Land Rover Defender vs Kia Sportage Comparison

    Land Rover Defender

    Kia Sportage

    2024 Land Rover
    Defender
    vs
    2024 Kia
    Sportage
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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
    8.4
    7.6
    0.0
    Based on the Land Rover Defender 110 P525 V8 (386kW)
    Based on the Kia Sportage SX+ (FWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    TowingTowing
    Awards
    The Land Rover Defender won the Best 4WD SUV award in 2023. We don’t have any awards for Kia Sportage.
    '23
    Best 4WD SUV
    Towing
    Fuel Efficiency
    89L - 90L
    303 to 1152 km
    54L
    265 to 437 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    7 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $88,870 - $240,270
    $32,995 - $55,420
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    CarExpert's Take

    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
    William Stopford
    News Editor
    William Stopford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Spacious cabin
    • Distinctive styling
    • Long warranty
    Misses
    • Weak powertrain
    • Poor fuel economy
    • Questionable value proposition

    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

    • Anti Theft Wheel Nuts (+$80)
    • Intrusion Sensor (+$1,001)
    • Secure Tracker (+$910)
    • Smoke Pack (+$65)
    • Wi-Fi Enabled with Data Plan (+$600)
    • Premium Paint (+$520)

    Colours Available

    Clear White is the standard paint finish, with the following optional:

    • Steel Grey
    • Gravity Grey
    • Fusion Black
    • Vesta Blue
    • Dawning Red
    • Snow White Pearl (SX+ and GT-Line only)
    • Jungle Wood Green (SX+ and GT-Line only)

    Premium paint costs an extra $520.

    All models have a black interior.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIESEL DIR INJ, TURBO DIRECT F/INJ, SUPERCHARGED DIR INJ, TURBO CDITURBO CDI, MULTI POINT F/INJ, TUR GASOLINE DIR INJ
    Size (cc)
    1997 - 50001598 - 1999
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 2.0L, 5.0L2.0L, 1.6L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4, SUPERCHARGED V8DIESEL TURBO 4, INLINE 4, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 3216
    Power
    183kW - 386kW115kW - 137kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 60004000 - 6200
    Torque
    400Nm - 650Nm192Nm - 416Nm
    Torque RPM
    1250 - 25001500 - 4500
    Bore Stroke
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    Compression Ratio
    9.5 - 15.510.5 - 16

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