Land Rover Discovery Sport Vs Toyota 4Runner


Compare the Land Rover Discovery Sport to the Toyota 4Runner

Looking for a way to make your weekend getaways a little more exciting and enjoyable? Then consider taking the new Land Rover Discover Sport with you on your adventures in South Carolina and beyond! This luxury SUV is made to a higher standard, which means it offers greater satisfaction than rivals like the Toyota 4Runner. It is for this reason that the Land Rover Columbia team recommends this model to customers like you from Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, and surrounding areas. Just see how the two compare and you will understand why our pick is worth your attention.

New Land Rover Discovery Sport VS. Toyota 4Runner

The easiest way to determine whether the Land Rover Discovery Sport or Toyota 4Runner makes a better option is to put what each one has to offer side-by-side.*

  • With the new Discovery Sport, you will have the support of a 9-Speed automatic transmission. This system translates power from a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine into agility. In contrast, the Toyota 4Runner only has a 5-Speed automatic transmission. That means you have more control over how you drive with the Land Rover.
  • While both vehicles are available with 4WD, what puts the Discovery Sport one step above the Toyota 4Runner is the reinforcements that come with it. Equipped with Terrain Response®, Gradient Release Control, Active Driveline, and other assistive features, its traction management is more reliable.
  • The new Discovery Sport provides better fuel efficiency as well. In fact, the EPA estimates that this luxury SUV can sustain 20 city, 25 highway, and 22 combined MPG. Meanwhile, the Toyota 4Runner's setup only maintains 17 city, 20 highway, and 18 combined MPG.
  • Another distinction is in regard to design. Land Rover is a luxury brand, which means the comfort provided by the Discovery Sport is of a higher caliber than the Toyota 4Runner. For instance, this SUV comes with premium leather seats which have heating and cooling functionality, a Meridian™ Digital Surround Sound system for pristine listening, and other amenities to delight the senses.

These qualities are the reason the Land Rover Discovery Sport make a more attractive choice.

Enhance Your Land Rover Discover Sport Experience Further

Another benefit that the Land Rover Discovery Sport has over the Toyota 4Runner are the features that come with it which are exclusive to the brand. One example is Land Rover InControl®. This multimedia system has a user-friendly interface so drivers can stay connected on their travels. For instance, you can pair it with a personal smartphone to enable direct access to contacts and other information. Combined with the available Land Rover InControl® Apps™ suite, you can transform this system into a one-touch resource for music, parking, calendar, navigation, and more. Even better, you can download the Land Rover InControl® Remote & Protect™ app onto your phone which will allow you to control settings like door locks and pre-heating or cooling and keep tabs on statuses like your parking location remotely! Convenience like this is largely why drivers choose Land Rover over competitors like Toyota.

Test Drive the Land Rover Discover Sport in Columbia, SC.

As you can see, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is fully prepared to provide you an exquisite driving experience wherever you go. However, if you still have your doubts, then do not wait! Head over to Land Rover Columbia for a test drive today. Our dealership is not far from Irmo and Cayce and proudly serves drivers from Augusta and surrounding areas.


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