Land Rover Discovery vs. Land Rover Discovery Sport | What’s the Difference?

Someone pretty famous once asked, ‘What’s in a name?’*, and here at Land Rover Anaheim Hills, folks have been asking the same thing about the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport recently; they want to know, what distinguishes the Land Rover Discovery from the Land Rover Discovery Sport, aside from the name.

You want in on the action? Join us below as we go through some of the distinguishing features and identifying traits that set the Land Rover Discovery apart from the Discovery Sport-it’s just another way we make it easier to find the right luxury SUV for drivers in the Anaheim Hills area.

The Land Rover Discovery vs. the Discovery Sport | Which One is Right for You?

The Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport are cut from a similar cloth, but each of these luxury off-roading SUVs are distinct in their own right. Here are some of the differences that drivers from the Orange County area will want to know about:

While the Discovery Sport gives you standard seating for five passengers, there is an optional third-row, though that might cramp your cargo space a bit. If you need seating for seven and the cargo room, too, the Land Rover Discovery has a standard third row, and it is more suitable for adults, whereas the Discovery Sport’s third-row might be most comfortable for kids. Families in the Pomona area seeking capability, cargo space, and seating for everyone might want to look to the slightly larger 2018 Land Rover Discovery.

One place where we can’t split a hair between these two is with trim levels. Both models offers three trims: the SE, HSE and HSE Luxury trims, each one building on the offering from the trim before it.

As with the seating, these siblings differ a bit on cargo capacity, too. Those who need a lot of room will probably prefer the 2018 Land Rover Discovery’s cargo space to the 2018 Discovery Sport’s, with the former offering 43.5 cubic-feet or room behind the second-row of seats, while the latter gets 34.6 cubic-feet.

Both the 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport are capable of towing your toys behind them, but their abilities vary, with the 2018 Discovery offering a little more muscle than its smaller sibling. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery can tow up to 7,716 pounds when properly equipped, but if you don’t need to haul quite so much, the 2018 Discovery Sport’s maximum towing capacity of 4,409 pounds will likely suffice.

While price isn’t everything, it usually bears some on the decisions of drivers from Irvine or Riverside, so it’s worth noting that these two SUVs do carry a difference in price; the 2018 Land Rover Discovery starts at $52,090, while the 2018 Discovery Sport starts at $37,795.

If you’re looking for a diesel engine option, you’ll only find it on the 2018 Land Rover Discovery. The 2018 Discovery Sport offers a single engine option, but it’s surely no slouch: a 2.0-liter 237-horsepower Turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Both deliver responsive, rewarding drivers, but it’s up to you to decide which is right for your lifestyle.

Now that you’ve seen all the ways these two fine luxury SUVs stand apart, it’s worth remembering a few of the things they have in common, like scrupulous, immaculate interior design that prioritizes luxury and comfort, as well as advanced onboard technology, like the InControl® Touch Pro™ Infotainment system, which each vehicle features as an option. A 10-inch high-definition touchscreen, InControl® Apps, and Connected Navigation are part of the capabilities offered through this advanced available system.

Drivers in the Anaheim Hills area looking to make the most out of each and every drive are invited to join us here at Land Rover Anaheim Hills; if you’re still unsure as to which Land Rover SUV is right for you, why not test drive them both? Then you’ll have the hands-on experience you need to make the decision that suits you and your lifestyle!

*It was Juliet, of Romeo & Juliet fame-y’know, by that Shakespeare guy.

Land Rover Anaheim Hills is located at: 5401 East La Palma Avenue • Anaheim, CA 92807
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