Land Rover Defender 110 (L663)

Land Rover Defender 110 (Front)
Land Rover Defender 110 (Front) – Photo by Alexander Migl
Land Rover Defender 110 (Rear)
Land Rover Defender 110 (Rear) – Photo by Alexander Migl
Land Rover Defender 110 (Interior)
Photo by Tokumeigakarinoaoshima

Land Rover Defender 110

Model Years Produced: 2020 to Current

An engineering masterpiece, the Defender is just as capable of an off-road machine as it is a comfortable cruiser on the pavement. It’s more utilitarian than its siblings from Land Rover, but can still be optioned into quite a nice vehicle. Don’t let the pictures fool you—the Defender is a big truck.

Verdict

Pros

  • Very capable off-road
  • Cool, tons of presence
  • Forward and side visibility is excellent; like a “greenhouse”
  • Comfortable ride
  • Eminently customizable
  • While the standard four-cylinder engine is merely “adequate,” the optional inline-six engine provides plenty of thrust, and the V8 engine is properly fast

Cons

  • The incredible engineering also means there’s an incredible amount of things that can go wrong—consider an extended warranty a requirement, especially in light of Land Rover’s questionable reliability reputation
  • Rear visibility is poor thanks to the spare wheel—the digital rearview mirror is essentially a required option
  • Hardly any interior amenities are standard on the lower trims, so make sure the vehicle you’re looking at has been configured with the options you want

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Specifications

All figures are as of 2022 model year.

  • Transmission: ZF 8-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4WD standard w/ 2-speed transfer case
    • Air suspension standard
    • Electronically locking center differential standard
    • Electronically locking rear differential optional
  • Base curb weight: 4815 lbs
  • Max cargo capacity: N/A
  • Seating: 2 rows (3 rows optional)
  • Rear leg room: 39.1 in
  • Towing capacity: 7716 lbs

Engines

Jaguar Ingenium AJ200 - 2.0L I-4 Turbocharged

  • Referred to as the “P300” engine
  • Standard engine

Power Figures

  • 296 hp
  • 295 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 18mpg combined
  • 17mpg city
  • 20mpg highway

Jaguar Ingenium AJ300 - 3.0L I-6 Twincharged MHEV

  • Referred to as the “P400” engine
  • Standard on the SE, HSE, First Edition, X, and X-Dynamic trim levels

Power Figures

  • 395 hp
  • 406 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 19mpg combined
  • 17mpg city
  • 22mpg highway

Jaguar AJ133 - 5.0L V8 Supercharged

  • Standard on the V8 and Carpathian Edition trim levels
  • Referred to as the “P525” engine

Power Figures

  • 518 hp
  • 461 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 16mpg combined
  • 14mpg city
  • 19mpg highway