Land Rover Defender 2.0 P300 90 3dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
3 doors
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RRP£44,895
Review

The Land Rover Defender is a rugged SUV that fuses fantastic off-road ability, especially with the optional locking rear differential, with accomplished on-road manners. If that's the blend of abilities you're after, it's effectively in a class of one. But the Jeep Wrangler is even better in the rough stuff, while premium SUVs, including the Audi Q5 and Q7, are more comfortable. With its bigger boot, the 110 will make the most sense for many, but the 90 is usefully more compact and the better off-roader.

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This entry-level models come well equipped, with LED headlights, heated electric door mirrors, 18in steel wheels, four-wheel drive with high and low range, air suspension (on 110 models only; the 90 gets conventional steel springs), 8-way part-electric seats that are heated up front, a 360 degree camera system, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control. Infotainment is taken care of by a 10in touchscreen with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while safety is covered by automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance and traffic sign recognition. Trouble is, you can only have this trim with a thirsty P300 petrol engine. For more choice, you’ll need to go one trim level up.

The P300, which is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol with 296bhp, certainly has plenty of power, but it needs to be revved pretty hard if you want to make swift progress. Do this and you’ll also see the economy drop into the mid-teens.


Key information

Doors3
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

24.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

297

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

259

g/km

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