If you have a question “what is a discovery 5”? Discovery has been out of the market for about 10 years that was the big body-on-frame truck which went on to become the LR3 and the LR4 and now they’re bringing back the Discovery nameplate in a smaller crossover vehicle. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery 5 is gonna compete in the heart of the Canadian marketplace against the vehicles like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
This vehicle is different from it’s competitors its bigger than a lot of its competitors. The guys at Land Rover take that Evoque platform that they use for Range Rover and stretched the wheelbase by 8 centimeters (3.14-inch) and maked it a bigger platform to showcase a bigger interior. The ground clearance is 8.3 inch and the lower trim on the front bumper can be removed to increase the approach angle. The Discovery 5 is a sharp looking SUV that has wowing customers on his mind.
Now because the 2018 Land Rover Discovery 5 wheelbase is stretched it have the ability to have two extra seats behind the second row, they call it a five plus two and there is no other competitor on the compact SUV marketplace to have the ability to take up to seven passengers. There is also a bevy of of-rod electronics like a specific navy setup and four-wheel-drive monitoring. The rear sets are heated and spacious offering 2 USB ports. The discovery features a brand new infotainment system which acts like a tablet or smartphone.
2018 Land Rover Discovery 5 Engine
The Discovery 5 utilizes the same engine as the smaller Evoque which carries a 2.0-Liter four-cylinder turbo and a nine-speed automatic transmission. But we would rather see a stronger engine in it specifically a supercharged V6 as an option. This engine is capable of producing 240 horsepower and 251 pound feet of torque, with the prospect of upcoming diesel option sounds very intriguing. It also have a sport mode and paddle shifters and can reach 60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds. Gas mileage on high octane is 20 mpg city and 26 on the highway. The suspension is fine tuned for handling precision and electric steering with excellent driver conectedness.
2018 Land Rover Discovery 5 Price
A base model of the Discovery 5 the SE starts at about $38.000 while the top trim HSE Luxury with the climate control and driver assist plus packages and in control apps costs about $48,400 that doesn’t include blind spot monitoring, surrounding camera system or advanced park assist.