The Land Rover Discovery has long stood as one of the most versatile SUVs in the Land Rover lineup. Its stylish, spacious, and capable nature makes it a good family car, commuter, or off-roader. Now that it's younger sibling, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, is making waves, it's important to know which one is better for you.

Our team at Land Rover Solon has created this Land Rover Discovery vs. Discovery Sport comparison so you can see which model is better suited to your journeys around Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson, Ohio.

Discovery vs Discovery Sport: Design and Interior Space

You'll see the biggest difference between these two SUVs is their size. The Land Rover Discovery is a larger SUV, which provides more interior space both for storage and passengers. The Discovery Sport, on the other hand, is a more compact SUV. That makes it ideal for commuters looking for more efficiency and maneuverability in the city streets.

Both SUVs can seat up to seven passengers, but you'll have the power of choice with the Discovery Sport. It comes standard with five seats. If you'll be traveling with a couple more people on a regular basis, you can opt for the available third row.

There's tons of storage space in both SUVs, so you'll be able to bring along your backpacks, an extra pair of hiking boots, and all your camping supplies. The Discovery Sport boasts 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats lowered. Thanks to its larger construction, the Discovery offers up to 74.3 cubic feet.

Smart Safety Features

Peace of mind is paramount, whether you're flying solo or have all your loved ones in tow. That's why both SUVs come with a bevy of standard and available driver-assistance features. They share standard features like:

  • Emergency Braking
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter

There are also some individual features unique to either SUV. For example, the Discovery Sport offers an available ClearSight interior rearview mirror. Whether your tall cousins are taking up the back seat or you have a heaping pile of cargo in the rear, a camera streams a live feed of what's behind you right to your rearview mirror.

The Land Rover Discovery comes with a 3D Surround Camera, which gives you a bird's-eye view of the vehicle. It will come in handy when parking or even off-roading at low speeds.

Legendary Land Rover Performance

As two Land Rover SUVs, the Discovery and the Discovery Sport give their all regardless of the terrain or the weather. They both come standard with All-Wheel Drive. It sends balanced power to all four wheels to keep you forging ahead.

You'll also get Terrain Response®. It comes with selectable drive modes that allow either the Discovery or the Discovery Sport to adapt to the trail ahead. If you opt for the available Terrain Response® 2, the system will automatically engage the ideal mode.

Both models also offer incredible wading capabilities, so a stream or creek will never stand in your way again. Wade Sensing is also available, so you'll receive an alert if the water gets too deep.

Land Rover Discovery vs Discovery Sport: Time to Decide!

Both models offer legendary all-terrain capabilities and innovative safety features, so it really all comes down to how big an SUV you're looking for. If you want all the extra space you can handle, the Land Rover Discovery is your go-to. If you prefer a more compact ride with versatility to go just about anywhere, choose the Discovery Sport.

You can experience both vehicles with a test drive at Land Rover Solon!

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