Land Rover Discovery
STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The Discovery, not to be confused with the Discovery Sport, took the LR4's place for 2018 as a more reasonably priced alternative to the upper-end Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Although it looks similar to the Discovery Sport, the Discovery is more than 14 inches longer and has seven more inches between the front and rear wheels. That translates into decent legroom for those in the optional third-row jump seat built for two. Carrying over from the departed LR4 is a 340-horsepower supercharged V-6. Optional is a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel that makes 254 horsepower, and, most importantly, 443 pound-feet of torque. Despite being a bit larger than its LR4 predecessor, the Discovery weighs about 1,000 pounds less, thanks in large measure to an all-aluminum structure. One neat option is an Activity Key, which is basically a rugged waterproof wristband that takes the place of a traditional fob and is handy if you go running, swimming, boating, or indulge in other outdoor activities.
Base price (incl. destination): $54,000
Type: Midsize utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 3.0-liter V-6, supercharged (340); 3.0-liter V-6, turbo-diesel (254)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 16/21/18
Base weight: 4,840