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2021 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Ford
Expedition Max

MSRP*: $55,410 to $79,425
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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $46,100 to $83,000
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Invoice* $53,193 to $76,052 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 121.4 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 375 - 400 hp 296 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 9,000 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 221.9 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 40.0 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition Max than in the Land Rover Defender. The Ford Expedition Max 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
The Ford Expedition Max requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Defender, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford Expedition Max 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Expedition Max is much higher than that for the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
The Ford Expedition Max is a little wider than the Land Rover Defender, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Ford Expedition Max, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Ford Expedition Max 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 Ford Expedition Max, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Land Rover Defender. The Ford Expedition Max has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Expedition Max transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Land Rover Defender.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Expedition Max is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Land Rover Defender.