An important subset of the SUV market has developed for people seeking the height, comfort, and safety of a regular-sized SUV in a slightly smaller package. Lexus and Land Rover, two of the top luxury automakers, have designed the 2019 Lexus NX300 and Land Rover Discovery Sport as their entries to the compact luxury SUV market. Let's explore these two impressive vehicles' features.


The 2019 Discovery Sport can be equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Si4 engine that produces either 237 or 286 horsepower on a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Lexus NX300 runs on a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine reaching 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission. 

Safety & Security

Brands like Lexus and Land Rover are renowned for their commitment and investment in designing the most advanced safety systems for total peace of mind. The NX300 and Discovery Sport are both equipped with standard stability control, electronic traction control, front and rear disc brakes, side impact door beams, and daytime running lights. 

The Discovery Sport also offers an optional driver alert monitor that detects an inattentive driver and sounds an alert to suggest a break from driving. The Discovery Sport also has power child safety locks that the driver can engage and disengage from the front seat. 


The Lexus NX300 is 182.3 inches long compared to the Discovery Sport's 180.7 inches. At 81.5 inches long, the Discovery Sport is nearly 8 inches wider than the Lexus for a more comfortable seating configuration. Both vehicles seat five passengers, and the Discovery Sport can seat seven with the optional third row.

In addition to transporting up to seven passengers comfortably, the Discovery Sport is a powerhouse in the cargo department. Whether you are making a weekly grocery run or embarking on a road trip, the Discovery Sport can easily handle it all. Behind the second row of seats, you can enjoy nearly 35 cubic feet of storage, with nearly 67 cubic feet when the back seat is folded down. The NX300 provides 17 cubic feet behind the second row of seats and only 55 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Luxury & Convenience

For comparatively well-priced luxury SUVs, cars like the Lexus and Land Rover are packed with amenities to ensure a luxurious and plush driving experience. The leather-wrapped steering wheel, electronic parking aid, power adjustable seats, voice-activated controls, and real-time traffic information are standard amenities on both vehicles. 

While the NX300 and the Discovery Sport both offer optional front heated seats, only the Land Rover offers rear heated seats. The Discovery Sport provides an optional heads-up display that projects information in front of the driver's line of sight to reduce distractions. The NX300 does not offer this option. 

Lexus and Land Rover are two exceptional carmakers that have won a slew of awards for their high-quality, safe, and luxurious vehicles. In the compact luxury SUV category, the Discovery Sport has a leg up with its more robust engine options, larger cargo capacity, and enhanced safety options. Test drive the 2019 Discovery Sport at Hennessy Land Rover North Atlanta to see for yourself how great this driving experience can be. 

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