The part leather steering wheel is height adjustable and power assisted steering is standard throughout the range.
The part leather steering wheel is height adjustable and power assisted steering is standard throughout the range. Optional cruise control is useful If you do a lot of Motorway driving keeping the Discovery at a constant speed and preventing the gearbox from unnecessary ranging.
The Land Rover Discovery ES's level of refinement is high and includes: auto dimming rear view mirror, digital clock, cigar lighter and ashtrays, front and rear grab handles, all round electric windows, heated electrically operated and power fold door mirrors, headlamp levelling, headlamp power wash, remote steering wheel mounted stereo controls, heated front and rear screens and illuminated passenger vanity mirror
How It Looks -
The current Discovery model is a 4x4 classic and instantly recognisable as a Land Rover. However, it is rather box-shaped and to some dated in 2004.
To address this for 2004 Land Rover has updated its exterior looks with Range Rover-style twin pocket headlamps and a new part body coloured front bumper incorporating front fog lights and headlight power wash which is not only cosmetic but gives the Discovery a revised approach angle when off-road.
The black radiator grille, thicker style roof rails (XS and ES models), full wheel arch spats, door handles, wing mirror housings and optional side rubbing strips contrast with your chosen paint finish perfectly and also offer some protection should you venture off-road.
Due to its wider axles and body style the Discovery now incorporates wider wheels and tyres our test vehicle featured six spoke 8 x 18 alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts which enhanced the Discovery's looks.
How It Looks - Interior
The interior styling of the Land Rover Discovery although well appointed is starting to show its age. The switchgear is both functional and ergonomic but a bit agricultural to look at rather than design led. Real burr walnut wood trim featured on the centre console and burr walnut wood effect trim on the fascia with no option for a more modern maybe black wood or metallic trim.
The Discovery is now available in five and seven seat guises and in both derivatives all the seats are forward facing. Our test vehicle an ES 7 seat was equipped with Alpaca leather seat facings with navy blue piping and beige alcantara door inserts which were of an exceptionally high quality.
Land Rover Discovery Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Land Rover Discovery TD5 ES 7 Seat|
|Body Type||5-Door Four Wheel Drive|
|Colour||Adriatic Blue Micatallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||17.1 seconds|
|Top Speed||98 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||31.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||No Data|
|Warranty||Every 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)