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

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2021 Audi
e-tron

MSRP*: $65,900 to $69,100
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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $46,100 to $83,000
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Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 76 - 78 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 57.0 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine 355-hp, (electric) Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 355 hp 296 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 193.0 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 76.2 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.1 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.0 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
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.

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.

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

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.