2020 Land Rover Discovery

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2020 MODEL
$52,300 - $67,200
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2020 Land Rover Discovery Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Tarmac made of dust and rubble, sitting high on the ground, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery is the daddy of off-roading machines available in the United States of America. Built with muscle chassis and adaptive suspension, the SUV makes about 254 hp with its diesel engine and 340 hp with its gasoline powered mill.

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Pros

Built for off-road masculinity

Enough cargo space to carry loads of bags

Posh cabin and cockpit

Dramatic exterior fascia with iconic Land Rover styling

Cons

Base trims are fuel guzzlers

Basic cargo space is not enough behind the third row

Infotainment system lags at times

What's New?

New Landmark trim which is placed between SE and HSE trims

Features such as blind spot monitoring system are now standard

Apple car play and android auto are now standard

Previously standard, navigation system is now optional

Less cargo space then the previous models


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

332 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13.8

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

66.4 in.

width

78.7 in.

height

73 in.

curb weight

4735 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

83.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

8201 lbs.

payload capacity

1857 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/21/18 mpg

highway range

493.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Land Rover Discovery Exterior video
2020 Land Rover Discovery Interior video

Styles

2020 Land Rover Discovery in Byron Blue Metallic color 2020 Land Rover Discovery in Fuji White color 2020 Land Rover Discovery in Indus Silver Metallic color 2020 Land Rover Discovery in Narvik Black color 2020 Land Rover Discovery in Yulong White Metallic color
Byron Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

6.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.1

Competition

7.5

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Land Rover Discovery SE

SE

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$52,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $52,300 MSRP (16/18/21) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Land Rover Discovery Landmark Edition

Landmark Edition

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$58,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Landmark Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $58,500 MSRP (16/18/21) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE

HSE

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$59,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $59,700 MSRP (16/18/21) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

HSE Luxury

power
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$67,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $67,200 MSRP (16/18/21) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


Priced $52,300 for the base SE trim, the 2020 Rover Discovery is available in 4 different trim levels with new Landmark edition trim joining the brigade this year. More than enough cabin space with brilliant cargo specs, roof rails, and amazing towing capacity, Rover Discovery is not your daily driver with grocery shopping as its KRA. It can take you places far and wide with precision and in style.

2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Front View
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Rear View

6.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

7.1/10
Exterior

 
 

7.5/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Land Rover Discovery Features

6.0/10

Tremendous muscle power and rugged terrain capabilities make the 2020 Land Rover Discovery a fun to drive SUV. Available in 4 different trims and 7 different package options to choose from, there is one Rover SUV for every kind of buyer in the market. Prices range from $52,300 to $67,200, and features activate as you walk up the trim levels.

Trims

SE

Landmark Edition

HSE HSE Luxury

MSRP (4WD)

$52,300

$58,500

$59,700 $67,200

Key Features

19.5-inch split-spoke ‘style 5021’ alloy wheels

Adds/Upgrades to SE Adds/Upgrades to Landmark Edition Adds/Upgrades to HSE

 

Touch Pro infotainment system

21.5-inch split-spoke ‘style 5085’ satin dark grey alloy wheels with contrast Diamond Turned finish

19.5-inch split-spoke ‘style 5011’ alloy wheels 20.10-inch split-spoke ‘style 1011’ alloy wheels
    Exclusive ‘Landmark’ badging Navigation pro system 14 speaker Meridian surround system

 

Dark Atlas grille with Narvik Black surround

Narvik black grille comes as a package

LED headlights with LED signature DRLs Windsor leather seats

 

Land Rover enhanced surround system

Meridian surround system

10 speaker meridian surround system  

 

Gloss black interior finish

Customize interior finish options

Wood - veneer interior  

 

Package Name

Driver Assist Package

Drive Package

7 Seat Package

Capability Package

MSRP

$3,100

$1,400

$2,195

$1,530

Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

High-Speed Emergency Braking

Twin-Speed Transfer Case

Twin-Speed Transfer Case

 

360 Surround Camera System

Adaptive Cruise Control

Electronic Air Suspension

Terrain Response 2

 

High-Speed Emergency Braking

Traffic Sign Recognition & Adaptive Speed Limiter

GVWR: 6,900 lbs

Electronic Air Suspension

 

Package Name

Cold Climate Package

Black Design Package

MSRP

$1,275

$600

Features

Heated Washer Jets

Gloss Black Front Grille

 

Heated Steering Wheel

Gloss Black Door Mirror Caps

 

Heated Front & Rear Seats

 

Which trim should you choose?

Discovery as a sport is native to humans. Adventure under the wheels, windscreen swapping scenery like a screen made of dreams, the 2020 Discovery is a go-anywhere SUV. Available in both diesel and gasoline engine variants, the new Land Rover Discovery outshines its competitors with tremendous possibilities. Out of two engine options and 4 different trim levels available, we recommend you to get the HSE trim with the diesel engine. It provides the best fuel economy while addressing you with numerous luxury features. Although the gasoline trim adds a lot to the towing capacity of the SUV, diesel is economical for long usage.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Engine and Performance

8.0/10

“Money can buy you a boat and a truck to pull it”, but in Discovery’s case, the truck or so-called SUV is actually a boat. Well, at least it feels like one when turning through corners. Available only in all-wheel-drive option, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery sports a 3-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which feels perfect, to say the least.

Models

Land Rover Discovery SE

Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury

Acura MDX Technology Package

MSRP

$52,300

$54,695

$52,900

Engine

3.0L Premium V-6

3.6L RegularV-6

3.0L Premium V-6

Drivetrain 4WD AWD AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual

9-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual

7-speed auto-shift manual with overdrive and auto-manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

340@6,500 310@6,700

257@6,200

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

332@3,500

271@5,000

218@4,700

The diesel engine under the hood of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery makes 254 hp (horsepower) at 3750 rpm and makes 443 lbs./ft. of torque at 1500 rpm. The gasoline V6 version, on the other hand, makes 340 hp (horsepower) at 6500 rpm and 332 lbs./ft. of torque at 3500 rpm.

How fast is it?

Diesel-powered engines are proven to be less productive and more efficient. 2020 Discovery proves the theory which can be experienced with a short stint behind the wheel of both the gasoline and the diesel mills and how much they affect the cars overall personality.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Diesel-powered engines are proven to be less productive and more efficient

The diesel-powered engine lacks the push but definitely provides a better fuel economy. The gasoline-powered mill, however, makes the Rover Discovery a perfect SUV for trailering and carrying heavy loads.

Models

Land Rover Discovery SE

Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury  

Acura MDX Technology Package  

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.9 

6.9 

5.9 

Quarter Mile (sec)

15.2 

15 

14.6 

Top Speed (MPH) 135 N/A 155

Engine

3.0L Premium V-6

3.6L RegularV-6

3.0L Premium V-6

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A

N/A

N/A

The diesel-powered 2020 Land Rover Discovery goes from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds while the gasoline-powered V6 makes the SUV push 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.9 seconds. Pretty darn good for an SUV of such humongous proportion and capabilities. MIrroring Discovery’s acceleration with competitors in the market, the MDX SUV from Acura holds the podium with 0-60 miles per hour acceleration in 14.6 seconds. It's interesting to see that the MDX actually produces less horsepower but has good acceleration while Rover Discovery can carry heavy loads, run like a cheetah and still makes good 0-60 figures.

How well does it Ride and Handle?

Like we mentioned, the 2020 Rover Discovery is a road-legal boat when it comes to driving. The SUV marks its presence on the road by its appearance but is definitely designed in its gut to take off-road challenges like a pro. Electronically managed adaptive suspension mechanism with 19.5-inch wheels keeps the SUV relevant on any sort of terrain while blaming its unpleasant road ride on the same mechanics which acts as a boon on off-roading scenarios. The steering feels somewhat planted on straight stretches, although, turns can be a nightmare, especially when you are carrying loads.

The 2020 Rover Discovery is a road-legal boat when it comes to driving

The Discovery's tall stance might be intimidating but it does not give it much in the name of stability be it on road at high speeds or in serious off-road scenarios. You can also get an optional air suspension which definitely adds to the ride quality of Rover Discovery.

What's the stopping power like?

Once you put that pedal to the metal, you will be gliding on the road with its upright ride figure but Rover disappoints because of its shabby dancing on the road. Brakes of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery are designed to hold the machine in place even when the surfaces are not so friendly.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Front Brake 14.2 in.

The off-road capabilities of the SUV are multiplied multiple times due to this and prove effective every time. Pedals feel smooth and firm while nose dives are minimal and so are bumps and drops.

Models

Land Rover Discovery SE

Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury 

Acura MDX Technology Package  

Brake Rotors Front (in)

14.2

12.6

12.6

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

13.8

12.4

13

Curb Weight (lbs)

4900 

4644 

4264 

60-0 MPH (ft)

133 

124 

121 

 The 4900 lbs SUV, Land Rover Discovery comes with 14.2-inch brakes in the front and 13.8 inches in the rear which makes it stop in under 135 ft. Not best in class, competitors such as Cadillac XT6 and MDX Acura perform well in this segment and stops under 125 ft.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Fuel Economy

6.5/10

If you are not “I want my car to go buy some bread and eggs” kind of a person, the diesel-powered version of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery suits you the most. Not generalizing at all, long trips take a lot out of your pocket too and diesel seems to a smart choice.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE

Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury

Acura MDX Technology Package  

MPG (City) 

16

17

19

MPG (Highway) 

21

24

26

MPG (Combined) 

18

20

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 23.5 22.0 19.5
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 376/494/423 374/528/440 371/507/429

The diesel-powered engine of the Land Rover makes 21 miles per gallon in city conditions while it makes 26 miles per gallon on the freeway. This makes the combined fuel economy to come down to about 23 miles per gallon.

The gasoline-powered system of the Rover Discovery, on the other hand, makes 16 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the freeway. Gasoline version Rover has a combined fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon. Competitors perform much better in this segment are again way ahead on the track.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Interior

7.5/10

Classy and posh are two words defining the interiors of the 2020 Land Rover perfectly. Tastefully blending the dual-tone interiors with its plush leather upholstery, the SUV features modern tech all around and hosts numerous space for comfort. Climbing through the trim levels adds more and more features to make the cockpit feel intuitive and responsive.

Classy and posh are two words defining the interiors of the 2020 Land Rover perfectly.

Power adjustable seats with massage function adds to the level of comfort Discovery offers to the occupants. In Spite of all the tech around, the interiors of the SUV doesn't feel very cluttered and best in class features are available within an arm's distance.

How comfortable is the Discovery on the inside?

SUV’s today are designed not just for driving perfection but lounge level luxury as well. The 2020 Land Rover Discovery is no exception. Comfortably seating 5 people in its 2 rows of seats, the SUV blends perfection between styling and ease of driving. More than enough legroom and headroom with a panoramic sunroof makes the cabin spacious while bringing a lot of natural light. Second-row seats may feel a bit less padded but are provided with lumbar support and headrests for long journeys.

Model

Land Rover Discovery SE

Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury  

Acura MDX Technology Package  

Seating Capacity

5

7

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/60.4/42.4

39.8/58.3/41.2

38.1/61.1/41.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39/59.5/37.6

39.1/57.4/39.1

38.3/59.1/38.5

How does it fare on the Infotainment front?

The infotainment features of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery are:

2020 Land Rover Discovery Infotainment Display
  • Navigation system
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Real-time weather display
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Window grid antenna
  • 11 Meridian speakers
  • 1st row LCD monitors
  • Tire pressure sensors
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Park Assist automated parking sensors
  • Oil-pressure warning
  • Analog display
  • Trip odometer

What about the Cargo carrying capacity?

Another important aspect while judging an SUV’s performance is its towing and cargo capacity. The 2020 Land Rover Discovery has a basic cargo volume of 41.2 cubic feet. It can be extended to 83.7 cubic feet if you put down the second-row seats.

The 2020 Land Rover Discovery has a basic cargo volume of 41.2 cubic feet

This is enough to carry about standard size carryon suitcases in the trunk.

Model

2020 Land Rover Discovery SE

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury All-wheel Drive

2020 Acura MDX Technology Package AWD

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

41.2 

12.6

15 

What features to expect on the inside?

The interior features of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery include:

  • Front center armrest
  • Rear manual reclining 60-40 split-bench seat
  • Piano black instrument panel insert, door panel insert
  • Leather/metal-look steering wheel
  • 8-way driver and passenger seat adjustments
  • Heated front seats
  • Reclining rear seat
  • Sport pedals
  • Piano black console insert
  • Power sunshade
  • 4 12V DC power outlets
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Autonomous cruise control
  • Refrigerated/cooled box
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2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Seats
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2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Interior
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV interior
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV interior
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Dashboard
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Dashboard

2020 Land Rover Discovery Exterior

7.1/10

Exteriors of a Land Rover make us think of rumbling dust through its tires, ruggedness in the background and wilderness in its perspective. The 2020 Land Rover Discovery adhere true to a typical Land Rover SUV styling. Branding over a bold silver grill in the front introduces the SUV to the onlooker with its rugged styling and bold looks. Most iconic styling of the Discovery is its quarter glass on the c-pillar which differentiates the Discovery from other Rovers in the clan.

2020 Land Rover Discovery 3rd Quarter View

The front bumper sits at about 98 degrees from the body which gives the SUV a very unique and balanced stance. Rear-end features iconic Rover tail lamps with big skid plates and a lip spoiler. Detailing of the SUV speaks itself with a silver notch right on the A-pillar followed by a sleek line all the way to the c-pillar.

Model

2020 Land Rover Discovery SE

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury  

2020 Acura MDX Technology Package  

Curb Weight (lbs)

4900

4644

4264

Length (in)

195.1

198.5

196.2

Width in)

78.7

77.3

77.7

Height (in)

73

69.9

67.4

Ground Clearance (in)

8.7

6.65

5.6

Wheelbase (in)

115

112.7

111

Skid Plates continues from the front to the rear end. Placement of the registration plate bucket on the rear is also one of the iconic design elements of the Discovery.

 What are the most striking features on the outside?

  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Black grille
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers with black rub strip
  • Aluminum body material
  • Auto-dimming power remote heated power-folding side-view door mirrors with tilt down, turn signal indicator
  • Bodyside cladding
  • Trailer hitch
  • Wheel well moldings
  • Paint with two-tone
  • Roof rack
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2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Rear Light
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV Rear Light
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Land Rover Discovery SUV 3rd Quarter View

2020 Land Rover Discovery Safety

Land Rovers in the late '80s became the benchmark in luxury SUVs with its Range Rover platform. This time also marked a paradigm shift in the SUV industry as more and more modern-day families made a shift to SUVs as opposed to station wagons and this made it important for manufacturers to make them a child-safe, soccer mom wagon. The new Discovery makes use hi-grade aluminum in its construction, which apart from making it lighter also makes it safer than its predecessors as shown by the various crash tests Land Rover has put the Discovery through.

 

  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Adjustable front head restraints
  • Traction control
  • 4 ABS channels
  • 3 point rear center seatbelt
  • Underbody mounted spare tire w/crank down
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Occupant sensing airbags
  • Brake assist
  • Tracker system

2020 Land Rover Discovery Competition

7.5/10

Land Rover Discovery VS 2020 Cadillac XT6

Rovers are iconic in their styling and so is the 2020 Discovery. Comparing it with the XT6 Cadillac, the Rover Discovery outshines with more power-producing engines in the same price figure. Rovers are an amazing mix of practicality and luxury while being a perfect SUV for off-road. Because of this, the Rover lacks a lot of driving dynamics for the road which makes the XT6 stand in the first place. If you are in for a luxury SUV with amazing power, Rover is a great fit. Although, if you are looking for an SUV built for comfort and great driving dynamics, go for the XT6.

2020 Cadillac XT6 SUV

Land Rover Discovery VS 2020 Acura MDX

Another competitor in the segment is the 2020 Acura MDX. Hosting a V6 engine, the MDX is priced similar to the Rover but produces less power than the Rover Discovery. Luxury being the center point of Rover’s portfolio, it is built for off-road while MDX is a strict road SUV.

2020 Acura MDX SUV

 

2020 Land Rover Discovery Final Verdict

Built for off-road, designed for the ramp, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery is a perfect marriage between off-road capability and plush interior styling. Priced perfectly for the kind of value it provides, the Rover SUV is literally the most equipped SUV in the segment.