2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2017 Audi Q5

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2017 Discovery Sport

2017 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5

When it comes to luxury crossover SUVs, there are a few options truly worthy of consideration. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport stands out not only for its opulent amenities, but also for its surprising levels of off-road prowess, spacious cargo area, and surprisingly accessible pricing. While the 2017 Audi Q5 is certainly a worthy candidate in its own right, the Land Rover model outclasses it in a number of areas. Take a closer look, and then make the trip from Marco Island or the surrounding areas to Land Rover Fort Myers.

Standard Horsepower

Both of these crossovers come standard with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an all-wheel drive system. However, the Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission whereas the 2017 Audi Q5 only gets an eight-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, standard output on the Audi Q5 is 220 hp while the Land Rover model has a standard output of 240 hp.

Off-Road Prowess

Both of these crossover SUVs come standard with an AWD drivetrain, but the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport provides drivers with significantly more off-road prowess than the competition. While the 2017 Audi Q5 is offered with an Audi Drive Select system with settings for Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual, this system doesn’t quite compare to the Terrain Response system that comes equipped on the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Terrain Response gives drivers different settings for General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand, each of which adapts the vehicle’s center differential, steering, gear ratios, brake system, and stability control.

Cargo Space

Both of these compact crossovers offer plenty of luxurious amenities, high-tech features, and standard seating for up to five, but the Land Rover Discovery Sport gives you more cargo room to work with than the Audi Q5. The Land Rover model features 32.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat, and you can fold down the rear seat to access a max cargo area of 66.9 cubic feet. The Audi Q5 only gets you 29.1 cubic feet in back and a max cargo area of 57.3 cubic feet.

Price

On top of all of these advantages, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is also the more accessibly priced SUV:

  • Land Rover Discovery Sport – MSRP from $37,695
  • Audi Q5 – MSRP from $40,900
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport
 
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior

Exceed Expectations Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Once you’ve compared the competition and then laid eyes on the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, it’s hard to imagine going with anything else in the compact luxury crossover SUV segment. Check out the latest rendition of this model today at Land Rover Fort Myers, located near Marco Island at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL. You’ll find us open Monday through Saturday, and you can always feel free to contact us online or by phone at (866) 591-5472.