Land Rover Discovery Sport vs BMW X3

Comparing the Land Rover Discovery Sport to the BMW X3 in Glen Cove

Driving an elegant SUV shouldn't come with compromises.  Why not drive something that is both sophisticated and sporty?  Athletic and luxurious?  But how do you find a SUV that fits your idea of an exquisite crossover?  Land Rover Glen Cove is proud of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport and want to match it up against another popular crossover, the BMW X3.  Let's see where each ranks in the factors you consider important.

New Features for 2020

2020 Discovery Sport:

  • Addition of new Base trim level
  • New 286-horsepower Hybrid Powertrain offered with 48-volt hybrid system
  • Improved materials to enhance cabin feel
  • Standard features to trim levels


  • Addition of standard Navigation
  • Added LED Headlights with cornering lights

Performance: Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. BMW X3

  • Both vehicles start with a turbocharged 2.0-liter Inline-Four engine

Land Rover Discovery Sport:

  • 246-horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque
  • Land Rover Discovery HSE trim: 286-horsepower 48-volt mild Hybrid system
  • Nine-speed automatic with four-wheel drive
  • BMW X3:

    • 248-horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque
    • BMW X3 M40i trim: 355-horsepower 3.0-liter six-cylinder
    • Eight-speed automatic transmission, available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

    Interior: Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. BMW X3

    The spacious Land Rover Discovery Sport holds up to seven passengers, if you pick up the optional third-row of seats.  The standard configuration is seating for five.  The Discovery Sport keeps up with its more upscale family members by presenting a cabin full of high-quality and sustainable materials. Smartphone integration is standard for Apple and Android devices and the Bluetooth and 4G LTE mobile hotspot keep you connected.  The infotainment system is easy-to-use and feels fresh.

    The BMW X3 seats five passengers inside a well-equipped cabin.  Reclining rear seats are a nice touch.  You get what you pay for when it comes to the quality materials that make up the cabin.  On the same side of the coin, the BMW X3 provides you with a responsive infotainment system led by BMW iDrive system.  Apple CarPlay is free, but only for the first year, and there is no Android connectivity option.  You do get one USB port and Bluetooth.

    Safety Features: Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. BMW X3

    Both the Discovery Sport and BMW X3 share some traditional standard and optional safety elements, while each also have some unique features.

    • Blind Spot Monitoring
    • Rearview camera
    • Lane Keep Assist
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Surround-View Camera

    The Discovery Sport keeps an eye on your safety with some features you won't find in the BMW X3.  Driver drowsiness monitor, traffic sign recognition and park assist for parallel parking are great additions to the safety package.  Each Discovery Sport comes with rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers cruise control with speed limiter and trailer stability assist.  You'll also find more traditional features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a head-up display.

    The BMW offers you those features listed, as well as pedestrian detection and lane departure warning.

    Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. BMW X3: Discover the Difference in Glen Cove

    The best way to determine with luxury SUV is the best choice for you and your family is to come see the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport for yourself.  Land Rover Glen Cove is ready to show you what this great crossover is capable of getting accomplished.  Take the Discovery Sport for a test drive and talk to the team at Land Rover Glen Cove with any questions you have about the Discovery Sport or BMW X3.  Come see what makes the Discovery Sport a great option when you are looking for an elegant and versatile SUV to get you around Glen Cove in style.


    Land Rover Glen Cove

    70 Cedar Swamp Rd
    Directions Glen Cove, NY 11542

    • Sales: 855-482-7113
    • Service: 855-349-1692
    • Parts: 855-349-5603

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