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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 52.9 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) 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 348-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 375-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 434-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 296 - 518 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). The Land Rover Defender is somewhat more expensive 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. If you go with the Land Rover Defender, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Macan.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a larger turning radius than the Porsche Macan, 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 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. With the Land Rover Defender, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Macan.

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