When we compare the Porsche Cayenne's and the Land Rover Defender's specifications and ratings, the Porsche Cayenne has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and base engine power. The Land Rover Defender has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars Based on this comparison of the Porsche Cayenne's and the Land Rover Defender's specifications and ratings, the Porsche Cayenne is a better car than the Land Rover Defender.
Porsche Cayenne vs. Land Rover Defender Pricing
A used 2023 Porsche Cayenne ranges from $77,757 to $167,274 while a used 2023 Land Rover Defender is priced between $70,992 to $126,224. For a new model, the Porsche Cayenne's price is between $84,907 and $165,427, with the Land Rover Defender priced between $65,559 and $118,488.
Porsche Cayenne vs. Land Rover Defender Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Porsche Cayenne loses 45 percent of its value and the Land Rover Defender loses 46.2 percent of its value. This means the Porsche Cayenne retains 1.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Land Rover Defender.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Porsche Cayenne’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Land Rover Defender base engine makes 296 horsepower. The Cayenne is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The Defender is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 miles. This gives the Porsche Cayenne the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Land Rover Defender. Both models use premium unleaded.