2023 Land Rover Defender vs. 2023 Range Rover Sport: What's the Difference?

2023 Land Rover Defender vs. 2022 Range Rover Sport
2023 Land Rover Defender

vs.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
$51,700

Starting Price

$83,000
37 feet

Turning Radius

41.8 feet
295 lb-ft

Standard Torque

369 lb-ft
296 hp

Standard Horsepower

355 hp
58.3 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

118 cubic feet

Are you considering a Land Rover SUV that upgrades your Delray Beach commute, while featuring plenty of off-roading features, so you can take on rough terrain on your weekend adventures? Then, read our Land Rover SUV comparison to see the difference between the Land Rover Defender and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. For additional help with choosing between the 2023 Land Rover Defender or Range Rover Sport, apply for financing and contact Land Rover Palm Beach to test drive both models in West Palm Beach!

2023 Land Rover Defender vs. Range Rover Sport: Price

If you’re choosing between the 2023 Land Rover Defender and the 2023 Range Rover Sport on the basis of price, you’ll find that the Defender features considerably more affordable trims. However, the Range Rover Sport features a more diverse range of price points and configurations for Boca Raton drivers to choose from. See the difference between the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport price ranges below:

2023 Land Rover Defender Trims & Pricing

  • Defender 90 S: $52,300 (MSRP)
  • Defender 90 SE: $64,000 (MSRP)

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Trims & Pricing

  • Range Rover Sport SE: $83,000 (MSRP)
  • Range Rover Sport DYNAMIC SE: $90,000 (MSRP)
  • Range Rover Sport Autobiography: $104,200 (MSRP)
  • Range Rover Sport First Edition: $122,850 (MSRP)

2023 Land Rover Defender vs. Range Rover Sport: Performance

Considering that the Land Rover Range Rover Sport costs more than the Land Rover Defender, you won’t be surprised to learn that the 2023 Range Rover Sport offers more powerful engine options than the Defender. That said, we think you’ll be impressed by the powerful engine options the 2023 Defender offers, especially given its affordability. Compare engine specs below:

2023 Land Rover Defender Engine Specs

  • 2.0L P300 i4 GAS: 296 hp; 0-60 MPH in 6.7 seconds
  • 3.0L P400 i6 MHEV: 395 hp; 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Engine Specs

  • 3.0L P360 i6 MHEV: 355 hp; 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds
  • 3.0L P400 i6 MHEV: 395 hp; 0-60 MPH in 5.4 seconds
  • P440E Automatic PHEV: 518 hp; 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds
  • P530 AWD Automatic: 523 hp ; 0-60 MPH in 4.3 seconds

2023 Land Rover Defender vs. Range Rover Sport: Which is More Fuel-Efficient?

Using the information currently available from Land Rover and other automotive review sites, compare the difference between the 2023 Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport mpg estimates below:

2023 Range Rover Sport Fuel Economy by Engine 

P360 Automatic MHEV: 

  • City MPG: 19 MPG
  • Highway MPG: 26 MPG

P400 Automatic MHEV: 

  • City MPG: 18 MPG
  • Highway MPG: 26 MPG

P440E Automatic PHEV: 

  • Electric Range: Up to 48 miles
  • City MPG: TBA
  • Highway MPG: TBA

P530 AWD Automatic: 

  • City MPG: 16 MPG
  • Highway MPG: 21 MPG

2023 Land Rover Defender Fuel Economy by Engine 

2.4L P300 I4 Gas: 

  • City MPG: 18 MPG
  • Highway MPG: 21 MPG

3.0L P300 I6 Gas: 

  • City MPG: 17 MPG
  • Highway MPG: 21 MPG

3.0L P400 I6 Gas MHEV: 

  • City MPG: 18 MPG
  • Highway MPG: 23 MPG

2023 Land Rover Defender vs. Range Rover Sport: Which is Bigger?

What is the difference between the 2023 Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport when it comes to size? That depends on which configuration of the 2023 Land Rover Defender you choose. The Range Rover Sport is smaller than the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 4-door w/ 8 seats, but it’s larger than the other configurations of the Defender. Compare key 2023 Land Rover Defender vs. 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport dimensions below:

2023 Range Rover Sport Dimensions 

  • Height: 71.7 inches
  • Length: 194.7 inches
  • Width w/ Mirrors Folded: 80.6 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Headroom w/ Standard Roof: 39.3/38.7 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear headroom w/ Panoramic Sunroof: 38.8/39.0 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Legroom: 40.3/37.8 inches
  • Volume Behind First Row: 118 cubic feet
  • Volume Behind Second Row: 31.90 cubic feet

2023 Land Rover Defender Dimensions 

2023 Land Rover Defender 130 4-door 8-seats:

  • Height: 77.6 inches
  • Length: 187.4 inches (Without spare wheel) | 197.6 inches (With spare wheel)
  • Width w/ Mirrors Folded: 79.1 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Headroom w/ Panoramic Roof: 40.6/40.4/39 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Legroom: 36.6 inches
  • Volume Behind First Row: 76.1 cubic feet
  • Volume Behind Second Row: 35.8 cubic feet
  • Volume Behind Third Row: 15.3 cubic feet

2023 Land Rover Defender 110 4-door:

  • Height: 77.4 inches
  • Length: 187.4 inches (Without spare wheel) | 197.6 inches (With spare wheel)
  • Width w/ Mirrors Folded: 79.1 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Headroom: 40.6/40.4 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Legroom: 39.0 (5 seats) / 36.6 (5+2 seats) inches
  • Volume Behind First Row: 78.8 (5 seats) / 69.0 (5+2 seats) cubic feet
  • Volume Behind Second Row: 34.0 (5 seats) / 34.6 (5+2 seats) cubic feet
  • Volume Behind Third Row: 10.7 cubic feet

2023 Land Rover Defender 2-door:

  • Height: 77.5 inches (Coil Suspension) | 77.5 inches (Air Suspension)
  • Length: 170.2 inches (Without spare wheel) | 180.4 inches (With spare wheel)
  • Width w/ Mirror Folded: 79.1 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Headroom w/ Panoramic Roof: 40.6/37.2 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Headroom w/out Roof: 40.6/38.6 inches
  • Maximum Front/Rear Legroom: 39.0/36.6 inches
  • Volume Behind First Row: 58.3 cubic feet
  • Volume Behind Second Row: 10.5 cubic feet

2023 Land Rover Defender vs. Range Rover Sport: Handling

As for handling, both models can come with plenty of traction-enhancing off-road features like electronic stability control, adaptive dynamics, and configurable drive modes that allow you to perfect torque distribution on choppy terrain. You’ll also have your choice between active suspensions and air suspensions, as well as locking rear differentials, all of which help your SUV handle smoothly off-road.

One thing to note, however, is that the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a bit larger than the Defender and features a wider turning radius, so if commuting and parking are a major factor, the Defender is quite maneuverable, albeit, not as roomy.

See the Difference Between the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport in Action!

Are you still struggling with whether to choose the 2023 Land Rover Defender or Land Rover Range Rover Sport after reading our Land Rover SUV comparison? Then, come test drive both models near Wellington at Land Rover Palm Beach! Our associates can arrange for you to perform your own 2023 Land Rover Defender vs. Range Rover Sport comparison with some test drives in West Palm Beach! While you’re here, take a moment to explore our other Land Rover comparisons to see how the Land Rover Defender compares to the Land Rover Discovery and more!

 

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