Land Rover Defender 2.0 P300 S 110 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Land Rover Defender 110 front
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RRP£53,980
Review

The Land Rover Defender is a rugged SUV that fuses fantastic off-road ability (especially if you add the optional locking rear differential) with decent 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 better off road.

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If you want a greater choice of engines (including our preferred D250 diesel), S trim is what you’ll need. For a reasonable additional fee over the standard Defender, it adds 19in alloy wheels (don’t worry, the fashionable steel wheels are still a no-cost option), keyless entry, automatic main beam, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, a central front armrest, part-leather seats with 12-way semi-electric adjustment, and a 12.3in digital driver’s display.

The P300 is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with 296bhp, which is certainly plenty of power and enough for 0-62mph in as little as 7.1sec. It still needs to be revved pretty hard if you want to make swift progress, though, and then you'll struggle to get anywhere near its official average of around 24mpg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

857

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

266

g/km

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