2017 Land Rover Discovery: Monthly Update for Jun 2018
by Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer
Where Did We Drive It?
For a good apportionment of June, a long-term 2017 Land Rover Discovery spent time with some of a Edmunds colleagues outward of a editorial team. But while we had a keys, we took it in for a frequently scheduled upkeep appointment. The many important thing about that revisit was a price; it set us behind roughly $600. Ouch.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
The Discovery logged about 1,031 miles in Jun and used 70.49 gallons of reward unleaded. That sum to 14.6 mpg, that is reduce than a lifetime normal as good as EPA estimates for sum and city driving. At a finish of a month, that forsaken a lifetime normal by 0.2 mpg.
Average lifetime mpg: 16.1
EPA mpg rating: 18 sum (16 city/21 highway)
Best fill mpg: 21.3
Best range: 449.9 miles
Current odometer: 17,249 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
“We took a Discovery in to Hornburg Land Rover with a list of to-dos. Come to find out, a play had even some-more equipment on a list. First came a concerns. The driver-side A/C usually blew prohibited atmosphere and a back induce was misaligned. The former was a damaged heat control sensor and a latter was rent to a physique emporium for adjustment. Both fell underneath warranty.
“Then came a additional recalls. N135 compulsory an refurbish to a framework control module. N151 reprogrammed a HVAC control procedure and, we’re told, was separate to a failure. These too were guaranty fixes.
“Finally came a scheduled 16,000-mile service. It enclosed 9 quarts of oil ($143), an oil filter ($45), a cabin atmosphere filter ($78) and some-more labor and inspections than we can shake a hang during ($336). Add a oil ordering price and taxes, subtract a poser ‘insurance’ credit, and we get a grand sum of $598.75. Our best theory is that they satisfied a automobile was OEM-owned and cut us a mangle on a taxes. But this was still impossibly expensive.” — Mike Schmidt, automobile contrast manager
“When a delivery is cold, a shifts can be harsh. we was withdrawal a bureau parking garage, accelerated kindly adult a ramp and took a left onto a street. Fewer than 50 meters divided from a ramp, we indispensable to delayed for a walking in a crosswalk. we happened to do this (e.g., lift off a throttle) only as a Discovery wanted to upshift. Bam. Wow, that was a severely tough shift. So tough in fact that we looked in a counterpart to be doubly certain we didn’t get a adore daub from a automobile behind me. After that, a shifts were fine. we have beheld a occasionally tough change when cold a few other times too, though this one was simply a many noticeable.” — Jay Kavanagh, comparison highway exam engineer
“It seems like a fold-down inside tailgate — a small shelf that we could lay on or rest drinks on if we were tailgating — is kind of a cold trick, though we consternation eventually how most anyone will use it. Seems like one of those complexities that doesn’t supplement most value.” — Kathleen Clonts, duplicate chief
“The interior of a Discovery is nicer than my apartment, and about as roomy. we also had a fastest phone pairing ever in a car. But as an urbanite, it’s not a automobile I’d wish to expostulate each day. Its heft and distance make it a plea to scheme down parsimonious side streets, and it doesn’t feel discerning adequate to make a discerning moves we infrequently need to make in city driving.
“To tip it off, we was paranoid about parking it in my parsimonious unit garage (next to a neighbor who can’t keep his Camry inside a lines) and motionless even with a Disco during a lowest float height, it wasn’t value a highlight of anticipating out if it would fit.” — Kathleen Clonts
“I non-stop a back induce of a Discovery currently and detected that a doorway was rubbing on all 4 corners. We’ll have a fixing checked during a subsequent use appointment.” — Mike Schmidt