For the uninitiated, Land Rover has been SUV’ing since before SUV’ing was a thing. It has been seriously tackling terrain without painted lines and curbs since 1947. This brand takes off-roading seriously. While others have been entering the SUV market, Land Rover has been working to make their off-road vehicles more comfortable for daily use. The Defender make giant strides in that direction. It is as at home on the freeway as the trailway.
Engineered for a Quality Ride
Much of what makes the return of the Defender so exciting are changes made at its very core. It is engineered with an aluminum unibody chassis on an independent suspension. This provides a more refined ride for the Defender, one that every passenger will appreciate. The Defender is available both a two and four-door model, both with standard seating for five. The 110 model has an optional jump seat that adds seating for one more while the 90 Edition can be expanded to accommodate seven with third-row seating.
Exceptional Power and Towing Capability
Owners can choose from a 296 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a hybrid 3.0-liter inline-six that has an electric motor assist. Don’t be deceived by the seemingly modest stats. The Land Rover Defender 110 can carry a payload of 1,984 pounds or tow up to an impressive 8,201 pounds.
This extraordinary strength is combined with thoughtful engineering to take the Defender to new places easier. The optional air suspension system, for example, increases ground clearance from 8.6 to 11.5 inches. This allows the Defender to cruise through water up to almost three-feet deep. The Defender’s all-wheel-drive has a locking center differential. Off-road models also include a rear-axle lock. True off-roaders will appreciate the fact that this Defender can climb up and down at angles up to 45 degrees.
Off-Road Tech and Creature Comforts
Land Rover’s infotainment system in the Defender goes to the next level with ultrasonic sensors that provide water depth information and a digital view from beneath the vehicle. The rear-view mirror takes a feed from the tailgate removing rear seat obstacles. The interior of the Defender is decidedly upscale with leather and wood trim elements. Riding in the Defender is high, dry, and comfortable.
The Land Rover for You
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