Fully-Loaded Land Rover Defender Costs Over $100,000

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That's more than double the price of a base model.

The Land Rover Defender is more than just an SUV, it's an institution. It's one of the original off-roaders, a vehicle that's been the driving force behind wars fought and jungles explored, and until recently, it was one of the longest surviving models in existence, lasting for 68 years. But back in September 2019, Land Rover finally unveiled a new-generation Defender that polarized opinion. The retro styling retained the boxiness of the old model with a modern flair, while the interior finally looked like it had a place in the 21st century. But the new Defender also drew the ire of many an off-road enthusiast, because the off-roader was built using a unibody construction, not using the age-old ladder-frame design that has become a hallmark for the greatest off-roaders. Of course, whether it can still run with the best like the Jeep Wrangler remains to be seen, but in the meantime, you can now configure your Land Rover Defender, and full pricing has been made available for all derivatives.

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Side View Land Rover
Side View Land Rover

The Defender will be available in two body styles, with the two-door variant known as the Defender 90, while the four-door is known as the Defender 110. The shorter version is only due for US arrival around the middle of the year, but the 110 will be arriving in dealerships imminently and we've got the breakdown as to how much the four-door will cost you, and just how high you can spec it to.

Six trims will be available, including the First Edition model, with the rest of the range made up of the Standard, S, SE, HSE, and range-topping X models. The Standard and S models are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder developing 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, channeling outputs to all corners via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Prices on these models start at $49,900 for the standard, excluding a $1,025 destination fee and any options, while the S model starts at an MSRP of $53,350.

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Front View Land Rover
Front View Land Rover
Rear View Driving Land Rover

All trims from the SE onwards are equipped with a new-generation 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine with mild hybrid assistance, generation total outputs of 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft, making use of the same eight-speed automatic. If you wish to get behind the wheel of a model with this powertrain - dropping the 0-60 mph sprint from 7.7 seconds to 5.8 seconds, you'll need to shell out a minimum of $62,250 for the SE trim, while an HSE will ask $68,350. If you're one of those who likes to commemorate a new model, then the First Edition Defender 110 will set you back $68,650. But it's the Defender X that asks the most, with base prices on this trim starting at $80,900. That's before options.

Fully load the X, and that price climbs higher. Options like the $4,800 Explorer Pack, $2,200 22-inch alloy wheels, and $1,700 third-row seating option all push the Defender X's final price skywards, and if you throw on all the options, the final invoice price ends up at $99,970, and that's without adding any decals and mud flaps that would result in a six-figure price tag.

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Front Seats Land Rover
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