2016 Land Rover Discovery vs Jeep Wrangler

Do you prefer the city or the woods? Would you take a comfortable ride taking your children to soccer practice over a bumpy, and yet, classic ride on the dirt? Well, those are the selling points of today’s’ head to head between the 2016 Land Rover Discovery and the 2016 Jeep Wrangler.

If you are an old-school, off-road, adventure lover, there is nothing about the new Jeep Wrangler that you won’t love. It has all of the classic features that made Jeep what it is today as well as a few new modern amenities.

Jeep made sure to keep the Wrangler in the same rugged and robust shape that earned it the title of 4 x 4 of the decade, but they still managed to slip in a hint of refinement to the king of the off-road. From a stylish leather-wrapped steering wheel to Alpine® Premium Sound System, the Jeep Wrangler has what it takes to keep its title.

On the other hand, customers looking for a more classy and comfortable option have the 2016 Land Rover Discovery just waiting. While its design is now as that of a pure off-roader like the Wrangler, the Discovery can hold its own in most terrains, be it snow, mud, or even sand.

The Discovery’s interior is also a great selling point for families. With a maximum leg room of 37.3 inches, the Discovery blows its counterpart out of the water.

Land Rover’s model also has an extremely efficient powertrain to brag about. With a 2.0 Liter Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 engine that can make 240 horsepower and 250 net torque, the Discovery has a fuel economy rating of 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

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Like the pure off-roader it is, the name of the game for the Wrangler is power and with that, the Jeep model falls well behind in terms of fuel economy. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler has a 3.6 Liter Regular Unleaded V-6 engine under its hood, which can make 285 horsepower and 260 net torque. Its fuel consumption, however, is estimated at 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

Although it is more economical than the Wrangler, the Discovery is only available in three different models: the SE, the HSE, and the HSE LUX. On the other hand, the Wrangler has nine different trims available with 4-door or 2-door options: Black Bear, Freedom, Sport, Willys Wheeler, 75th Anniversary, Backcountry, Sahara, Rubicon, and Rubicon Hard Rock. The Wrangler is also available in the Sport RHD trim but only with the 4-Door option.

To go along with its domination in the variety of trims available, the Jeep Wrangler is also ahead of the Discovery in the pricing department.

The base 2016 Jeep Wrangler Freedom is available starting at $23,895 while its most expensive trim the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door Rubicon Hard Rock is available starting at $36,995.

On the other side, the base 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE is available starting at $37,455 and the 2016 Land Rover Sport HSE LUX is available starting at $45,955.

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