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2021 Genesis GV80 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 Genesis
GV80

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$48,900 to $65,550
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$46,100 to $83,000
Invoice* $45,820 to $61,412 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 18 - 21 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 20 - 22
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 6 - 7
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
The Genesis GV80 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Land Rover Defender, with comparable 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Genesis GV80 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 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. If you go with the Genesis GV80, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
The Genesis GV80 has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it slightly more difficult to 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.

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.