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2021 Genesis GV80 vs. 2022 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Genesis
GV80

MSRP*: $48,900 to $65,550
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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $47,700 to $112,200
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Invoice* $45,820 to $61,412 $44,838 to $105,468
MPG - City 18 - 21 MPG 14 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 296 - 518 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 194.7 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.4 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than in the Genesis GV80, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Genesis GV80 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 Genesis GV80 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). Clearly, the Genesis GV80 is a better financial choice over the Land Rover Defender, when considering MSRP. 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 GV80 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
The Genesis GV80 is a little narrower than the Land Rover Defender, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Genesis GV80 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Genesis GV80 has a smaller turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Land Rover Defender is clearly the choice over the Genesis GV80 for pulling heavy loads. The Genesis GV80 has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Genesis GV80 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The Genesis GV80 has less seating than the Land Rover Defender, making the Land Rover Defender the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis GV80 than that of the Land Rover Defender.