2023 Discovery vs. Audi Q7 vs BMW X7
When it comes to three-row luxury SUVs, shoppers now have more choices than ever before. However, the sheer amount of options can often make it difficult to make the decision that’s right for your driving habits and personal needs. As you begin to compare your favorite models, it’s only natural that the proven Discovery has caught your eye. To help demonstrate how the Discovery remains the best choice in its class, our team at Land Rover Easton has created this head-to-head matchup. You’ll see exactly how the Discovery compares to both the Audi Q7 and BMW X7 along with its extensive list of advantages and benefits. Let’s get started!
Discovery vs Audi Q7
2023 Discovery S P300
2022 Audi Q7 45 Premium
|296 HP / 295 TQ||Horsepower / Torque||248 HP / 273 TQ|
|20 inches||Wheel Size||19 inches|
|Standard, Smart Device||Remote Engine Start||Not Available|
|Standard||3D Surround-View Camera||Requires Higher Trim Level|
|Standard||Traffic Sign Recognition||Not Available|
|Standard||Driver Condition Monitor||Not Available|
|37.9 inches||Third Row Headroom||35.9 inches|
|33.5 inches||Third Row Legroom||29.2 inches|
|60.4 / 59.5 inches||Front/Rear Shoulder Room||59.5 / 58.5 inches|
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The first challenger to face off against the Discovery is the Audi Q7. From the very beginning, the Discovery jumps out to an early lead thanks to its lower starting price tag compared to the Q7. These savings only continue to grow once you compare the advantages for Land Rover.
When it comes to power, the clear winner is the Discovery thanks to its superior horsepower and torque ratings. The Discovery also has a more commanding stance on the road thanks to its 20-inch alloy wheels, also included as standard. Using just your smartphone in the palm of your hand, a touch of a button can remotely start the Discovery. Audi does not offer a similar feature on the Q7.
In terms of confidence behind the wheel, drivers will certainly appreciate the standard 3D surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition, and driver condition monitor included as standard on the Discovery. Last but not least, the Q7 cannot come close to matching the spacious interior dimensions of the Discovery. Choosing Land Rover means that your passengers will benefit from great headroom and legroom in the third row along with superior front and rear shoulder room.
Discovery vs BMW X7
2023 Discovery R-Dynamic HSE P360
2022 BMW X7 xDrive40i
|355 HP / 369 TQ||Horsepower / Torque||335 HP / 330 TQ|
|22 inches||Wheel Size||21 inches|
|Meridian 15-Speaker||Audio System||10-Speaker|
|Standard||3D Surround-View Camera||Optional|
|Standard||Ventilated Front Seats||Optional|
|Windsor Leather||Upholstery||Sensatec Leatherette|
|37.9 inches||Third Row Headroom||36.6 inches|
|33.5 inches||Third Row Legroom||33.3 inches|
|59.5 / 47.1 inches||Front/Rear Shoulder Room||58.1 / 47.9 inches|
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Next up, we’ll take a look at how the Discovery R-Dynamic HSE measures up against the BMW X7 xDrive40i. Although the R-Dynamic HSE is an upper trim level of the Discovery, it’s still significantly cheaper than an entry-level X7 equipped with all-wheel drive. In addition to its less-expensive price tag, the Discovery has a large advantage when you compare power figures as well. Larger 22-inch wheels help you make a statement upon your arrival.
Inside the cabin, drivers will appreciate the depth and clarity that comes from the standard 15-speaker Meridian audio system inside the Discovery R-Dynamic HSE. Its standard 3D surround-view camera provides a 360-degree view of your surroundings, providing additional confidence when squeezing in or out of a tight space.
Interior appointments are yet another area in which the Discovery shines. Ventilated front seats and authentic Windsor leather upholstery place Land Rover in a class of its own. BMW simply pales in comparison with its imitation leather upholstery and even has the audacity to charge extra for ventilation in a luxury SUV. Third-row occupants will have more headroom and legroom inside the Discovery along with greater shoulder room for both the first and second-row passengers.
Winner — Discovery
Now that we’ve crunched the numbers and tallied the results, the Discovery is the clear favorite in this competitive comparison. The competition from Audi and BMW is simply no match for the premium features, dynamic performance, and innovative technology found across the entire Discovery model range. Ready to experience the Discovery for yourself? Our team at Land Rover Easton is standing by to help you choose the model that’s best suited to your lifestyle.