Land Rover Discovery Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also acknowledged as Ride height) determines the space from the bottom tip of the auto’s chassis and the gap of the tires’ contact with the level road. Still, the maker of the model might use slight tweaks to the typical process to declare enticing outcome suggesting the legit length from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the terrain might be briefer than detailed in the issued specs.

It is no surprise since choosy consumers strive for a heightened ground clearance to rule out dilemma when parking near the curbs or running through the choppy environment. The definite ride height of the model differs between 185 to 253 mm based on the year of manufacture and equipment. Don’t forget that a well- loaded auto will clearly miss about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Fortunately, the model ground clearance can be escalated with the help of spacers for shock absorbers to get the vehicle remain higher off the ground. While enjoying a higher model, you forfeit a bit of the former stability and maneuverability at high speeds. Contrarily model ground clearance can be shortened in order to get sharpened handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your Land Rover Discovery you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

09.2016 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 AT S 207
2.0 AT SE 207
2.0 AT HSE 207
2.0 AT HSE Luxury 207
3.0 AT SE 207
3.0 AT S 207
3.0 AT HSE 207
3.0 AT HSE Luxury 207
3.0 AT First Edition 207
3.0 TD AT S 215
3.0 TD AT SE 215
3.0 TD AT HSE 215
3.0 TD AT HSE Luxury 215
3.0 TD AT First Edition 215

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Land Rover Discovery. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your Land Rover Discovery by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


10.2013 – 02.2017

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
3.0 TD AT S 209
3.0 TD AT SE 209
3.0 TD AT HSE 209
3.0 TD AT Graphite 209
3.0 SD AT SE 209
3.0 SD AT HSE 209
3.0 SD AT HSE Luxury 209
3.0 SD AT Graphite 209
3.0 SD AT Landmark 209
3.0 AT SE 209
3.0 AT HSE 209
3.0 AT HSE Luxury 209
3.0 AT Graphite 209
3.0 AT Landmark 209

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Land Rover Discovery. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your Land Rover Discovery. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


10.2009 – 09.2013

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.7 TD AT HSE 185
2.7 TD AT SE 185
2.7 TD AT S 185
3.0 TD AT S 185
3.0 TD AT HSE 185
3.0 TD AT SE 185
3.0 SD AT SE 185
3.0 SD AT HSE 185
3.0 AT SE 185
3.0 AT HSE 185
5.0 AT HSE 185

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Land Rover Discovery. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

Land Rover Discovery Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


10.2004 – 09.2009

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.7 TD MT S 240
2.7 TD MT SE 240
2.7 TD AT SE 240
2.7 TD AT HSE 240
4.4 ÀT SE 240
4.4 ÀT HSE 240

12.2002 – 09.2004

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.5 TD MT S 253
2.5 TD MT XS 253
2.5 TD MT ES 253
2.5 TD AT S 253
2.5 TD AT XS 253
2.5 TD AT ES 253
4.0 MT S 253
4.0 MT XS 253
4.0 MT ES 253
4.0 AT S 253
4.0 AT XS 253
4.0 AT ES 253

09.1998 – 11.2002

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.5 TD MT S 253
2.5 TD MT XS 253
2.5 TD MT ES 253
2.5 TD AT S 253
2.5 TD AT XS 253
2.5 TD AT ES 253
4.0 MT S 253
4.0 MT XS 253
4.0 MT ES 253
4.0 AT S 253
4.0 AT XS 253
4.0 AT ES 253

01.1990 – 08.1998

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 MPI MT 230
2.5 Tdi MT 230
2.5 Tdi AT 230
3.5 MT V8i Catalyst 230
3.5 AT V8i Catalyst 230
3.5 MT V8i 230
3.5 AT V8i 230
3.9 MT V8i 230
3.9 AT V8i 230

10.1989 – 08.1998

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0 MPI MT 230
2.5 Tdi MT 230
2.5 Tdi AT 230
3.5 MT V8i Catalyst 230
3.5 AT V8i Catalyst 230
3.5 MT V8i 230
3.5 AT V8i 230
3.9 MT V8i 230
3.9 AT V8i 230

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your Land Rover Discovery.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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