We know it can be hard to choose between the 2021 Land Rover Defender and the 2021 Land Rover Discovery. Both vehicles offer adventure-ready capability, comfort, and luxury, and Arrowhead drivers often turn to us for help with the decision! While the Defender is more confident off-road, the Discovery offers a more accommodating third row and a slightly more efficient standard powertrain. Our Land Rover Defender vs. Discovery comparison has all the details you’ll need.
Third Row Seating
Standard Fuel Economy
The Land Rover Discovery and the Land Rover Defender both offer up to three rows of seating. Let’s take a closer look at which Land Rover model offers you more legroom:
The Land Rover Discovery offers Phoenix and Scottsdale families more cargo space than the Defender. With all rear seats folded flat, it provides 74.3 cubic feet. The Defender provides 69.0 cubic feet at maximum.
Your preference will determine which of these two Land Rover SUVs is right for you. Both offer the same ground clearance, but if you are looking to challenge your Land Rover with rough terrain, the Defender is your better choice:
Maximum Approach, Departure, and Ramp Angles
However, if fuel economy and acceleration are more important to you, the Discovery is the SUV you want. Both vehicles come standard with a 2.0L P300 i4 gas engine; therefore, power will never be an issue:
Fuel Economy (P300)
Scottsdale drivers will notice another difference if they look at each model’s powertrain upgrades. The Defender offers the P400 i6 Gas MHEV, while the Discovery offers the P360 i6 Gas MHEV. Although the Land Rover Discovery is still the more efficient option with its new engine, the Defender upgrade provides much more power and a faster 0 to 60 time.
As standard, the new Defender 110 is less expensive than the new Discovery. However, you will need to step up to a higher Defender trim level in order to receive an Interactive Driver Display and grained leather seating–both of which come standard on the Discovery. Thus, with either model, you’ll end up paying about the same.
No matter the trim level, the two vehicles differ in their looks. Let’s review the exterior differences when comparing the Land Rover Defender vs. Land Rover Discovery:
Now it is time to make your choice between the Land Rover Defender vs. Discovery in person. At Land Rover North Scottsdale, we invite you to compare the two models and let us know which Land Rover you prefer. Connect with our finance team or apply for financing online.