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2023 Chevrolet Suburban vs. 2022 Land Rover Defender Review

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2023 Chevrolet
Suburban

MSRP*: $56,900 to $80,100
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Picture of the 2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 14 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 9 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 144.7 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine
  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 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 Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 296 - 518 hp
Towing Capacity 7,900 - 8,300 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 225.7 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 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
The Chevrolet Suburban offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Land Rover Defender. The Chevrolet Suburban will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Defender.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Suburban 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Suburban will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Suburban is much wider than the Land Rover Defender, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Suburban, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chevrolet Suburban will do just as well as the Land Rover Defender, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Chevrolet Suburban has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Suburban offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Defender, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Chevrolet Suburban, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Land Rover Defender.