2021 Land Rover Discovery

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2021 Land Rover Discovery Review: Refined Might

The Land Rover brand enjoys a legendary, bordering on mythical reputation in the US, and its hardcore off-road models carry some serious respect in the off-roading community. The 2021 Land Rover Discovery is a midsize SUV in its third generation and sees a significant refresh for the new year. Powered by new turbocharged engines, including a 355 horsepower 6-cylinder gas engine, the Discovery combines off-road capability with on-road comfort and luxury. This 4-door vehicle doesn't just look good; it will take you places few other SUVs in this class can. The Discovery goes up against the equally capable and less expensive Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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2021 Land Rover Discovery Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2020 Land Rover Discovery?

A new generation Land Rover Discovery SUV arrived back in 2016 when it switched from the LR4 nameplate. Now, the 2021 Discovery has arrived, sporting the most significant changes to the model since the generation and name switch five years ago.

The refresh includes two new turbocharged engines, a new 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system, updated exterior looks, and a few new wheel designs. Other tech updates include a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a head-up display for the driver. All models now come with standard adjustable air suspension.

Pros and Cons

  • Serious off-road capability
  • Fresh styling
  • New tech
  • Brand image
  • Third row eats cargo space
  • It's no Ferrari in the bends
  • Tight rear seats
  • Poor reliability scores

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2021 Land Rover Discovery Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
P300 S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$53,900
P300 R-Dynamic S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$56,400
P360 R-Dynamic S
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$61,900
P360 R-Dynamic HSE
3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$68,900
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2021 Discovery Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 195.1 in
  • Wheelbase 115.0 in
  • Height 73.0 in
  • Max Width 78.7 in
  • Front Width 66.5 in
  • Rear Width 66.4 in
  • Curb Weight 4,865.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Santorini Black Metallic +$710
  • Yulong White Metallic +$710
  • Byron Blue Metallic +$710
  • Eiger Grey Metallic +$710
  • Portofino Blue Metallic +$710
  • Lantau Bronze Metallic +$710
  • Hakuba Silver Metallic +$710
  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic +$1,550
  • Silicon Silver Premium Metallic +$1,550
  • Namib Orange Premium Metallic +$1,550
  • Charente Grey Premium Metallic +$1,550
  • Fuji White

2021 Discovery Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    4X4

2021 Discovery Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    7-seater
  • Front Leg Room 39.1 in
  • Front Head Room 39.4 in
  • Rear Leg Room 37.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.0 in

2021 Discovery Trunk and Cargo Space

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2021 Discovery Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Land Rover Discovery a good SUV?

The US market has a generous number of midsize family SUVs to choose from, making this one of the most competitive classes around, but the 2021 Land Rover Discovery has the edge over many of its competitors; it prides itself on its off-road capability and luxury. For most, this just sounds like a Jeep Grand Cherokee, but the Discovery feels classier and is arguably better off-road, too. The 2021 refresh is a big one and brings the Discovery fully up to speed with modern features.

However, it still doesn't have a safety rating, since neither the NHTSA nor IIHs has but the 2021 Land Rover Discovery to review. It has sturdy construction, though, and a decent array of safety systems in place to put your mind at ease.

Both engines offer strong performance, and there's a notable improvement in the overall level of tech. We adore the standard adjustable air suspension, and the Infotainment has also come a long way. With an optional two-speed transfer case and a locking rear differential, this machine will be able to cross mountains yet never seem out of place at the local country club.

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