Comparison - Land Rover Defender X 2020 - vs - Audi RS Q8 TFSI 2022

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Average Price: 
$
80,900
Updated: 
21 Jul 2020
$
119,900
Updated: 
20 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.80gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Indus Silver Metaliic
#A6A6A6
Eiger Grey Metallic
#BDBAAF
Pangea Green Metallic
#A5A895
Gondwana Stone Metallic
#AD9B8A
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F
Color: 
Floret silver, metallic
#AFB3B6
Dragon orange, metallic
#D06B05
Galaxy blue, metallic
#2A525E
Glacier white, metallic
#C7D0CD
Matador red, metallic
#5B0311
Navarra blue, metallic
#2F395C
Mythos black, metallic
#000000
Nardo Gray
#8A8F96
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465

Electric

Top Speed: 
129mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.80s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a return to the U.S. for the boxy off-roader that helped start it all. This time with far more creature comforts.

Pros
Back in the USA
Boxy profile
Upgraded interior
Legendary capability
Two body styles

Cons
Turbo-4 for the big Defender 110? Pricey off-roader Odd looks at the rear Interior comfort is a question
Pricey off-roader
Odd looks at the rear
Interior comfort is a question

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fully redesigned after many decades.Much more comfort and refinement.Lots of customization options.Part of the second Defender generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Strong off-road capabilities
Numerous customization options
High-tech safety and off-road features

Cons
Not as tough-looking as the original

By: 
edmunds.com

Land Rover reopens the book on one of its most iconic nameplates with the all-new 2020 Defender. Its boxy shape and retro details combine with design language found on modern Land Rovers to create an appearance that's both sophisticated and nostalgic. While the 2020 Defender looks like an ordinary crossover, it has serious off-road capabilities and rugged equipment that help it live up to its go-anywhere heritage.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Handles very well for its size
Impressively comfortable too
Loads of infotainment tech

Cons
Muted engine sounds
Auto gearbox isn't the best
Lots of expensive optional extras

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Audi has made no changes to the RS Q8 for 2021.

Pros
Mega-powerful V-8 engine,
nimble chassis,
styling is more restrained than the mechanically similar Lambo Urus.

Cons
Slower and more expensive than the RS6 Avant,
brake feel isn't particularly confidence inspiring,
not quite as poised as a Porsche.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The RS Q8 is unchanged for 2021.

Pros
Turbo V8 delivers devastating straight-line performance
Nimble, lively handling puts most sports cars to shame
Comfortable, well-trimmed interior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage
Less practical than the related Q7

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low)/ (high)/(combined)UK - 11.9 mpg//25.0 mpg/20.5 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
4.00L
Torque: 
406ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
590ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
395hp
at 5 550rpm
591hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.10Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather steering wheel
Extended Leather Upgrade
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Electrically adjustable steering column
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.60in
197.30in
Width: 
82.90in
78.70in
Height: 
77.50in
66.70in
Ground Clearance: 
11.50in
Front Track: 
67.10in
66.60in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
118.90in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.60
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
39.10in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
78.80cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8201lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
38.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
40.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5035.00lbs
5490.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Power-operated tailgate
Advanced Key
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-way manual headrests
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Windsor leather with Steelcut Premium Textile
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory functions
Heated front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
RS-specific adaptive air suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Double Sun Visor with illuminated vanity mirror
Exterior mirrors with memory feature, auto-dimming, power-folding/adjustable/heated
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
4 - zone deluxe automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
15 speakers
Meridian™ Surround Sound System 700W
Head-up Display
Wireless Device Charging
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
MMI radio plus
6-channel amplifier
730 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Audi Connect (36-month subscription)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black contrast roof and hood
Starlight Satin Chrome exterior accents
Orange brake calipers
Rear recovery eyes
Headlight washer system
Aluminum door mirror housing
Privacy glass
Door sill trims with aluminium inlays, front and rear, illuminated, with RS logo at front
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20"
22 in
Wheels more: 
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4 piston opposed 2 piece caliper
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Single piston sliding fist
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Traffic Monitor
Clear Exit Monitor
Self-Leveling Headlights
Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
Emergency Braking
Wade Sensing
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Audi pre-sense Front
Acoustic and visual parking sensor system for the front and rear
Pre-Sense Basic
Hold Assist
Reversing camera
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Cold Climate Package
Explorer Pack
Rear Seat Convenience Pack W/O Base
Wheel Protection Pack - Black Locks
Appearance Pack
Premium Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Urban Pack
Country Pack
Smoker's Package
Towing Pack
Basic Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Comfort And Convenience Pack
Red RS Design Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Carbon Optic Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Gray RS Design Package
Exterior Options: 
19" 6 Spoke 'Style 6010' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
19" 6 Spoke 'Style 6009' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
Front Undershield
22" Full Size Spare Wheel
20" 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 5095' Wheels W/Gloss Dark Grey & Contrast Diamond Turned Finish
Off-Road Tires
Satin Wrap
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
Orange Recovery Loop
19" 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 6010' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
Trailer Hitch W/Electrical Connector
20" 6 Spoke 'Style 6011' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
20" 6 Spoke 'Style 5094' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
19" Full Size Spare Wheel
23" Audi Sport 5-Y-Spoke Rotor Design Cast Aluminum, Matt Titanium Wheels
Paint Protection
Red Steel Brake Calipers
Interior Options: 
Heated Third Row
Activity Key
3-Zone Climate Control W/Chiller
16-Way Climate Front Row Seats
Loadspace Rails
Loadspace Partition Net
Front Jump Seat
Wi-Fi Enabled W/Data Plan
SiriusXM Satellite & HD Radio
Cabin Air Ionization
60/40 Load Through Heated Rear Seats W/Manual Slide, Recline And Center Armrest
Air Quality Sensor
60/40 Load Through Climate Rear Seats W/Manual Slide, Recline And Center Armres
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Vintage Tan/Ebony, premium leather
#8F6E4F
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Black/Gray Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Cognac Valcona, leather
#77553F
Black/Red Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E