Friday, March 9, 2012

Jeep Wrangler versus Land Rover Defender 90

Here's a foreign video comparison between the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender 90.  It's a good bit of entertainment because it's not just the typical "fluff" review that's purely subjective - in this video you can see the how and why of the differences between the two industry benchmarks in off-road ability:



It's interesting to note the different overseas front bumper, and the fact that their Rubicon doesn't have the BFGoodrich Rubicon Mud-Terrain tires that the U.S. models come with.  The Jeep's performance in mud and dirt would undoubtedly be better if it had a proper set of mud-terrains.

The Wrangler in this video also happens to be a diesel model - I'd kill for one!  But in all honesty, I'm satisfied with the performance of my 3.8-liter minivan motor.  It's not a fantastic engine, but it does the job and still has more than adequate power even with 35" tires.  If I want speed, I'll drive one of my cars.

What I care about is off-road performance, which is the whole reason why I bought a Rubicon.

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