• (4.0) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15
  • Engine: 188-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5-7
2000 Land Rover Discovery

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Vehicle Overview
Land Rover overhauled its Discovery model for 1999, giving it a wider, longer body, new dashboard, an updated V-8 engine and the Series II designation to denote the extensive changes. Discovery is built by Rover, a British manufacturer owned by BMW, and is the lower-priced half of the company's U.S. lineup. The Range Rover models are the upper crust.

Seats for five are standard, and a pair of rear jump seats are optional to increase capacity to seven. The jump seats face forward on current models, instead of inward, as on older models. Options include leather upholstery, which you have to buy if you want the dual sunroofs; rear air conditioning, which requires the optional rear seats; and a six-disc CD changer. Both the middle and rear seats fold to create 70 cubic feet of cargo space.

Last year's redesign stretched the body more than six inches to 185 and increased the width nearly four to 74.4. Discovery's most imposing dimension is its height, which at 76.4 inches makes it stand taller than a Chevrolet Suburban. A full-size spare tire is mounted on the tailgate, which opens to the right.

Under the Hood
The aluminum 188-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-8 comes with a four-speed automatic transmission. A permanently engaged 4WD system, whichsplits power as needed for maximum grip, is only the starting point in Rover's attempts to keep owners moving and headed in the right direction. A two-speed transfer case has a low range for extreme off-road conditions, and four-wheel traction control is standard. Options include an air spring self-leveling rear suspension, Hill Descent Control, which kicks in on steep declines, and Active Cornering Enhancement, which stiffens to reduce body lean in turns.


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Consumer Reviews


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by HarrisFamily7 from Dallas, Texas on May 7, 2017

Great on and off road. Gas mileage is terrible but, the handling is superb. Comfy seats, spacious inside, and a super nice sunroof to peek your head out of from time to time.

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2000 Land Rover Discovery Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 11 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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