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Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2017 Land Rover Discovery

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It has three rows of real seats.

It has finger-light steering at low speed and shows adroit handling at high speed.

What's Not So Good

There's no defroster grid embedded in the windshield. Most Land Rovers have this very helpful winter feature.

Under the Hood

The standard 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 offers 340 instant horsepower -- no waiting for the turbo to spool up.

 

The optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 puts out massive quantities of torque: 443 foot-pounds just off idle speed at 1,750 rpm. That's enough to pull 7,700 pounds of trailer and ideal for serious off-road work.

It can also get from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. The supercharged engine gets you there in 6.9 seconds.

All Discos have the same ultra-capable full-time 4WD system with low-range gearing, multiple selectable terrain modes and 8.6 inches of ground clearance. If you opt for the air suspension, you can jack the thing up 11.1 inches via a console-mounted switch.

On the Road

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