Compare 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Land Rover Defender

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Land Rover Defender
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80th Anniversary 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Freedom 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Freedom 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $46,577 $48,475
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $49,519 $51,505
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $46,577 $48,475
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $49,519 $51,505
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $68,552 $71,270
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $52,289 $54,550
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $55,230 $57,580
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $86,036 $90,070
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $45,383 $47,105
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110 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Defender 110 AWD 17 20 $47,470 $50,500
Defender 110 S AWD 17 20 $50,572 $53,800
Defender 110 SE AWD 17 22 $58,938 $62,700
Defender 110 X AWD 17 22 $78,020 $83,000
Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE AWD 17 22 $67,304 $71,600
Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE AWD 17 22 $61,570 $65,500
Defender 90 AWD 18 21 $43,334 $46,100
Defender 90 First Edition AWD 17 22 $60,254 $64,100
Defender 90 S AWD 18 21 $46,436 $49,400
Defender 90 X AWD 17 22 $75,670 $80,500
Defender 90 X-Dynamic S AWD 17 22 $54,332 $57,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$40,334
$47,470

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$41,835
$50,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$697 / month
$842 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models. An off-roader with controlled on-road manners, the 2021 Land Rover Defender is a roomier, more civilized alternative to a Jeep Wrangler.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 20 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 2WD -

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58 59.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

105.4 -

Front Leg Room (in)

40.3 39.1

Front Hip Room (in)

57 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.6 39.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.6

Second Hip Room (in)

56.2 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 60.8

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 40.4

Third Leg Room (in)

- NA

Third Head Room (in)

- NA

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- NA

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

69.3 77.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.1 66.9

Wheelbase (in)

114.8 119

Liftover Height (in)

32.4 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.5 79.1

Track Width, Front (in)

63.9 67.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 8.6

Length, Overall (in)

189.8 197.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.3 78.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

36.3 34

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

36.3 34

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.8 13.7

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

24.6 23.8

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 42.1

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/50TR20 P255/70VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TKY NA

Front Tire Size

P265/50TR20 P255/70VR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

TKY NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 7716

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

3500 7716

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 772

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4576 4815

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 6485

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8 18 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4000 295 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

ERC NA

Displacement

3.6 L/220 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

293 @ 6400 296 @ 4000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

- Regular Duty

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 17

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.27 -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.11

Trans Type

8 8

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.28

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.29

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.14

Trans Order Code

DFT NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.67

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.84

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.71

Trans PTO Access

- No

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- No

Transfer Case Model

- Electronic

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Grand Cherokee Land Rover Defender

Body Style

Sport Utility 110

Body Code

- S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link -

Suspension Type - Front

Short And Long Arm Short And Long Arm

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- 4.10

Axle Type - Front

- Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- 4.10

Axle Type - Rear

- Independent

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.4 9.8

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

-

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

-

Overall Side Crash Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating Driver

-

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

-

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

-

Rollover Rating

-

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