2022 Land Rover Discovery

Review, Pricing, and Specs

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For those seeking a luxury SUV that can tackle challenging off-road trails while treating passengers to a comfortable and premium interior, the 2022 Land Rover Discovery is one of few choices that can do both. Its seven-seat interior provides enough room for a family to overland together, while its adjustable air suspension, standard all-wheel drive, and optional two-speed transfer case mean it's virtually unstoppable no matter the weather. Two different turbocharged engines are offered—a 296-hp four-cylinder and a 355-hp six-cylinder—and the Discovery's ride quality is smooth and refined. Its trail-ready setup, however, requires a compromise in its on-road demeanor, which isn't nearly as balanced as rivals such as the Porsche Cayenne or the Volvo XC90.

What's New for 2022?

Following a more thorough makeover for the 2021 model year, the Discovery SUV rolls into 2022 essentially unchanged.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

      The mid-range R-Dynamic model offers the best value in the Discovery lineup, as it adds fog lamps, LED taillights, aluminum interior trim, and uniquely styled front and rear bumpers. Base S and R-Dynamic models come standard with the turbo-four engine, but the R-Dynamic can be optioned with the more powerful inline-six-cylinder engine for $5550. The top-level HSE trim receives the inline-six as standard equipment.

      Engine, Transmission, and Performance

      All Discovery models come with full-time all-wheel drive as standard, but buyers can choose between a 296-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, the latter of which employs a 48-volt hybrid system. We haven't had a chance to test-drive the Disco with the base turbo four, but with the inline-six, the big Land Rover feels sprightly around town and delivers adequate power for highway merging and passing. The Land Rover's adventure-ready mission caters to those seeking an SUV for much more than just trolling the parking lot at the mall, but it comes at the expense of on-road dexterity. The Discovery's handling isn't as ponderous as one might expect, but it still feels clumsy and top-heavy when changing direction. The Disco never lets you forget that you're piloting a large SUV. Overall ride quality is quite good, and even harsh bumps are dealt with easily. Steering feel, however, is nonexistent, especially on-center, where a large dead spot creates a need for frequent steering corrections when cruising on the highway. If towing a heavy load is on the docket, the Disco is rated to tow up to 8200 pounds.

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      Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

      The EPA estimates that the turbocharged four-cylinder model will deliver 19 mpg city and 22 mpg highway while the hybridized six-cylinder powertrain is rated for 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. When the Discovery visits our office for a test drive, we'll take it on our 75-mph highway fuel economy test and report the results here. For more information about the Discovery's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

      Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

      The Discovery's interior materials are upscale, and the design is appropriately posh. Luxury features abound throughout the cabin, and the level of comfort only increases as you climb through the more expensive trims. Power-adjustable, heated leather seats with optional massage function for the driver and front-seat passenger offer good support and even better cushioning; second-row seats provide fore-and-aft and recline adjustments. Without adequate space to haul gear there would be fewer opportunities for adventure. With both of its rear rows of seats folded, the Disco's spacious cabin proved to be quite accommodating with room for 29 of our carry-on suitcases. But flip the last row of seats up and load the Discovery with the full complement of seven would-be explorers and the maximum number of carry-ons it can carry drops to just two behind the third row.

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      Infotainment and Connectivity

      All Discovery models come standard with Land Rover's Pivi Pro infotainment system. It features an 11.4-inch touchscreen display and advanced features such as an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot powered by a 4G LTE data connection and real-time traffic-and-weather updates. Pivi Pro debuted with the Land Rover Defender in 2020 and is being rolled out in other Land Rover and Jaguar products. It features a simpler menu layout and is capable of over-the-air updates. As many as nine USB ports dot the cabin, and novel tablet-holding accessories can be used to set up rear-seat entertainment for kids. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability is standard, as is a wireless smartphone charging pad, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, and a full-color head-up display.

      Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

      A handful of driver-assistance features are standard here, but more advanced tech will require upgrading to an optional package. Land Rover also offers a novel 360-degree exterior camera system that also provides a view of what is directly under the front end of the Discovery—the area blocked from view by the hood—which is intended to improve safety when driving off-road. For more information about the Discovery's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

      • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
      • Available lane-keeping assist
      • Available adaptive cruise control

        Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

        Land Rover offers a wholly average warranty package, with most coverages good for four years or 50,000 miles. While the Discovery does not offer complimentary scheduled maintenance, Land Rover does offer discounted maintenance packages that can be purchased through the dealer that will cover the Discovery for up to four years.

        • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
        • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
        • No complimentary scheduled maintenance



          2021 Land Rover Discovery P360

          VEHICLE TYPE
          front-engine, four-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 4-door wagon

          BASE PRICE
          S 1, $63,250; HSE, $70,250

          turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

          ENGINE TYPE
          turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
          183 in3, 2996 cm3
          355 hp @ 6500 rpm
          369 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

          8-speed automatic

          Wheelbase: 115.1 in
          Length: 195.1 in
          Width: 78.7 in
          Height: 74.3 in
          Passenger volume: 139 ft3
          Cargo volume: 9 ft3
          Curb weight (C/D est): 5500 lb

          60 mph: 6.3 sec
          1/4 mile: 14.8 sec
          Top speed: 130 mph

          Combined/city/highway: 21/18/24 mpg

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