2017 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery and the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport are two standout luxury SUVs on the market. Both offer superior off-road capabilities, signature styling, lots of practicality, and impeccable levels of extravagance – that makes choosing between the two a challenge. See how they compare head to head before you make up you mind. When you’re ready to learn more, head from Marco Island to Land Rover Fort Myers to test drive the vehicle that fits into your lifestyle.
Both of these models are more accessible than you would expect, but there are important differences in price that should factor into your decision.
- The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has an MSRP ranging from $49,990 to $63,950.
- The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport lets you take advantage of all that this automaker has to offer for a lower MSRP ranging from $37,695 to $46,595.
If you are looking for the most powerful level of power, the Land Rover Discovery is the better option. It comes standard with a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine that puts out 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. You can reach a top speed of 130 mph and cruise from 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds. You also have the option to drive with a turbocharged, diesel-powered version of that same engine that shifts power ratings to 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive is standard across the board.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport favors athletic agility. All trims come with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that generates 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, and the engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. You can zip from 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds and expect to get up to 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
The number of passengers and the amount of cargo that you can carry are important considerations when you’re searching for a larger vehicle. The Land Rover Discovery gives you more room overall, with seating for seven spread across three rows. The cabin is large enough to comfortably transport adults in the last row, and you have up to 45 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space and 82.7 cubic feet of space overall. That amount of room makes it easy to accommodate everything and everyone.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a smaller vehicle but still offers a respectable amount of space. There is seating for five and a large backseat that is comfortable even with every space occupied. You’ll get 32.7 cubic feet of cargo space, and that figure expands to 60.0 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
Neither of these models slacks on luxury, but there are differences in the features and technologies you can have at your disposal. The Land Rover Discovery is truly impressive thanks to available features like 20-inch alloy wheels that stand out from the pack, a 16-speaker Meridian sound system the fills the cabin with lush sound, a panoramic sunroof, and premium leather upholstery throughout.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is available with many of the same features, though the overall list of standard and available features is not quite as extensive. Standard equipment includes rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, eight-way power front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen interface with navigation, and a 10-speaker stereo system.
Which Land Rover Model Is Right for You?
There are two areas to focus on – cost and capability. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery costs you more at the low end and quite a bit more at the high end, but it offers you more features overall. Spend more to get extra, or pay less for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport and get into a luxury SUV that’s more affordable than you might expect.
There is also the question of what each of these models can do. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has more room for passengers and cargo along with more power at its disposal for off-roading and towing. The Discovery sport is not as roomy or beastly, but its smaller size makes it the better vehicle for regular city travel.
Take a Test Drive and Make Your Decision at Land Rover Fort Myers
Why let the specs alone guide your choice? Visit Land Rover Fort Myers at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL to check out both models in person. We are easy to reach from locations like Marco Island by simply taking I-75 North to Exit 128. If you would like to speak to a Land Rover expert to learn more, please feel free to contact us.