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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. Land Rover Defender

In comparing the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to the Land Rover Defender, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. The Land Rover Defender has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited versus the Land Rover Defender, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a better car than the Land Rover Defender.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited versus Land Rover Defender Pricing

For a new model, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited's price is between $40,780 and $82,783, with the Land Rover Defender priced between $63,052 and $120,678.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited’s base engine makes 285 horsepower, and the Land Rover Defender base engine makes 296 horsepower. The Wrangler Unlimited is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 495 miles. The Defender is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 miles. The Wrangler Unlimited uses regular unleaded, and the Defender uses premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Land Rover Defender has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2023 Land Rover Defender

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,780 - $82,783

Used Asking Price:

$33,947 - $52,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

10.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$63,052 - $120,678

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 24
3 / 14
7 / 24
19 / 24

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Rubicon, Sport RHD, Rubicon FarOut, Rubicon 392, Sport, Willys Sport, Sport S, Willys, Sport Altitude, Freedom, High Tide, Sahara, Sahara Altitude, High Altitude

Trim Levels

90 X-Dynamic SE, 110 X-Dynamic SE, 130 X-Dynamic SE, 90 S, 110 S, 110 30th Anniversary Edition, 130 S, 110 Standard, 90 SE, 110 SE, 130 SE, 130 First Edition, 90 V8, 90 Carpathian Edition, 110 V8, 110 Carpathian Edition, 90 X, 110 X, 130 X

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

296 hp @ 4000 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 23 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 495 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 20 / 18

Range (city/hwy):

405 / 476 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Cargo Space:

31.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

59.2 inches

Cargo Space:

34 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

78.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4196 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

188.4 inches

Wheelbase:

118.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4815 lbs

Width:

82.9 inches

Height:

77.4 inches

Length:

197.6 inches

Wheelbase:

118.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

255/60R18