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Land Rover Discovery 3 HSE

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Factsheet

Price
Land Rover
Engine
Discovery 3 (2009)
Performance
TDV6 HSE
Transmission
2.7
Efficiency
188
RV 3yr/30k
112
Start mileage
11
Current mileage
27.7
Key rivals
270
0000000000000000000
31,190

Review

Land Rover Discovery 3 is best known for its off-road abilities which, regretably, I didn’t use in the short period I had it.

On road, it commands respect like you’d expect, but its weight means a persistent foot is needed to progress.

Steering seems shaky on uneven B-roads, but the suspension absorbs speed bumps and potholes.

It has seven seats, comfortable leather, DVD screens front and back and satnav. Its central console is clumsy and dated – thankfully a revised Discovery 3 is due next year.

Land Rover claims it will average 27.7mpg. In reality, it’s less and there’s the rub.

Also driven: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE 3.0 SDV6

In the wake of Evoque’s sales conquests it could be overlooked that Land Rover has long been selling superb premium vehicles.

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