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The scope of available specifications for the Land Rover Discovery is extensive despite there being just two mainstream trim levels: Graphite and Landmark.

Fuel consumption isn’t a Disco’s strong point. You’ll struggle to beat 28mpg in everyday use, but at least the 82-litre tank will manage over 450 miles between fills. An acceptable 30mpg is now just about achievable on a longish, conservative run.

Nic Cackett

Nic Cackett

Road tester
ZF's eight-speed 'box has made a big difference to economy, as has that stop-start

Running costs will be reasonably high, as you’d expect, and unfortunately Land Rover has yet to solve some of its reliability problems – particularly with electrical glitches. It is, however, slowly improving in this respect.

Depreciation is acceptable, with demand for used examples remaining at a steady high. We would recommend going for the Landmark model; it comes with a large ranging spec, and majors on comfort and negating depreciation.

The low-spec model is tempting but demand is higher on the used market for better-equipped models when it comes to vehicles such as this.

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