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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

New 2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW
X3

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New 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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MSRP*
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$43,000 to $56,600
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$37,800 to $52,800
Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $35,532 to $49,632
MPG - City 21 - 25 19
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X3 than the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The BMW X3 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Convenience
The BMW X3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the BMW X3 or the Land Rover Discovery Sport, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW X3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is about the same width as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW X3, which is slightly longer than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Land Rover Discovery Sport for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X3 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The BMW X3 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Discovery Sport.