LR’s New 2017 Discovery May Just Be The Most Practical Family SUV

When it comes to family-size 7-seater SUVs, the likes of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery almost seems good enough to go against something like an Audi Q7.

While the new Discovery may not drive as well as the Q7 on the road, Carwow’s Mat Watson found that the British model performs very well in several important categories – which matters since buyers tend to appreciate an overall strong package.

Not only can you fit 7 adults comfortably in the new Discovery, but you can also load it with just about anything you can think of, store as many items as you want inside and when you’re done, you can drive it on as rough a terrain as you can find.

The 2017 Discovery is priced from £43,495 in the UK, roughly £6,000 less than you’d spend on an Audi Q7. Watson, however, suggests that in Europe, you should skip the 2.0-liter diesel and go for the 3.0-liter diesel unit, which may pack only 18 extra horses, but it also comes with an extra 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of torque.

In the end, the reviewer says you should have the Discovery high in your shopping list if you’re in the market for a large, premium family SUV. It may not be perfect, but it’s big, modern, safe, comfortable, practical and extremely competent.

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  • sidewaysspin

    Bit awkward isn’t it.

  • Adi

    Looks like SsangYong… Disgusting.

  • p00pman

    The three different colored windows look like shit

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    Yeah it really looks weird and not beatiful to me as well,but still it is a discovery at all.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I saw it at the D.C. show, and it looks…okay.

  • pcurve

    This costs way more than average salary of UK, how can anyone afford this?

    • Howstar

      Because people in the UK live well outside their means

  • Roger Blackwell

    Thank you Land Rover for making the Series 2. A great diesel no nonsense without a $6K satnav system. I will keep maintaining it and pimping it out to reveal the great 4wd that it is.

  • Harry_Wild

    Looks nice in person! I try to price one out and it came out in the mid $60s! I was try to be conservative too! These packages killl you! The options that I wanted are only available if I buy the package! $50K is the base model but a package is from $2K to $6K each! I had purchased like 3 or 4 packages along with a rim/wheels upgrade too!

  • ErnieB

    Doesn’t have the charm of the old one.. looks weird to me as well.. for this price the XC90 looks way way better!!

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      XC90 is a monster!

  • Harry_Wild

    Looks nice in orange and blackout at the local auto show! Price was $76K U.S. dollars however! Locked so you cannot sit in it! LOL!

  • soundhound788

    Hang on I have a 7 seater land Rover already, its a series 3 Lightweight 1979!