2020 Land Rover Discovery

2020 Land Rover Discovery

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer is a rugged, powerful SUV. Still, Edgewater drivers may wonder, how well does it compare against an upscale rival from Land Rover? Our neighbors shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the 2020 Land Rover Discovery comes out way ahead, offering much more impressive performance, and many more luxury features. Any driver pitting the 2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. Ford Explorer is sure to come to same conclusion!

2020 Land Rover Discovery


2020 Ford Explorer

41.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up)

18.2 cubic feet
Four-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive
340 hp 3.0L V6 engine

Base Engine

300 hp 2.3L I-4 engine
23.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

17.9 gallons
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers

Standard Upholstery


Discovery or Explorer: Performance and Utility

The 2020 Ford Explorer offers three engine options, while the 2020 Land Rover Discovery offers two! Here’s what you should know:

  • Comparing each model’s base engine, the Land Rover Discovery offers more horsepower and torque.
  • The top Land Rover Discovery trim offers more torque than you can get in any Ford Explorer.
  • The Discovery always comes standard with 4WD, while the Explorer starts with RWD.
  • The Discovery towing capacity is much higher than its rival’s, and the former also has an advantage in ground clearance.

Compare their specs in detail here:

  • Discovery Base Engine
    • 3.0L supercharged V6 with 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque
  • Discovery Engine Upgrade
    • 3.0L turbodiesel V6 with 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 7,716 pounds
  • Standard 4WD, Ground clearance of 8.5 inches
  • Explorer Base Engine
    • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 with 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Explorer Engine Upgrades
    • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 with 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque
    • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 with 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds
  • Available 4WD, Ground clearance of 7.9 inches

For even more off-road capability, you might want to consider a Lifted Land Rover Discovery.

Discovery or Explorer: Features

With either model, you’ll receive a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, and features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. However, only the Land Rover Discovery offers the following amenities in the base trim:

  • Dual moonroof
  • Running boards
  • Performance tires
  • Keyless start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather seats
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-leveling headlights
  • And more!

We also want to point out that while the Ford Explorer offers standard 7-passenger seating, the Land Rover Discovery is available in 5 or 7 seat configurations. For giving Crofton and Severna Park drivers the option to choose, we think that the Discovery earns yet another win.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!

Now that you’ve pitted the Land Rover Discovery vs. Ford Explorer for 2020, we know that you’ll be eager to schedule a test drive. Check out our new Land Rover Discovery inventory today, and be sure to check out our special offers while you’re here.

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