2020 Land Rover Discovery vs. 2020 Infiniti QX60

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Discovery have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Infiniti QX60 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts.

Both the Discovery and QX60 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 QX60’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 QX60.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Discovery’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The QX60 doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

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 QX60 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Discovery and the QX60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and available around view monitors.

Engine

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The Discovery’s 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 45 more horsepower (340 vs. 295) and 62 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 270) than the QX60’s 3.5 DOHC V6.

The Discovery’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 173 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 270) than the QX60’s 3.5 DOHC V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Discovery Td6 gets better city fuel mileage than the QX60 AWD CVT (21 city/26 hwy vs. 19 city/26 hwy).

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Discovery’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The QX60 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Discovery Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 2.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the QX60 (22.4 vs. 19.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Discovery Gas’ standard fuel tank has 4.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the QX60 (23.8 vs. 19.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Discovery’s brake rotors are larger than those on the QX60:

Discovery Td6

Discovery P340

QX60

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

14.3 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

13.8 inches

12.13 inches

The Discovery stops shorter than the QX60:

Discovery

QX60

60 to 0 MPH

116 feet

120 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 QX60 (285/40R22 vs. 235/65R18).

The Discovery’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the QX60 Luxe’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Discovery has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the QX60. The Discovery’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the QX60 Luxe.

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 QX60, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare that limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Discovery HSE Luxury executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the QX60 AWD (28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s vs. 29.3 seconds @ .56 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Discovery has a 2.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the QX60 (8.7 vs. 6.5 inches), allowing the Discovery to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Discovery Air Suspension’s minimum ground clearance is 4.6 inches higher than on the QX60 (11.1 vs. 6.5 inches).

Chassis

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The Discovery is 5.5 inches shorter than the QX60, 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 QX60 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Discovery has 1 inch more front hip room, .1 inches more front shoulder room, .8 inches more rear headroom, 1.4 inches more third row headroom and 2.7 inches more third row legroom than the QX60.

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 QX60 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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The Discovery’s cargo area provides more volume than the QX60.

Discovery

QX60

Third Seat Folded

40.2 cubic feet

40.5 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

43.5 cubic feet

n/a

Second Seat Folded

88.3 cubic feet

76.2 cubic feet

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 QX60 doesn’t offer automatic folding second row seats.

Towing

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The Discovery’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the QX60’s (8201 vs. 5000 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Discovery is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the QX60. 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 QX60 Luxe, 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 QX60 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Discovery’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The QX60’s parking brake has to released manually.

The power windows standard on both the Discovery and the QX60 have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Discovery is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The QX60 prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Discovery’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The QX60’s standard intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

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 QX60 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 QX60 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Discovery HSE/HSE Luxury offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The QX60 doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The Discovery offers optional heated front, second and third row seats that keep the driver and passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Infiniti doesn’t offer heated seats in the third row of the QX60.

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 QX60 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 QX60 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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