2017 Land Rover Discovery vs Audi Q7: Battle Of The SUVs

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery is essentially an overhaul from its predecessor. This new version rides on an aluminum-intensive platform which helped shave about 1,000 pounds off its weight.

That said, the weight reduction didn’t ruin the model’s off-road capability as the Discovery comes with lots of military-grade hardware.

Over in North America, the Discovery comes with two engine options. Although both displaces 3.0-liters, the supercharged gasoline model produces 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque while the diesel variant churns out 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft.

The gasoline model is capable of 16 miles per gallon city and 21 highway whereas the diesel is capable of doing 21 in the cuty and 26 on highway. Both these mills are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, the Audi Q7 is a top-notch luxury SUV that features a stunning design, advanced technology and helpful safety assistance.

The Audi comes with a base 2.0-liter turbocharged four mill along with a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged gasoline worth 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft torque. These engines are also paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and quattro AWD are inclusive.

The Land Rover Discovery’s plus point may be its versatility in driving but the Audi is superior when it comes to technology with its digital instrument cluster, for example.

Well, that may have been its winning drive as a poll from AutoGuide revealed that out of 910 respondents, 57 percent had opted for the Audi Q7 as the preferred model over the Land Rover Discovery.

Do you agree with the results?