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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $46,100 to $83,000
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2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 52.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 296 - 395 hp 248 - 434 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 184.5 - 184.9 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 76.2 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
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Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
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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

Convenience
The Land Rover Defender requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, 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 Porsche Macan. 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 Porsche Macan have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

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

Utility
The Land Rover Defender offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Macan, 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 Porsche Macan.

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