2019 Land Rover Discovery Orange

Land Rover Discovery

2019 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

2019 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

43.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up)

21.0 cubic feet
Four-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive
340 hp 3.0L V6 engine

Base Engine

290 hp 3.5L V6 engine
23.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.6 gallons
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers

Standard Upholstery


Mason drivers searching for their next tough but family-friendly SUV can compare the 2019 Land Rover Discovery vs. Ford Explorer to narrow the search. Find out which one has the powertrain, features, and dimensions you need, then contact your local authorized Land Rover retailer for a test drive.

Discovery or Explorer: Performance Options

The Land Rover Discovery offers two powertrain options, all of which are standard with four-wheel drive so you and tackle slippery pavement and off-roading adventures with ease. The Ford Explorer offers standard front-wheel drive, which means you’ll have to upgrade to all-wheel drive for better traction control and off-road capability.

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

  • 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

Ford Explorer engine options (all with 6-speed shiftable automatic transmissions)

  • 290 hp 3.5L V6 engine with 255 lb-ft of torque and FWD
  • 280 hp 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 310 lb-ft of torque and FWD
  • 365 hp 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine with 350 lb-ft of torque and AWD

Discovery or Explorer: Interior Features

Both models come standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth® technology, and convenient folding rear seats. But for the higher Land Rover Discovery starting price of $52,950, you’ll be able to enjoy more technologies and luxuries as standard interior features. These features may require an upgrade in the Ford Explorer, which starts at $36,675. Take a look at some differences on key interior features offered.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control — Optional on both models
  • Heated/Cooled Front Seats — Optional on both models
  • Keyless Ignition — Standard in the Discovery, optional in the Explorer
  • Navigation — Standard in the Discovery, optional in the Explorer
  • Parking Assistance — Standard in the Discovery, optional in the Explorer
  • Satellite Radio — Standard in the Discovery, optional in the Explorer
  • Sunroof — Standard on the Discovery, optional on the Explorer
  • Upholstery — Standard leather in the Discovery, standard cloth in the Explorer

Discovery or Explorer: Seating & Cargo Space

The Land Rover Discovery offers five seats as standard, but if you need more room for passengers, you can upgrade to an optional third row and add two more seats. If you know you need third-row seats right off the bat, then the Ford Explorer standard seven-passenger capacity might be better for you. Find out which configuration has the right balance of passenger space and cargo volume for your needs in Fort Mitchell, KY:

  • Land Rover Discovery – 5 seats in use: 43.5 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Land Rover Discovery – 7 seats in use: 9.1 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Ford Explorer – 7 seats in use: 21.0 cubic feet of cargo space

Find Your SUV at Land Rover Cincinnati

If you are ready to take home the Land Rover Discovery to Lexington, KY, browse our inventory to find your favorite used or new Land Rover Discovery for sale in Cincinnati. 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 Cincinnati!

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