Land Rover Defender vs Toyota 4Runner

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As a mechanic and Range Rover owner, I have had my fair share of experience with luxury SUVs.

However, when it comes to reliability, durability, and affordability, nothing beats the Toyota 4Runner.

  • Why I prefer 4Runner over Land Rover
  • Personal experience with owning and fixing Range Rovers
  • Sarcastic joke about Range Rover

Design and Performance

Land Rover

  • Design features: luxurious and sleek appearance, advanced technology
  • Performance: powerful engine, off-road capability


  • Design features: iconic and rugged look, practical and straightforward interior
  • Performance: powerful engine, superior off-road capability

Off-Roading Capability

Land Rover

  • Off-roading features: terrain response system, hill descent control
  • Advantages: handling steep terrains, better traction control


  • Off-roading features: skid plates, locking rear differential
  • Advantages: higher ground clearance, resistant to damage

Towing and Cargo Capacity

Land Rover

  • Towing capacity: less than 8,200 lbs
  • Cargo space: less than 83 cubic feet


  • Towing capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
  • Cargo space: up to 89.7 cubic feet
  • Advantages: able to pull heavier loads, ample space for cargo

Price and Fuel Economy

Land Rover

  • MSRP: higher than 4Runner
  • Fuel economy: less efficient, averaging around 20 MPG


  • MSRP: more affordable, starting at $36,765
  • Fuel economy: averaging around 24 MPG
  • Advantages: better price point, more fuel-efficient

Overall Pros and Cons

Land Rover

  • Pros: luxurious and advanced technology features, exceptional off-road capability
  • Cons: higher price point, less fuel-efficient, less towing capacity, less cargo space


  • Pros: superior off-roading capability, better towing and cargo capacity, more affordable, more fuel-efficient
  • Cons: less luxurious and advanced technology features

Last updated and verified on 4th September 2023

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Gareth Boyd
Gareth Boyd

An avid Land Rover fan, and lover of all models, specifically Range Rover Sports. Having owned over 5 Ranger Rover models, he has encountered every error code and problem you could imagine!

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