2021 MINI Countryman vs 2022 Land Rover Defender

2021 MINI Countryman
2021 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
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2022 Land Rover Defender
2022 Land Rover Defender
$48,700MSRP
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2021 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
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2022 Land Rover Defender
$48,700MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$29,100

MSRP

$48,700

Average price

$27,932

Average price

$61,540

Listings

105

Listings

234
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Multiple body styles
  • Great ride quality
Cons
  • Sluggish touchscreen response
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Poor fuel economy

2021 MINI Countryman Reviews Summary

2022 Land Rover Defender Reviews Summary

Over seven decades in the car business, Land Rover has shifted from making utilitarian vehicles prized by farmers, explorers, and soldiers to making luxury vehicles prized by wealthy suburbanites. The 2022 Land Rover Defender aims to bridge the gap between Land Rover’s past and present.

As other Land Rover models got more luxurious, the original Defender carried on as a rugged, basic off-roader. While Land Rover stopped selling the old school Defender in the United States during the 1990s, it remained in production for other markets until 2016. By that time, Land Rover was already planning a clean-sheet redesign that brought the Defender back to the U.S. for the 2020 model year.

The new Land Rover Defender contrasts the automaker’s other models, like the Discovery and Range Rover, with an emphasis on ruggedness. It’s still bigger and cushier than the original Defender, but less fancy than its sibling models. And like the original Defender, the new model is available in two-door 90 and four-door 110 body styles. A three-row, eight-seat Defender 130 body style is also on the way for the 2023 model year.

Meanwhile, changes for the 2022 model year include a new optional 11.4-inch touchscreen, standard wireless phone charging, and an expansion of trim levels. The Defender 90 gets new X-Dynamic SE and X-Dynamic HSE trims, and a new V8 powertrain option debuts for both the 90 and Defender 110 in both standard and high-end Carpathian Edition models. Shared with other Jaguar Land Rover products, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 provides a serious boost in performance. We sampled it in a Defender 90 for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

1.5L 134 hp I3

Engine

2.0L 296 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

6

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4400 rpm

Horsepower

296 hp @ 4000 rpm

MPG City

26

MPG City

18

MPG Highway

33

MPG Highway

21
2021 MINI Countryman
2021 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
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2022 Land Rover Defender
2022 Land Rover Defender
$48,700MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Land Rover Defender
$48,700MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$29,100
$48,700
Average price
$27,932
$61,540
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.7
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Multiple body styles
  • Great ride quality
Cons
  • Sluggish touchscreen response
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Poor fuel economy
Summary

Over seven decades in the car business, Land Rover has shifted from making utilitarian vehicles prized by farmers, explorers, and soldiers to making luxury vehicles prized by wealthy suburbanites. The 2022 Land Rover Defender aims to bridge the gap between Land Rover’s past and present.

As other Land Rover models got more luxurious, the original Defender carried on as a rugged, basic off-roader. While Land Rover stopped selling the old school Defender in the United States during the 1990s, it remained in production for other markets until 2016. By that time, Land Rover was already planning a clean-sheet redesign that brought the Defender back to the U.S. for the 2020 model year.

The new Land Rover Defender contrasts the automaker’s other models, like the Discovery and Range Rover, with an emphasis on ruggedness. It’s still bigger and cushier than the original Defender, but less fancy than its sibling models. And like the original Defender, the new model is available in two-door 90 and four-door 110 body styles. A three-row, eight-seat Defender 130 body style is also on the way for the 2023 model year.

Meanwhile, changes for the 2022 model year include a new optional 11.4-inch touchscreen, standard wireless phone charging, and an expansion of trim levels. The Defender 90 gets new X-Dynamic SE and X-Dynamic HSE trims, and a new V8 powertrain option debuts for both the 90 and Defender 110 in both standard and high-end Carpathian Edition models. Shared with other Jaguar Land Rover products, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 provides a serious boost in performance. We sampled it in a Defender 90 for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
1.5L 134 hp I3
2.0L 296 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
6
Horsepower
134 hp @ 4400 rpm
296 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG City
26
18
MPG Highway
33
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