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Land Rover Discovery 2002 fuel consumption

Land Rover Discovery from 2002 to 2004 real fuel consumption according to user reports is approximately 21% higher compared to advertised fuel consumption. Since 2002 the Land Rover Discovery average difference between owner-reported real-world fuel consumption and declared fuel economy has been similar to average.

Year-to-year deviations of actual owner-reported average fuel consumption from advertised values

YearDiesel cars
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See below for the actual consumption of generations and versions of Land Rover Discovery.

2002 - 2004

Land Rover Discovery 2002 2 FL fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines14.1 MPG
16.7 l/100km
Average advertised fuel consumption for diesel engines23.9 MPG
9.9 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for diesel engines20.9 MPG
11.3 l/100km
Average real diesel consumption difference *+14%

According to advertised fuel consumption, a Land Rover Discovery 2002 with automatic transmission consumes on average 0.5 liters per 100 km or 6% more fuel than similar versions with manual gearbox. Based on user-reported real-world fuel consumption, this generation Land Rover Discovery with automatic transmission consumes around 2.9 litres per 100 km or 30% more fuel than a version with the same engine but a manual gearbox.

Compared to similar cars from other manufacturers, the Land Rover Discovery fuel economy is one of the worst. Of all modifications the best advertised fuel economy in its class has Land Rover Discovery with 2.5 diesel engine and manual transmission (Land Rover Discovery 2002 2.5 Td5 137 HP 4x4), but despite this 95% of other similar cars have better fuel economy figures.

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
2.5 liter diesel engine
Land Rover Discovery 2002 2.5 Td5 137 HP 4x4 manual 25.0 MPG
9.4 l/100km
24.0 MPG
9.8 l/100km+4%
Land Rover Discovery 2002 2.5 Td5 137 HP 4x4 automatic 22.8 MPG
10.3 l/100km
18.5 MPG
12.7 l/100km+23%
4.0 liter petrol engine
Land Rover Discovery 2002 4.0 V8i 185 HP 4x4 automatic 14.1 MPG
16.7 l/100km
Land Rover Discovery 2002 4.0i V8 185 HP 4x4 manual 14.2 MPG
16.6 l/100km

* - Difference between advertised and user reported fuel economy has been calculated taking into account only those car versions for which information is available both on the fuel consumption specified by the manufacturer and reported by users.

User-reported fuel consumption may not accurately represent all users' experiences due to variables such as driving conditions, driving style, technical condition of the vehicle, and other circumstances. Thus, it should not be relied upon as a representative indicator.