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2021 Audi A6 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Audi
A6

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$54,900 to $59,800
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$62,700
Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $58,938
MPG - City 22 - 23 17
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Audi A6, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A6 and the Land Rover Defender in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A6 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Defender, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A6 will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Audi A6 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A6 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 Audi A6 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
The Audi A6 has much less torque than the Land Rover Defender, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi A6 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 Audi A6 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.

Utility
The Audi A6 has less seating than the Land Rover Defender, making the Land Rover Defender the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi A6 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 Audi A6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.