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

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$46,100 to $83,000
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$63,450 to $70,250
Invoice* $43,334 to $78,020 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 17 - 18 N/A
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
The Land Rover Defender offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Land Rover Defender will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. If you go with the Land Rover Defender, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, allowing you to more easily 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.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender has less seating than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Land Rover Defender has less cargo space than the Volvo XC90 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 XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.