2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. The 2017 Acura RDX

Discovery Sport



The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport and 2017 Acura RDX are both premium crossover utility vehicles that could be right at home navigating the streets around Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. Either one of these models could meet your needs, as they're both exceptionally well made, sophisticated small crossovers. If you're trying to decide between the two, you might want to look closely at the details-luckily we've put them side by side below.

Powertrain and Performance

Small luxury crossovers are a new breed, designed to do everything well. So which one of these models provides a better blend of capacity, capability, performance, and efficiency? You can see for yourself below:

  • The Discovery Sport gets 2.0L four good for 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. It yields an EPA estimated 22 mpg combined with standard all-wheel drive and nine-speed automatic transmission. The Discovery Sport can tow up to 4,400 pounds.

  • The Acura RDX gets a 3.5L V6 engine that generates up to 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is essentially the same at 22 mpg combined based on EPA estimates with optional all-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. The RDX can only tow up to 1,500 pounds, despite the power difference.

Plus, with the standard all-wheel drive and Terrain Response system, you can expect the Land Rover Discovery Sport to offer superior all-condition and off-road prowess.

Convenience and Comfort

The Land Rover Discovery Sport provides more front and rear headroom when compared to the Acura RDX. It also offers more cargo space overall, with up to 66.9 cubic feet of luggage space with the rear seats down, and up to 32 cubic feet with all seats in place. The Acura RDX is rated at 61.3 cubic feet total with 26.1 cubic feet with all seats in place.

Visit Land Rover Hoffman Estates

Come drive the latest Land Rover Land Rover Discovery Sport here at 1051 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates. Land Rover Hoffman Estates is a leading Land Rover dealership serving the Chicagoland area, so visit us today if you want to get behind the wheel of the latest Land Rover Discovery Sport!