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The new Land Rover Defender might be getting all the attention from the public right now but its sibling, the Land Rover Discovery, is a stalwart in the large luxury SUV market.

The range opens at $72,856 before on-road costs for the SD4 S, or around the price of a top-spec Ford Everest or Toyota Prado, to $126,034 before on-roads for the SDV6 HSE Luxury that battles with rivals like the Volvo XC90.


  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SD4 S: $72,856
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 S: $85,134
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SD4 SE: $88,056
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 SE: $99,385
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE: $100,357
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 Landmark Edition: $107,804
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE: $111,685
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Luxury: $114,657
  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery SDV6 HSE Luxury: $126,034

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The 2020 Land Rover Discovery offers a choice of two engines. SD4 models use a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 177kW of power and 430Nm of torque, while SDV6 models use a 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V6 engine producing 225kW of power and 700Nm of torque.

All models use all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2020 Land Rover Discovery consumes 7.6L/100km on the combined cycle in SD4 models and 7.7L/100km in SDV6 models.

The SD4 S uses a single-speed transfer case with high range only, while all other Discovery models feature a two-speed transfer case with high and low range. A locking rear differential is optional across the range.


The 2020 Land Rover Discovery measures 4970mm long, 2073mm wide and 1909mm tall. Luggage space measures 258L, expanding to 1231L with the third row folded and 2500L with the second and third rows folded.


When the Land Rover Discovery was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars. That score was based on an adult protection score of 90 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 80 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 75 per cent and a safety assist score of 73 per cent.

All 2020 Land Rover Discovery models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, driver attention monitoring, and front, front-side and curtain airbags.

High-speed autonomous emergency braking is standard in the HSE and HSE Luxury and optional in all other variants. Also available on some members of the Discovery range are blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, safe exit assist, and traffic sign recognition.

Standard Equipment

Discovery S models come standard with the following features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors

Options include:

  • Electronic air suspension: $2110
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors: $410
  • Rain-sensing wipers: $210
  • Front fog lights: $430
  • Automatic headlights: $210
  • Power tailgate: $790
  • Dual-zone climate control: $210
  • Navigation Pro: $2770

A $3790 Technology Pack adds a power tailgate, 10-speaker sound system and Navigation Pro while a $3680 Business Pack adds automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, two-zone climate control, Navigation Pro and 10-speaker sound system.

A seven-seat Pack costs $5400 on the SDV6 and $6150 on the SD4 and adds a two-speed transfer case, power tailgate, electronic air suspension and third-row seating.

A $1320 Park Pack adds Park Assist, safe exit assist, 360-degree camera and rear cross-traffic alert.

A $2420 Vision Assist Pack adds automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and a 360-degree camera.

Discovery SE models add:

  • Electronic air suspension
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Leather upholstery
  • 12-way power front seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10-speaker 350W sound system
  • Navigation Pro
  • Safe exit assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Park Assist

LED tail lights are a $340 option while a power tailgate is a $790 option.

The Landmark Edition adds:

  • 10-speaker 380W Meridian sound system
  • LED tail lights
  • Power tailgate

Discovery HSE models add:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 12-way power front seats with memory
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Three-zone climate control
  • DAB digital radio
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Traffic sign recognition

Three rows of heated seats are available for $2540.

Discovery HSE Luxury models add:

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • 16-way power front seats
  • Windsor leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped dash
  • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
  • 14-speaker Meridian premium sound system

Massaging front seats are a $1690 option.

Optional across the range are:

  • Third row seats: $3470
  • Locking rear differential: $1110; not available on SDV6 S
  • Terrain Response 2: $2110; not available on S models
  • Black contrast roof: $2000
  • Fixed front and rear panoramic roofs: $3550; standard on Landmark, no-cost option on HSE Luxury
  • Sliding front sunroof and fixed rear panoramic roof: $4370. Standard on HSE Luxury; $820 option on Landmark
  • Privacy glass: $890; standard on Landmark
  • Heated windscreen: $480
  • Heated washer jets: $320
  • Advanced Tow Assist: $850; not available on S
  • Adaptive LED headlights with static bending light: $950; not available on S
  • Heated front seats: $850
  • Heated front and rear seats: $1700
  • Heated steering wheel: $530
  • Four-zone climate control: $950-2030
  • Head-up display: $2420; not available on S
  • Surround-view camera: $470
  • Activity Key: $960; not available on S
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring: $210
  • Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack with locking rear differential, All Terrain Progress Control and Terrain Response 2: $3270; not available on S

Many of these options are bundled into myriad option packages, some of which will require additional option boxes to be ticked.

The 7-seat Cold Climate Pack costs $1131 on the Landmark and $3270 on the HSE and adds:

  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated first, second and third row seats

You can get this without the third row of seats for $2550 or $1130 in the HSE Luxury.

The 7-Seat Luxury Climate Comfort Pack costs $4830 on the HSE Luxury and $8910 on the HSE and adds the following, if not already standard:

  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Heated and cooled front and second row seats
  • Heated third row seats
  • 16-way power front seats (massaging on HSE Luxury)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Four-zone climate control

These features are also available without the third row of seats, albeit for the same price.

The Drive Pack costs $2240 and adds to the S and SE:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • High-speed autonomous emergency braking
  • Traffic sign recognition

The Remote Intelligent Seat Fold Pack, available on the HSE and HSE Luxury, costs $4900 and adds:

  • Power reclining rear seats
  • Power third-row seats

The Technology Plus Pack, available on the SE, HSE and Landmark, costs $3270 and adds:

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Power gesture tailgate
  • Head-up display

The Versatile Climate Comfort Pack costs $1430 on the HSE Luxury, $2057 on the Landmark and $3980 on the HSE and adds the following where not already standard:

  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated and cooled front seats with heated rear seats (excludes Landmark)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Front centre console cooler

21-inch and 22-inch alloy wheel options are available for all bar the S.

The following standalone options are also available:

  • Power reclining rear seats: HSE, HSE Luxury; $1980
  • Power folding third row seats: HSE, HSE Luxury; $650
  • Digital instrument cluster: S, SE, Landmark; $870
  • Blind-spot monitoring: S, SE, Landmark; $892
  • Keyless entry: SE, Landmark; $1190


Land Rover offers a five-year servicing plan for the Discovery SD4 priced at $1950 while the five-year plan for the SDV6 costs $2650.

The Land Rover line-up is covered by a standard three-year, 100,000km new vehicle warranty in Australia.

William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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