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Car Review By:
Ahmad Wali
Version:
2014
Price:
£21,415 - £33,000

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On April 20, 2014
Last modified:April 20, 2014

Summary:

Land Rover Defender is a king of off-road and you will buy it anyway when you need it. There is very little recommendation for using it as a daily commuting SUV on the road. High recommendation for off-the-road adventures.

The Land Rover Defender has a legendary reputation of being an off-road king. Land Rover Defender 4×4 suv review is based on analysis of various published reviews online. The 2.2 litre engine is strong enough to go hard on uneven surface.

On the road, it is not even par with Jeep Wrangler. It has average handling and uncomfortable ride. Driving position is also cramped and there is a lot of cabin noise.

Off the road, it is a king, but on the road very little recommendation. No one spends all the time in the wild to drive Land Rover Defender. Many modern SUVs offer everything that you need for off-road as well as on the road.

Land Rover Defender Price

Model

Price

4×4 90 2.2D Pick Up

£21,415

4×4 110 2.2D Chassis Cab

£22,315

4×4 90 2.2D Hard Top

£22,355

4×4 110 2.2D Pick Up

£23,160

4×4 110 2.2D Pick Up High Capacity

£23,860

4×4 110 2.2D Hard Top

£24,005

4×4 110 2.2D Double Cab Pick Up

£24,915

4×4 110 2.2D County Double Cab PU

£26,760

4×4 130 2.2D D’ble Cab Chassis Cab

£27,860

4×4 110 2.2D XS Utility Wagon

£32,000

4×4 110 2.2D XS Station Wagon

£33,000

Power & Performance

The off-road power amazes the majority by pushing the SUV out of trouble every time. The 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine produces 266 lb ft of torque. Not meant for on-road commuting and the drive is just ok.

You will be amazed by the off the road performance of Land Rover Defender. It will get you through almost everything. You will feel a lot of jerking noise and steering is quite slow.

The new model is upgraded to produce less noise on the road. Despite making a lot of changes you will still feel road and wind noise at UK limit.

Interior & Exterior

You cannot think a lot about comfort when driving Land Rover Defender because there isn’t any. You cannot adjust driving seat (only forward and backward) nor the steering wheel. There are few easy to use dashboard controls without confusing anything.

It is a good versatile car comes with 14 different body styles to match your needs. All versions offer good boot space and you can change the seating according to your needs.

There is not much high-tech equipment inside the SUV because it is not meant for luxury entrainment. The XS model gets air-conditioning, CD stereo gets tweeter speaker and iPod socket.

Exterior isn’t stylish and updated, but more classical and old school. It is meant to be driven on the mountains with no concern of proper road tracks.

Safety & Reliability

There is no compromise on the reliability. It is built to work for years without causing you any issues thanks to its mechanics. Bodywork is made from simple aluminium panels that are easy to replace and are cheap to buy.

It is built like a military vehicle providing you safety. It comes with only one air-bag that provides enough safety. The XS model comes with traction control and anti-lock brakes.

eBest Cars Verdict

Starting price isn’t cheap considering the basic level of equipment you will get. However, it is surprisingly affordable to run, maintain or fix. This is kind of a car that is always in demand and that is why resale values are good. Not a greenest SUVs emitting 266 – 295g/km of CO2 and falls in tax band M. It is a SUV that can take you to places where other luxury cars say sorry. We recommend it for off-road, but for normal daily commuting inside the city, you may have to move on.

Land Rover Defender Video

Check out the Fifth Gear video review of Land Rover Defender courtesy of Fifth Gear youtube.

Land Rover Defender Pictures

Land Rover Defender is a king of off-road and you will buy it anyway when you need it. There is very little recommendation for using it as a daily commuting SUV on the road. High recommendation for off-the-road adventures.
 

About the author: Ahmad Wali

 

Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter

 

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