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Land Rover Discovery review - Reliability and safety

A decent level of safety kit means all Discos should offer lots of protection for the family

All models in the Land Rover Discovery range get autonomous emergency braking as standard, and this feature helped the car achieve a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when it was crash tested in 2017. You can upgrade the standard safety systems with optional extras and packs, or by going for higher trim levels.

Eight airbags and lane departure warning are also standard, but you have to upgrade to HSE spec if you want safety kit like blind spot warning and reverse traffic recognition. A rear-view camera is also standard, but if you want adaptive cruise control, that’s an extra, while safety packs adding features like queue assist semi-autonomous driving can also be had.

When it comes to reliability, Land Rover’s reputation isn’t the best. The company has had consistently poor results in the Driver Power owner satisfaction survey – and in 2020 finished 25th out of 30 manufacturers.

Warranty

The Discovery’s warranty is just a little bit better than the standard for the class with three years’ unlimited-mileage coverage. There’s also three years’ free roadside recovery.

Servicing

Land Rover offers various servicing plans and flexible payment options to help manage scheduled maintenance costs.

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