Land Rover Discovery 4 Review: 2009-2013 Model Improvements and Differences

Land Rover Discovery 4 Review: 2009-2013 Model Improvements and Differences

If there’s one thing that Land Rover does right, it’s making tough, sturdy 4×4 SUVs. The Discovery 4 is known and loved for its off-road capabilities and its ability to get work done — starting with a 3,500kg towing capacity. Drivers love the high seating position that allows them to see far beyond the cars in front of them as well as the level of comfort that Land Rover is known for. Whether you’re going off-road or taking it through town, the Discovery 4 will leave you feeling better than when you left.

Find out which models really break the mould by looking at key years 2009-2013.

 

2009 Land Rover Discovery 4

2009 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 exterior

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The 2009 Land Rover Discovery 4 is a member of the Discovery’s second (L319) / LR4 (2009–2016) generation, with an average fuel economy of 7.2 – 9.8 km/l. Standard equipment on the SE and the HSE trims include leather trim, cornering lamp xenon headlights, folding mirrors and lighting on the third row of seats. The HSE trim also features a premium navigation system and stereo, rear view camera and front park assist, four-zone climate control, and electrically-adjustable front seats equipped with memory function and lumbar support. Standard safety features on the 2009 Discovery 4 are hill descent control, electronic brake force distribution, dynamic stability control and much more.

2009 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 engine

This model year of the highly practical seven-seater 4WD SUV receives an exterior revamp and an even more luxurious interior. Powerful and bold stylings meet sophistication in its massive frame, while on the inside, the Discovery 4 overflows with a premium feel. Three engine sizes are available for the 2009 Discovery 4: a 2.7L turbo-diesel V6 six-cylinder that makes 188 hp, a twin turbo 3.0L 241 hp diesel V6 six-cylinder, and a beastly 5.0L direct injection petrol V8 eight-cylinder which churns out 370 hp. All engines are mated to a six speed automatic transmission.


 

2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

2010 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 exterior

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The 2010 Land Rover Discovery 4 is a member of the Discovery’s second (L319) / LR4 (2009–2016) generation, with an average fuel economy of 7.2 – 9.8 km/l. For standard equipment, the 2010 Discovery 4 comes with leather trim, cornering lamp xenon headlights, folding mirrors and lighting on the third row of seats. The upper HSE trim also features premium navigation system and stereo, rear view camera and front park assist, four-zone climate control, and electrically-adjustable front seats equipped with memory function and lumbar support. Standard safety features on the 2010 Discovery 4 are hill descent control, electronic brake force distribution, dynamic stability control and much more. The roads are no match for the 2010 Discovery 4.

2010 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 engine

Land Rover cuts no corners with the 2010 premium seven-seater 4WD Discovery 4. Aggressive and powerful stylings are contrasted with a lush and extravagant interior in this model year. The 2010 Discovery 4 comes with a choice of three engine sizes: a 2.7L turbo-diesel V6 six-cylinder capable of producing 188 hp, a twin turbo 3.0L diesel V6 six-cylinder that makes 241 hp, and a powerful 5.0L direct injection petrol V8 eight-cylinder which dishes out 370 hp. All powertrains for the 2010 Discovery 4 are mated to a six speed automatic transmission.


 

2011 Land Rover Discovery 4

2011 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 exterior

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The 2011 Land Rover Discovery 4 is a member of the Discovery’s second (L319) / LR4 (2009–2016) generation, with an average fuel economy of 6.1 – 9.8 km/l. Just about everything is automated in the 2011 Discovery 4. In addition to full leather trim, 19-inch alloy wheels and bi-xenon headlamps, standard features also include cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers, auto dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors. Some safety feature highlights of this model year are dynamic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, traction control system and a tow pack. The 2011 Discovery 4 is able to transport the whole family and more with luxury and comfort.

2011 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 engine

The premium seven-seater 4WD SUV is as dashing than ever in its 2011 iteration. It receives new seats, revised dashboard and even more features in its interior, while under the hood, the standard 2.7L diesel engine in the previous model year has been replaced by another 3.0L unit for a choice of a 3.0L 211 hp diesel V6 six-cylinder, a 3.0L 252 hp diesel V6 six-cylinder, or a 5.0L 370 hp V8 eight-cylinder engine, all of which arrive mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.


 

2012 Land Rover Discovery 4

2012 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 exterior

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The 2012 Land Rover Discovery 4 is a member of the Discovery’s second (L319) / LR4 (2009–2016) generation, with an average fuel economy of 6.1 – 10.8 km/l. It comes well stocked with standard equipment like permanent four wheel drive, climate control, electronically adjustable driver’s seat, one touch power windows, cruise control, cup holders, full leather trim, and sun visors with illuminated mirrors. Safety features on the 2012 Discovery 4 include electronic air suspension with terrain response, hill descent control, all-terrain calibrated ABS with traction control, emergency brake assist, trailer stability assist, dynamic stability control, engine immobilization, audible seatbelt warning system and more. Rule the roads from the luxurious cabin of the 2012 Discovery 4.

2012 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 engine CAR Magazine

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The 2012 iteration of the premium seven-seater 4WD SUV is a stunner with its iconic aggressive yet dashing stylings and luxurious interior. Engines for the 2012 Discovery 4 are a 3.0L TD V6 six-cylinder or a 3.0L SD V6 six-cylinder that make 211 hp and 256 hp respectively, or a 5.0L V8 eight-cylinder that outputs 375 hp. All engines of this model year come mated to a new and improved ZF eight speed automatic transmission.


 

2013 Land Rover Discovery 4

2013 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 exterior

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The 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 is a member of the Discovery’s second (L319) / LR4 (2009–2016) generation, with an average fuel economy of 6.1 – 10.8 km/l. Besides a permanent four wheel drive, the 2013 Discovery 4 arrives generously stocked with standard equipment like climate control, electronically adjustable driver’s seat, one touch power windows, cruise control, cup holders, full leather trim, and sun visors with illuminated mirrors. Add-ons include 20 inch alloy wheels up from the standard 19, heated seats and a power sunroof. For safety features, the 2013 Discovery 4 comes standard electronic air suspension with terrain response, hill descent control, all-terrain calibrated ABS with traction control, emergency brake assist, trailer stability assist, dynamic stability control, engine immobilization, audible seatbelt warning system and many more.

2013 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4 engine

The 2013 Discovery 4 premium seven-seater 4WD SUV retains all the goodies of its predecessors, from its iconic fierce yet suave stylings to its luxurious interior that spares no expense. Engines for the 2013 Discovery 4 are a 3.0L TD V6 six-cylinder or a 3.0LSD V6 six-cylinder that make 211 hp and 256 hp respectively, or a 5.0L V8 eight-cylinder that outputs 375 hp. All engines of this model year come mated to a new and improved ZF eight speed automatic transmission.


 

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