2019 Land Rover Discovery Diesel SUV

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2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

This year, the Discovery has shed its brick on wheels attire and it's pretty smooth and powerful. Since its inception, nobody doubted its off-road capabilities. In the latest model, the Land Rover Discovery is just like a modern SUV that offers pleasant exterior and interior appeal.

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Pros

Luxurious interior with ample features

Good off-road capability

Impressive 8-speed automatic

Best in class utility and technology

Cons

Slow and lagging infotainment interface

Poor fuel economy from Gasoline engine

Diesel engine seems low profile over Gas engine

What's New?

Minor Incremental changes

SE and HSE trim levels get additional standard features

Slight increase in price


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

183

horsepower

254 hp @ 3750 rpm

torque

443 lbs.-ft @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Short And Long Arm

brake rotors (f/r)

13.7/12.8

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

195.7 in.

width

81.6 in.

height

73 in.

curb weight

4916 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

88.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/23/26 mpg

highway range

585 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV SE

SE

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
23 combined

$54,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $54,300 MSRP (21/23/26) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V-6, diesel
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8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV HSE

HSE

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
23 combined

$61,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $61,100 MSRP (21/23/26) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V-6, diesel
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8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive TBD

 2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV HSE Luxury

HSE Luxury

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
23 combined

$68,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Luxury Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $68,500 MSRP (21/23/26) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V-6, diesel
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8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive TBD

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MPG: 18 combined

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV
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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 19, 2019


Most of the 2019 Land Rover Discovery trim levels get a 3-liter supercharged V6 engine that makes it do a zero to 60mph sprint in 7.7 seconds. The optional diesel powertrain is also useful in many ways. Undoubtedly, the 2019 Discovery is heavy but it drives smooth.

There are no crash test data for the current model but all the Discovery models come fitted with parking sensors. The $52,600 base trim level gets a fair amount of standard features but we'd look out for the HSE trim as it offers better front seats and premium audio system.

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Features

For 2019, the Land Rover Discovery is available in three trim levels: SE, HSE, and HSE luxury. The base Discovery trim come powered with a supercharged V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine options comprise of a V6 diesel, V6 petrol, and a 2.0-liter Gasoline.

With a starting MSRP of $52,600, the 5-passenger Land Rover Discovery offers a 7-seat Package, with a 2-speed transfer case and air suspension, available with an extra $2,150. If you are looking for the diesel model then you need to spend extra $2,000 to the bottom line. The HSE Luxury trim level starts at $66,800.

Trim SE HSE HSE Luxury
MSRP $52,600 $59,400 $66,800
Feature 19" 5 split-spoke 'Style 5021' alloy wheels Key features in addition to SE: Key features in addition to HSE:
  Dark Atlas grille with Narvik Black surround 20" 5 split-spoke 'Style 5011' alloy wheels Twin-Speed transfer box (high/low range)
  Body-colored door handles Atlas grille with Narvik Black surround Electronic Air suspension
  Fixed panoramic roof Panoramic electric sunroof (tilt/slide front glass) with fixed rear glass (including power blinds) 20" 10 split-spoke 'Style 1011' alloy wheels
  LED headlights with signature DRL with Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA) Front and rear fog light Chrome door handle
  Power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights Front 16-way powered Windsor leather seats with driver memory
  Automatic Headlights and Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers Front 12-way powered grained leather seats with driver memory 7 seats - heated front and rear seats
  360 Degree Parking Aid Meridian Sound System 380W with 10 speakers plus subwoofer Powered third row seat with intelligent seat fold
  Park Assist Blind Spot Assist Meridian Surround Sound System 825W with 14 speakers plus subwoofer
  Clear Exit Monitor Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting
  Rear Traffic Monitor High-speed Emergency Braking Heated steering wheel
  Powered Inner Tailgate Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter  
  Powered Gesture Tailgate Interactive Driver Display  
  Keyless Entry Three-zone Climate Control  
  Front 12-way powered grained leather seats    
  Enhanced Sound System 250W with 10 speakers    
  60:40 load through rear seats with manual slide and recline    
  Touch Pro Navigation system    

We Recommend

We'd go for the HSE trim as it offers an ample amount of features and with the bigger when youll be able to drive the SUV with confidence.

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Engine

The engine options available with the 2019 Discovery includes a 3-liter Gasoline engine with 340 hp, 3-liter diesel engine with 254 hp and 2-liter turbo Gasoline engine with 237 hp. The V6 is paired with an effective 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 2-liter engine sometimes feels numb and is unable to generate much torque.

Models

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

MSRP

$53,295

$49,195

$86,060

$53,425

$56,695

$60,945

Engine

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.7L V8 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

10 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

340 hp@ 6500rpm

355 hp@5600rpm

381 hp@ 5600rpm

375 hp@ 5000rpm

316 hp@ 5700rpm

329 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

332 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

383 ft-lbs@ 4100rpm

401 ft-lbs@ 3600rpm

470 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

295 ft-lbs@ 2200rpm

325 ft-lbs@ 2900rpm

Acceleration

The acceleration offered by the Discovery is interesting even when you put light pedal. The engine works best inclined with the 8-speed automatic to ignore the noise felt outside. The acceleration is decent for a 3-row SUV. The Discovery posts 7.8 seconds in 0 to 60 MPH.

However, it feels slower than most of the rivals as they are able to achieve the same acceleration in less than 7 seconds.

Models

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

0-60 MPH

7.8 sec

6.7 sec

6.7 sec

6.2 sec

N/A

7.1 sec

Quarter mile

16.1 sec

15.2 sec

15.1 sec

14.8 sec

N/A

N/A

Engine

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.7L V8 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4

3.0L V6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.8

10.4

N/A

9.3

7.7

8.4

Ride and Handling

With the available optional air suspension system, the SUV feels delight on rough pavements. The car manages to devour bad patterns on the road with great handling. Youll experience the good speed even on sharp turns. The road dynamics matched best to the rivals in the segment.

Braking

The brakes on the SUV sports a 14.3-inch rotor in the front and a 13.8-inch rotor on the rear. The car is well balanced and never lets you loose the grip. The shifting momentum may appear to be unsettling but the SUV manages to get through it nicely. The SUV takes 123 feet to stop from a 60 MPH. Comparatively, this is not impressive while looking at the stats provided the competitors.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Brake Front (in.)

14.3

N/A

13.9

13

13.6

14.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

N/A

13.6

13.5

12.6

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4751

5355

5815

5443

4771

4927

60-0 MPH (ft.)

123

121

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Fuel Economy

The Discovery SE return a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. The rivals, on the other hand, offer similar stats except for the Toyota Land Cruiser that turns out to be a thirsty SUV.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

MPG (city)

16

15

13

17

19

19

MPG (highway)

21

22

18

24

26

25

MPG (combined)

18

18

15

20

22

21

Range (miles) (city/highway)

376/494

390/572

320/443

396/559

357/489

428/563

Tank Capacity (gal)

23.5

26.0

24.6

23.3

18.8

22.5

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Interior

The 2019 Discovery barely hints at its ability inside. It's a comfortable family vehicle with excellent front seats, good second-row seats, lots of room for cargo, and a well-trimmed interior. - thecarconnection

Seats and Comfort

There's plenty of headroom inside the SUV. The 2019 Discovery never hides its tall boy stance. The seats are comfy and one the best across the segment. For a prospective buyer, the seats equipped with leather surfaces, memory option, heating, and ventilation, can impress them anyways.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Passenger capacity

5

8

8

5

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/60.4/42.4

42.8/64.8/45.3

38.3/61.0/42.9

42.0/64.9/43.9

38.9/57.7/40.9

39.9/59.5/41.7

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.0/59.5/37.6

38.7/65.1/39.0

38.9/61.1/34.4

40.0/64.8/41.5

38.5/56.5/37.0

38.8/58.5/38.8

Infotainment

A 10 inch infotainment touch screen is standard across all the available trims. The scree in sharp and responsive with right brightness and color. The MMI fails to impress as it feel laggy at times and the tough takes a longer time to respond. We found some of the common connectivity features like Android Connect and Apple CarPlay missing from the board.

Cargo Capacity

You get ample cargo space with the new Discovery SUV. The boot is big enough to accommodate your big luggage for long trips. The power liftgate eases your way to add luggage in the rear. The SUV features 43.5 inches behind the second-row seat, keeping the rivals at exclamation.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

43.5

15.3

16.1

19.3

15.8

14.8

Interior Features

Key interior features of the Land Rover Discovery include:

  • Manually Adjustable Steering Column
  • Premium Carpet Mats
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Twin Front Cupholders
  • Two-Zone Climate Control
  • 2 Shopping Bag Hooks in Trunk
  • Analog Instrument Panel
  • Rotary Shifter
  • Ambient Lighting Overhead Downlighters Only Single Color (White)
  • Standard Treadplates
  • Driver and Passenger Sunvisors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Footwell Lamps (1st Row)
  • Front and Rear Puddle Lamps
  • Front Map Lights
  • Grab Handles R1 & R2
  • Illuminated Glovebox
  • In cabin trunk release (switch)
  • Large Bottle Holder (2 Liters)
  • Lower Main Glovebox
  • Luggage retention loops x 4
  • Rear Face Level Ventilation (B Pillar)
  • Storage - Central Hinged Twin Lidded Storage
  • Storage - First and Second Row Door Bins
  • Storage - Lower Center Console Storage
  • Storage - Outboard Driver Side Storage Bin
  • Storage - Rear Left/Right Storage Cubby Box
  • Storage - Third Row Storage
  • Tailgate lights for loadspace

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Exterior

The Discovery's exterior shuns the blocky SUV design long associated with classic Land Rover SUVs, becoming softer and more rounded. Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

The Discovery SUV is a big SUV with a curb weight of 4751 lbs. With its segment biggest width of 81.6 inches and height of 73 inches, the Discovery never tries to hide away from its large size image. The big five-spoke wheels add extra magnification to the overall character of the SUV. The blackened exterior enhances the exterior look throughout the body. In comparison to the rivals, the Audi Q7 surpasses the dimensions of the Discovery SUV. In terms of the ground clearance, the Ford Expedition leads the charge by offering a distance of 9.8 inches.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Toyota Land Cruiser suv

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum suv

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Quattro suv

Curb weight (lbs.)

4751

5355

5815

5443

4771

4927

Length(in)

195.7

204.0

194.9

210.0

194.9

199.6

Width(in)

81.6

80.5

78.0

79.9

79.1

77.5

Height(in)

73.0

74.4

74.0

76.6

69.9

68.5

Ground clearance (in)

8.7

7.9

8.9

9.8

9.4

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

115.0

116.0

112.2

122.5

117.5

117.9

Track width (in) F/R

66.5/66.4

N/A

64.9/64.7

67.6/67.2

65.7/65.8

66.1/66.6

Exterior Features

Exterior features on the Land Rover Discovery include

  • Body Colored Door Handles
  • Infrared Reflective Windshield
  • Power fold, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • Automatic Headlights/Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Heated Windshield
  • Power Windows (front and rear) with remote power locking (global close) and Power operated child locks
  • Rear Screen Wash Wiper
  • Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
  • Discovery Script Hood and Rear
  • Rear Fog Lights
  • Reversing Lamps
  • Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Safety

Safety Features

  • Audible Seat Belts Warning (inc third row)
  • Customer Configurable Autolock (doors lock on driveway)
  • Front Side Impact Airbags
  • Perimetric Alarm
  • Rear Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners (outer seats on Second Row, Third Row)
  • Rollover Deployment of Restraints
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Rear Traffic Monitor

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Competition

Land Rover Discovery VS Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 gives a tough rivalry to the Discovery SUV. It has a sturdy and solid build quality. The infotainment is easy and responsive unlike the one we found on the Discovery. Like always, the Audi Virtual Cockpit is a gem to have in the car.

However, the Audi has compromised the boot space to a large extent. The off-road capability also lags behind. Somewhere, the Land Rovers seems to have dome some justice to the Discovery by improving its performance.

Land Rover Discovery VS Volvo XC90

The inline 4 cylinder engine with the Volvo XC90 is powerful but doesn't feel like deliverable at times. However, the third-row seat offers generous spacing in the XC90. The Discovery wins here over the off-road potential. The Discovery is always a better pick against the Volvo XC90.

2019 Land Rover Discovery diesel SUV Final Verdict

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery is similar to the 2018 iteration. Like last year, the car comes with minor updates. Moreover, we loved the addition of extra features on the safety front. Some of the buyers won't mind the slight price hike for this year after all the off-roading capability of the SUV still looks unmatched. It is one of the best family SUVs to have.