Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. Lexus RX 350

Discovery Sport
RX 350

The compact luxury SUV category offers some distinct advantages to drivers in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. They can be easier to control than full-size SUVs and offer more cargo room than a car. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport and the 2017 Lexus RX 350 both utilize efficient engines and plenty of available features, but when it comes to capability, standard amenities, and all-wheel drive systems, there is a clear difference. Find out which one comes out ahead!

Standard Features

One of the advantages of a luxury SUV is that it offers many comfort and convenience features even in the base trim. In that category, the Land Rover Discovery Sport offers more:

  • Leather and Cloth Seating

  • Rear Parking Sensors

  • Overhead Console

  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Transmission Controls

  • 10-Speaker Audio System

Those features simply aren't included in the base model of the RX 350.


If you're looking to use your new compact SUV to get some work done, one of these vehicles has the upper hand. The Land Rover Discover Sport has a maximum towing capacity of 4409 lbs when properly equipped. With all seats in place, it has a cargo capacity of 32.7 cubic feet and 60 cubic feet with all the seats down. The Lexus RX 350 has a maximum towing capacity of 3500 lbs, and its maximum cargo capacity is only 5603 cubic feet. With all seats in place, that drops to 18.4 cubic feet. If you're looking to haul groceries or construction materials, the Discovery Sport offers more room.

All-Wheel Drive Advantages

The base trim of the Land Rover Discovery Sport includes all-wheel drive. In conjunction with all-terrain progress control, this allows the vehicle to maintain traction on low grip surfaces like ice and sand. If you're driving the Discovery Sport on the icy streets of Chicago or along the beaches of Lake Michigan, it will come in handy. The base trim of the Lexus RX 350, on the other hand, only comes with front-wheel drive. If you want to add all-wheel drive, you'll need to upgrade. 

Drive the Land Rover Discovery Sport Today

If you value standard features, superior capability, and all-wheel drive, then your choice is clear. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport has what you're looking for. Stop by our state-of-the-art showroom at 1051 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates to see the full Land Rover lineup in person. We're open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact us online today with any questions you might have.