Range Rover vs Discovery

When you’re looking for a highly capable SUV in the Ventura, Camarillo, or Oxnard areas, you’re in good hands with either the Range Rover or Land Rover Discovery. They both feature impressive handling capabilities that can help you take on any challenge and do so while presenting a sophisticated exterior.

However, these two vehicles do differ in a few key ways, so it’s important to know which one is better suited to your needs. To help you decide, the team at Land Rover Ventura put together this Range Rover vs. Discovery comparison.

Range Rover vs Discovery: Interior

Whether you choose the Range Rover or Discovery to take you where you need to go, you can expect to feel comfortable getting there in either SUV.

If you need to bring a large crew along for the ride or have to pack in extra cargo, we recommend the Land Rover Discovery, which offers a total of 82.7 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to 62.6-75.6 cubic feet in the Range Rover.

The Discovery also seats a total of seven passengers comfortably with its three rows of seats. Plus, with stadium seating, every passenger is guaranteed a great view of the road ahead.

The Range Rover interior only seats five, however it may do so with a bit more comfort on longer trips. It’s available in a short wheelbase option, but we recommend the long wheelbase, which provides additional rear-passenger legroom. You can also choose available Executive Class seating to allow rear passengers to sit back and relax.

These captain’s chairs include upper seat shoulder support, headrest pillows, and adjustable bolsters. They also recline and kick out a footrest so that passengers can put their feet up.

Whether you prefer additional seating and cargo space or more comfort features for rear passengers completely depends on your needs and preferences.

Range Rover vs Discovery: Towing Capacity

When comparing the Range Rover vs. Discovery, it becomes clear that they each have something different to offer in terms of power and strength.

The Land Rover Discovery offers a maximum output of 340 horsepower with its 3.0L V6 engine that also produces 332 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Land Rover Discovery can reach its maximum towing capacity of 8,201 pounds when properly equipped.

With the available Electronic Air Suspension, you can easily hitch or unload a trailer by activating the Rear Height Adjust feature, which lowers the rear ride height. The Range Rover offers this kind of feature, as well, however this model can only tow 7,716 pounds.

This is impressive, but still almost 500 pounds less than the Land Rover Discovery.

Range Rover vs Discovery:  Engine Power

Despite its lesser towing capabilities, the Range Rover actually has more to offer drivers in terms of engine power.

While the Land Rover Discovery puts out 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque with its maximum-output engine, the Range Rover offers a 5.0L V8 Supercharged engine that generates a thrilling 518-557 horsepower and 461-516 lb-ft of torque.

This engine can take you from 0-60 MPH in just 5.1-5.2 seconds. The 3.0L V6 in the Land Rover Discovery takes 6.9 seconds.

It’s ultimately up to the driver to decide if more towing power or higher horsepower is a bigger benefit.

Learn more about each model by checking out the 2018 Range Rover Review or the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Review!

Range Rover vs Discovery: Find Your Perfect Fit

If you need help deciding whether the Range Rover or Discovery is right for you, come to Land Rover Ventura and we can get you behind the wheel to try them on for size. Drivers near the Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard areas can contact us to schedule a test drive today!