Ford Escape vs Land Rover Defender Comparison

    Ford Escape

    Land Rover Defender

    2024 Ford
    Escape
    vs
    2024 Land Rover
    Defender
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.0
    8.4
    0.0
    Based on the Ford Escape ST-LINE PHEV (FWD)
    Based on the Land Rover Defender 110 P525 V8 (386kW)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    TowingTowing
    Awards
    We don’t have any awards for Ford Escape. The Land Rover Defender won the Best 4WD SUV award in 2023.
    '23
    Best 4WD SUV
    Towing
    Fuel Efficiency
    45L - 57L
    68 to 490 km
    89L - 90L
    303 to 1152 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year years/
    warranty
    5 year years/
    warranty
    MSRP
    $36,490 - $54,940
    $88,870 - $240,270
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    CarExpert's Take

    William Stopford
    News Editor
    William Stopford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Spacious interior
    • Smooth powertrain
    • Useable EV range
    Misses
    • Interior a bit drab
    • Steep premium over petrol ST-Line
    • Ford is discontinuing it
    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Epic supercharged V8
    • Faster than it ought to be
    • Drives like a luxury off-road beast
    Misses
    • Big price tag
    • Side-swing tailgate is heavy
    • Big investment – you’d want it to be reliable

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Prestige Paint (+$650)
    • Anti Theft Wheel Nuts (+$80)
    • Intrusion Sensor (+$1,001)
    • Metallic Paint Premium (+$1,040)
    • Secure Tracker (+$910)
    • Smoke Pack (+$65)

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIESEL DIR INJ, TURBO DIRECT F/INJ, SUPERCHARGED DIR INJ
    Size (cc)
    1999 - 24881997 - 5000
    Size (L)
    2.0L, 2.5L3.0L, 2.0L, 5.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 4DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4, SUPERCHARGED V8
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616 - 32
    Power
    167kW - 183kW183kW - 386kW
    Power RPM
    5700 - 62504000 - 6000
    Torque
    210Nm - 387Nm400Nm - 650Nm
    Torque RPM
    3100 - 45001250 - 2500
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 139.5 - 15.5

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