2022 Land Rover Defender vs. Its Competition

2022 Land Rover Defender
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Land Rover Defender aims for the off-road set.

The Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco are the closest in mission, and both have retro-influenced bodies, tall stances, and short overhangs.

They’re also body-on-frame vehicles rather than unibody like the Defender.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is also unibody and offers much of the Defender’s off-road prowess and perhaps even more luxury.

The aging body-on-frame Toyota 4Runner can’t match the Defender or Grand Cherokee for refinement but offers lots of off-road capability.

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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2022 Land Rover Defender is a roomy adventure vehicle but options can break the bank.
6.6
The 2022 Ford Bronco SUV pitches itself as a modern-retro alternative to the Jeep Wrangler—and betters it in many ways.
7.2
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s iconic appeal evolves with more efficient engine options.
5.4
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler SUV endures as an off-road icon, and now has the best and broadest set of powertrains in its history.
5.2
The 2022 Toyota 4Runner trades on its deservedly rugged reputation, but it’s a poor everyday driver.
6.7
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models.
MSRP From     
$48,700$30,800$34,900$29,995$38,105$33,885
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AN/AStandard SUV 2WDN/AN/AStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
90 AWDBase 2 Door 4x4Altitude 4x2Willys Sport 4x4SR5 2WD (GS)Laredo X 4x2
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
546455
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
90Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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