Taking The 2019 Land Rover Discovery HSE For a Quick Spin


The Land Rover Discovery is one of the most famous Land Rovers of all time behind the Range Rover itself. Over the years, the Discovery has proven itself to be an extremely capable off-road vehicle capable of nearly any task. But today, most people who are purchasing these are suburban families looking for a cool roomy ride.

So what’s under the hood you ask. That would be a supercharged 3.0L V-6 which puts out 340-hp @ 6500 rpm and 332 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm. It’s enough to get this 5,500 lb SUV from 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. Not a bad number, but it could use more horsepower for higher speed passing. After all, this is a $70k SUV. It can also be rather obnoxious to drive at low speeds as the throttle response can be a bit jerky. Thankfully all power is routed through a responsive, smooth 8-speed transmission.

When it comes to handling, it really doesn’t like to mind its manners. Think of a 10-year-old learning to ride a bike without training wheels. It just likes to roll around, a lot. You just hope it doesn’t fall over and get a scrape. However, on the upside, it cruises over large bumps and potholes with easy as it’s a very soft ride.

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery is a highly capable vehicle. In fact, most people will never scratch the service of its off-road capabilities. Instead, they will use it to haul up to 7-passengers around in comfort and style. While it doesn’t have the best on-road manners, I think most people could get past that and would find the Discovery an easy vehicle to live as it has enough luxury features to make anyone happy.