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2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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New 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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MSRP*
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$32,225 to $54,480
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$37,800 to $52,800
Invoice* $31,258 to $52,301 $35,532 to $49,632
MPG - City 18 - 21 19
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer 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. The Destination Charge for the Ford Explorer is much higher than that for the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Land Rover Discovery Sport for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.