Discovery Sport vs Acura RDX


While the Discovery Sport and Acura RDX compare economically with a similar base MSRP, there are plenty of features that make the Discovery Sport the obvious winner between the two. 


With an optional sliding second row that can offer similar legroom to Range Rover, and an optional third row, you can adapt the space to meet loading or seating needs.


Both the Acura RDX and the Discovery Sport come standard with a touch screen built into the dashboard controls. However, cutting-edge controls distinguish a minimalist dashboard featuring an 8″ touchscreen with the latest Land Rover InControl® technology for intuitive interaction. A 10″ touchscreen with Touch Pro is also available.

Both the Discovery Sport and the Acura RDX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, and side-impact head airbags. They also both come standard with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding. However, the Discovery Sport comes standard with front and rear parking aid cameras, and 4-wheel drive, while the Acura RDX is front-wheel drive with parking aids as an optional add on.


The desirability of the exterior design continues into the cabin with bold horizontal and vertical lines complemented by clean surfaces, superb finishes and optional premium leathers. These, together with the vehicle's inherent DNA, give a luxury feel to the highly versatile interior. Additionally, while space in the back seat of both the Discovery Sport and the Acura RDX are similar, in the front, the Discovery Sport is more spacious and comfortable for the driver and passenger than the RDX by providing more head and leg room.

Our suite of advanced InControl® technologies links you and your Discovery Sport to the wider world. Choose from Touch™ or Touch Pro™, which can be enhanced further by Connect or Connect Pro. Both packages come with InControl Apps, which enhances your in-car experience via compatible smartphone apps including Spotify - bringing over 30 million songs into your life. All of these standard features come exclusively on Land Rover vehicles.


Because the Acura RDX is longer than the Discovery Sport, it has a wider turning radius, making it harder to maneuver in and out of tight spaces.


With Land Rover at its heart, the Discovery Sport is more than adept in some of the most challenging conditions. On pavement, gravel, sand or snow, All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) acts much like a low-speed cruise control, helping the driver to maintain full concentration on steering and finding a path through obstacles.
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