2021 Land Rover Defender vs. Its Competition

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 X-Dynamic
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Land Rover Defender has a wide range of current and forthcoming competition, from hardcore to luxury off-roaders.

Both the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee serve the Defender’s mission and price point.

The Defender most closely matches the capability of the Wrangler, but the Grand Cherokee is closer for interior comfort.

The upcoming Ford Bronco will compete in the same way the Wrangler does.

The Toyota 4Runner is an older body-on-frame vehicle that’s less civilized but more affordable.

At the other end of the spectrum is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which wraps Wrangler-like capability in luxury.

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2021 Ford Bronco2021 Ford Bronco
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Jeep Wrangler2021 Jeep Wrangler
2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail2021 Toyota 4Runner
2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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An off-roader with controlled on-road manners, the 2021 Land Rover Defender is a roomier, more civilized alternative to a Jeep Wrangler.
The 2021 Ford Bronco SUV transforms the burden of the past into a modern marvel.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV is an iconic off-roader that endures because it’s capable and cool.
The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a hugely capable and cool throwback SUV with a modern price attached.
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.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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