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Land Rover Defender 110 Mid-Size SUV (L663)

MSRP 35000 GBPNEX score 74%

Product Overview

The L663 Land Rover Defender is a completely redesigned offroad SUV that carries on the legend of the original L316 model that has been in continuous production since 1983. It opts for an aluminum unibody frame rather than the body-on-frame design of its predecessor, reflecting the change in role that modern SUVs need to adopt.
True to its heritage, the new Defender is available in two sizes, the 3-door Defender 90 and the 5-door Defender 110. Both come standard with 4-wheel drive.
Land Rover has ensured that the Defender remains their most offroad-worthy vehicle. This starts with the 2-speed transfer case with low range gears in a true 4x4 drivetrain layout. The L663 Defender's suspension afford the vehicle more suspension travel than traditional multi-link setup; on the Defender 110, air suspension is standard.
The L663 Defender is available with a wide range of engine options, including a V8 supercharged V8 found in Jaguar F-Type and Range Rover as well as a plug-in hybrid, though the option transmission available is an 8-speed sourced from ZF.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Excellent handling
  • Excellent refinement
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Superb off-road performance
  • Excellent ride quality
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Poor lanekeeping
  • Lack of cargo space
  • Lack of height-adjustable air springs
  • Lacklustre ride quality
  • Lacklustre fuel economy
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Specifications

Variants:
D4H
P4
P6
V8

Chassis

Chassis Type
Unibody
Offroad | Approach Angle
30.1 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
22 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
37.7 deg
Suspension | Front
Short- and long-arms
Suspension | Rear
Integral link
Turning Circle
12.84 m

Construction

Body Style
Mid-size SUV
Platform
D7x

Dimensions

Size | Height
1967 mm
Size | Length
5018 mm
Size | Width
2008 mm
Weight
2140 - 2418 kg
Wheelbase
3022 mm

Performance

V8Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.4 sec
V8Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.1 sec
Fuel Economy
7.5 - 9.9 L/100km
Offroad
900 mm Max Water Fording
Towing Capacity
3500 kg

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
4WD
V8Engine | Displacement
5.0 L
D4HEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
P4Engine | Displacement
2.0 L
P6Engine | Displacement
3.0 L
V8Engine | Power
525 PS
D4HEngine | Power
200hp @ 4000 / 240hp @ 4000
P4Engine | Power
300hp @ 5500
P6Engine | Power
400hp @ 5500
V8Engine | Torque
625 Nm
D4HEngine | Torque
430Nm @ 1400
P4Engine | Torque
400Nm @ 1500-4000
P6Engine | Torque
550Nm @ 2000-5000
V8Engine | Type
Supercharged DOHV V8 petrol
D4HEngine | Type
I4 diesel
P4Engine | Type
I4 petrol
P6Engine | Type
I6 petrol
V8Fuel Capacity
88.5 L
D4HFuel Capacity
83.5 L
P4Fuel Capacity
88.5 L
P6Fuel Capacity
88.5 L
Transfer Case
2-speed transfer case with low range
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020-01
Debut
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
V8Debut
2021-02-25
Made In
Slovakia

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Defender arrives in five-door ‘110’ form first, with the short-wheelbase 90 to follow. Both are based on the most rugged derivative to date of Land Rover’s longitudinal-engined architecture. This largely aluminium car comes with 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines. It can tow 3500kg, and on air springs (steel coils come later) wades 900mm of water.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading off-road credentials
  • Powerful engines
Cons
  • Lacklustre fuel economy

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Five-door Defenders start at £45,000 but, in the specification you see here, the 2.0-litre diesel comes in at around £65,000. The Terrain Response system manipulates suspension, differentials, brakes, traction control and more on the go. It also has 360deg cameras, including a through-bonnet one showing the front wheels.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible off-roading capability
  • Powerful engines
Cons
  • Expensive for a five-door

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The D300 is one of the most fashionable cars currently available, fitted with the least fashionable powerplant conceivable. Hybridisation of the very mildest kind is a feature and helps to kick the D300’s MPG and CO2 figures onto the edge of the playing field. It sips most frugally at a cruise (we saw 36mpg over the course of a 50-mile motorway journey)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Fantastic fuel economy
Cons
  • Lacklustre straight-line acceleration

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Defender V8 starts from £50k for the V8 AMG version. Power is provided by JLR's familiar 5.0-litre supercharged V8. There's 518bhp and 625Nm on tap, but with 0-62mph coming up in 5.4 seconds, it's just 0.2 seconds ahead of the plug-in P400e.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8
  • Decent on-road performance
Cons
  • Lacklustre ride quality

carmagazine[5]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The new Defender is codenamed L663 and will be based on the D7U aluminium monocoque architecture. Air suspension and coil springs will be offered, with the former extending by up to 75mm and lowering by 50mm. There’s permanent all-wheel drive, a standard low-range transfer case, three auto-locking diffs (front axle, centre and rear axle), and a choice of 18-22-inch wheels.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Impressive on-road performance
Cons
  • Rugged B-road

carmagazine[6]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
Just 150 Defender 70th Edition models will be made, with production starting later in 2018. Cost? A steep £150k a pop for a 90 Station Wagon. It uses a 5.0-litre V8 already in service within the JLR range. So you get a supercharger-less 400bhp of grunt and a claimed 0-62mph of 5.6 seconds.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Hilarious V8 engine
  • Rugged interior
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Fiddly infotainment system

cnet[7]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The new Land Rover Defender is every bit as capable as its predecessor. Pricing starts at $51,250 for a base 110 and can stretch into the mid-$90,000s for a fully loaded Defender X. Good tires and a nicely tuned air suspension keep the Defender rocking steady no matter the terrain.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb off-road performance
  • Stylish interior
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons
  • Loud tires
  • Loud on-road tires

digitaltrends[8]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the automotive equivalent of a Patagonia jacket. It's a pricey, premium item, but it offers a higher level of quality for that price. With its comfortable ride and precise handling, the Defender felt more like a regular car than a mudslinging off-road SUV.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent on-road manners
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Land Rover Defender 110 D240 S 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/land-rover/defender/first-drives/land-rover-defender-110-d240-s-2020-uk-review. 2020-05-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Land Rover Defender 110 S 2020 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/land-rover/defender/first-drives/land-rover-defender-110-s-2020-review. 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Land Rover Defender 110 SE D300 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/land-rover/defender/first-drives/land-rover-defender-110-se-d300-2021-uk-review. 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
4. ^ New Land Rover Defender V8 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/land-rover/defender/355593/new-land-rover-defender-v8-2021-review. 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
5. ^ Land Rover Defender review: 90 and 110 models driven. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/land-rover/defender-4x4/. 2021-11-24. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
6. ^ Land Rover Defender 110 Works V8 (2018) review: a 400bhp birthday present. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/land-rover/land-rover-defender-works-v8-2018-review/. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
7. ^ 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 review: Tough guy's got a softer side. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-land-rover-defender-110-awd-review/. 2020-10-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 first drive review: Off-rad chops meets modern tech. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-land-rover-defender-review/. 2020-10-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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