Compare the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport to the 2017 Toyota 4Runner

Trying to decide whether to buy the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport or the 2017 Toyota 4Runner? Well, our team at Land Rover Hilton Head votes unanimously in favor for the former and for a good reason. By comparing the two models, you will realize that our pick has several advantages over its competitor, which is why our Hardeeville dealership recommends it to drivers like you from Bluffton, Savannah, Garden City, and surrounding areas!

For your convenience, we have outlined some of the advantages the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport has over the 2017 Toyota 4Runner below.* We hope that this will give you a better idea as to the types of benefits you can access with the ownership of one.

Driving Experience

While the new Discovery Sport and 4Runner are both crossovers, they offer two very different driving experiences. This is because of the variance in equipment. Take for instance that the Land Rover SUV has a 9-speed automatic transmission whereas the Toyota only has a 5-speed system. That means the first model with more gears offers drivers greater control over the efficiency and agility of their ride.

Speaking of control, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport also maintains better traction on the road. Certainly, the two options are available with their respective Four-Wheel Drive systems. However, the former is also reinforced with Gradient Release Control, Terrain Response®, Active Driveline, and other innovations that help it manage traction better-even when the going gets tough.

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport maintains a higher fuel economy rating as well thanks to this smart composition. It is estimated by the EPA that this SUV supplies as much as 20 city and 25 highway MPG. In contrast to the 2017 Toyota 4Runner which sustains only 17 city and 20 highway MPG, it is easy to see which option will allow you to go farther without as many stops for refueling.

Luxury Quality

Another plus for the Land Rover is its class. As a luxury brand, this vehicle presents owners with extra sophistication. For example, the new Discovery Sport is incorporated with a Meridian™ Digital Surround Sound system and furnished with leather seats that have a heating and cooling feature. These types of qualities are either non-existent or only available on the new 4Runner by paying additional fees.

Outstanding Technology

Aside from being a more capable and luxurious mode of transportation, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport has the upper-hand over the new Toyota 4Runner because of its exclusive technologies. Some examples include:

Land Rover InControl® - The automaker's high-tech multimedia unit. Its user-friendly interface is easy to navigate and will allow you to stay informed and entertained on the go. It can be paired with a compatible smartphone for increased functionality too.

Land Rover InControl® Apps - An app suite designed for Land Rover owners. Uploaded to your SUV's multimedia system, it will not only provide you resources for music and navigation but to keep track of your parking spot, personal reservations, and more.

Land Rover InControl® Remote & Protect - An app for iOS and Android devices that will link your phone to your vehicle. With it uploaded, you can adjust temperature settings, track your journeys, and even get immediate assistance via SOS Emergency Call.

Try Out the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Today

Ready to experience the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport firsthand? Then make your way from Hilton Head Island, Charleston, or wherever you live out to our dealership in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Once you complete your test drive, you will understand why we encourage customers like you to choose this luxury SUV over other models on the market like the 2017 Toyota 4Runner. You will be glad you did!

*Comparison between 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 4WD and 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD. 

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