Land Rover Defender 3.0 D250 X-Dynamic HSE 110 5dr Auto [6 Seat] Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

The image may be different to the version you have selected
Land Rover Defender 2022 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2021 Rear cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Land Rover Defender 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Land Rover Defender 2020 RHD boot open
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 Front tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 right tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front wading
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front tracking off road
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 off road
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 right tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear lights detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 tailgate open
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2021 Rear cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Land Rover Defender 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Land Rover Defender 2020 RHD boot open
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 Front tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 right tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front wading
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front tracking off road
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 off road
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 right tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 left tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear lights detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 tailgate open
RRP£68,685
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

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 Defender 110 will make the most sense for many, but the 90 is usefully more compact and better off road.

Sitting above Defender HSE trim, X-Dynamic HSE adds automatic headlight levelling and an interactive driver’s display.

We think this entry-level, 246bhp, straight-six diesel D250 is the pick. 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.


Buying with What Car?

Get the best deal

At What Car?, we believe that no one should overpay for their new car, which is why we created our free New Car Buying service. This links you with trusted local dealers who base their offers on prices haggled by our mystery shoppers.


Key information

Doors5
Seats6
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

231

g/km