Land Rover Discovery Sport vs Land Rover Discovery

2021 Land Rover Discovery
2021 Land Rover Discovery
$53,900MSRP
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2021 Land Rover Discovery
$53,900MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$53,900

MSRP

Average price

$34,250

Average price

$25,978

Listings

2018

Listings

3140
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

Pros
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Sluggish performance
  • Poor handling
  • Sluggish touchscreen response

Reviews Summary

The Discovery is one of Land Rover’s most iconic nameplates, right up there with the Range Rover and Defender. When it launched in 1989, the Discovery accelerated Land Rover’s transition (started by the Range Rover) from a purveyor of Spartan work vehicles to the luxury brand it is today. The Discovery has evolved with the Land Rover brand, getting more luxurious and more tech-savvy over the years.

Representing the nameplate’s fifth generation, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery is the family SUV of the Land Rover lineup. Not to be confused with the smaller Land Rover Discovery Sport, the seven-seat Discovery competes against luxury family haulers like the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and Volvo XC90. Unlike its Continental European competition, though, the Discovery also boasts serious off-road capability.

The current-generation Discovery dates back to the 2017 model year, but it gets a few notable updates for the 2021, including new engines, refreshed exterior styling, redesigned second-row seats, and a new infotainment system. Land Rover offers the 2021 Discovery in base S, R-Dynamic S, and R-Dynamic HSE trim levels; we tested out a mid-level R-Dynamic S for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 296 hp I4

Engine

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

MPG City

19

MPG City

MPG Highway

22

MPG Highway

2021 Land Rover Discovery
2021 Land Rover Discovery
$53,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2025 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2025 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Not Available
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Land Rover Discovery
$53,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2025 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Not Available
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$53,900
Average price
$34,250
$25,978
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.2
4.3
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Sluggish performance
  • Poor handling
  • Sluggish touchscreen response
Summary

The Discovery is one of Land Rover’s most iconic nameplates, right up there with the Range Rover and Defender. When it launched in 1989, the Discovery accelerated Land Rover’s transition (started by the Range Rover) from a purveyor of Spartan work vehicles to the luxury brand it is today. The Discovery has evolved with the Land Rover brand, getting more luxurious and more tech-savvy over the years.

Representing the nameplate’s fifth generation, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery is the family SUV of the Land Rover lineup. Not to be confused with the smaller Land Rover Discovery Sport, the seven-seat Discovery competes against luxury family haulers like the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and Volvo XC90. Unlike its Continental European competition, though, the Discovery also boasts serious off-road capability.

The current-generation Discovery dates back to the 2017 model year, but it gets a few notable updates for the 2021, including new engines, refreshed exterior styling, redesigned second-row seats, and a new infotainment system. Land Rover offers the 2021 Discovery in base S, R-Dynamic S, and R-Dynamic HSE trim levels; we tested out a mid-level R-Dynamic S for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 296 hp I4
Drive Train
AWD
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG City
19
MPG Highway
22
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