Last Updated on October 29, 2022 by Victor A
In today’s SUV market we find a consistent trend among carmakers; designers are making SUVs smaller and sportier, while decreasing their ground clearance. Yet, some automakers have models that stick with what have always worked, a clean square design, like the Mercedes G-Class, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and the Land Rover Defender.
In a recent video by Carwow, they decided to bring face to face the G-Class 350d with a 2.9-liter straight-six turbo diesel, the Wrangler with a 2-liter turbocharged petrol, the Defender with a 2-liter turbocharged diesel, and the 2014 Defender with a 2.2-liter turbo diesel, in a drag race. These four SUVs aren’t meant for drag races since they were designed as 4×4 off-roaders. Which makes the video even more interesting.
The cars are closely matched in terms of specifications, except the 2014 Land Rover Defender, which finds a big disadvantage in both horsepower and torque, yet, it’s still interesting to see how well it can perform against the newest version.
Here are more detailed specifications:
|Land Rover Defender||240 hp||430 Nm|
|Jeep Wrangler Rubicon||272 hp||430 Nm|
|Mercedes G-Class 350d||286 hp||600 Nm|
|Land Rover Defender (2014)||122 hp||360 Nm|