2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Land Rover Discovery

The 2018 Porsche Macan is a stunning SUV that is fast, comfortable to drive and available with lots of options. It competes against the 2018 Land Rover Discovery, an SUV with considerable capabilities of its own. Its powerful engine, eight speed transmission and roomy interior make it a worthy adversary. Which of the two is superior?

Design & Style

Substantial changes have been made to the newest edition of the Discovery. The angles have been smoothened to make the vehicle more aerodynamic, with enhanced fuel economy. The interior remains boxy like previous versions with high quality materials and screens in key areas. The Porsche Macan has been updated with an exhaust that is rounded, quad tailpipes, and LED wrap around lights. The exterior is smooth as butter, with an elegant interior designed to maximize comfort and convenience.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Macan features an array of airbags, including those designed to protect the knees. Other safety devices include monitoring for blind spots, cameras with surround view capability, and warnings for lane departures. Within the cabin passengers can expect a variety of comforts, which consist of Alcantara upholstery, climate control which is tri zone and automated, and infotainment screens which are seven inches, connectivity for Bluetooth, and an audio system with ten speakers. Land Rover also prioritized safety in the Discovery, and aside from lots of airbags, drivers can expect control and traction devices, a camera in the rear view, warnings for forward collisions, automated emergency brakes and cruise control which is adaptive. Inside, passengers will have comforts such as seats which are power adjustable, a sunroof which is dual pane; surfaces clad in leather, keyless ignition, climate control which is dual zone and touch screens which are eight inches.


The Land Rover Discovery is notable for its suspension and powertrain. It houses a V6 engine that is turbocharged and 3 liter, capable of producing up to 340 horsepower with 332 pound of torque. The Porsche Macan also uses a V6, but its engine is twin turbocharged and capable of producing 340 horsepower with 339 pounds of torque. This allows it to reach sixty miles per hour in just five seconds.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche Macan and Land Rover Discovery are evenly matched in a number of key areas, making it difficult to choose between them. However, when one considers the fact that the infotainment system in the Discovery is a bit dated, it lacks Android Auto or Apple Carplay, and the available options are tangled and confusing, the Porsche Macan emerges the winner.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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