2022 Land Rover Discovery

MSRP $53,900

Ranked #16 in Midsize Suv

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2022 Land Rover Discovery Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Land Rover introduced the Discovery as an affordable version of the pricier Range Rover to compete against the Japanese-dominated SUV segment. The SUV has evolved in a handsome manner and is in its third generation model now.

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Pros

Full-time 4WD is offered as standard

Plush and comfortable cabin

Rugged and off-road friendly

Excellent on-road driving dynamics

Cons

Average fuel economy

No feel and feedback from the steering

Questionable track record of reliability

What's New?

The 2022 Land Rover Discovery will see no major changes as per the latest information and will be offered in the same three trim levels as the outgoing model.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$53900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-Automatic w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

195.1 in.

width

78.7 in.

height

73 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/22 mpg

highway range

517.00 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

P300 S$53,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Land Rover Discovery in Byron Blue Metallic color
Byron Blue Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


For the 2022 model year, the Discovery will arrive with no major changes since the SUV received a major refresh for the 2021 model year. The SUV will be available in three trim levels like the previous model year but the base price is expected to increase slightly at $55,250. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery SUV Front Angle View
2022 Land Rover Discovery SUV Rear Angle View

2022 Land Rover Discovery Features

The Land Rover Discovery is available in three trims which are S, S R-Dynamic, and HSE R-Dynamic. The S R-Dynamic and the HSE R-Dynamic are covered in separate reviews. The S is the base trim of the SUV and for the 2022 model year, the price is expected to be set at $55,250. Since the SUV will come with no major upgrades as per the latest information, the features will also remain the same as well. Some of the notable features include Five-passenger seating, Panoramic glass roof, automatic rain-sensing wipers, and adjustable air suspension system among other features.

Trim

S

MSRP

$55,250(est.)

Key Features

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

20-inch wheels

 

Power-adjustable front seats

 

11.4" touchscreen infotainment display

 

Adjustable air suspension

 

Apple Carplay & Android Auto

 

Surround-view camera system

 

12.3" digital gauge cluster

Which Trim should you buy?

The base S trim with the adaptive cruise control and the Meridian audio system will be the most sensible buy. You can opt for the Cold Climate Package or the Hot Climate Package as per your requirements.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Engine and Performance

The 2022 Land Rover Discovery will continue using the same powerplants from the outgoing model. The base motor is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged motor introduced in the outgoing model. The engine comes mated to a full-tike 4WD layout and offers excellent off-roading capabilities, a rarity in the segment. The motor delivers 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, putting the SUV at par with the segment rivals. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery SUV Takes 6.7 seconds to reach 0-60 mph

The motor’s refinement levels are excellent and won’t leave you wanting for more under regular driving conditions. While venturing off the roads, the 4WD system works like a gem combined with the various terrain modes. However, the SUV takes a relatively long time to complete the 0-60mph dash and the quarter-mile run as compared to its rivals but it compensates for the lacking acceleration with its brilliant off-roading manners.

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

MSRP

$55,250(est.)

$56,895

$60,395(est.)

$56,740(est.)

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

4WD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power

296 hp @ 5,500 RPM

248 hp @ 5,000 RPM

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

0-60 MPH 

6.7 secs

5.5 secs

5.3 secs

6.6 secs

Quarter Mile 

16.1 secs

N/A

13.7 secs

15.1 secs

Top Speed 

130 MPH

130 MPH

140 MPH

128 MPH

Towing Capacity

6,613 lbs

4,400 lbs

6,603 lbs

5,950 lbs

The Audi Q7 gets the least powerful motor here but is a whole second quicker than the Discovery in terms of the 0-60mph run. The BMW X5 is the quickest of the lot with the lowest 0-60mph and quarter-mile times along with the maximum power and torque figures from a bigger turbocharged I-6 motor. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has quite similar power and torque figures to the Q7 but is disappointingly slow with almost similar acceleration times to the Discovery.

How does the Land Rover Discovery handle?

The Land Rover Discovery offers excellent on-road driving manners and handles like a gem with excellent off-roading manners as well. The terrain modes work almost flawlessly and ensure the SUV doesn’t get stuck anywhere. 

The ride quality is excellent too which enhances the plush experience further, a rare character seen on excellent off-roaders. Unfortunately, the steering feels almost numb and offers little to no feedback.

Braking Performance

The Land Rover Discovery gets some sizable sets of brakes for both the front and rear wheels. Unfortunately, its braking performance is not what you’d expect as compared to its rivals. It covers a distance of 120 ft before coming to a complete halt from 60mph. The brakes are responsive though and under hard braking scenarios, the SUV maintains its composure quite well.

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Front Brakes (in)

14.2

13.8

15.0

13.0

Rear Brakes (in)

13.8

13.0

14.8

13.0

60-0 MPH

120 ft

117

116 ft

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,751

5,082

4,758

4,794

The BMW X5 proves to be quite superior in terms of braking prowess among the rivals here but gets the biggest sets of brakes too. The Audi Q7, with its relatively small brake rotors, manages to deliver an impressive braking performance by halting within 117 ft. The Mercedes-Benz GLE gets the smallest brakes but its stopping distance is unknown. But, taking into account its low curb weight, its performance would be at par with the rest of the rivals here.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Fuel Economy

For a mid-size luxury SUV, the Land Rover Discovery is quite fuel-efficient and the new engines introduced for the 2021 model year strikes a perfect balance between performance and fuel economy. On an average day, the SUV will return 19mpg of city mileage, 22mpg of highway mileage, and 21mpg of combined mileage. The Discovery gets a big 23.5 gallons gas tank hence offers some impressive driving range numbers as well.

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

MPG (City)

19

19

21

19

MPG (Highway)

22

23

25

26

MPG (Combined)

21

21

23

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23.5

22.5

21.9

22.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

446.5/517.0/493.5

427.5/517.5/472.5

459.9/547.5/503.7

427.5/585.0/495.0

The most impressive one here is the BMW X5 with its superior fuel economy numbers despite housing the biggest motor and offering a sporty performance. The Audi Q7 offers almost similar fuel economy figures to the Discovery but the Mercedes-Benz GLE impresses with its 26mpg of highway mileage.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Interior

With the major update for the outgoing model, the 2022 Land Rover Discovery will get no major interior design changes. The cabin got more plush and hi-tech with the 2021 refresh and offers a comfortable experience even while off-roading. The cabin is laden with premium materials and gets leather upholstery as standard. The front seats are comfortable with electronic adjustments and get a heating/cooling function depending upon the climate package chosen. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery SUV Dashboard

The rear seats offer excellent headroom and legroom courtesy of the high roofline, a defining feature of the Discovery SUV. The dashboard looks similar to the pricier Range Rover models with a centrally mounted display and controls. The center stack looks less busy than the previous models and the gear selector sits nicely on the center console along with the terrain selector. With a seating capacity of 7, the cargo space gets reduced to just 9.1 cu-ft which can be a major deal-breaker.

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Seating Capacity

7

7

5

5/7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.40/60.4/42.4

39.9/59.5/41.7

40.7/60.0/39.4

40.5/59.3/40.3

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/59.5/37.6

38.8/58.5/38.8

38.7/58.1/37.4

36.9/58.3/40.9

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/47.1/33.5

35.9/49.4/29.2

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

9.1

14.8

33.9

33.0

The Audi Q7 offers a 7-seat configuration but its third-row is impractical but the SUV offers an excellent 14.8 cu-ft of cargo space with all the seats upright. The BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE offer the maximum headroom and legroom here but the latter falls short in terms of rear-seat space. 

Some interior features are:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Full leather upholstery
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Fully power-adjustable front seats
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Land Rover Discovery comes with an 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display and incorporates a PIVI Pro user interface.

2022 Land Rover Discovery SUV Infotainment System

Even though the brand updated the infotainment system, the experience is not quite refined yet and the occasional lags and stutters hit the overall user experience hard. But the system offers almost all the modern connectivity features starting from Bluetooth connectivity to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Some infotainment features are:

  • 11.4" touchscreen PIVI Pro infotainment system
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • Voice recognition
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio
  • Navigation 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

2022 Land Rover Discovery Exterior

With the update for the 2021 model year, the Land Rover Discovery got its much-needed modern styling and looks identical to its pricier siblings from the Range Rover lineup. The design will remain unchanged for the 2022 model year. The front end looks more aggressive than before with a sleek and angular headlamp design and big air intakes.

2022 Land Rover Discovery SUV Side View

The front bumpers wear a smooth and curvy design unlike the boxy appeal of the previous generation Discovery. The side profile looks neat with no unnecessary lines and a curved wheel arch design. The iconic stepped roofline is retained but it is more subtle now, almost imperceptible at a glance.

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,751

5,082

4,758

4,794

Length (inches)

195.7

199.6

212.0

194.3

Width (inches)

81.6

77.5

78.9

76.7

Height (inches)

73.0

68.5

73.6

70.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.0

8.2

8.7

6.3

Wheelbase (inches)

115.0

117.9

122.5

117.9

The Audi Q7 looks the most aggressive one here with the new design and it suits the SUV perfectly. The BMW X5 looks the weirdest with its huge kidney grille which is quite polarizing for the segment. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has one of the best exterior designs here with a perfect balance of aggressive yet smooth design language.

Some exterior features are:

  • Automatic LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • Heated and powered side mirrors
  • 20" alloy wheels
  • Powered-operated tailgate
  • Lip spoiler
  • Side steps

2022 Land Rover Discovery Safety

Even though the Discovery SUV has not gone through any crash tests, the brand has loaded the vehicle with most of the modern and advanced safety techs along with a strong aluminum monocoque construction. Some of the features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and Lane Keeping assist among other features.

Some standout safety features include:

  • Surround-view camera system
  • Lane Keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Parking sensors

2022 Land Rover Discovery Competition

Land Rover Discovery vs Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 gives a tough time to the Discovery both in terms of on-road practicality and performance. It is more plush and luxurious than the Discovery and offers a lot more interior features to make the experience complete.

 Audi Q7

The Q7 is slightly more expensive than the Discovery but the latter impresses with its towing capacity and superior off-roading capabilities.

Land Rover Discovery vs BMW X5

The X5 turns out to be a much better vehicle than the Discovery in almost every aspect. It offers great performance, superb fuel economy, a more comfortable cabin, and great reliability.

BMW X5

The practicality department of the X5 is also quite impressive with a huge trunk on offer. Off-roading is one area where the Beemer loses to the Discovery.

Land Rover Discovery vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLE qualifies as a practical daily driver with its spacious cabin and handsome list of features on offer.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

The overall ride quality and user experience are better than the Land Rover Discovery along with a good track record of being a reliable vehicle, something that the Discovery lacks.

2022 Land Rover Discovery Final Verdict

The Land Rover Discovery is strictly for those who want a capable off-roader without compromising much on the riding comfort and cabin features. The SUV gets a decent list of features and excellent on-road driving dynamics to qualify as a friendly daily driver and also offers some decent fuel economy numbers as well. Overall, if you’re quite serious about a comfortable off-roader you can consider this SUV as a potential option.

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