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Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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The Disco is back. Not the Bee Gees; the Land Rover Disco. And it brings back something that is very hard to find in a luxury SUV these days: your choice of a supercharged gas V-6 or a turbodiesel V-6. Plus, it has an adult-friendly third row without the supersized exterior footprint to go with it.

What It Is

The Disco fills the slot in Land Rover's lineup vacated by the retiring LR4.

Prices start at $49,990 for the SE trim with the supercharged 3.0-liter gas V-6. HSE trims come with either the supercharged V-6 or a turbodiesel V-6. The supercharged HSE starts at $56,959. With the diesel engine, prices begin at $58,950.

A top-of-the-line First Edition Discovery with the supercharged gas V-6 costs $73,950. These are serialized (2,500 will be built) and come with unique interior and exterior trim.

What's New

 

The Disco name goes way back to the '80s, but the vehicle it's affixed to is a clean sheet, an all-new design that retains the essential elements, including a stepped roof to make for more headroom in the second and third rows, and its formidable off-road capabilities.

What's Good

The supercharged V-6 engine offers instant thrust.

The diesel V-6 has 443 foot-pounds of torque. It's grunt enough to pull more than 7,700 pounds.

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