Land Vagabond drew the sheet off its 2022 Protector on Wednesday, presenting an additional high-performance V8 to the off-road section. This time around, it’s a 5.0-liter, supercharged V8 offering 518 horse power. It will certainly be offered in both the Protector 90 and also 110 versions. In the previous, Land Vagabond claims it can break off a 0-60 run in simply 4.9 secs on its means to a full throttle of 149 miles per hour. The long-wheelbase 110 will certainly be a little bit slower, yet “slow-moving” possibly isn’t the ideal adjective to make use of below in any way.
Yet Land Vagabond isn’t the only car manufacturer providing a high-performance version of its off-road SUV. While Jeep might have been sneered at for offering the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 on the heels of the 2021 Ford Bronco’s intro, it begins to make a great deal even more feeling in this context. There’s apparently a high-output Bronco on the means, also, so call Jeep the dinosaur of the team all you desire, yet you can not place a cost on being. Well, you can, in fact, yet that’s not the factor.
Luckily, both Land Vagabond and also Jeep have actually given sufficient specifications for us to draft a contrast graph. Considering That the Rubicon 392 is supplied just in four-door role, we’re taking a look at the long-wheelbase Protector 110 as its straight rival below. Look:
There are a couple of cautions to point out off the top. For beginners, we do not have a main visual weight for the V8-powered Protector yet, as Land Vagabond has actually not settled its UNITED STATE specifications. We utilized the European numbers (as given by an agent), which we anticipate to be precise within regarding 50 extra pounds. The 0-60 time given by Land Vagabond was for the Protector 90, which is smaller sized and also rather lighter than the110 When geared up with the inline-6, the Protector 110 has to do with a tenth of a 2nd slower to 60 than the Protector 90, so we figure it needs to be about the exact same for the V8.
While the Protector has virtually 50 horse power on the Wrangler, that benefit vanishes many thanks to the Land Vagabond V8’s beast weight charge, which will certainly drop someplace in between 600 and also 700 extra pounds relying on tools. Yikes. On the other hand, nevertheless, the Land Vagabond has the side in full throttle, and also it’s not also shut. Chalk that as much as the tires, we believe. We understand for sure that the Rubicon 392’s all-terrains determine its rate limiter; Jeep’s very own designers informed us as a lot. This might produce a (hypothetically) fascinating drag race, as the Jeep’s benefit off the line might vaporize when three-way numbers enter play. Whether that takes place prior to the quarter-mile pen continues to be to be seen.
The Protector’s heft and also included size additionally add to its pulling benefit. You’ll keep in mind that we left that as “TBA” below as Land Vagabond has actually not yet completed that number, yet we would certainly be amazed to see it drop anywhere listed below 5,000 extra pounds, with a last number better to 7,500 extra pounds likely, as the I-6-powered Protector can carry an optimum of 8,200 extra pounds. The Land Vagabond’s off-road qualifications additionally stay undamaged. This provides the Protector a minor side in ground clearance, breakover angle and also water-fording deepness.
That’s all we have for currently. Ideally, we’ll be doing this once again later on this year (or very early following) with the advantage of a 3rd rival from heaven Oval. It’s a great time to be a vehicle follower, that’s for certain.
Exactly how they contrast in images
2022 Land Vagabond Protector 110 V8
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392