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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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2021 Land Rover
Range Rover Velar

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MSRP*
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$46,100 to $83,000
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$56,900 to $76,900
Invoice* $43,334 to $78,020 $53,486 to $72,286
MPG - City 17 - 18 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 25 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than in the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. The Land Rover Defender offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Land Rover Defender requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Land Rover Defender or the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, 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 Land Rover Defender is much higher than that for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Defender is much wider than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Land Rover Defender is slightly shorter than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

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

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