2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2020 Ford Edge

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the Discovery and Edge have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Discovery 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 Edge’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. But it costs extra on the Edge.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Discovery’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Edge doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The Discovery offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Edge 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.

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

Warranty

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The Discovery comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty that covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Edge’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

The Discovery’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Edge’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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The Discovery’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 95 more horsepower (340 vs. 245) and 57 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 275) than the Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Discovery’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 5 more horsepower (340 vs. 335) than the Edge ST’s standard 2.7 turbo V6.

The Discovery’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 9 more horsepower (254 vs. 245) and 168 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 275) than the Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Discovery’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 63 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 380) than the Edge ST’s standard 2.7 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Discovery is faster than the Ford Edge turbo 4 cyl.:

Discovery

Edge

Zero to 60 MPH

6.1 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.7 sec

15.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

89.7 MPH

89.3 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Discovery Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Edge FWD’s standard fuel tank (22.4 vs. 18.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Discovery Gas’ standard fuel tank has 5.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank (23.8 vs. 18.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Discovery’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Edge:

Discovery Td6

Discovery P340

Edge

Edge ST

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

14.3 inches

12.4 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

12.4 inches

13.6 inches

The Discovery’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Edge AWD are solid, not vented.

The Discovery stops much shorter than the Edge:

Discovery

Edge

60 to 0 MPH

116 feet

129 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Discovery’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Edge (285/40R22 vs. 265/40R21).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Discovery has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Edge SE/SEL. The Discovery’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 21-inch wheels optional on the Edge ST.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Discovery’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the Edge (115 inches vs. 112.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Discovery is 1.8 inches wider in the front and 1.7 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Edge.

For greater off-road capability the Discovery has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Edge (8.7 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Discovery to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Discovery Air Suspension’s minimum ground clearance is 2.9 inches higher than on the Edge ST (11.1 vs. 8.2 inches).

Passenger Space

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

The Discovery has 1.9 inches more front hip room and .1 inches more front shoulder room than the Edge.

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 Edge doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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

Discovery

Edge

Third Seat Folded

40.2 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

43.5 cubic feet

39.2 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

88.3 cubic feet

73.4 cubic feet

The Discovery’s cargo area is larger than the Edge’s in almost every dimension:

Discovery

Edge

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

11.8”/44.1”/77.3”

n.a./41.7”/74.8”

Height

37”

34.5”

Towing

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The Discovery’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Edge’s (8201 vs. 1500 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Discovery is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Edge. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because there are no rear spark plugs and the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Edge Titanium/ST, the Discovery HSE/HSE Luxury has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position (with optional power wheel adjuster) and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Discovery HSE/HSE Luxury offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Edge doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Discovery’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Edge’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

If the windows are left open on the Discovery the driver can close them all from a distance using the remote. The driver of the Edge can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Discovery has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Edge doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

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 Edge doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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 offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Edge doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The Discovery’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Ford only offers heated mirrors on the Edge SEL/Titanium/ST.

When the Discovery HSE/HSE Luxury is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Edge’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

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 Edge doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

Economic Advantages

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The Discovery will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Discovery will retain 47.79% to 49.86% of its original price after five years, while the Edge only retains 41.11% to 45.81%.

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