The modelRead full Land Rover Defender review
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. There is also, handily, a version for everyone, with three body styles so you can have anything from five to eight seats.
The trimSee full equipment
SE is our favourite trim as it gives you plenty of luxuries at a palatable price such as 20in wheels, the Clear Sight rear-view mirror (see the visibility section), an electric steering column, 12-way electric front seats with memory, a Meridian sound system with a subwoofer, 10 speakers and 400 watts, keyless entry, front fog lights and Premium LED headlights with signature day-time running lights (the latter aping the look of the original Defender’s round lights). Blind-spot monitoring and a system to alert you of vehicles about to cross your path when reversing are also bundled in, and it has Isofix mounts on the front passenger seat.
The engineSee full engine specs
This straight-six diesel has 296bhp and more than enough low-down pull for effortless in-gear acceleration (on or off-road). It'll do 0-62mph in as little as 6.7sec, 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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