2018 Land Rover Discovery vs Jeep Wrangler

2018 Land Rover Discovery for Sale in ColumbiaIn a faceoff between Land Rover and Jeep, which trail-friendly brand has the perfect rugged SUV for your latest escapades near Columbia, Irmo, and Lexington? In this 2018 Land Rover Discovery vs. Jeep Wrangler car comparison, we'll help you sort that out as we look at these two iconic SUVs.

Read on to see the Discovery and Wrangler go head-to-head-and drop us a line at Land Rover Columbia if you want to learn more!

Discovery vs Wrangler: Performance Specs

2018 Land Rover Discovery PerformanceThe Discovery and Wrangler are both exceptional off-roading vehicles. They use standard 4-wheel drive (4WD), and the Jeep SUV offers standard skid plates along with locking differentials on higher trim levels. The Discovery has a Terrain Response® system that adjusts driving dynamics for the type of terrain you're on.

Still, there's a vast difference in towing capacity. The Wrangler may be a great off-roading vehicle, but it isn't built for towing like the Discovery is. It can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped-enough to move a couple jet skis. The Discovery, with its 8,200-pound capacity, can tow a midsize trailer or boat with ease.  

Cargo Space & Storage

The Wrangler Unlimited (the 4-door model) has plenty of room to store your things. With the rear seats folded, you'll find 72.4 cubic feet of cargo volume-perfect for hauling bikes or other outdoors gear.

As impressive as that space is, the Discovery can move even more of your things. Fold down the second-row seats to access a cavernous 82.7 cubic feet. You'll have space for even larger items, including some pieces of furniture.

The Discovery has some storage conveniences you won't find in the Wrangler, including an optional cooler compartment in the center console to keep your drinks cold. Plus, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery has optional Intelligent Seat Fold, which lets you fold the rear seats with your phone via the InControl® Remote™ app.

Cabin Comforts: Deluxe Interior Features

2018 Land Rover Discovery Interior FeaturesAs a midsize SUV, the Discovery simply has more space to work with than the compact Wrangler. This means you'll have room for more passengers in the Land Rover SUV, which seats five people across two rows of seats in its standard setup and seven people across three rows in the HSE Luxury trim.

The Wrangler, by contrast, has room for just four people in its 2-door configuration and five people in its 4-door configuration. If you want the extra people space for grandma and grandpa or some cousins, aunts, or uncles, the Discovery can make room.

The Discovery is also a luxury SUV, while the Wrangler is not, so you'll find more lavish materials and design features in the former. Leather seating, for instance, comes standard in the Discovery but is only available as an upgrade from standard cloth in the Wrangler. 

Land Rover Discovery vs Jeep Wrangler: The Verdict

So, now that you've read our Land Rover Discovery vs. Jeep Wrangler car comparison, which SUV seems like a better fit? These two vehicles are iconic utility vehicles, and each has its own advantages.

However, if you need a vehicle with excellent towing capabilities, more space for people and cargo, and more luxury features, the Discover may be exactly what you need. If you live near Columbia, Lexington, or Irmo, schedule a test drive at Land Rover Columbia and see what you think!  

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