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2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

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MSRP*
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$41,900 to $46,950
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$40,160 to $46,910
Invoice* $39,386 to $44,133 $37,751 to $44,096
MPG - City 19 33
MPG - Hwy 23 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport than in the Lexus NX 300h. The Lexus NX 300h will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Land Rover Discovery Sport as you will with the Lexus NX 300h, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Land Rover Discovery Sport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Lexus NX 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300h, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Land Rover Discovery Sport takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus NX 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Land Rover Discovery Sport does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus NX 300h.

Handling
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Land Rover Discovery Sport greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Utility
The Land Rover Discovery Sport offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus NX 300h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Land Rover Discovery Sport as you will in the Lexus NX 300h.

Warranty
The Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus NX 300h.