The 2024 Land Rover Discovery can make you love it or hate it. There are so many pros and cons, so everything depends on your needs and preferences. This can be the best or the worst SUV. For example, if you are looking for a smooth ride with nice off-road capabilities without upgrades, a cozy interior with a lot of premium options, the Discovery is an excellent option for your family.
But, if you don’t like the base offer, options make the SUV pretty expensive. The rear row is suitable only for children. Driver’s position is a bit higher, even for the SUV class. The engines are not too big, and they deliver enough power but consume more fuel than some other similar vehicles.
Well, Land Rover is a premium brand, so you can’t expect a bargain or savings. The base price is at the same level as some other 3-row luxury SUVs, such as Lincoln Aviator or BMW X5. High-end options reach $80k with the new Metropolitan edition. This is still under the base price of the Range Rover Sport, the SUV with similar dimensions.
2024 Land Rover Discovery Engines, P360 Hybrid
As a mid-size three-row SUV, it is not good to debut with a small engine. The 2024 Land Rover Discovery is going to use a 2.0-liter block. Nevertheless, a four-cylinder unit delivers enough power and the SUV drives nicely, even the entry-level model. Editions with this engine are the P300. The turbocharged engine delivers 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard and it is one of the reasons for the poor fuel economy. The 2024 Discovery P300 returns 19/22 mpg. An eight-speed auto transmission shifts power to the wheels.
An alternative brings more noise. Well, there are two additional cylinders for the 3.0-liter displacement and the power of 355 hp. Plus, this is the mild-hybrid system that improves the situation a bit in the gas mileage section. Besides extra power, the P360 configuration returns 21 mpg combined and 24 mpg on the open road.
The general opinion is that Disco can do better. Still, you are getting a smooth on-road drive. When it comes to off-roading, the SUV does better than most rivals. So, some things you get, some lose.
Accessories and Optional Packages
If you choose a four-cylinder engine, the Disco is available in two variants – S and R-Dynamic S. The difference is in about $3,000. The base version comes with 20-inch wheels, 7-seat layout, panoramic roof, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, heated front seats with a power-adjustable system, and leather upholstery. Adaptive air suspension boosts the ride comfort in tough terrains (off the road). The R-Dynamic S adds some exterior accents to be recognizable, but the main features are the same. Also, it is eligible for upgrading to a six-cylinder engine.
The R-Dynamic HSE drops an entry-level powertrain. Besides that, the high-end version adds huge 22-inch wheels, hands-free tailgate, heating and cooling for front row, only heated rear seats, a power-folding third row, and premium Meridian audio with 15 speakers. The HSE also offers Towing package with a tow hitch, and Advanced Off-Road bundle, with low-range gears.
The top of the range 2024 Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan edition also uses 22-inch wheels but with a special design. The exterior is brighter, thanks to a few accents. Above front row is a sunroof, while the glass roof is on top of the rear seats. You are getting four climate zones, ventilated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and head-up display.
2024 Land Rover Discovery Prices and Competition
Although it is not the Range Rover, the 2024 Land Rover Discovery costs pretty hefty. The base price is just under $60k. Have in mind this one is using a four-cylinder engine. The R-Dynamic adds $3,000 and a hybrid system would cost you $6,000 on the same package. The HSE costs $75,000 and Metropolitan Edition is still under $80k. With several upgrades, it goes beyond this mark.
Maybe it is better to buy Defender SUV for this money. It is new and attractive model. Also, the high-end models are not offering an impressive appearance, like some other vehicles can do for $80,000. Here are some of the options you can take instead – base Cadillac Escalade, a full-size luxury SUV; Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV with 494 horsepower; BMW X3 M performance-oriented crossover SUV with 475 horsepower. Also, you can choose a regular mid-size SUV and pack it with whatever option you want, not spending extra on the features you won’t use.
We don’t expect the redesign of the 2024 Land Rover Discovery, but the company needs to do something about this SUV. Fans hope that another engine will join the lineup. Not too many buyers will opt for some expensive configuration, but experts and enthusiasts will talk about high-end options. Let’s hope JLR will not just refresh the color palette with a paint or two.