Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.0 - 5.5 mpp
Diesel engines 5.7 - 6.8 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 23.6 - 25.8 mpg
Diesel engines 28.3 - 33.6 mpg

The Land Rover Discovery running costs are not going to be cheap, but in 2.0-litre form and driven reasonably gently, it has the potential to be reach between 30.0 and 33.6mpg on the WLTP results. In the real world, Parkers was able to match this figure, although in a week of driving, averaged 28.2mpg.

The 2.0-litre diesels offer the lowest running costs - but the V6 versions aren't too shabby either, considering the additional performance on offer. There were no hybrids announced at launch, but expect those to surface by 2020 – although there's no official word on this from Land Rover yet.

If you want petrol, the choice is the 222g/km 2.0-litre 300hp Si4 version. The lack of a hybrid or plug-in hybrid currently counts against it in terms of green credentials – expect that to join the range in 2020. If you want a Land Rover plug-in, you're going to have to stump up for a Range Rover or Range Rover Sport.

There are three diesel engine options available, encompassing the Sd4 240hp low-emission 2.0-litre producing 201g/km of CO2 and averaging 37mpg combined on the WLTP testing programme. The higher-power 3.0-litre V6 is available in Td6 (257hp, 189g/km, 39mpg combined) and Sd6 (306hp, 206g/km, 39mpg combined) and both are Euro emissions standard EU6.


This is a large, sophisticated 4x4 and the fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery reliability doesn't have a stellar reputation because of high warranty costs. Land Rover's build quality has improved immeasurably in recent years, and the company continues to work hard in this respect – but expect it to lag behind the best Japanese opposition, and be on a par with the Germans.

The company does rank well in customer satisfaction surveys and generally Land Rover’s cars are seen as being robust - particularly engines and the 4x4 systems. Good customer service by dealers on the whole also engenders confidence and ensuring the car is regularly serviced will also boost reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £240 - £565
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 33 - 43
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