2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs 2017 Jaguar F-PACE
Finding a crossover that offers impressive capabilities does not have to come with a sacrifice in comfort. Many high-line luxury brands are now offering crossover models that deliver both excellent performance and capabilities while also offering technology systems and features that make them comfortable and luxurious. Car shoppers considering a high-line crossover will be looking at the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE.
Land Rover has long been known for providing capable crossovers and SUVs. By comparison, the Jaguar F-PACE is a relatively new entry into the crossover class. Both of these vehicles offer turbocharged engine options that deliver impressive performance, and can be equipped with long lists of comfort and technology features.
|2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport||VS||2017 Jaguar F-PACE|
|2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder||Base Engine||3.0-liter V-6|
|20 city/26 highway||Fuel Economy||18 city/23 highway|
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Off-Road Capabilities
The Discovery Sport would not be allowed to wear the Land Rover badge is the crossover was not able to hold its own off of the roads. The 2017 model of the Discovery Sport can be equipped with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. Terrain Response features multiple settings that modify the operation of the Land Rover for specific environments.
On the Discovery Sport, Terrain Response offers four different settings: General, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts and sand. Terrain Response will modify several different systems, including the accelerator and steering response, gear selection and braking to optimize performance for the set terrain.
If you plan on keeping your crossover on the roads, both the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport and the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE are able to excel. Both crossovers deliver turbocharged engine performance. Under the hood of the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. This power source is able to balance fuel economy and performance, offering 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highways while also producing 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
2017 Jaguar F-PACE models are powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. This engine is able to best the Land Rover Discovery Sport in the performance category, but the larger power source leads to a drop in fuel economy. When equipped with the base engine, the F-PACE earns an estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highways.