The Land Rover Discovery Is The King Of Hauling: End Of Conversation

We recently drove a Discovery + trailer from London to Germany and back, which confirmed that it's the undisputed king of hauling!
The Land Rover Discovery Is The King Of Hauling: End Of Conversation

A couple of months ago, Ethan, Jack and I drove a 60-year-old VW campervan from London to Germany for our YouTube video ‘Living With A Retro VW Campervan‘. And because we all know how temperamental old cars can be, we made the decision early on to organise vehicular back up in case anything went bang.

After a quick head scratch, I realised that my preferred car for the job would be from Land Rover. After all, we were six people strong, 100kg of camera gear heavy and would be towing the campervan back from Germany after filming. Or to Germany if the van imploded en route…

I called Land Rover, told them our needs and was offered a Discovery SD6 HSE (3.0-litre diesel with 306bhp and 516lb ft) with every option fitted to make it the ultimate crew car. With that in mind, here are three reasons why that car was the perfect choice:

1. It shrugs off any load

The Land Rover Discovery Is The King Of Hauling: End Of Conversation

I’ve towed a few cars over the years (including Project Mud-Type that was towed by our old long-term Skoda Kodiaq), and while my impressions of the cars I’ve used have always been positive, the Discovery simply blows them into the weeds.

The 4x4’s 2311kg (5095lb) weight is a good place to start because it simply isn’t phased hauling up to 3500kgs (7700lbs), meaning that anything you attach to it, the Disco will drag with ease.

The electronically-deployable tow bar (a £1005 option) is also a nice touch, and as you can see, provides entertainment on long journeys…

Under the bonnet, the 3.0-litre V6 produces 516lb ft torque, enabling the combined four-tonne road train to punch past slow-moving traffic quickly and safely.

Another of the Discovery’s features that help cement its ‘unrvalled tow car’ prowess is its electronic air suspension that ensures that both the car and trailer are level and stable, no matter what the road conditions.

2. The third row of seats won't cramp your style

The Land Rover Discovery Is The King Of Hauling: End Of Conversation

Normally, when cars feature ‘three rows of seats’, what they really mean is that there are two rows of seats, with a crude bench plonked in the back and no legroom to speak of. The automotive equivalent of the naughty step, if you like.

The Discovery flips this on its head, though, because unlike most seven-seaters, the Disco’s extra two seats actually work. In fact, the six of us were happy in any seat, front or back, thanks to adequate legroom and seat backs that can recline in any row.

And with one of the rear-most seats folded flat (because there were six of us, remember), we still had 698 litres of luggage space available for all our gear.

3. No matter where you are, the Disco's got your back

The Land Rover Discovery Is The King Of Hauling: End Of Conversation

One of the best feelings while driving any car is knowing that your car’s reliable, dependable and always ready to get you out of a sticky situation (it’s a feeling I get rarely with the cars I’m usually in!).

Many cars possess these traits, but none more so than the Discovery. That’s because it can go anywhere and tow anything in style and comfort.

The Land Rover Discovery Is The King Of Hauling: End Of Conversation

Over 1200 miles and three days, the Discovery served as our camera car, crew car, dining room, sleeping quarters, limousine and trailer vehicle and not once were any of us cramped or uncomfortable.

And if that’s not a sign of the undisputed king of hauling, then such a thing must not exist.


Ben Shapiro part 2

Lmao pwned

01/19/2020 - 14:19 |
8 | 2

Not a car. It’s like saying a Mercedes Actros is better at hauling…

01/19/2020 - 18:05 |
4 | 2
Martin Burns

laughs in Yankee

01/19/2020 - 14:44 |
26 | 4

Also not a car

01/19/2020 - 18:05 |
3 | 2

Dammit beat me to it. When i read “7700lb tow capacity” and “king of towing” my inner freedom jimmies were definately rustled

01/19/2020 - 19:24 |
12 | 2

Here is a stupid law that exist here (France and switzerland at least, and I think most of europe) : the standard B driving license allows you to drive vehicles up to 3.5 tons (loaded), pick up trucks like the ford F350 or some Dodge Ram weights ~3100kg. As the brand want these to be considered as “normal cars”, they register these as being ok to drive with a B driving license… so you can actually only load 400kg on these, INCLUDING PASSENGERS (and it doesn’t matter if you have a truck license, as it’s registered as a car so it’s not allowed to go over 3500kg )
That doesn’t change their towing capacity, but when I see people driving these I always find it funny to know that most of the times, they could be arrested.
Also for the ford F-450, you’d need a truck license to drive it in Europe, a “C1”.

01/20/2020 - 10:28 |
0 | 0

So this is worse looking, has not got 7 seats, does not do anything in comfort like they asked for and has a petrol engine which is awful for long distance? try again

01/20/2020 - 18:18 |
1 | 2

god bless america

01/22/2020 - 20:57 |
0 | 0
Ioan Johnson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬&#

Good choice

01/19/2020 - 15:45 |
3 | 3

Hahahaha, anything else from Europe or even better parts of Asia is better than this pos.

“Land Rover reported that 90% of their vehicles are still on the road”
The rest made it home

01/19/2020 - 17:12 |
14 | 6

Found the person who can’t afford a nice car!

01/20/2020 - 18:20 |
1 | 6

uh- our denali does 85 on the highway pulling a 13000 lb trailer-
also if that’s not car enough this ain’t a car anyway so…
y’all ever heard of the ford expedition?

01/19/2020 - 21:30 |
2 | 4

Neither the Denali or the Expedition are sold in Europe. Also by the way licencing is done in Europe they weigh to much to be classed as a standard car. you would need a C1 licence which is commercial vehicle licence. There is also many places in the UK vehicles that size would not physically fit down roads.

01/20/2020 - 11:26 |
3 | 0

Land Rovers/Range Rovers being reliable? Since when?

01/19/2020 - 22:22 |
4 | 2

Shilling for LR to get long term tests? That’s pretty lame CT.

01/20/2020 - 02:22 |
2 | 2
luke c

Uuuhhh. I don’t know about the whole “reliability” thing there chief…

01/20/2020 - 04:39 |
2 | 1

Yeaah, yeah… Cayenne has exact same tow capacity, only it has some decent dynamics figures.

01/20/2020 - 21:31 |
0 | 0

Ehem, 3 words

Toyota. Land. Cruiser.

01/21/2020 - 07:41 |
0 | 0
Kenji (Oldsmobile Fan) (GoldWing Enthusiast) (wheel nut)

In reply to by PorscheBoi996

i thought Landcruiser was one word

01/23/2020 - 03:21 |
0 | 0



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