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 or black contrast roof, a folding fabric roof, front fog lights, and alloy wheels measuring up to 22 inches. On the Defender X, orange brake calipers and a black hood are equipped. SE trims and up have a panoramic sunroof. The Carpathian Edition comes only with Carpathian Grey paintwork and dark exterior trim.
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||110||90 S||110 S||90 SE||130 S||90 X-Dynamic SE||110 SE||110 X-Dynamic SE||130 SE||130 X-Dynamic SE||First Edition||90 X||90 75th Edition||110 X||110 75th Edition||130 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.||in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||in.||in.||in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.|
|Length||197.5 in.||180.5 in.||197.5 in.||180.5 in.||211.7 in.||180.5 in.||197.5 in.||197.5 in.||211.7 in.||211.7 in.||211.7 in.||180.5 in.||180.5 in.||197.5 in.||197.5 in.||211.7 in.||180.5 in.||197.5 in.||180.5 in.||197.5 in.|
|Height||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||77.7 in.||in.||in.||in.||77.5 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.||77.4 in.||in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||119 in.||119 in.||119 in.||119 in.||101.9 in.||101.9 in.||119 in.||119 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 SE||4,780 lbs.|
|130 S||5,570 lbs.|
|90 X-Dynamic SE||4,780 lbs.|
|110 SE||5,035 lbs.|
|110 X-Dynamic SE||5,035 lbs.|
|130 SE||5,570 lbs.|
|130 X-Dynamic SE||5,570 lbs.|
|First Edition||5,570 lbs.|
|90 X||5,015 lbs.|
|90 75th Edition||5,015 lbs.|
|110 X||5,035 lbs.|
|110 75th Edition||5,035 lbs.|
|130 X||5,570 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 110, the only no-cost color is Fuji White. Following this are eight metallic shades at a cost of $710 each. These are Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone, Eiger Grey, Tasman Blue, Santorini Black, Yulong White, Hakuba Silver, and Lantau Bronze, the latter new for 2023. Two premium metallic paints - Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver - go for $1,750 each. The 90 and 110 S, SE, and X-Dynamic SE trims have access to all the same colors, but some of these shades, such as Eiger Grey, can be enhanced with a satin protective film for an extra $4,900, which also adds a black contrast roof for an additional $1,000. The 90 and 110 X come in Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone, or Hakuba Silver, but none of these will add anything to the base price unless you take the satin protective film on any of them, which adds $4,900; the black roof is standard on all Xs. The 130 S, SE, and X-Dynamic SE have access to the same palette as these same 90 and 110 trims except for Tasman Blue being replaced by Sedona Red - an exclusive 130 color not available on the 90 or 110. V8 Defenders all have a black roof but are only available in four colors, namely Santorini Black, Yulong White, Latau Bronze, and Carpathian Grey. The Carpathian editions are only available in Carpathian Gray with Satin Atlas exterior accents. The 130 First Edition is only offered in Sedona Red or Carpathian Grey.