Land Rover Discovery 2 Review (2004)

Land Rover Discovery TD5 ES
72%

Land Rover Discovery Review

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In Car Entertainment and Satellite Navigation Although lacking Satellite Navigation the standard Harman Kardon 12 speaker 320W premium audio system was absolutely superb and amongst the best we have experienced.

Infotainment

Although lacking Satellite Navigation the standard Harman Kardon 12 speaker 320W premium audio system was absolutely superb and amongst the best we have experienced. The acoustics seemed particularly suited to the large box-shaped cabin - the effect was outstanding. However, the head unit itself lacked functionality and was fiddly to use. Rear controls and headphone sockets keep rear passengers happy. Steering wheel mounted audio controls keep your hands where they belong safely on the wheel.

Rivals
  • BMW X5, Hyundai Terracan, Isuzu Trooper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Sorento, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, MItsubishi Shogun, Nissan Patrol, Porsche Cayenne, SsangYong Rexton, Toyota Land Cruiser and Volvo XC90
What We Liked
  • Superb off-road ability
  • Automatic gearbox
  • High driving position
  • Image
  • Exterior and interior looks
  • Quality of the leather upholstery
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system
What We Disliked
  • Twin sunroofs should have visors
  • Rear load cover not secure enough
  • Headlights on ES models and above should be Xenon (Bi-Xenon)
What We'd Like To See
  • Sunroof visors
  • The option of a hard load cover
  • Xenon headlights (certain models)
  • Side/curtain airbags
  • Better use of electronics to control hi and low ratio, differential locks
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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)

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