2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2019 BMW X2

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

Both the Discovery Sport and X2 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Discovery Sport has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The X2’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Discovery Sport. But it costs extra on the X2.

The Discovery Sport HSE offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The X2 only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Discovery Sport (except SE)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The X2 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Discovery Sport and the X2 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Engine

The Discovery Sport’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 9 more horsepower (237 vs. 228) than the X2 s/xDrive28i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

The Discovery Sport has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the X2 (18.5 vs. 16.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Land Rover Discovery Sport, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the X2.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Discovery Sport 286 HP’s brake rotors are larger than those on the X2:

 

Discovery Sport 286 HP

X2

Front Rotors

13.8 inches

13 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Discovery Sport has larger standard tires than the X2 (235/60R18 vs. 225/50R18). The Discovery Sport HSE/HSE LUX’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the X2 (245/45R20 vs. 225/50R18).

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Discovery Sport’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the X2 (107.9 inches vs. 105.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Discovery Sport is 2 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the X2.

For greater off-road capability the Discovery Sport has a 1.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the X2 (8.3 vs. 7.2 inches), allowing the Discovery Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

The Discovery Sport offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the X2 can only carry 5.

The Discovery Sport has .3 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front legroom, 1.8 inches more front shoulder room, 1.6 inches more rear headroom, 2.6 inches more rear legroom and 2.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the X2.

Cargo Capacity

The Discovery Sport’s cargo area provides more volume than the X2.

 

Discovery Sport

X2

Third Seat Removed

34.6 cubic feet

21.6 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

62.8 cubic feet

50.1 cubic feet

The Discovery Sport’s cargo area is larger than the X2’s in every dimension:

 

Discovery Sport

X2

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

38.8”/74.3”

30.6”/63”

Max Width

51.8”

48”

Min Width

43.5”

39.6”

Height

29.6”

28”

Towing

The Discovery Sport has a 4409 lbs. towing capacity. The X2 has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

The Discovery Sport has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The X2 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Unlike the driver-only memory system in the X2, the Discovery Sport HSE/HSE Luxury has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Discovery Sport HSE/HSE Luxury’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The X2 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Discovery Sport has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the X2 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Discovery Sport offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The X2 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The X2’s cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The Discovery Sport HSE/HSE Luxury’s optional adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

To better shield the driver and front passenger’s vision, the Discovery Sport has standard dual-element sun visors that can block glare from two directions simultaneously. The X2 doesn’t offer secondary sun visors.

Both the Discovery Sport and the X2 offer optional heated front seats. The Discovery Sport also offers optional heated second row seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the X2.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the Discovery Sport HSE/HSE Luxury keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The X2 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

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