2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar | NewCars.com

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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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2023 Land Rover
Range Rover Velar

MSRP*: $60,300 to $79,200
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MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 70.1 ft3
Engine
  • 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)
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 247 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 80.3 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 in

*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
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 Range Rover Velar, 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 Range Rover Velar.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Defender is a little narrower than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Land Rover Defender, which is slightly longer than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Land Rover Defender is clearly the choice over the Land Rover Range Rover Velar for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Land Rover Defender transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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 a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Land Rover Defender than that of the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.