If you're considering a large SUV, you're probably considering brands like Land Rover and Cadillac that can provide a comfortable and safe ride for you and your family. If you've been mulling over whether to choose a 2018 Land Rover Discovery or the 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV, read on. This review will help you decide which vehicle is the best fit for your lifestyle.


The Land Rover Discovery comes with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine which generates 340 horsepower. The available turbo-diesel option produces 254 horsepower, and four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard across the series. Its towing capacity is similar to the Escalade's, which is approximately 8,200 pounds. While cars like these are not known for their fuel efficiency, both vehicles manage about 21 miles per gallon on the highway. The Escalade averages 14 mpg around town, while the Discovery's figure is slightly better at 16 mpg.

The Escalade's biggest drawback is that its sheer bulk hinders its maneuverability. The extended wheelbase makes it longer than the Discovery, it has a larger turning circle, and it is also wider. Tight spaces are not an option for this Cadillac. It might not even fit in your garage.

Luxury and Convenience

The Escalade offers considerable head and legroom in its front and second-row seats and up to 120 cubic feet of cargo space. It comfortably seats eight people. There's a hands-free tailgate, and drivers will definitely make the most of the parking assist function. With wireless device charging plus the choice to upgrade to massaging seats and a center console cooler for essential beverages, a ride in an Escalade is unlikely to leave you wanting for luxuries.

While the Discovery does not match the Escalade in size, it certainly makes up for it in the refinement stakes. Bigger isn't always better. The Discovery has a front and rear fixed panoramic roof as standard, allowing passengers to take in their external environment from within the cosiness of a climate-controlled interior. Leather upholstery, a garage door opener, and all-wheel-drive are features of every model in this Land Rover lineup. Some of the noteworthy enhancements available in add-on packages include massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated seats for the third row. Oh, and don't forget the available cigar lighter.


There are a variety of features available on these vehicles, making an exact comparison impossible. However, if you price the base models against each other, there's more than $25,000 between them, with the Escalade costing the most. It is a heftier car, so you could buy an Escalade and become an in-demand chauffeur or your neighborhood's most popular gear-hauler, or you could purchase a Discovery as well as another small car for the same outlay.

Don't be overwhelmed by the prospect of buying a new vehicle. Investing in a car that'll transport you and your family daily is no minor undertaking, but you don't have to do it alone. Call Land Rover Gwinnett at (888) 355-0861 to have your questions answered today.

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