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2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Review

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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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2021 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$41,900 to $46,950
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$35,085 to $49,190
Invoice* $39,386 to $44,133 $32,032 to $44,911
MPG - City 19 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 23 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Land Rover Discovery Sport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander 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
The Toyota Highlander 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). The Land Rover Discovery Sport is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Land Rover Discovery Sport carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Land Rover Discovery Sport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Land Rover Discovery Sport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Land Rover Discovery Sport than that of the Toyota Highlander.