Range Rover vs Discovery: Which is better?

Range Rover vs Discovery: My Personal Experience

As a mechanic with multiple Range Rover models under my belt, I’ve had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of working on these SUVs for many years. So, it’s with a big dose of sarcasm that I say I’m excited to talk about the Range Rover vs Discovery debate. Cue eye roll

But in all seriousness, these are two popular Land Rover models that deserve to be weighed up against each other. So, let’s dive in and explore the differences and similarities.

Range Rover: Luxury and Power

  • The Range Rover is the epitome of luxury SUVs
  • Powerful engines and off-road capability
  • Gets 19 mpg combined
  • Model years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017


  • AWD and air suspension come standard
  • InControl touchscreen infotainment system
  • Leather upholstery and wood trim
  • Meridian sound system
  • Available Executive Class rear seats


  • Off-road capabilities
  • Luxurious interior
  • Wide variety of engines available
  • Powerful engine choices with impressive towing capacity


  • Expensive
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Complicated infotainment system

Discovery: A Capable and Versatile SUV

  • The Discovery is a versatile SUV with high-performance capabilities
  • Gets 21 mpg combined
  • Model Years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018


  • Adaptive air suspension comes standard
  • InControl Touch Pro infotainment system
  • Three rows of seats with ample passenger and cargo space
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility



  • Less luxurious than the Range Rover
  • No V8 engine option

Final Verdict

The Range Rover and Discovery are both excellent SUVs with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. If luxury and powerful off-roading is what you’re after, the Range Rover is the clear choice. However, if you need a capable SUV at a more affordable price point, the Discovery is the way to go. Ultimately, it comes down to your own needs and preferences. But one thing is for sure, you can’t go wrong with either one of these impressive SUVs from Land Rover.

Last updated and verified on 4th September 2023

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Gareth Boyd
Gareth Boyd

An avid Land Rover fan, and lover of all models, specifically Range Rover Sports. Having owned over 5 Ranger Rover models, he has encountered every error code and problem you could imagine!

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