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1997 Land Rover Discovery

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1997 SD 4dr All-wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $32,000
1997 SE 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,000
1997 SE7 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,500


The Land Rover people want the American sport/utility shopper to think of the discovery as a new vehicle, but it�s actually been around since �90 when it was introduced to the British market. This British offering is new to America however, and it offers U.S. enthusiasts a more affordable alternative to the luxurious Range Rover County LWB. As would be expected form the premier maker of luxury utility vehicles, though, the sport/utility Discovery isn�t inexpensive. But it arrives at a time when the demand for such vehicles is high, and it comes with a list of standard equipment that helps offset pangs of sticker shock. The key to understanding the Discovery �s appeal is its versatility. Its creature comforts, interior spaciousness and smooth highway ride qualify it as a well-appointed family sedan. Its full-time 4-wheel drive system and trail-tested suspension make it a nimble off-roader. In addition, its high tow rating means it�s a genuine trailer-hauler. The Discovery needs to be a good all-round vehicle, because it competes in a crowded segment with a number of accomplished vehicles, including the Ford Explorer - America�s best-selling sport/ute - the immensely popular Jeep Grand Cherokee and the refurbished Chevrolet Blazer/GMC Jimmy, not to mention the numerous Asian entries.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-8 / 182 HP / 233 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
13 / 17 / 15 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 42,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-8 / 182 HP / 233 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
13 / 17 / 15 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
23.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
70.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
178.7 "
Exterior Width
70.6 "
Exterior Height
77.4 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
38.5 "
Rear Legroom
36.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,464 Lbs.
Wheel Base
100 "
Turning Radius
19.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Non Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (6-way Power)
Front Armrests
4-way / (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Premium Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 42,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 42,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 42,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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