How Does The 2020 Discovery Match-Up Against Its Competition?

March 18th, 2020 by

2020 Discovery

We wanted to see how the 2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE stacks up against one of its biggest competitors, the 2020 Lexus GX 460 in terms of capabilities, specifications, and more. With the plethora of luxury vehicles, it’s challenging to pick a model that has the best features, since there are so many to take into account.  Additionally, because there are so many awesome cars on the market, it makes for a harder time when it comes to car shopping. So, let’s see how these vehicles stack up against each other in the world of luxury cars.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Performance versus 2020 Lexus GX 460


The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Luxury Model delivers 18 combined MPG, whereas the 2020 Lexus GX 460 only offers 16 combined MPG. Additionally, the Discovery comes with a supercharged 340-hp, 3.0 liter, V-6 engine fueled by premium gas. However, the Lexus GX comes with a 301-hp, 4.6 liter V-8 fueled by premium gas. Naturally, you will have to fill the Lexus up more frequently than you would have to fill up the Discovery If you’re looking for power, the shape of the V-6 engine is the way to go, as it allows you to implement turbo. In order to maximize the space both under the hood and in the rest of the vehicle, the V-6 is a more compact engine and is an excellent tool for car designers.

Lexus GX

2020 Land Rover Discovery Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: 41.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: 83.7 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st Row/2nd Row): 39 inches / 37.6 inches
  • Head Room (1st Row/2nd Row): 39 inches / 39 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st Row/2nd Row): 60 inches / 60 inches

2020 Lexus GX 460 Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: 41.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: 64.7 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st Row/2nd Row/3rd Row): 41.7/ 34.1/ 29.3 inches
  • Head Room (1st Row/2nd Row/3rd Row): 38 inches/ 40.4 inches/ 35.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st Row/2nd Row/3rd Row): 55.4 inches/ 57.3 inches/ 54.5 inches

The Discovery offers similar interior dimensions as the Lexus however, the Discovery offers more of a personal touch and more space. With the 2020 Discovery, you’ll have 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row, whereas with the 2020 Lexus GX 460, you’ll have 64.7 cubic feet. The Discovery makes for a great road trip, with tons of room. The Lexus has below-average capacity for the luxury class and size.

Performance & Safety Features

As you can see, the 2020 Land Rover is proof that the Discovery is with other top luxury brands in the industry and surpassing others on multiple key elements.

In addition, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Model has towing capabilities up to 8,200 pounds, whereas the Lexus GX 460 has the ability to tow 6,500 pounds.

In fact, you can get a top-of-the-line 2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury with full safety features, 10-inch touchscreen display, heated front and rear seats and more. Regardless of the Discovery model you purchase, you will never have to compromise your safety. Both of these 7-seaters are top luxury models but we see a clear winner when comparing these cars, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery. Both of these models have fully-stocked safety features, however, the Discovery models have top of the art safety features in all models, whether you choose luxury or base.


2020 Discovery HSE Luxury: $67,200

2020 Lexus GX 460 Luxury: $64,265

Although the Discovery is slightly more expensive, the features and specification difference makes it worth it.

2020 Land Rover Discovery versus 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

We took some time to review the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 against the 2020 Land Rover Discovery. Overall, we found the GLS to be more expensive and less reliable when compared to the Discovery. You will pay over ~$15,000 more for the GLS base model, lacking safety features (which requires a hefty upgrade price). You can read more about this comparison here. 


In conclusion, the Discovery offers top-of-the-line features that surpass the Lexus in terms of performance and safety. Test drive the new 2020 Discovery HSE and revel in its luxury interior features from the driver’s seat at Land Rover Freeport! Contact our Freeport Land Rover dealership team to schedule a test drive.