Land Rover Defender 3.0 D250 S 110 5dr Auto [7 Seat] Review

Category: 7-seater

Section: Version review

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  • Land Rover Defender front right driving
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  • Stuart Milne test driving Land Rover Defender
  • Land Rover Defender 130 boot
  • Land Rover Defender interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Defender 90 right driving
  • Land Rover Defender 110 rear right static
  • Land Rover Defender 130 right driving
  • Land Rover Defender 130 front left driving
  • Land Rover Defender front off road
  • Land Rover Defender badge detail
  • Land Rover Defender alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Defender interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Defender interior steering wheel
  • Land Rover Defender 90 interior front seats
  • Land Rover Defender 90 interior back seats
  • Land Rover Defender front right driving
  • Land Rover Defender rear right driving
  • Stuart Milne test driving Land Rover Defender
  • Land Rover Defender 130 boot
  • Land Rover Defender interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Defender 90 right driving
  • Land Rover Defender 110 rear right static
  • Land Rover Defender 130 right driving
  • Land Rover Defender 130 front left driving
  • Land Rover Defender front off road
  • Land Rover Defender badge detail
  • Land Rover Defender alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Defender interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Defender interior steering wheel
  • Land Rover Defender 90 interior front seats
  • Land Rover Defender 90 interior back seats
RRP£62,490
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Land Rover Defender is a rugged SUV that fuses fantastic off-road ability with decent on-road manners. If that's the blend of abilities you're after, it's effectively in a class of one. It's available in three body styles so you can have anything from five to eight seats. We think the 110 model in seven-seat form makes the most sense for larger families.

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.

This entry-level, 246bhp, straight-six diesel D250 is our pick of the range. You'll find it has more than enough low-down pull for effortless in-gear acceleration (on or off road) and it'll do 0-62mph in as little as 8.0sec, depending on whether you go for the 90 or the 110. It's also pretty smooth and quiet, and comes with an excellent eight-speed automatic gearbox. The downsides are 25-30mpg in the real world and the top-rate company car tax band.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

33.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

160

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

223

g/km