Land Rover vs Range Rover

If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV near Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard, you may be considering both vehicles in the area. In the Land Rover vs. Range Rover debate, which vehicle is right for you?

At Land Rover Ventura, we want to help you explore the difference between the two. Land Rover vehicles focus on versatility and utility, whereas Range Rover cars emphasize premium refinement—although both make frequent dips into each other’s skillsets.

If you want to learn more about each to see which suits your needs, read this Land Rover vs. Range Rover comparison. Then, drop us a line if you have any questions!

2018 Land Rover vs Range Rover: Interior

The 2018 Discovery is your most basic Land Rover vehicle (there’s also a Discovery Sport model) and the Range Rover is the standard model of the sub-brand (there are also Evoque, Sport, and Velar models). For this comparison, we’ll stick to the two main models.

In keeping with that focus on utility, the Discovery has various seating configurations that can seat either five or seven people, depending on whether you choose the optional third row. On the other side, the Range Rover is limited to just five seats, making the Discovery optimal if you have many riders.

On the other hand, the Range Rover doesn’t need to conserve space for that available third row. This means its second-row legroom is a bit more expansive, at 40.2 inches compared to the Discovery’s 37.6 inches. That extra level of refinement and cabin comfort is shown in this aspect of the SUV.

Land Rover vs Range Rover: Engine Performance Specs

Under the hoods of the 2018 Discovery and 2018 Range Rover, you’ll find similar options when it comes to engines, each paired with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission:

  • 3.0L Gasoline V6: good for 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
  • Available 3.0L Turbodiesel V6: good for 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

The Range Rover has an additional option: the 5.0L Supercharged V8, good for a massive 518 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking to have some fun without worrying about utility, the V8 powered is a solid choice for it.

These engines all come with stop-start technology to help you save energy in around-town driving, such as when you’re stalled in traffic at a stop sign or light.

Land Rover vs Range Rover: Exterior Features & Capabilities

In keeping with the Range Rover penchant for refinement, you’ll find its exterior bedecked with advanced features, like the standard LED low- and high-beam headlights. These lamps shine longer and with more efficiency than the standard halogen bulbs in the Discovery, though the latter ones look just as sleek in the dark.

However, the Land Rover utility shines through in its maximum towing capacity, which, at 8,200 pounds, slightly outclasses the Range Rover still-impressive 7,716-pound capacity. You can easily hitch up a mid- to large-size boat and tow it out to the Cali coast with that kind of pulling power.

Land Rover vs Range Rover: Decision Time

As you can see from our Land Rover vs. Range Rover car comparison, these two luxury SUVs have unique sets of qualities that may appeal to different Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard shoppers. There’s plenty of overlapping opulence and utility, and you’ll have to decide what you value most before choosing.

You can schedule a test drive of the Discovery (or Discovery Sport) or Range Rover (or Evoque, Sport, or Velar) at Land Rover Ventura. Take it for a spin and see if you like what you find!

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