How lucky to have a legendary all-terrain vehicle like the Land Rover Discovery in your hands! This is the perfect opportunity to test it and see its actual fuel consumption. During our standard 360 km course (tormented by rain), our Discovery, which was equipped with a 306 hp 3.0 V6 diesel, consumed on average 6.15 l / 100 km (16.26 km / l), which represents an expense of € 30.31.

Rather correct consumption

The average obtained by the Land Rover Discovery may not seem exceptional, but by comparing it with those obtained by other large SUVs, we immediately understand that the result is rather good.

In practice, only the BMW X7 M50d did better than the British with its 5.85 l / 100 km (17.0 km / l), while the previous Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 HSE from 2014 consumed 7.20 l / 100 km (13.8 km / l). This proves that the Discovery has improved over time. Below the Discovery, we find the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Multijet II with 7.30 l / 100 km (13.7 km / l) and the old Mercedes GL 350 BlueTEC with 7.65 l / 100 km (13, 0 km / l).

Lots of torque for the big 2.3 ton baby

The tested version has 5 seats and a lot of options, but it should be noted that our SDV6 engine is no longer for sale since it has been replaced by the D300 MHEV. Clearly, the mild hybrid in-line six-cylinder replaces the 3.0-liter V6 diesel mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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The torque of 700 Nm is truly impressive and with its height, length of just under 5 meters and curb weight of 2.3 tonnes, it feels like dominating the road. It is only when braking and in bends that one realizes its mass.

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A large reservoir

The Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6’s fuel consumption is only slightly above average in the city and on the highway. He can count on his reservoir of 77 liters to travel several hundred kilometers before being thirsty.

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Consumption in various routes

  • Urban : 11.0 l / 100 km (9.0 km / l)
    693 km of autonomy
  • Mixed urban and extra-urban : 8.2 l / 100 km (12.1 km / l)
    931 km of autonomy
  • Highway : 9.5 l / 100 km (10.5 km / l)
    808 km of autonomy
  • Eco driving : 5.0 l / 100 km (20.0 km / l)
    1,540 km of autonomy
  • Maximum consumption : 30.9 l / 100 km (3.2 km / l)
    246 km of autonomy

Datasheet

Model Energy Power Approval CO2 emission
(NEDC)
CO2 emission
(WLTP)
Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 306 CV SE Diesel 225 kW Euro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISC 201 g / km 242 g / km

Data

Model: Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 306 hp SE
Date of the test: 01/22/2021
Weather (departure / arrival): Rain, 15 ° / Rain, 12 °
Fuel price: 1,369 euro / l (Diesel)
Number of kilometers traveled: 539 km
Mileage at the start of the test: 6,119 km
Average speed during the test: 84 km / h
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season – 255/60 R19 113V M + S XL LR (EU label: B, E, 69 dB)

Consumption

Real average: 6.15 l / 100 km (16.26 km / l)
Board computer : 5.9 l / 100 km
At the pump: 6.4 l / 100 km
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Usage costs

Actual expenses: € 30.31
Monthly expenses: € 67.35 (800 km per month)
How many kilometers for 20 €? 238 km
How many kilometers with a full tank? 1,252 km
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