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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $47,700 to $112,200
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2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser

MSRP*: $85,415 to $87,745
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Invoice* $44,838 to $105,468 $76,446 to $78,532
MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG 13 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 81.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6, V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 381 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 8,100 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 78.0 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 34.4 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota Land Cruiser. The Toyota Land Cruiser offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Defender, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Land Rover Defender, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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 Toyota Land Cruiser. 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 Toyota Land Cruiser have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Defender is a little wider than the Toyota Land Cruiser, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Land Rover Defender takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Land Rover Defender will do just as well as the Toyota Land Cruiser, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Land Rover Defender and the Toyota Land Cruiser are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender has less seating than the Toyota Land Cruiser, making the Toyota Land Cruiser the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Land Rover Defender as you will in the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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