39.4"/M 39"/R 37.9"

Front tires

P255/55WR20

Rear tires

P255/55WR20

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

595/5952 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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