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2019 Land Rover Discovery Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.8

The 2019 Discovery has a handsome cabin full of quality materials. It’s also quiet, with little intrusion from road noise, and there’s ample space for adults in every row. The tech interface is easy to use, and there are plenty of features. Rounding things off is this Land Rover’s cargo hold, which has more space than the average competitor offers.

  • "That third row is the best you'll find in a Land Rover product, comfortable enough for large children or moderately sized adults." -- Autoblog (2017)
  • "The interior is a calm oasis, bereft of wind noise, with comfortable seating for as many as seven passengers. While not appreciably larger than the LR4's, the interior is a far more pleasant place to be thanks to high-quality materials and a dash design that mimics that of the Range Rover." -- Car and Driver (2017)
  • "There are also storage cubbies all over the interior, 21(!) in total, including one big enough for four iPads." -- Autoweek (2017)

Seating

In its standard setup, the Discovery seats five people on standard leather upholstery. An available third row boosts the seating capacity to seven. Options include upgraded leather upholstery, massaging front seats, heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, heated third row seats, and a heated steering wheel.

All of the seats are spacious. Even the third-row can hold most adults comfortably. That’s rare for a 3-row SUV. Visibility is great in the Discovery, and numerous adjustments make the front seats especially comfortable.

There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors on the second- and third-row seats, as well as a third upper tether anchor on the middle second-row seat.

  • "Unlike other 3-row midsize SUVs, even adults can use the third row without feeling punished. The best seat remains the driver's. The frontal view out is great, and we continue to praise the infinitely adjustable armrests on the sides of the front seats." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "We found the back seats perfectly suitable and actual humans can fit in the third row." -- Autoweek (2017)
  • "The leather is buttery, the steering wheel is meaty and the steering feel direct, the ride is crisp, and sightlines characteristically are excellent." -- Autoblog (2017)

Interior Features

The standard InControl Touch Pro infotainment system comes with a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 10-inch touch screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, a 10-speaker stereo, and navigation. This system is user-friendly, with a responsive touch screen and straightforward, easy-to-use menus.

Other standard features include proximity keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and a driver condition monitor.

There are plenty of convenience upgrades, such as tri-zone or quad-zone automatic climate control, a 10- or 14-speaker Meridian sound system, satellite radio, HD radio, a rear-seat entertainment system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. There’s also an available Activity Key. It functions as a kind of keyless entry system, allowing you lock and unlock the SUV with a waterproof wristband. That way, you don’t have to worry about losing the key fob when you're out on an adventure.

The Discovery is also available with several driver assistance features, including a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, high-speed automatic emergency braking, a surround-view parking camera, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, and front parking sensors.

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  • "Technology lovers will enjoy the Discovery's numerous high-tech gadgets, including a waterproof Activity Key wristband that allows access via the power tailgate and a set of power folding seats activated via the owner's smartphone." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "Inside the nicely built cabin the new Discovery has the company's much-improved infotainment touchscreen, with a third less buttons to fiddle with, and its way better graphics. Features include 3G Wi-Fi, available Meridian 17-speaker sound system, as many as six 12-volt outlets and no less than nine USB sockets." -- Autoweek (2017)
  • "The futuristic steering wheel and the center console exude a chunky sophistication. The InControl Touch Pro 10.0-inch touchscreen is well integrated, responsive, and intuitive, although its presence means the loss of some convenient physical buttons." -- Autoblog (2017)

Cargo

The 2019 Discovery has 43.5 cubic feet of space behind the second-row seats and a maximum cargo capacity of 88.3 cubic feet. Both figures are impressive for the class.

A hands-free power liftgate (called a gesture tailgate in Land Rover parlance) is standard, and the trunk’s wide opening makes it easy to load larger items. With the standard gesture tailgate, you can open the hatch and a small tailgate by simply waving your foot under the vehicle's rear bumper. Intelligent Seat Fold is available, which lets you raise or lower the rear seats using your smartphone.

  • "The huge rear hatch affords easy access to a class-competitive cargo hold. The higher trim levels come with a power-folding tailgate that provides a bench to sit on when the hatch is open. It sounds frivolous and does complicate cargo loading, but it's also a comfy spot from which to survey your spread." -- Car and Driver (2017)
  • "One cool trick is called Intelligent Seat Fold technology, letting you use a smartphone app to remotely fold or extend the second- and third-row power seats." -- Autoweek (2017)
  • "There are power-folding seat controls back there (the seats can also be operated from the InConnect Touch smartphone app, in case you need to fold down the seats from another county) and a power-operated fold-down tailgate thing since the previous model's split rear hatch has been replaced by a one-piece unit….Behind the tailgate is either a cavernous space or a two-place third-row seat, depending on vehicle configuration and options." -- Autoblog (2017)

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