2020 Land Rover Defender vs. Its Competition

2020 Land Rover Defender
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Land Rover Defender will compete against luxury off-roaders and hardcore off-roaders alike.

The Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee can overlap the Defender in price and capabilities, although die-hards aren’t easily swayed from other brands.

The G-Class is a six-figure superlative luxury machine, although top trims of the Defender may approach $100,000 with every option thrown at it.

The Toyota 4Runner is a two-row throwback SUV like the Defender, although it’s aged and can’t compete in luxury features.

The Land Rover Discovery will sit across showrooms from the Defender and may be the better pick for hauling families around town.

2020 Land Rover Defender2020 Land Rover Defender
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2020 Jeep Wrangler2020 Jeep Wrangler2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 Diesel Angular Front Exterior View2020 Land Rover Discovery
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2020 Toyota 4Runner2020 Toyota 4Runner
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class
Quick Specs
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a return to the U.S. for the boxy off-roader that helped start it all. This time with far more creature comforts.
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The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee impresses with style and performance, but lags behind in safety and fuel economy.
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The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is an American SUV icon and off-road wonder, but not without compromise.
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The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is a solid choice for weekend warriors made better this year thanks to more safety gear, but pavement-pounders should look elsewhere.
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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class may not look different than its predecessor, but its new suspension and interior bring it into the 21st century. Finally.
MSRP From     
$49,900$32,045$28,295$52,300$36,120$124,500
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
110 AWDAltitude 4x2Willys 4x4SE V6 SuperchargedSR5 2WD (Natl)G 550 4MATIC SUV
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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