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Land Rover Defender vs. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

In comparing the Land Rover Defender to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the Land Rover Defender has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Land Rover Defender versus the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the Land Rover Defender is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Land Rover Defender versus Mercedes-Benz G-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Land Rover Defender ranges from $65,526 to $98,943 while a used Mercedes-Benz G-Class from the same model year range is priced between $160,282 to $269,895. For a new model, the Land Rover Defender's price is between $59,002 and $99,930, with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class priced between $142,208 and $227,811.

Land Rover Defender versus Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Land Rover Defender’s base engine makes 296 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class base engine makes 416 horsepower. The Defender is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 miles. The G-Class is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Land Rover Defender versus Mercedes-Benz G-Class Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The Land Rover Defender has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2023 Land Rover Defender

2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$59,002 - $99,930

Used Asking Price:

$65,526 - $98,943

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$142,208 - $227,811

Used Asking Price:

$160,282 - $269,895

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 18
8 / 18

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

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

AMG G 63, G 550

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 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:

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

416 hp @ 5250 rpm

Torque:

450 foot-lbs @ 2250 rpm

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

0.075 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

14 / 17 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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

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:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.4 inches

Cargo Space:

38.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

68.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

143.4 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5582 lbs

Width:

86.1 inches

Height:

77.5 inches

Length:

189.7 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

255/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

275/55R19