2021 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Land Rover Defender Review In Amherst, NS

How the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Fares vs. the New Land Rover Defender with Amherst Chrysler in Amherst, Nova Scotia

As two of the most popular SUVs on the market, the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender are natural rivals, and we at Amherst Chrysler thought it only right to compare the pair of fixtures. Read on to find out how the beloved Wrangler fares against the 2021 Defender, and if you're based in Amherst, Nova Scotia or any of the nearby areas of Springhill, Sackville, or Maccan, contact us at Amherst Chrysler to schedule a test drive and get a closer look at the new Jeep Wrangler.

Style and Comfort

Land Rover has attempted to modernize the Defender's aesthetic with a rather boxy frame, while Jeep lovers will be thrilled to hear the 2021 Wrangler remains truckish in every sense of the word, especially in its design. Refinement may be the name of the new Defender's game, but the latest Wrangler has off-roading style points to burn, all while boasting various drastic interior improvements. You can now embark on any adventure off the beaten path and enjoy modern comfort all at once in the 2021 Wrangler, which includes an ergonomic cabin as well as leather seats and an 8.4-inch touchscreen in its upper trims. And contrary to the new Land Rover Defender, you won't have to break the bank to enjoy these amenities.


The 2021 Defender packs some serious hardware under the hood, but a closer look at its performance tells a slightly different story. While its 2-litre turbo-4 engine is good for nearly 300 horses, the new SUV's heft keeps drivers from enjoying it to the fullest. Nowhere is that more apparent than its acceleration, as the latest Defender hits 100 km/h in an underwhelming eight seconds. This Land Rover model has been met with some praise over its comfortable city drive, but it comes at a heavy cost. Not only does its price tag far exceed the 2021 Wrangler's, the new Defender's fuel efficiency pales in comparison, burning nearly 14 L/100km in the city to the Wrangler's 10.7. In other words, the 2021 Defender chips away at your finances in more ways than one.

As for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler, reviews have been quick to applaud its improved performance, led by a 3.6-litre V6 engine with 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The robust motor works in tandem with standard four-wheel drive to make easy work of navigating most any surface you can encounter both on and off the beaten path. This new Jeep SUV also hits the market with improved steering and an 8-speed automatic transmission that makes for seamless shifts, even in the toughest of conditions.

Off-Roading Capability

Even with its newly reimagined aesthetic, the 2021 Land Rover Defender remains a sound off-roader, but Jeep has long led the pack in this department for more than a few reasons. Two of them are named the Rubicon and Unlimited trims. The former leads most every top off-roader list year in, year out on the strength of its sturdy suspension, locking differentials and disconnecting sway bars. And you'd like to add even more pep to your off-roading experience, the all-new Rubicon 392 trim packs a whopping 470 horses and hits 100 km/h in under five seconds. As for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, this trim comes with everything you'll need for a riveting off-roading experience, from skid plates to three standard tow hooks to a Command Trac shift-on-the-fly 4x4 drive system. In short, capable though the Land Rover Defender might be, the Jeep Wrangler has something for every thrill-seeker.

If you'd like to leave our lot at the wheel of a new Jeep Wrangler, you can begin your purchase with our online financing application, then book an appointment with Amherst Chrysler. We'll have you hitting the trails in no time.


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