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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $47,700 to $112,200
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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $63,450 to $70,250
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Invoice* $44,838 to $105,468 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 64.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 328 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 XC90 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 XC90 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 XC90 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 XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Defender is about the same width as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Land Rover Defender takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90 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 XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Land Rover Defender and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. The Land Rover Defender has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.