It’s no secret: the SUV market is saturated – from mid-size to 7-passenger family haulers; affordable to luxury. But then there’s the one with 30 years of experience backed by proven off-road and racing pedigree.
The iconic Disco entered its fifth-generation for 2017 with an all-new design. What hasn’t changed is the attitude and lust for adventure – for 2018, the Discovery keeps this going with next to no updates.
Read our full 2017 Discovery first drive review from Utah last year – hitting the desert dunes to the open highways.
If you’re thinking about the diesel-powered model here’s a good 2018 review at NYDailyTimes.
The Discovery vs Range Rover Velar
Land Rover is known for the ultra-luxurious, ultra-capable Range Rover and its sibling Discovery, two SUVs that can do far more than their owners will ever ask them to. In short order, you can expect to see the return of the Defender line, which is geared more to off-road than luxury.
In the case of Velar, it’s designed to appeal to those attracted to the Land Rover aesthetic but don’t want the size and don’t need quite the capability of Disco or Range Rover. It follows on the heels of the Evoque, itself a Land Rover that’s more car than off-road beast, but Velar is a bit larger, offering increased cargo capacity and increased passenger space.
Read our full 2018 Velar First Drive Review here.