2020 Land Rover Discovery SE V6 Supercharged

2020 Land Rover Discovery

2020 Ford Explorer XLT RWD

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Land Rover Discovery


2020 Ford Explorer

41.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up)

18.2 cubic feet
Four-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive
22.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

17.9 gallons
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers

Standard Upholstery


When you want a rugged SUV for exciting adventures in and around the Huntington and Parkersburg areas, drivers can’t help but compare the 2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. Ford Explorer to see how the luxury automotive brand compares against the rugged Ford brand. Which will earn the top spot on your Beckley driveaway? Let’s find out!

Discovery or Explorer: Performance Options

With the new Land Rover Discovery, you have two powertrain options, all of which come standard with four-wheel drive, allowing you to take on slippery roads and off-roading adventures with ease. The Ford Explorer offers standard front-wheel drive, which means you’re required to upgrade to all-wheel drive to get better traction control and off-road capability. 

Land Rover Discovery engine options (all with eight-speed shiftable automatic transmissions):

  • 335 hp 3.0L Si6 engine with 332 lb-ft of torque and 4WD
  • 254 hp 3.0L turbodiesel engine with 443 lb-ft of torque and 4WD
  • Maximum towing capacity of 8,201 pounds
  • Ground clearance of 8.5 inches

Ford Explorer engine options (all with 10-speed shiftable automatic transmissions):

  • 300 hp 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine with 310 lb-ft of torque, standard RWD, available 4WD
  • 365 hp 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with 380 lb-ft of torque, standard 4WD
  • 318 hp 3.3L hybrid engine with 322 lb-ft of torque, standard 4WD
  • Maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds
  • Ground clearance of 7.9 inches

Discovery or Explorer: Features 

Both vehicles come standard with a rearview camera, keyless ignition, parking assistance, Bluetooth® technology, and convenient folding rear seats. The luxury Land Rover Discovery starts at $52,300 MSRP and offers more standard luxuries like leather seats and a sunroof, which you’d have to pay extra for on the Ford Explorer, which starts at $32,765 MSRP.

Discovery or Explorer: Space

The Land Rover Discovery offers comfortable seating for up to five adult passengers as standard, but if you need additional space, you can upgrade to an optional third-row for two more seats. 

  • Land Rover Discovery – 5 seats up/down: 41.2 / 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Ford Explorer – 7 seats up/down: 18.2 / 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space

Find Your SUV at Land Rover Charleston

Discovery or Explorer? After comparing the Land Rover Discovery vs. Ford Explorer, you will see the former is the better option for many families in and around the Wheeling area. Learn about the different Discovery configurations and how it compares against the Nissan Pathfinder and the BMW X5 right at home. When you’re ready to take your daily commute to exciting new heights, give our team a call to discuss when you can get behind the wheel for a test drive.

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