Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Discovery 3 was awarded a four-star adult-occupancy rating in Euro NCAP crash tests along with four stars for child safety. That's not a bad score by any means but alternatives like the BMW X5 and Volvo XC90 have five star ratings.

The Land Rover Discovery safety package includes front, side and curtain airbags, along with dynamic stability control and active roll mitigation - a system which prevents the car from rolling over in sudden direction changes.

For the 2014 model Land Rover offered a range of new safety systems including blind spot monitoring, closing vehicle sensing, reverse traffic detection and T-junction cameras (enables driver to 'see' crossing traffic without having to stick the car's nose out into on-coming traffic).To further enhance off-road safety there is now the option of Wade Sensing that measures water depth to help stop the driver taking the Discovery past its wade depth limits.

Even if you don't intend to venture off-road, the Discovery is a very practical choice. The four-wheel drive system is a doddle to use and especially useful in snow and ice, or when towing. Slippery grass fields and muddy tracks are no issue either.

The availability of seven seats makes it as useful as a people carrier and all five of the rear seats fold down flat, creating a mammoth carrying capacity of more than 2,500 litres. Up front there's lots of cubbies and stowage areas including a split level glovebox.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Discovery (04-17).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Telephone
  • TV

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control

Graphite equipment

Graphite standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Graphite optional equipment
None available

GS equipment

GS standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
GS optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
HSE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Telephone
  • TV

HSE Luxury equipment

HSE Luxury standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
HSE Luxury optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel

Landmark equipment

Landmark standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • TV
Landmark optional equipment
None available

Lankmark equipment

Lankmark standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Lankmark optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

Metropolis equipment

Metropolis standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Telephone
Metropolis optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • TV

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

SE Tech equipment

SE Tech standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Tech optional equipment
None available

XS equipment

XS standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
XS optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

XXV equipment

XXV standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • TV
XXV optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating

The Land Rover Discovery (04-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2006 and received the following safety ratings:

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.