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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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2021 Volvo
XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$46,100 to $83,000
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$53,500 to $69,500
Invoice* $43,334 to $78,020 $50,290 to $65,330
MPG - City 17 - 18 N/A
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
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

Comfort
The Land Rover Defender offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Land Rover Defender and the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Defender is much wider than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Land Rover Defender is slightly shorter than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Land Rover Defender does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Land Rover Defender is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Land Rover Defender has less cargo space than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.