The Land Rover Discovery 3 has been voted the best 4x4 of 2007 by Planet 4x4 magazine.
Fighting off competition from 36 other vehicles, the Discovery 3 proved unbeatable on practicality, packaging, off road ability and all-round dynamics, scoring 819.4 out of a possible 1000.
In fact, Land Rover swept the board with the Range Rover voted overall runner up – just 4.1% behind the Discovery 3, and Range Rover Sport and Freelander 2 both scooping class wins.
"With the top three overall places in 2006 and a clean sweep of class awards this year, Land Rover is getting it right at just about every level. One tester after another was wowed by the Range Rover's class, the Sport's style and the Discovery's practicality," said Alan Kidd, editor of Planet 4x4 magazine.
"But what I think Land Rover can be particularly proud of is that this result comes in a competition where scores for off-roading meant almost nothing – and value for money counted towards almost a quarter of the total mark. It would be easy to write this off as a series of victories for the most expensive machines... but in reality, it shows that with Land Rover, you really do get what you pay for."
Land Rover UK managing director, John Edwards added: "We are immensely proud to have fared so well in this year's awards, against ever-increasing competition in the 4x4 sector. The Discovery 3 is an out-and-out winner which proves that the British still make the best."Published 18 December 2007