New 2019 Land Rover Discovery SUV
Land Rover Discovery SUV
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery offers luxury and off-road ability in a modern crossover SUV with vastly improved resale and reliability.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Pricing
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2019 Land Rover Discovery KBB Expert Review
While some crossover SUVs may look the part of rugged off-roaders, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery is the real deal. Land Rover’s luxurious Discovery pampers its occupants with the latest technology and safety systems, packaged into an interior as user-friendly as it is elegant. The Discovery’s aluminum architecture creates a strong but lightweight SUV capable of seating up to seven people, but with no hybrid in the lineup, the Lexus RX 450h still handily out-distances the Discovery. Off-road, the Discovery impresses with its advanced terrain-management system that allows it to venture places out of bounds to an Audi A7 or a Lincoln MKX. Better still, the 2019 Discovery’s resale and reliability scores are way up, besting Acura, Audi and even some Lexus models.
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The 2019 Land Rover Discovery offers luxury and off-road capability in a 7-passenger crossover SUV with distinctive styling and a competitive price. Its diesel-engine option provides performance and fuel economy, while its advanced design makes it a better-driving SUV than a Lexus GX 460.
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If you don’t care about towing or off-road ability, you’ll find less expensive and more affordable options in an Acura MDX, a Volvo XC90 or Lincoln MKX. For all its technical advances, the Discovery still doesn’t offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto interfacing.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Land Rover Discovery SE adds a driver-drowsiness monitor, LED headlights, power inner tailgate, rear cross-traffic alert and auto high beams. Capacitive touch controls are added to the steering wheel, while HSE trims offer the Wade Sensing system that can measure water depth, literally warning if you’re about to get in over your head.
That this mid-level luxury SUV reminds us so much of being behind the wheel of the larger, more expensive Range Rover speaks volumes about the 2019 Discovery’s design. Light-years ahead of the old LR4, the Discovery not only rides and drives better than its predecessor, it is vastly quieter inside. Most owners will find the supercharged gasoline V6 more than adequate with an ability to propel the Discovery to 60 mph in under seven seconds. However, if you’re seeking maximum torque and fuel economy, we’d go with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel. The Discovery’s on-road manners are everything you’d expect from a Land Rover, and the same can be said of its off-road abilities. Be it loose sand, sloppy mud or deep snow, the Discovery’s Automatic Terrain Response fears no obstacle. Want more control? A number of user-selectable settings and an available low-range allow the driver to push the Discovery to its limits.
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery’s sleek exterior and modern interior belie its true nature, that being a tenacious off-road adventurer in the best Land Rover tradition. Land Rover’s advanced 4-wheel-drive system allows the Discovery to traverse sand, mud, snow and steep hills, a feat few competitors can match.
Land Rover may have missed the boat on CarPlay and Android Auto, but other high-tech goodies make up for the oversight. For example, there’s a waterproof Activity Key wristband for quick entry through the rear liftgate, and power-activated rear seats that can be activated remotely via the owner’s smartphone.
The base and HSE models can seat five passengers with the option to add two more via a small but functional 3rd-row seat. This setup is standard on Luxury trims, but with the third row in place, there’s sparse cargo room. Fold the third row down, however, and you’ll find nearly 40 cubic feet of space. The favorite seat in the 2019 Discovery is the driver’s seat, which not only offers supreme levels of comfort and adjustability, but a commanding view in all directions. The Discovery’s dash design is clean and modern, and while most of the controls are fairly easy to use and understand, the complicated infotainment system can be a bit slow at times.
The Discovery’s exterior shuns the blocky SUV design long associated with classic Land Rover SUVs, becoming softer and more rounded. The new language is clearly in step with the Range Rover and the Discovery's little brother, the Discovery Sport. While the shape has changed, the Discovery is still one tough and functional premium SUV, boasting over 11 inches of ground clearance. One of the old LR4's signature design elements -- an asymmetrical, 2-piece tailgate -- is gone, but we welcome the standard power-operated one in its place. Moreover, the Discovery still offers a hidden inner tailgate that can hold up to 600 pounds.
Notable Standard Equipment
For 2019, the Discovery is available in three trims: SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. The least expensive Discovery includes a supercharged V6 engine, full-time 4-wheel drive with single-speed transfer case and Terrain Response 2 system, lane-keep assist, dual-zone climate control, fixed panoramic sunroof, emergency braking, navigation, leather interior, 12-way-adjustable front seats, hands-free power tailgate, power inner tailgate, LED headlights, rear cross-traffic alert, auto high beams and rear parking sensors. The basic infotainment system includes a 10-speaker, 250-watt audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and 10-inch touch screen. SE and HSE models come with 2-row/5-passenger seating. A 3-row/7-passenger setup is optional.
Notable Optional Equipment
We'd recommend at least the HSE trim, with tri-zone climate control, 380-watt Meridian audio, and power moonroof. It also opens the door to several option packages. The HSE Luxury comes with seating for seven, air suspension, 2-speed transfer case, 825-watt Meridian audio, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel and 16-way front seats. Further options include surround camera system, blind-spot monitoring, traffic-sign recognizer, Wade Sensing and adaptive cruise control. A locking rear differential makes this a serious off-roader.
Under the Hood
Under the 2019 Land Rover Discovery’s hood reside two possible engine options. The standard offering is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 good for an impressive 340 horsepower. The second is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel offering much more torque and better fuel economy, but less horsepower and towing ability (8,200 pounds vs. 7,716). An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine, as is a defeatable idle start/stop function. Full-time 4-wheel drive is standard across the model range and includes a single-speed transfer case. A 2-speed transfer case is optional and highly recommended for those who plan to off-road, as are the available air suspension and locking rear differential.
3.0-liter supercharged V6
340 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
332 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 mpg
3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6
254 horsepower @ 3,750 rpm
443 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-2,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/26 mpg
The 2019 5-passenger Land Rover Discovery has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) just under $53,300, including destination. The 7-seat Package, with air suspension and a 2-speed transfer case, is an extra $2,150. The same can be said for the more recommendable HSE model, which begins around $60,200. If you want a diesel Discovery, you’ll need to add another $2,000 to the bottom line. HSE Luxury models begin closer to $67,500. At its starting point, Land Rover’s 2019 Discovery carries a larger price tag than 7-passenger rivals like the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Infiniti QX60. It is most in line with the rugged Lexus GX, which begins around $53,000. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to make sure you're getting the best deal. As for resale, the Discovery holds its value well, far better than the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 and on par with the Lexus RX L.
Did you know that Land Rover sells a smaller and more affordable Discovery Sport model?
If you're willing to give up some space and capability, you might also like the Range Rover Velar.
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Land Rover Discovery Consumer Reviews
November 02, 2018
Excellent SUV. Love the ride and quality.
Great ride and comfortable interior. Love the dark green color. This was not much more than a Ford Explorer loaded and love the differences.
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