With its third row of seats and its actual off-road capability, the Land Rover Discovery Sport stands out in its competitive segment.
No direct rival purports to be capable of driving down much more than a dirt road, and competitive brands require buyers to spend a lot more to seat more than 5 people aboard.
That said, the Discovery Sport isn't exactly roomy for seven, and few owners are likely to leave the pavement intentionally.
The Audi Q5 is growing long in the tooth, but a new model is on the way.
Mercedes-Benz revamped its compact crossover and renamed it the GLC, and while it's not a lot of fun, it is highly competent.
The Volvo XC60 is one of the segment's more mature designs, but it has aged quite well.
The same is true for the high-value Acura RDX and, to a certain extent, the slightly sportier BMW X3.
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|2017 Land Rover Discovery SportBrowse Used Listings||2017 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2017 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|N/A||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|SE 4WD||FWD||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||T5 FWD Dynamic|
|Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2017 Acura RDX||2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2017 Audi Q5||2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2017 BMW X3||2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2017 Volvo XC60|