Comparison - Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 2019 - vs - Ford Explorer Timberline 2021

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Average Price: 
$
61,100
Updated: 
15 Apr 2019
$
45,765
Updated: 
21 May 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
17.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Fuji White
#FAFAFA
Indus Silver Metallic
#A6A6A6
Loire Blue Metallic
#253A84
Corris Grey Metallic
#5C5B5F
Yulong White Metallic
#D2D4D8
Namib Orange Premium Metallic
#A24928
Byron Blue Metallic
#989BA9
Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
#9F9E9C
Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
#3C3E44
Farallon Black Premium Metallic
#242930
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F
Narvik Black
#1D1D1D
Color: 
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport ranked #16 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Land Rover Discovery Sport has a score of 7.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy, comfortable second-row seats
Lots of cargo space
Superb off-road skills for the class

Cons
Mediocre handling and ride quality
Infotainment system occasionally lags
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The base SE model now comes with more standard equipment, including LED headlamps, a power-operated inner tailgate, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and a new steering wheel with capacitive-touch button controls; a four-zone automatic climate-control system is now optional on the SE. The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system sees a few software updates and offers optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upscale HSE and HSE Luxury models now come with a real-time wading-depth information system and a heated windshield is now available as a standalone option on all models.

Pros
Handsome square-jawed appearance,
upscale cabin,
superior off-road capability.

Cons
Thirsty gasoline engine,
clumsy on-road dynamics,
lackluster braking performance.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability.The 2019 Land Rover Discovery is a distinctive offering among three-row midsize luxury SUVs. Along with its excellent road manners, the Discovery comes with impressive off-road capability and a posh interior. Our biggest complaint involves the infotainment system's clunky interface. But if you can adapt it, you'll find plenty to like here.

PROS
Smooth driving manners on the road
Above-average capabilities off-road
Interior is luxurious with excellent materials
Clever features in terms of utility and technology

CONS
Diesel engine option has little advantage over standard gas engine
Touchscreen interface can be slow and difficult to operate

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts.Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, Off-road enthusiasts may find the new Timberline trim interesting; it features a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, and more rugged exterior styling cues.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.30L
Torque: 
443ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
310ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
254hp
at 3 750rpm
300hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.70in
198.80in
Width: 
81.60in
78.90in
Height: 
73.00in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
66.61in
Rear Track: 
66.38in
Wheel Base: 
115.00in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
57.80in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.40in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.70in
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.50in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
88.30cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7716lbs
5300lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
43.50cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.30degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.90degrees
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4916.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
380 Watts Stereo Output
13 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
Meridian Premium Brand Stereo System
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Black Design Package
Cold Climate Package
7 Seat Luxury Climate Comfort Package
Driver Assist Package
Wheel Protection Pack W/Black Locks
Premium Rear Seat Convenience Pack
7 Seat Package
Capability Plus Package
Seat Package 4
Premium Interior Protection / Storage Pack
Wheel Protection Pack W/Chrome Locks
Smoker's Package
5 Seat Luxury Climate Comfort Package
Tow Pack
Remote Intelligent Seat Fold Package
Basic Rear Seat Convenience Pack
Dynamic Package 2
Dynamic Package 1
Basic Interior Protection / Storage Pack
Exterior Protection Pack
Capability Package
Equipment Group 800A
Smoker's Package
Exterior Options: 
Black Roof Rails
20" 10-Split Spoke Alloy Wheels - 'Style 1011'
21" Full Size Spare Wheel
22" Full Size Spare Wheel
Heated Windshield
20" 5-Split Spoke Alloy Wheels - 'Style 5011' W/Gloss Black Finish
21" 9 Spoke Alloy Wheels - 'Style 9002' W/Diamond Turned Finish
20" Full Size Spare Wheel
Front Fog Lamps
Styling Accent Pack
Full Length Silver Roof Rails
Full Length Black Roof Rails
19" 5 Spoke Alloy Wheels - 'Style 5046' W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
Trailer Hitch W/Electrical Connector
Fixed Side Steps
21" 5-Split Spoke Alloy Wheels - 'Style 5025' W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
21" 10-Split Spoke Alloy Wheels - 'Style 1012'
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Splash Guards
Dual Panel Moonroof
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Four-Zone Climate Control
Head-Up Display
Loadspace Safety Net
Activity Key
Front Center Console Cooler Compartment
Car Care Kit
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cabin Air Ionisation
Loadspace Storage Rails
Ebony Headlining
2 12V Charging Ports In Second Row
Loadspace Cover
Meridian Premium Surround Sound
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Tan w/Light Oyster Headliner, premium leather
#AB7552
Light Oyster, leather
#FFFFFF
Ebony w/Pimento Stitch, premium leather
#08090D
Tan w/Ebony Headliner, premium leather
#AB7552
Ebony w/Light Oyster Stitch, premium leather
#08090D
Ebony, leather
#08090D
Acorn w/Light Oyster Headliner, leather
#CCBCA4
Ebony, premium leather
#16171A
Light Oyster, premium leather
#FFFFFA
Acorn w/Ebony Headliner, leather
#CCBCA4
Ebony w/Light Oyster Headliner, premium leather
#08090D
Ebony w/Light Oyster Headliner, leather
#08090D
Light Oyster w/Reims Stitch, premium leather
#FFFFFA
Color: 
Deep Cypress, leatherette
#556C75