Land Rover Discovery 3
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Land Rover Discovery 3 Review (2006)

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Land Rover Discovery 3 Review (2006)

Launched on the 1st November 2004 in the UK, the Discovery 3 is Land Rover's third incarnation of its legendary off roader.

15 January 2006 Melanie Carter

Launched on the 1st November 2004 in the UK, the Discovery 3 is Land Rover's third incarnation of its legendary off roader. Although unlike the outgoing model this is not a face lifted compromise it is a completely new model.

Unlike a high performance sports car the Land Rover Discovery 3 has to appeal to wide audience and has to be a multi-purpose vehicle without compromise. It is the bench mark that all other off-road 4x4 vehicles will be compared to. It has to be as good on-road as it is trekking through the wilderness. It also has to appeal to the school run mum, the businessman, the wealthy land owner and the commercial user whilst remaining functional yet aspirational.

We drove the Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE on a round trip from Devon to Northumbria on a family holiday to see if could be all things to all people.

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Land Rover Discovery Road Test Data
Model ReviewedLand Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE 5 Door
  
Body Type4x4
ColourZambezi Silver
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.7 Seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Adaptive Automatic Gearbox
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban21.6 mpg
Extra Urban33.2 mpg
Combined27.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3 Years / Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 15/01/06)£43,495

The information contained within this Land Rover Discovery review may have changed since publication on the 15 January 2006. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Land Rover dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2015