These days when the market is overflowed by smooth-riding crossover, the Discovery belongs to the small ground of SUVs that still keep the flame of capable off-roaders burning. Besides exceptional performances, this model also offers a quite decent ride quality, which makes it popular among a wide range of drivers. The current, fifth-generation is on the market for about five years and latest reports suggest that the 2023 Land Rover Discovery 5 could receive a couple of changes. At the moment, everything is unofficial and we are eagerly waiting to hear something from Land Rover officials.
- Great off-road performances
- Efficient diesel engine
- Refined on-road ride
- Spacious cabin
- Most rivals offer more stylish cabin
- Low predicted reliability rating
Despite excellent off-road performances, this is also a very good looking SUV. Attractive lines and Land Rover’s traditional layout are the things that have always worked well, so far. Still, the competition is pretty tough these days, so the British manufacturer wants to make things a little bit fresher. Therefore, we should see a couple of visual updates, mainly at the front end. Though we are still waiting to get some more reliable info, we are pretty sure that the focus will be on areas like front fascia, bumpers, and headlights. Expect a bit of an influence from the Range Rover Velar, the company’s newest model. In terms of mechanics, things will remain the same. This model rides on a modern, aluminum chassis, which saves lots of weight and makes the current generation much more efficient.
At first sight, you will get an impression that Land Rover engineers didn’t bother too much with the interior styling. The dashboard looks completely bold and you will hardly find anything other than 90-degree angles. Still, the overall quality is one a pretty high level, while the list of standard equipment is on a pretty high level. The upcoming update will probably keep the cabin out from changes, while the biggest novelty should be a few more standard features.
Two familiar engines will carry on for the 2023 Land Rover Discovery 5. Base models are equipped with a 3.0-liter gasoline engine which delivers around 340 horsepower. You can also get a 3.0-liter diesel unit, which is good for about 254 hp. The Lexus GX might be more off-road capable and significantly reliable, but the Discovery definitely offers a more refined ride and incomparably better fuel economy. With the gasoline engine, it goes around 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. On the other side, economy-minded drivers will definitely appreciate diesel’s 21 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway.
2020 Land Rover Discovery 5 Release Date and Price
The expected update will probably bring 2023 Land Rover Discovery 5 to us a little bit earlier. On the other side, the price tag should remain unchanged, which means that base models will go around $52,000.