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2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$41,900 to $46,950
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$38,735 to $50,640
Invoice* $39,386 to $44,133 $35,513 to $46,428
MPG - City 19 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 23 34 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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 Hybrid than in the Land Rover Discovery Sport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Land Rover Discovery Sport, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

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 Hybrid.