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2022 Land Rover Discovery Review: Specs and Pricing

Land Rover Discovery


The 2022 Land Rover Discovery is one of the few options for individuals looking for a luxury SUV that can handle difficult off-road routes while providing passengers with a pleasant and luxurious interior. Its seven-seat interior has enough space for a family to ride together, and it is nearly unstoppable in any condition because of its adjustable air suspension, standard all-wheel drive, and optional two-speed transfer case.

The Discovery offers two distinct turbocharged engines, a 296-hp four-cylinder, and a 355-hp six-cylinder, and has a polished and comfortable ride. However, due to its trail-ready design, it must make compromises in its on-road manners, which aren't nearly as well-balanced as competitors like the Porsche Cayenne or the Volvo XC90.

What Has Changed For 2022?

The Discovery SUV returns for the 2022 model year virtually untouched after a more extensive facelift for the 2021 model year.

2022 Land Rover Discovery: Interior And Comfort

The Discovery's interior features high-end materials and a luxurious style. There are many luxurious elements throughout the cabin, and as you move up to the more expensive trims, the level of luxury only becomes higher. For the driver and front-seat passenger, power-adjustable, heated leather seats with an available massage feature provide strong support and even better cushioning; second-row seats have fore-and-aft and recline settings. Adventure chances would be reduced if there was not enough room to transport equipment.

The Disco's roomy interior proved to be extremely accommodating, with enough for 29 of our carry-on luggage when both of its rear rows of seats were folded. However, if you flip the last row of seats up and stuff the Discovery with all seven potential explorers, the Discovery can only fit two carry-ons behind the third row.

2022 Land Rover Discovery: Connectivity

All Discovery models come equipped with Land Rover's Pivi Pro infotainment system. It has an 11.4-inch touchscreen display and cutting-edge features including a 4G LTE-powered onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and real-time traffic and weather reports. In 2020, Pivi Pro made its premiere with the Land Rover Defender and is currently being implemented in further Land Rover and Jaguar models.

It has a more straightforward menu design and supports over-the-air upgrades. There are up to nine USB ports throughout the interior, and innovative tablet-holding devices can be utilized to set up entertainment for children in the backseat. A wireless smartphone charging pad, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, and a full-color head-up display are all standard features, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

2022 Land Rover Discovery: Engine And Performance

Full-time all-wheel drive is standard on all Discovery models, although buyers may opt for a 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six or a 296-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, the latter of which uses a 48-volt hybrid system. Although we haven't had a chance to test drive the Disco with the standard turbo-four, the large Land Rover feels nimble in town and provides enough power for passing and merging onto highways.

The six-cylinder Discovery reached 60 mph at our test track in 6.3 seconds. The Land Rover's ambition to be "adventure-ready" appeals to people who want an SUV for more than just cruising the mall parking lot, but it comes at the sacrifice of on-road agility.

The Discovery handles better than one might anticipate, but while changing lanes, it still feels awkward and top-heavy. The Disco keeps reminding you that you're driving a large SUV. Even rough bumps are easily handled, and the ride quality is generally fairly decent.

However, there is little steering sensation, particularly on-center, where a sizable dead spot necessitates repeated steering corrections when driving at a steady speed. The Disco has a maximum towing capacity of 8200 pounds, so it should be enough for any hefty loads.

2022 Land Rover Discovery: Pricing

The base price of the Land Rover Discovery is $53,900, which is normal for vehicles in this class. Starting at $68,900 is the top-of-the-line Discovery R-Dynamic HSE trim.

Which One To Purchase?

The Discovery lineup's mid-range R-Dynamic model, which has fog lamps, LED taillights, aluminum interior trim, and distinctively designed front and rear bumpers, provides the best value.

The turbo-four engine is standard on Base S and R-Dynamic versions, but the R-Dynamic may be ordered with the more potent inline-six engine for $5550. The inline-six is included as standard equipment in the highest HSE trim.

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