Without losing its Land Rover identity, the latest Defender is a much more polished and modern offering than the last Defender vehicle to be sold here. The chunky, retro design looks as if it will age well, with blocky headlight clusters and thick cladding around the wheel arches. The smaller Defender 90 is likely to appeal to a younger clientele and, in its base specification, comes with LED headlights/taillights, utilitarian-looking 18-inch steel wheels, and a body-color roof. Other versions come with a white contrast roof, a folding fabric roof, front fog lights, and alloy wheels measuring up to 20-inches. On the Defender X, orange brake calipers, a gloss black hood, and a sliding panoramic roof are equipped.
With a length of 170.2 inches excluding the rear-mounted spare wheel, the three-door Defender 90 is 3.4 inches longer than the three-door Jeep Wrangler. It has a 101.9-inch wheelbase and a width of 79.1 inches excluding the mirrors (82.9 inches including the mirrors). The height is either 77.5 inches with the air suspension (standard on upper trims) or 77.7 inches with the coil suspension. Key dimensions for the larger Defender 110 include a 118.9-inch wheelbase, a length of 187.4 inches excluding the spare wheel (197.6 inches including the spare wheel), and the same width as the Defender 90. The Defender 110 has a height of 77.4 inches.
Off-roading numbers matter when it comes to any Land Rover, and the Defender 110 impresses with an off-road ride height of 11.5 inches and maximum approach/departure/ramp angles of 38/40/28 degrees respectively for the 110. The more compact Defender 90 has a superior ramp angle of 31 degrees. The SUV's lifted suspension can afford a maximum wading depth of 35.4 inches.
In terms of curb weight, the lightest model is the entry-level Defender 90 with the 2.0-liter engine at 4,550 pounds, with the heaviest being the Defender 110 X in seven-seater guise, which weighs a bulky 5,385 lbs.
|Land Rover Defender Trims||90||110||90 S||110 S||90 X-Dynamic S||110 SE||90 X-Dynamic SE||110 X-Dynamic SE||90 X-Dynamic HSE||110 XS Edition||110 X-Dynamic HSE||90 X||110 X||90 V8||110 V8||90 Carpathian Edition||110 Carpathian Edition|
|Max Width||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.|
|Length||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.||180.4 in.||197.6 in.|
|Height||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.|
|Land Rover Defender Trims||Curb Weight|
|90 S||4,550 lbs.|
|110 S||4,815 lbs.|
|90 X-Dynamic S||4,780 lbs.|
|110 SE||5,035 lbs.|
|90 X-Dynamic SE||4,780 lbs.|
|110 X-Dynamic SE||5,035 lbs.|
|90 X-Dynamic HSE||4,780 lbs.|
|110 XS Edition||5,035 lbs.|
|110 X-Dynamic HSE||5,035 lbs.|
|90 X||4,780 lbs.|
|110 X||5,035 lbs.|
|90 V8||5,445 lbs.|
|110 V8||5,735 lbs.|
|90 Carpathian Edition||5,445 lbs.|
|110 Carpathian Edition||5,735 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
On the base Defender 90, the only no-cost color is Fuji White. Following this are seven metallic shades at a cost of $710 each. These are Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone, Eiger Grey, Tasman Blue, Santorini Black, Yulong White, and Hakuba Silver. Some of these shades, such as Eiger Grey, can be enhanced with a satin protective film for an extra $4,900, but this option also adds a black contrast roof for a total paint cost of $5,900. Two premium metallic paints - Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver - go for $1,750 each. The Defender 90 First Edition only comes in Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone, or Hakuba Silver, but none of these will add anything to the base price. The Defender X also has fewer colors available than the base model but is identifiable by its black roof and black hood. The bigger Defender 110 largely mirrors the color choices of the 90.