Discovery rated best by 4WD experts
A Land Rover Discovery 4 has claimed the crown of being the best 4WD on the market in the annual Overlander 4WD magazine Best of the Best awards.
Unlike the 4WD Of The Year contest which is only open to vehicles new that year, these awards are open to any 4WD on the market no matter how long ago it was released.
With the champion Discovery 3 TDV6 no longer available, the Best Overall and Best Large Diesel Wagon categories were up for grabs.
On paper the new Discovery 4 looked the natural candidate to take over from the Discovery 3, but which Discovery 4, given the expanded engine options?
And is the Discovery 4 really better than the Discovery 3? And what about the new LandCruiser Prado 150, given the 120 had come close to toppling the Discovery 3 in previous years?
What turned out was really a two-part decision. While the Discovery 4 gathered sufficient ‘‘points’’ to put it in front without too much problem, the decision between the 3.0L TDV6 and the 2.7L TDV6, the pick of the two engine options given the cost and thirst of the new 5.0-litre V8, proved more difficult.
For more details, read Overlander magazine.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 scored top points. Picture: