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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $37,500 to $53,100
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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $62,700
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Invoice* $36,554 to $50,299 $58,938
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 78.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 395 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 194.6 in 197.6 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than the Acura TLX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura TLX and the Land Rover Defender in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TLX as you will with the Land Rover Defender, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Acura TLX is clearly a better financial choice over the Land Rover Defender. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura TLX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX is much slimmer than the Land Rover Defender, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Acura TLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Acura TLX has a smaller turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TLX is significantly less powerful than the Land Rover Defender. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Acura TLX has much less torque than the Land Rover Defender, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Acura TLX has less seating than the Land Rover Defender, making the Land Rover Defender the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura TLX has significantly less cargo room than the Land Rover Defender, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Acura TLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.