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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $46,100 to $83,000
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2020 Land Rover
Discovery

MSRP*: $52,300 to $69,200
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Invoice* $43,334 to $78,020 $49,162 to $65,048
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 16 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 MPG 21 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 83.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 296 - 395 hp 254 - 340 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 195.1 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 78.7 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Land Rover Defender offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Land Rover Discovery, with comparable head- and legroom. The Land Rover Defender offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Discovery, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Land Rover Defender as you will with the Land Rover Discovery, 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). The Land Rover Defender is somewhat more expensive than the Land Rover Discovery. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Land Rover Defender and the Land Rover Discovery have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Defender is about the same width as the Land Rover Discovery. If you go with the Land Rover Defender, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Land Rover Discovery.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Land Rover Defender will do just as well as the Land Rover Discovery, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Discovery.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Land Rover Defender transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Land Rover Discovery.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender has less seating than the Land Rover Discovery, making the Land Rover Discovery the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Land Rover Defender has significantly less cargo capacity than the Land Rover Discovery.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Discovery.