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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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2022 Volvo
XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $54,250 to $70,000
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MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 63.3 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)
  • 328-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 415-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 455-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 400 - 455 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.0 in

*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 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.

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. 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 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it much 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 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Land Rover Defender and the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
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.

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 a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Land Rover Defender than that of the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.