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2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Land Rover Defender Review

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2022 Jeep
Wagoneer

MSRP*: $68,845 to $76,845
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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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Invoice* $65,755 to $73,275 $44,838 to $105,468
MPG - City 15 - 16 MPG 14 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 116.7 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine 392-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 296-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 395-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 518-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 392 hp 296 - 518 hp
Towing Capacity 10,000 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 214.7 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 83.6 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 42.7 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.0 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wagoneer than in the Land Rover Defender. The Jeep Wagoneer 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 Jeep Wagoneer 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 Jeep Wagoneer 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 Jeep Wagoneer is much higher than that for the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wagoneer is much wider than the Land Rover Defender, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Wagoneer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

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

Performance
With the Jeep Wagoneer, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Land Rover Defender. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Wagoneer and the Land Rover Defender.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Wagoneer and the Land Rover Defender are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

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