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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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Adds body-coloured lower plastic cladding to the exterior, 20in diamond-turned alloy wheels, 12-way heated and cooled front seats, wireless phone-charging, a Meridian stereo, a Clear Sight rear-view mirror, a panoramic roof, matrix LED headlights and metallic paint. It's limited to D250, P400 and P400e plug-in hybrid engines.
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The P400 is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol with 396bhp, and it is hot hatch-bating fast – put your foot down away from the lights and you’ll hit 62mph in as little as 6.0sec. However, with an official claimed fuel economy of around 25mpg, it won’t be cheap to run.
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