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2021 Genesis G90 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Genesis
G90

MSRP*: $72,950 to $79,200
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Picture of the 2021 Land Rover Defender

2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $62,700
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Invoice* $68,890 to $74,790 $58,938
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 15.7 ft3 78.8 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 365 - 420 hp 395 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 204.9 in 197.6 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 46.3 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.0 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 G90, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Genesis G90 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 G90 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). The Genesis G90 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 Genesis G90 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G90 is much slimmer than the Land Rover Defender, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Genesis G90, which is slightly longer than the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Genesis G90 has a smaller turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Genesis G90 has less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Genesis G90 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The Genesis G90 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 G90 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 G90 than that of the Land Rover Defender.