Reading about it, I would say that it is going to be comparable off road between the two. Both have 4cyl engines, both have fwd based awd systems without a two speed transfer case. The discovery has similar ground clerance to a fwd patriot (8.3), but not sure how that is measured, could be comparable to the FDII patriot, as I'm still not exactly sure where they measure that from. but depending on the package, it has a much better electronics package to give you better traction off road. Its based off the evoque, which was not meant to be a crazy off road vehicle like the range rover or discovery.