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2023 Audi Q8 vs. 2022 Land Rover Defender Review

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2023 Audi
Q8

MSRP*: $72,800
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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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MPG - City 18 MPG 14 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 296-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 518-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 hp 296 - 518 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in

*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 may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q8 than the Land Rover Defender. The Land Rover Defender offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q8 as you will with the Land Rover Defender, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a 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). Whether you pick the Audi Q8 or the Land Rover Defender, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Audi Q8 is about the same width as the Land Rover Defender. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The Audi Q8 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 Q8 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Land Rover Defender.