2020 Land Rover Discovery Transparent

Land Rover Discovery

2020 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

41.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up)

18.2 cubic feet
Four-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive
340 hp 3.0L V6 engine

Base Engine

300 hp 2.3L I-4 engine
23.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

17.9 gallons
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers

Standard Upholstery



For shoppers in Clearwater drivers looking for a rugged SUV for their adventures can compare the 2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. Ford Explorer in terms of performance, features, and more. Then contact your local authorized Land Rover retailer to schedule a test drive and experience the Land Rover difference in person.

Discovery or Explorer: Performance Specs

The Land Rover Discovery has two engine options, each with an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. It has a higher towing capacity than the Ford, and a higher ground clearance for offroading adventures and tough jobs around Wesley Chapel.

  • 340 hp 3.0L supercharged V6 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

The Ford Explorer has three 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
  • 400 hp 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with 415 lb-ft of torque, standard 4WD
  • Maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds
  • Ground clearance of 7.9 inches

Discovery or Explorer: Features

Both models come standard with a rearview camera, keyless ignition, parking assistance, Bluetooth® technology, and convenient folding rear seats. But for the higher Land Rover Discovery starting price of $52,300 MSRP, you’ll get more standard luxuries like leather seats and a sunroof, which you’d have to pay extra for on the Ford Explorer, which starts at $36,675 MSRP.

Discovery or Explorer: Space

The Land Rover Discovery comes with five seats with an optional third row, and more cargo space with the seats up. But if you know you need more room for passengers, the Ford Explorer offers seven seats as standard.

  • 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 Tampa

If you are ready to take home the Land Rover Discovery to Brandon, browse our inventory to find your favorite Land Rover Discovery for sale in Tampa. If you are still doing your research, explore other Land Rover SUVs–find out what the Land Rover Discovery Sport offers compared to the Discovery at Land Rover Tampa, or check out Land Rover technologies like InControl®, offered on all models! You can even explore other models, learn about seating capacity options, and more.

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