2018 Land Rover Discovery vs Jeep Wrangler

When you're ready to hit the trails, you want a rugged SUV that's built for the off-roading life. In this 2018 Land Rover Discovery vs. Jeep Wrangler comparison, we want to give you a closer look at these iconic vehicles, which fare well on the roads, too.

Which is best for your Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island drive? Read on to compare features and decide for yourself. If you have any questions, our team at Land Rover Hilton Head is happy to assist!

Land Rover vs Jeep: Capabilities  

The Land Rover Discovery and Jeep Wrangler are off-roading beasts, with standard 4-wheel drive (4WD) for great grip on any terrain. You'll find plenty of features designed to enhance off-road ability, such as standard skid plates and locking rear differentials in the Wrangler.

The Discovery offers Terrain Response®, which lets you adjust driving dynamics to match the terrain under your wheels. With available Terrain Response® 2, the SUV performs this function automatically.

If you're planning on towing a boat out to the C.C. Haigh, Jr. Boat Landing for some fun on the water, you'll enjoy the 8,201-pound towing capacity of the Discovery. The Wrangler can handle a pair of jet skis, but its 3,500-pound towing capacity is no match for a full-size boat.

Powerful SUV Performance Specs

You can choose from two engines in either the Land Rover Discovery or Jeep Wrangler. In terms of power, the base engines are the most potent in both models, but you'll get much more accelerative juice out of the Discovery.

Its supercharged 6-cylinder produces an impressive 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, which will get this vehicle moving quickly out on the highway. The V6 under the hood of the Wrangler, though, puts out just 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque for a less lively drive.

You'll find a level of on-road comfort in the Discovery that the Wrangler simply can't offer. The Land Rover SUV absorbs rough patches with ease and can take twists and corners in stride. Test drivers agree that the Wrangler is less athletic: it produces body lean as you dart around corners.

Deluxe Comfort: Interior Features  

The Discovery and Wrangler diverge in a major way when it comes to interior quality. As a luxury SUV, the Discovery comes standard with soft leather upholstery and authentic wood and metal finishes. Precision and craftsmanship are key to the design, which emphasizes striking horizontal and vertical lines.

The Wrangler was born and made in war as a rugged utility vehicle with few creature comforts. While it's added more features over the years, it doesn't yet offer standard air conditioning or power windows. You can get attractive leather upholstery, but as an upgrade from the standard cloth seats.

You'll also find more space for people in the Discovery rather than the Wrangler. Most Discovery models seat five people across two rows of seats, while the top trim offers seats for seven across three rows. By contrast, the two-door Wrangler has room for four people (and the backseat is tight for adults), while the Wrangler Unlimited has space for five. 

Land Rover Discovery vs Jeep Wrangler: The Verdict

Now that you've seen two popular SUVs go head-to-head in our Land Rover Discovery vs. Jeep Wrangler comparison, which ride will suit your needs best? These are both iconic vehicles with a long history and plenty of capabilities.

However, for better towing, more powerful engines, and a more spacious and deluxe cabin, only the Discovery can truly deliver. See what you think: Schedule a test drive at Land Rover Hilton Head, your dealership serving Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island! 

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