The Land Rover Discovery is hugely capable and very desirable, and equally at home both on road and off it. Go for one of the diesel engines and SE trim to keep the price down. If you have a bigger budget than that, the Audi Q7 and BMW X7 are better buys,get the best price
Trim: Landmark Edition
Sitting between SE and HSE trims, Landmark is well worth a look. It's pretty well equipped with 20in alloys fitted as standard, although you can only have a diesel engine.
Engine: 2.0 SD4
You might imagine a 2.0-litre diesel would struggle in a car as big and heavy as the Discovery, but this entry-level engine delivers surprisingly adequate performance. There is a pause between you pushing the accelerator and the car surging forward, but once in to its stride speed builds steadily enough.