Land Rover Discovery TD5 ES
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Land Rover Discovery Review

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Land Rover Discovery 2 Review (2004)

Launched in 1989 the Land Rover Discovery was originally designed to bridge the gap between the utilitarian Defender and premium Range Rover models, offering a true off-road vehicle that could carry five people in comfort.

2 August 2004 Melanie Carter

Launched in 1989 the Land Rover Discovery was originally designed to bridge the gap between the utilitarian Defender and premium Range Rover models, offering a true off-road vehicle that could carry five people in comfort.

The Discovery or 'Disco' as some owners affectionately call them has been a phenomenal success in the 142 markets around the world in which it is sold and is just as common in the city as the farmyard. With over 50 years experience as the world's only dedicated 4x4 manufacturer Land Rover has achieved enviable brand loyalty with many owners choosing to purchase another Discovery or Land Rover model.

The latest Discovery is packed with advanced technology with hardly a major component remaining from previous models (this latest model boasts more than 700 changes) [ click here for more information ] and benefits from a re-styled nose derived from the current Range Rover.

We tested the Discovery TD5 ES 7 seat automatic to discover (excuse the pun) whether the world renowned off-roader is as adept in the urban jungle.

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Land Rover Discovery Road Test Data
Model ReviewedLand Rover Discovery TD5 ES 7 Seat
  
Body Type5-Door Four Wheel Drive
ColourAdriatic Blue Micatallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph17.1 seconds
Top Speed 98 mph
  
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.2 mpg
Extra Urban31.4 mpg
Combined27.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group13
Euro NCAP RatingNo Data
WarrantyEvery new Land Rover vehicle carries a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty (see the Passport to Service, available at your Land Rover Retailer, for details).
Price (when tested on the 02/08/04)£ 34,590.00
(Includes Automatic Transmission Option £1,495.00)

The information contained within this Land Rover Discovery review may have changed since publication on the 2 August 2004. 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