Review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery

 

Albany drivers looking for a luxury SUV that can take them anywhere – including off road – should take a look at the all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery.

This completely re-designed three-row, seven-passenger ute is surprising New Yorkers in the best way, starting with its grand debut across a 42-foot LEGO bridge. The pomp and circumstance surrounding the all-new Discovery’s release was theatrical, but how else would you introduce an SUV that has it all?

Come into Capital Luxury Cars for a test drive, but first, check out our full review:


Technology

The 2017 Discovery is equipped with the latest in tech to keep you safe and ensure comfort and convenience while driving. It features a Head-Up Display, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Keep Assist with Driver Condition Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Blind Spot Assist with Reverse Traffic Detection. It also features Park Assist, Surround Camera System, Rear View Camera, and HomeLink universal remote. 

The Discovery comes standard with InControl Touch, featuring an 8-inch touchscreen, Enhanced Sound System with 10 speakers, and InControl Apps so you can connect to your smartphone. The all-new Land Rover is also available with InControl Touch Pro, which adds a 10-inch touchscreen, Meridian Sound System with subwoofer, Sirius XM Radio, voice recognition, and navigation system.


Interior and Styling

The Discovery's cabin was designed with the driver in mind, with clean lines, intuitive controls, and premium seating. Unlike most seven-seat vehicles, the Discovery features full-size seats for all passengers, with cleverly built rows that make for easy entry and exit. It even features "stadium seating" so that everyone has a clear view of the road and a steeped roof for class-leading headroom. Remote Intelligent Seat Fold, ample storage space, and a gesture-powered tailgate make it the ultimate road trip ride, whether you're heading upstate or into the Big Apple.


Performance

The all-new Discovery was built with All-Terrain Technology that lets it perform impeccably on- and off-road. Its Terrain Response system lets you optimize the engine, transmission, center differential, and chassis systems according to the terrain you’re traversing, whether it’s mud, sand, or rock. Rock Crawl Mode lets you safely climb boulders, while Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist give you controlled ascent and descent. All Terrain Progress Control is a low-speed cruise control that lets you focus your attention on steering.

 Under the hood, you have two engine options: a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 or a 3.0-liter supercharged diesel V6. The regular engine makes 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while the diesel churns out 254 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Both options are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and feature full-time all-wheel drive. The Discovery comes standard with a single-speed transfer case, but the optional two-speed transfer case with air suspension and locking rear differential is ideal if you’re planning to do some off-roading.


Pricing

Starting at $49,990 MSRP


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