Sep 01, 2009
Reviewed By Keith Martin
Price as Tested $55,000

Roomy interior, 3rd row seating that actually works, lots of cool looking switches and gizmos for selecting off-road modes.


Piggy at the gas pump (12-17 mpg), looks like a Scion on steroids, feels wider than our Suburban.


Reportedly bad build quality has so devalued the Discovery nameplate that Land Rover abandoned it for the moniker LR3 – which is really a Disco 3. The LR3 lacks the quaint, village-shed-teetering-on-skinny-tires look of the Disco, but then again the LR3 probably isn’t quite so willing to roll over onto its back and wiggle its wheels in the air as the Disco was. Brilliantly (if uselessly) engineered for what most people will do with a $55k leather-clad SUV. Unless you need something fitting to tootle about your English estate in, a pair of GSPs (German Shorthair Pointers for the uninitiated) in the back and a brace of Purdeys (premium shotguns, but you already knew that, didn’t you) at your side, you’re unlikely to get your money’s worth out of this Landie.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
2.0 rating
EPA Mileage 12-17 mpg