Powertrain: 340-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6; 245-hp, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6; 8-speed automatic gearbox
Technology: Terrain Response system, All-Terrain Progress Control, aluminum body; Activity Key wristband allows driver to lock keys in the vehicle
Safety: Traffic Sign Recognition, park assist, driver condition monitor, automatic emergency braking, Intelligent Speed Limiter
Competitors: Mercedes GL, BMW X5, Audi Q7, Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX 570
Strengths: Interior design, layout and features, diesel powertrain, three-row seating, lightweight, exterior design
Weaknesses: Third row is cramped for adults; all-terrain system has confusing array of switches; window switches are poorly positioned
Bottom line: The Discovery should emerge as Land Rover's top-selling nameplate. The price point and features, combined with its style and off-road capability, put it at the head of the class.