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2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

Picture of the 2021 Genesis G80

2021 Genesis
G80

MSRP*: $47,700 to $62,250
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Picture of the 2021 Land Rover Defender

2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $62,700
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Invoice* $44,739 to $58,378 $58,938
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 78.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 395 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 197.6 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 39.4 - 41.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.1 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than the Genesis G80, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Genesis G80 will be a favorite with taller drivers 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 Genesis G80 as you will with the Land Rover Defender, as they get the same number of miles per 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). Based on MSRP, the Genesis G80 is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Genesis G80 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G80 is much slimmer than the Land Rover Defender, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Genesis G80 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Genesis G80 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis G80 is significantly less powerful than the Land Rover Defender. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Genesis G80 has much less torque than the Land Rover Defender, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Genesis G80 has less seating than the Land Rover Defender, making the Land Rover Defender the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Genesis G80 has significantly less cargo room than the Land Rover Defender, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G80 than that of the Land Rover Defender.