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Land Rover Discovery review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

Mild-hybrid diesel engines offer a more efficient entry point to the Discovery line-up

All Discovery models are equipped with a stop-start function, while diesel (and petrol P360) versions add mild-hybrid technology to help improve economy. Both the D250 and D300 offer around 32-34mpg on the combined cycle, while CO2 emissions range from 220g/km to 224g/km, depending on your chosen specification.

The Discovery 2.0-litre, four-cylinder P300 variant is actually less efficient than its six-cylinder P360 sibling, with a best of 25.3mpg versus 26.7mpg. CO2 emissions start from 254g/km and 241g/km, respectively.

On the plus side, customers benefit from either an 89- (diesel) or 90-litre (petrol) fuel tank, so the Discovery’s cruising range should be well over 500 miles.

Insurance groups

Insurance premiums won't be particularly cheap, with the entry Discovery P300 S sitting in group 39. You'll be paying out more for the P360 R-Dynamic HSE, as the top-of-the-range SUV is in group 45. The D250 and D300 diesel versions occupy groups 38 to 45.

Depreciation

As with most Land Rovers, the brand image and desirability of the badge mean residual values remain strong. After a typical three-year/36,000-mile ownership period, your Discovery should hold onto around 60-62% of its original list price.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    2.0 P300 S 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £52,565

Most Economical

  • Name
    3.0 D250 S 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £53,700

Fastest

  • Name
    3.0 P360 Metropolitan Edition 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £71,865

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