2019 Lexus NX vs 2020 Land Rover Defender

2019 Lexus NX
2019 Lexus NX
$36,485MSRP
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2020 Land Rover Defender
2020 Land Rover Defender
$49,900MSRP
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2019 Lexus NX
$36,485MSRP
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2020 Land Rover Defender
$49,900MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$36,485

MSRP

$49,900

Average price

$26,496

Average price

$52,915

Listings

225

Listings

235
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Off-road capability
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor value for money
  • Interior materials feel cheap

2019 Lexus NX Reviews Summary

2020 Land Rover Defender Reviews Summary

The Land Rover Defender didn’t have to leave, but as the saying goes, it couldn't stay here. In 1996, after only two model years, the United States banned the Defender 90 because it didn't have airbags, a proud feature this crusty old truck boasted from 1990 until its final breath in 2016. Around the world, the Defender—and the Series I, II, and III models that were nearly the same since 1948—has been Britain's answer to the American Jeep, the German Gelandewagen, and the Japanese FJ. It was a farming vehicle built on warrior bones that served millions, including armies, without a whiff of prestige or wealth.

Today, Land Rover is a luxury manufacturer of extreme off-road vehicles that can and do go everywhere on earth. The new Defender isn't anything like the old Defender, and thank God. But don't think the Defender has gone too soft, because at its core, it's just a cushier, way pricier Wrangler.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 235 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 296 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

235 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

MPG City

22

MPG City

17

MPG Highway

28

MPG Highway

20
2019 Lexus NX
2019 Lexus NX
$36,485MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2020 Land Rover Defender
2020 Land Rover Defender
$49,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2019 Lexus NX
$36,485MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2020 Land Rover Defender
$49,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$36,485
$49,900
Average price
$26,496
$52,915
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.8
4.8
Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Off-road capability
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor value for money
  • Interior materials feel cheap
Summary

The Land Rover Defender didn’t have to leave, but as the saying goes, it couldn't stay here. In 1996, after only two model years, the United States banned the Defender 90 because it didn't have airbags, a proud feature this crusty old truck boasted from 1990 until its final breath in 2016. Around the world, the Defender—and the Series I, II, and III models that were nearly the same since 1948—has been Britain's answer to the American Jeep, the German Gelandewagen, and the Japanese FJ. It was a farming vehicle built on warrior bones that served millions, including armies, without a whiff of prestige or wealth.

Today, Land Rover is a luxury manufacturer of extreme off-road vehicles that can and do go everywhere on earth. The new Defender isn't anything like the old Defender, and thank God. But don't think the Defender has gone too soft, because at its core, it's just a cushier, way pricier Wrangler.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 235 hp I4
2.0L 296 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
7
Horsepower
235 hp @ 5600 rpm
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG City
22
17
MPG Highway
28
20
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