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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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MSRP*
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$62,700
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$73,800
Invoice* $58,938 $69,372
MPG - City 17 21
MPG - Hwy 22 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Land Rover Defender, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Land Rover Defender will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Defender is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Land Rover Defender takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Land Rover Defender transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Land Rover Defender has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Land Rover Defender will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.