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2021 Audi e-tron vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Audi
e-tron

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$65,900 to $69,100
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$46,100 to $83,000
Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 76 - 78 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 20 - 22
Engine(s) 355-hp, (electric) Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 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
The Audi e-tron offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Land Rover Defender. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi e-tron and the Land Rover Defender.

Convenience
With the Land Rover Defender, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi e-tron, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Audi e-tron is somewhat more expensive 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 e-tron carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Audi e-tron is much slimmer than the Land Rover Defender, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi e-tron, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi e-tron and the Land Rover Defender are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi e-tron has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Land Rover Defender is clearly the choice over the Audi e-tron for pulling heavy loads. The Audi e-tron has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The Audi e-tron has less seating than the Land Rover Defender, making the Land Rover Defender the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi e-tron as you will in the Land Rover Defender.

Warranty
The Audi e-tron comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.