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2021 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 GMC
Yukon XL

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$53,700 to $74,300
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$46,100 to $83,000
Invoice* $50,800 to $70,288 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 14 - 16 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 20 - 22
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 8 - 9 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 XL than in the Land Rover Defender. The GMC Yukon XL 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 XL 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). Whether you pick the GMC Yukon XL or the Land Rover Defender, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 XL is much higher than that for the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
If you go with the GMC Yukon XL, 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 GMC Yukon XL doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The GMC Yukon XL has a significantly larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it much 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 XL. The GMC Yukon XL has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The GMC Yukon XL offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Defender, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The GMC Yukon XL has significantly less cargo capacity than the Land Rover Defender.

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