2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV

MSRP $56,400 - $68,900

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2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 26, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Land Rover has been making luxurious and capable off-roaders for a very long time. The Discovery is one of the most recognizable and iconic names of the brand. The 2022 Discovery R-Dynamic is a carryover of the 2021 model and is the fifth generation of the Discovery. The vehicle is not only luxurious but is also quite capable off-road as it has a high ground clearance and path-breaking off-road technology.

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Pros

Easy to use infotainment system

Plush and comfortable interior

Various powertrain options

Practical with ample storage space

Good ride quality, with excellent off-roading capability

Cons

Below average fuel economy figures

Not the most reliable 

The third row is very cramped

What's New?

Carry forward model 

No major changes for the 2022 model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$56400

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

engine type

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed 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.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

P300 S R-Dynamic$56,400 onwards

P360 S R-Dynamic$61,900 onwards

P360 HSE R-Dynamic$68,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV in Byron Blue Metallic color
Byron Blue Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Land Rover R-Dynamic will be available in two trims, namely, the S and HSE trim The price for the S trim starts at $56,400 and goes up to $68,900 for the HSE trim. Both the trims are premium and offer many creature comforts. The 2022 Discovery R-Dynamic faces stiff competition from the likes of Acura MDX w/ A-Spec Package, Cadillac XT6 Sport, and Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design.

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV front view
2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV rear view

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Features

The R-Dynamic SUV comes in two trims, namely the S and the HSE. The base R-Dynamic S will cost you around $56,400 and the HSE trim will cost somewhere around $68,900 excluding other charges. In the base model, there are ample features included as standard. The HSE trim will pamper you in every way possible. Land Rover has always been a brand that drapes its cars in the most upscale and premium materials on the inside. Alongside those, you get the most advanced safety and infotainment tech.

Trim

Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic S

Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic HSE

MSRP (P-300)

$56,400

-

MSRP (P-360)

$61,100

$68,900

Key Features

Dual Zone automatic climate control

Add/Replaces the features of R-Dynamic S:

 

20-inch, 5 split-spoke alloys wheels in satin dark grey 

22-inch 5 split-spoke alloy wheels in gloss dark grey 

 

11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Pivi Pro

Hands-free tailgate

 

8-speaker sound system

Power-adjustable third-row seats

 

12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Leather upholstery

20-way power-adjustable front seats

 

14-way power-adjustable front seats

Premium 14-speaker Meridian sound system

 

Electronic air suspension 

Adaptive cruise control

The major difference between the P-300 and P-360 is the difference in the powertrain. The standard S model comes with a lot of features in itself to pamper you well and the HSE trim just takes it a notch higher. 

Which Trim should you buy?

The Discovery R-Dynamic is available in two trims, namely the S and HSE. Both the trims are divided into two different powertrain options. The S trim comes with a P-300 powertrain as standard which uses a smaller engine that produces 296 hp. However, you can opt for the P-360 powertrain as well for the S trim. 

The HSE trim comes with the P-360 powertrain as standard. The P-360 uses a bigger 3.0-liter Inline-6 engine which comes with a mild-hybrid system that produces 355 horsepower. Also, the HSE trim comes with all the features to pamper you and make you feel special. So, our choice would be the HSE trim. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic Release Date 

All official specifications of the 2022 Discovery R-Dynamic are available on the official website along with the pricing details. So we think that it will be up for grabs soon, early next year.

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Engine and Performance

For the 2021 model, previously available V6 engines were scrapped and so was the diesel engine. It came with two new engines that are being carried forward in the new 2022 model as well. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine capable of producing 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. 

If you desire more power then Land Rover has a solution: a bigger 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Producing about 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, proving to be a better performer on the highway. It also fulfills the need for power that the inline-4 misses out on. It takes about 6.9 seconds to reach a speed of 60 MPH with the 2.0-liter engine and with the bigger engine it dips to 6.1 seconds only. 

The 2022 Discovery R-Dynamic is a very pleasant vehicle to drive. It has a very balanced and light-weighted steering wheel which allows for a tight turning radius and also allows for a comfortable ride. The suspension is balanced out perfectly to provide a comfortable ride over the trance and off it as well. When you take it off the tarmac the ride is not affected much as Land Rover has been building the most capable off-roading SUVs in the world. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic

2022 Acura MDX w/ A-Spec Package

2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport 

2021 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design 

MSRP

$56,400 

$57,100

$58,295

$62,650

Engine*

2.0-liter Twin-turbo Inline-4

3.5-liter V6

3.6L V6

2.0L Twin-charged Inline-4

Drivetrain*

AWD

FWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission*

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power*

296 hp @ 5,500 rpm

290 hp @ 6,200 rpm

310 hp @ 6600 rpm

316 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque*

295 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

271 lb-ft. @ 5000 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)*

6.9

6.4

N/A

7.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)*

15.4

15.1

N/A

15.7

Top-Speed (MPH)*

130

130

130

112

*2021 data used for reference

Acura has a bigger engine but still, it does not match the power that the Land Rover has on offer. Acura however has a faster 0-60 mph time than the rest. It is also faster to cover the quarter mile-time. The Volvo Land Rover and Volvo SUVs offer the most torque in the competition

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Fuel Economy

The 2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic is a carry-forward model and it offers below-average fuel efficiency for its size. The trim with a bigger engine might still be a better performer in terms of fuel economy as the bigger unit is a mild-hybrid engine. The base engine offers 19 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg in combined driving conditions. With a fuel tank capacity of 24 gallons, it can travel up to 456 miles in the city, 528 miles on the highways, and 504 miles in combined driving conditions. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic

2022 Acura MDX w/ A-Spec Package

2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport 

2021 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design 

MPG (City)*

19

19

18

19

MPG (Highway)**

22

25

25

28

MPG (Combined)*

21

21

21

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)*

24

18.5

22

18.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)*

456/528/504

352/463/388.5

396/550/462

357/527/413.6

*2021 data used for reference

The MPG figures of the Land Rover are not that impressive however it still has the best range owing to the big fuel tank of 24 gallons. The Volvo XC90 has the best-in-class fuel economy. But can’t beat the Discovery in the range battle. The Acura and Cadillac vehicles offer similar fuel efficiency figures but the Cadillac offers a better range owing to the higher fuel tank capacity.

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Interior

The Discovery became a standard seven-seater from the 2021 model year and this stays. The first and second-row seats are quite comfortable, offer good support, and have ample legroom and headroom. The seats are covered in leather and the front seats come with a 14-way power adjustment with an optional heated steering wheel and seats for the S trim. The third-row seats are better suited for kids as the seats are small and the space in the third-row seats is tight. 

The list of creature comforts is long and includes many features like a dual-zone climate control system, metal treadplates with R-Dynamic branding, two-tone Taurus leather front seats, 12.3-inch interactive driver display, and many more as standard. While the HSE trim gets you features like premium cabin lighting, leather steering wheel, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, two-tone Windsor leather seats, electric third-row seats, and some more to pamper you. 

With the Discovery R-Dynamic being a seven-seater, the cargo space is sure to be affected, and with all the three seats upright you get a total of just 9.1-cubic feet of space for the cargo. Although, folding down the third-row seats increases the cargo space to 45 cubic feet, more than enough space is required to fit in your luggage for a small road trip. The ebony headrests and side bolsters with contrast stitching differentiate the R-Dynamic from the standard Discovery trims. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic

2022 Acura MDX w/ A-Spec Package

2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport 

2021 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design 

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

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

40/60.4/39.1

38.5/61.9/41.6

39.8/58.3/41.2

38.9/57.7/40.9

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

39/59.5/37.4

38.1/60.3/38.5

39.1/57.4/39.1

38.5/56.5/37

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

37.9/47.1/33.5

36.2/55.2/29.1

37.2/53.5/29.5

36.3/46.9/31.9

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)*

9.5

18.1

12.6

15.8

*2021 data used for reference

The Acura MDX has better space in the first and second row and also has the biggest trunk, while Land Rover has slightly better space in the third row. The Discovery also has the smallest standard boot space, but with the third-row seats folded the cargo space becomes significantly more. Acura MDX has the best cargo capacity in the lot at 18.1 cu ft, followed by Volvo XC90, Cadillac XT6, and Discovery. Some of the standout interior features of the Discovery R-Dynamic are:

  • Dual Zone-automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Ebony premium leather upholstery (S trim)
  • 14-way power-adjustable driver seat. (S trim)
  • 20-way power-adjustable driver seat. (HSE trim)
  • Heated and ventilated seats (HSE trim)
  • Metal treadplates with ‘R-Dynamic’ badging.

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Discovery's standard and the only available infotainment system includes an 11.4-inch touchscreen display powered by Land Rover’s own Pivi Pro user interface. The system is combined as standard with an 8-speaker sound system which is good enough for your music needs. The sound quality is quite rich and satisfactory. But if you are quite serious about your tunes and how the system is, you can upgrade to a more premium 12 or 14 speaker sound system from Meridian. 

You get the 14-speaker Meridian to surround sound system as standard with the HSE trim. For smartphone connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have also been introduced from 2021 which makes it stand at par with its rivals. You also get access to some required features like HD radio, wireless charging, voice control, Bluetooth connectivity, and LTE Hotspot with complimentary data inside the cabin. Some of the standout infotainment features of the Discovery R-Dynamic are:

  • 11.4-inch touchscreen display 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto 
  • HD Radio 
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 4G LTE WiFi hotspot
  • Available 14 speaker Meridian sound system
  • Wireless charging

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Exterior

The 2021 model received some minor exterior changes and the 2022 Discovery R-Dynamic remains unchanged as it is just a carry-forward model. However, the R-Dynamic trim has a better headlight design than the standard Discovery and also features a powerful and better-looking Matrix-LED design. This along with the new DRLs and a sportier blacked-out front grille help differentiate the R-Dynamic from the standard Discovery. 

The bolder-looking bumpers and sculpted bodywork enhance the already bold stance of the SUV and make its presence felt on the roads. It has a significant ground clearance which allows for better off-roading capability and also makes the occupants sitting inside feel as if they are driving above everyone else. The rear profile also elevates the contemporary design language of the SUV and the unique desaturated tail lights look modern and sporty.

Models

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic

2022 Acura MDX w/ A-Spec Package

2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport 

2021 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design 

Curb weight (lbs)*

4,865

4,271

4,411

4,394

Length (inches)*

195.1

198.4

198.5

194.9

Width (Inches)*

81.6

78.7

77.3

79.1

Height (Inches)*

74.3

67.1

69.9

69.9

Ground clearance (inches)*

11.1

7.3

6.9

9.4

Wheelbase (inches)*

115.1

113.8

112.7

117.5

*2021 data used for reference

The Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic is the heaviest and is also the widest, which would make it difficult to fit in a tight garage and parking spaces. It also comes with best-in-class ground clearance and untamed off-road capability, owing to a standard AWD configuration. The Cadillac is the longest and Volvo has the widest wheelbase which allows for better interior space. Some of the standout exterior features of the Discovery R-Dynamic are:

  • Door courtesy lights
  • 20/22-inch alloys (S/HSE trim)
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Power folding exterior mirrors. 
  • Powered tailgate 

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Safety

Usually, high-end luxury cars are generally not tested for crash tests and the Discovery R-Dynamic is no exception. Being a Land Rover, the Discovery is well-built and there is no lack of safety features in the Discovery R-Dynamic. Some features like ABS, airbags, traction control, stability control are features found as standard in almost all the cars of the day, and they are also present in the R-Dynamic as well. It also comes with some driver assistance features like 3D surround camera, adaptive speed limiter, lane keep assist, emergency braking assist, etc. Some of the standout safety features of the Discovery R-Dynamic are:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Active brake assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • 360-degree surround-view camera 
  • Lane keep assist
  • Clear exit monitor
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive speed recognition
  • Traffic sign recognition. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Competition

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic vs 2022 Acura MDX w/A-Spec Package

The Acura MDX just like the Land Rover Discovery is more of a carry-over model and so many features remain the same. While Land Rover is more premium, offers more features and power, Acura has better fuel efficiency, is more practical and has excellent safety scores, and comes at a lower price. But it can’t match the off-road prowess of the Land Rover. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic vs 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport

It is a known fact that both the Cadillac and Land Rover are not the most reliable cars on road. The Cadillac XT6 Sport seems to be more comfortable and spacious inside while the Land Rover Discovery has better materials and is more luxurious too. Even the Cadillac XT6 can’t beat the Land Rover at its off-road compatibility. So, it remains a decision of personal choice whether to go for the Land Rover or Cadillac as per your desired needs. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic vs 2021 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design

The Volvo XC90 is equally elegant as the Land Rover and also does everything that the Discovery does, but it does all that just in a slightly better way, and also offers better fuel economy. It is also the powerful one of the two thanks to the twincharger on board. The Volvo is more expensive than the Discovery giving the latter an edge in terms of pricing. 

2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic SUV Final Verdict

The Land Rover has always been known for making rugged and well-built SUVs that can conquer almost any terrain on earth. Probably they are the only one offering great off-road compatibility along with sheer luxury. The 2022 Discovery R-Dynamic has been a capable off-roader and now it has become luxurious and modern too. 

Although, it has lower fuel efficiency and slightly less performance with the standard engine on the R-Dynamic S trim. However, the R-Dynamic HSE trim can solve your worries related to performance but is considerably more expensive too. And if you are not concerned about either the performance or the pricing then the 2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic is an option worth considering.