2019 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2019 Audi Q7

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The Discovery’s 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 Q7 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Discovery and the Q7 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.


The Discovery’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 92 more horsepower (340 vs. 248) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 273) than the Q7 45 TFSI’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Discovery’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 11 more horsepower (340 vs. 329) and 7 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 325) than the Q7 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

The Discovery’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 6 more horsepower (254 vs. 248) and 170 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 273) than the Q7 45 TFSI’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Discovery’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 118 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 325) than the Q7 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Discovery Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Q7 45 TFSI (21 city/26 hwy vs. 19 city/25 hwy).

The Discovery Gas’ standard fuel tank has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Q7 (23.5 vs. 22.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

The Discovery stops shorter than the Q7:





60 to 0 MPH

116 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Discovery has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Q7 2.0T. The Discovery’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 21-inch wheels optional on the Q7.

The Discovery offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Q7, it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. Some models of the Q7 don’t even offer run-flats.

Suspension and Handling

For greater off-road capability the Discovery has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Q7 (8.7 vs. 8.3 inches), allowing the Discovery to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Discovery Air Suspension’s minimum ground clearance is 1.4 inches higher than on the Q7 w/Air Suspension (11.1 vs. 9.7 inches).


The Discovery is 3.9 inches shorter than the Q7, making the Discovery easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Discovery uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Q7 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

The Discovery has 1.6 inches more front headroom, .9 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom, .9 inches more rear shoulder room, 2 inches more third row headroom and 4.3 inches more third row legroom than the Q7.

Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Discovery when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the liftgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Q7 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

The Discovery’s cargo area provides more volume than the Q7.




Third Seat Folded

40.2 cubic feet

37.5 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

43.5 cubic feet


Second Seat Folded

88.3 cubic feet

71.6 cubic feet

The Discovery has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Q7 doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Discovery’s optional second and third row seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The Q7 doesn’t offer automatic folding second row seats.


The Discovery’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Q7’s (8201 vs. 4400 pounds).


Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Discovery to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Q7 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Discovery has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Q7 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

Consumer Reports rated the Discovery’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Q7’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”


Optional air conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Discovery’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Q7 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

The Discovery’s Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q7 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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