Land Rover Defender 5.0 P525 V8 90 3dr Auto Review

Category: 7-seater

Section: Version review

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Land Rover Defender front right driving
  • Land Rover Defender front 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
  • Land Rover Defender front 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 £108,885What Car? Target Price£106,229
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
3 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.

This entry-level model comes well equipped, with LED headlights, heated power-folding door mirrors, 18in steel wheels, four-wheel drive with high and low range, air suspension (on 110 models only; the 90 gets conventional suspension), 8-way part-electric heated front seats, a 360-degree camera system, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control. Infotainment is taken care of with a 10.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while safety is covered by automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance and traffic sign recognition. Trouble is, you can only have this trim with a thirsty P300 petrol engine. For more choice, you’ll need to go one trim level up.

This thundering 5.0-litre V8 petrol competes with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG G63. It has 518bhp and does 0-62mph in as little as 5.2sec. Just don't think about the official average fuel economy of less than 20mpg or the list price.


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Key information

Doors3
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

20.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

297

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

316

g/km