Aw, the highly coveted Land Rover. They’re seen on the urban streets of the inner city, as well as the country roads in rural America. We’re not just talking about a normal SUV or crossover, we’re talking about a revolutionary and iconic brand that so many have come to praise. If you’ve found yourself curious and engaged in the hunt for a Land Rover product, how do you decide which to go with? Two obvious choices are the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque. Both are worthy of consideration, so we’re taking a look and comparing the differences.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Discovery Sport offers the open and adventurous design that Land Rover has repeatedly been acclaimed for. There’s readily available seating for 5, plus an additional 2 seats in the rear. With the back 2 seats retracted, the Discovery Sport boasts 34 cubic feet of storage space. Heated front seats come standard and an upgrade in trims brings heated rear seats as well.
When it comes down to intelligence and capability, the Discovery Sport doesn’t disappoint. For starters, the All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) assists with low grip surfaces and Hill Descent Control (HDC) is self-explanatory. The added benefit of Terrain Response ® helps top off assisted driving. As far as performance, the 2.0L turbocharged engine offers a 9-speed transmission with 4 wheel-drive capability. With all that power comes towing capacity. Up to an impressive 4,409 lbs of towing and Trailer Stability Assist prove the Discovery opens a world of possibilities. Land Rover’s InControl ® technology helps ensure a stable and quality ride.
As far as pricing goes, the Discovery offers 3 trim tiers. The SE starts at $37,695, while the HSE and HSE Luxury begin at $42,195 and $46,595, respectively.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
That’s a mouth full. The Evoque brings a unique and different take on the Range Rover line. For starters, the body and styling holds true to luxury, but adds some sport and performance differences. With 2 door, Convertible, and 5 door hatchback options, the Evoque offers the best of both worlds. Meridian ™ surround sound and heated and cooled front seats come available, but not standard.
The InControl ® takes it’s stance, along with the ATPC and Terrain Response ®. Adventurous buyers will enjoy the Torque Vectoring by Braking system for stability. The 2.0L turbocharged engine and 9-speed automatic transmission appear in the Evoque as well. The coupe and 5 door models exhibit a towing capacity of 3,968 lbs, while the convertible allows a lesser 3,307 lbs.
Because of the multitude of options, the pricing varies greatly from one trim to the next. For the basic 5 door models, the pricing begins with the SE at $41,800. The SE Premium comes in at $45,800. The HSE, HSE Dynamic, and Autobiography begin at $51,000, $54,200, and 62,500. If you’d rather go for the coupe option, you’ll be looking at the SE Premium for $45,700. The Convertible offers 2 trims at SE Dynamic at $52,000 and HSE Dynamic at $57,700.
There you have it. Both offer the space and luxury that Land Rover has become widely regarded for. Both offer some power and pace, as well as stability and towing. It’ll be a difficult decision for sure, but we’re convinced you can’t go wrong either way.