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Land Rover Discovery 4 

Our verdict

The car that consolidated Land Rover's renaissance, but this time more in the 'medium affordable' sector.

Getting pretty close to Range Rover levels of comfort with the Discovery, even with the diesel engine. It's quiet enough, capable of cruising at respectable speeds and has plenty of room. Try not to think of the Discovery as an off-roader that's been civilised, because it really is so much more than that. 14 out of 20

Cool

 Too common to be truly cool. But respectable. A bit like Marks and Spencer. 14 out of 20

Quality

A lovely interior. Closer to the Rangie than the Defender, everything in here feels chunky and well-sorted. It might not be quite as luxurious as the Range Rover, but there's a sense that Land Rover wants to be taken seriously. There have been issues with door seals and various bits'n'bobs on the earlier cars, but those reliability problems have been sorted. 12 out of 20

Handling

The Disco is unusual in that instead of a monocoque chassis (good for on-road work) or a ladder-frame chassis (good for off-road work) it has, um, both. Such engineering makes it extremely heavy, but it still manages to be one of the best drives in class. The steering's pretty good for an SUV, the air suspension manages to keep the ride both supple and taut and it can do off-road like no other thanks to the 'Terrain Response'system. 12 out of 20

Practicality

Go for the seven-seat option and you'll be in for a treat. Both rear seats fold away individually into the floor and are capable of carrying a proper full-size human. The boot's big with them folded (making it a five-seater) at 535litres - even more so with everything flat-packed and the Disco doing a van impersonation. Stadium rear seating means the kids can see what's going on. 15 out of 20

Running costs

You won't get much better than 10.4L/100km form the TDV6 (it's the weight) but insurance is relatively low. 14 out of 20

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