1997 Land Rover Discovery

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

1997 Land Rover Discovery 4-door SUV
1996 Land Rover Discovery shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1994-99 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4-door 4wd

The Land Rover Discovery was introduced in the 1994 model year. Production of this model continued until early in the 1999 model year, when it was re-engineered and renamed the Discover Series II.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

The airbag and lap/shoulder belt interacted with other vehicle parts in the offset test to control dummy movement reasonably well.