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2021 GMC Yukon vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

Picture of the 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC
Yukon

MSRP*: $51,000 to $71,600
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Picture of the 2021 Land Rover Defender

2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $46,100 to $83,000
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Invoice* $48,246 to $67,734 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 14 - 16 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 122.9 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 296 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 - 8,100 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 210.0 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width Info not available 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 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 GMC Yukon than in the Land Rover Defender. The GMC Yukon 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 GMC Yukon 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 GMC Yukon 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 Destination Charge for the GMC Yukon is much higher than that for the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
If you go with the GMC Yukon, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The GMC Yukon has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Land Rover Defender, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the GMC Yukon. The GMC Yukon has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

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

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Yukon is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Land Rover Defender.