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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best large SUV for off-roading

A spacious interior is obviously a prerequisite for a car to compete in this class, but we also expect an upmarket feel, sensible costs, and top-notch comfort and refinement...

Best large SUV for off-roading

Land Rover Defender 110 D250 X-Dynamic S

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The Land Rover Defender is as likely to be found trundling around Knightsbridge as it is forging a route through a jungle, but this reinvention of Land Rover’s iconic 4x4 has lost none of its forebears’ capability in the rough stuff.

With adjustable air suspension and clever Terrain Response technology, it can quickly adapt to conquer anything you can throw at it. Indeed, if you tick the right option box, you can get Clearsight – a system that works with the 360-degree camera system to give you a view of the ground around you. It helps you to pick a path around sharp rocks and other objects that might stop you in your tracks.

Land Rover Defender dashboard

Although the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the shorter Defender 90 are just as impressive over rough terrain, the beauty of the Defender 110 is that, unlike those cars, its off-road capabilities don’t come at the expense of practicality or on-road comfort. It’s at home in all environments.

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