Land Rover Defender - Consumer Reports

Land Rover Defender


Current Model
The Defender SUV evokes the original classic but in a modern form. It comes with a choice of four- or six-cylinder turbocharged, and new for 2022, a supercharged V8 engine.
Body styles include two- or four-door, and a number of seating configurations from five to seven passengers are available. A comprehensive list of off-road-ready features includes selectable modes to help traverse a variety of terrains. With the six-cylinder, acceleration is plentiful. The ride is steady but rather firm, and handling is a bit ponderous. The seats are very comfortable, and the interior ambience evokes a safari expedition. The new infotainment system is rather slow and distracting to use. At least it's compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. FCW, AEB, BSW, and rear cross traffic warning are standard. Adaptive cruise control is optional.
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Predicted Reliability
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2020-2021
2020 Redesign Year
The Defender SUV evokes the charm of the original classic in a modern form. It comes with a choice of four- or six-cylinder turbocharged engines, two- or four-door body styles, and seating configurations from five to seven passengers.
A comprehensive list of off-road-ready features includes various driving modes to adapt the vehicle to the situation. With the six-cylinder, acceleration is plentiful. The ride is steady but firm, though handling is a bit ponderous. The front seats are very comfortable and the interior ambience evokes a safari expedition. The new infotainment system is distracting to use. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane departure warning are standard. Adaptive cruise control is optional. A supercharged V8 powered version is new for 2022.
$65,450 - $106,875
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$64,100 - $97,900
Average Retail Price
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