Compare 2021 Land Rover Defender vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz G Class

2021 Land Rover Defender
2020 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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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
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AMG G 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G-Class AMG G 63 4MATIC SUV 13 15 $147,063 $156,450
G-Class G 550 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $123,046 $130,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$47,470
$147,063

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$50,500
$156,450

Monthly Payment Estimate

$842 / month
$2608 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.6
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

An off-roader with controlled on-road manners, the 2021 Land Rover Defender is a roomier, more civilized alternative to a Jeep Wrangler. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class may not look different than its predecessor, but its new suspension and interior bring it into the 21st century. Finally.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 13 mpg

Highway

20 mpg 15 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Third Leg Room (in)

NA -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

60.8 57.8

Second Leg Room (in)

39.1 39.5

Third Head Room (in)

NA -

Front Leg Room (in)

39.1 38.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Third Shoulder Room (in)

NA -

Second Head Room (in)

40.4 40.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

59.2 57.4

Front Head Room (in)

40.6 41.9

Front Hip Room (in)

- 56.9

Second Hip Room (in)

- 57.2

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

77.4 77.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.9 65.1

Wheelbase (in)

119 113.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.1 78.1

Track Width, Front (in)

67.1 65.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 9.5

Length, Overall (in)

197.6 191.9

Liftover Height (in)

- 29.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

34 38.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

78.8 68.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

34 38.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 29.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 68.5

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 44.3

Brakes

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)

12.8 13

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.7 14.8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

23.8 26.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.1 44.3

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/70VR18 P275/50VR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/70VR18 P275/50VR20

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

7716 6500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

7716 6500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

772 650

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4815 5845

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6485 7056

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 9.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Full-Size Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 9.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 1500 627 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 4.0 L/243

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

296 @ 4000 577 @ 6000

Engine Oil Cooler

Regular Duty Regular Duty

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 14

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

20 15

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 13

Transmission

Trans PTO Access

No No

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.25

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.86

Trans Type

8 9

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.24

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Transfer Case Model

Electronic Electronic

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.64

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.72

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 5.35

Summary

Vehicle Name

Land Rover Defender Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Body Code

S S

Body Style

110 Sport Utility

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

4.10 -

Suspension Type - Front

Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone

Axle Type - Front

Independent Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

4.10 -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Trailing Link

Axle Type - Rear

Independent Rigid Axle

Emissions

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

9.8 12.7

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