Land Rover Defender 5.0 P525 V8 Carpathian Edition 90 3dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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Land Rover Defender 2022 front cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 boot open
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 right tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front tracking off road
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear left static
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear lights detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior rear seats
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior dashboard
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 boot open
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior infotainment
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 right tracking
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear cornering
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 front tracking off road
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear left static
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 rear lights detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior detail
  • Land Rover Defender 2022 interior rear seats
RRP£113,505
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
3 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.

This is reserved for the most pricey 5.0 V8 petrol variant. It's supplied in matt Carpathian grey paint and shod with vast 22in wheels.

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

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

19.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

297

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

330

g/km