Compare 2021 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Land Rover Defender

2021 Jeep Wrangler
2021 Land Rover Defender
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 80th Anniversary 4x4 22 24 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Freedom 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Islander 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 17 25 $37,948 $39,820
Wrangler Sport 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Sport S 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary 4x4 21 24 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Freedom 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Islander 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 4x4 13 17 $70,595 $74,795
Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 17 23 $41,323 $43,320
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4 17 23 $38,022 $39,770
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Altitude 4x4 17 23 $38,022 $39,770
Wrangler Unlimited Sahara High Altitude 4x4 21 24 $38,022 $39,770
Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4 RHD 21 24 $38,308 $39,235
Wrangler Unlimited Sport Altitude 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Sport S 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Willys 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Unlimited Willys Sport 4x4 17 23 $32,262 $32,870
Wrangler Willys 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
Wrangler Willys Sport 4x4 17 25 $28,817 $29,370
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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

$28,817
$47,470

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,370
$50,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$490 / month
$842 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.2
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV is an iconic off-roader that endures because it’s capable and cool. 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

22 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 20 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

53.9 -

Second Leg Room (in)

35.7 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

42.6 40.6

Second Hip Room (in)

45 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.7 60.8

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Second Head Room (in)

41.7 40.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 59.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.2 39.1

Third Leg Room (in)

- NA

Third Head Room (in)

- NA

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- NA

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.9 66.9

Wheelbase (in)

96.8 119

Liftover Height (in)

30 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.8 79.1

Track Width, Front (in)

62.9 67.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

9.7 8.6

Length, Overall (in)

166.8 197.6

Height, Overall (in)

73.6 77.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

12.9 34

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

31.7 78.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

12.9 34

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.9 13.7

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.9 12.8

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.5 23.8

Steering

Steering Type

Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.5 42.1

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

TDB NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/70SR18 P255/70VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TDB NA

Front Tire Size

P255/70SR18 P255/70VR18

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 7716

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 772

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 7716

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

8016 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3948 4815

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5000 6485

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Full-Size Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

650 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

220 -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

270 @ 5250 296 @ 4000

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 3000 295 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

EC1 NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122

Engine Oil Cooler

Regular Duty Regular Duty

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 17

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.29

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.67

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.14

Trans Order Code

DFT NA

Transfer Case Model

Manual Electronic

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.67

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.84

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.71

Trans PTO Access

No No

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.11

Trans Type

8 8

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.28

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Wrangler Land Rover Defender

Body Code

S S

Body Style

Sport Utility 110

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Trailing Arm Multi-Link

Axle Type - Rear

Rigid Axle Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.45 4.10

Suspension Type - Front

Leading Link Short And Long Arm

Axle Type - Front

Non-Independent Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

3.45 4.10

Emissions

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

7.7 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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