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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$68,200
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$46,100 to $83,000
Invoice* $64,108 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 18 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 23 20 - 22
Engine(s) V-6 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 Q8 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat 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). The Audi Q8 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 Q8 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
The Audi Q8 is about the same width as the Land Rover Defender. If you go with the Audi Q8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
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.

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

Performance
With the Land Rover Defender, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Audi Q8. The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi Q8 as you will in the Land Rover Defender.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.