X-Dynamic HSE 4dr 4x4 110
2021 Land Rover Defender

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For many in the United States, the name Land Rover Defender will be a new one. Oh sure, the illustrious original was sold for a few years in the 1990s and you'll see them here or there as imported classics, but the weight of history just isn't anchored to the name Defender here. They were never mainstays on farms or military bases, nor were they ever the off-roader of choice for serious off-roaders. We didn't take them on safari and we definitely don't have a queen who owns and drove several. And so, without historical preconceptions, we are free to accept the 2021 Land Rover Defender exactly as it is: an exceptionally versatile and well-rounded SUV. It is equal parts stylish and functional; capable and comfortable; luxurious and rugged. Available in the four-door 110 model and, for 2021, the two-door Defender 90 model, it's most obviously reminiscent of America's own quintessential off-roading SUV, the Jeep Wrangler. However, as it's a modern Land Rover (and pricier), its engineering is more sophisticated, most notably its all-independent air suspension that can raise it high to clear obstacles while also delivering a truly excellent ride, especially for an off-roader. Its steering and on-road handling in general are also far superior to the Wranglers and Toyota 4Runners of this world, while its choice of turbocharged inline-four and mild-hybrid inline-six provide stout power and contribute to a robust 8,200-pound towing capacity. Inside, the 110's cabin is genuinely family friendly with a large back seat and abundant cargo space. You can even get a three-person front seat in both models (oddly appealing) and an optional third-row seat in the 110 (pretty much useless). The Defender also has a more rugged design than other Land Rovers along with easily cleaned rubber flooring throughout, yet still boasts materials quality appropriate for a vehicle carrying a luxury price tag. But here comes the downside. The Defender is quite expensive, starting at more than $50,000 for the 110 and running into the mid-$80,000 range – it's still a midsize SUV from a luxury carmaker and it's priced as such. We think it's ultimately more appealing on its lower end. It's always well-equipped, and the higher you go, the harder it gets to justify when compared to range-topping Wranglers and 4Runners, or more luxurious midsize SUVs with similar prices. What's new for 2021? Though it was introduced to the world at the same time as the 110, the Defender 90 actually goes on sale for 2021 (though it will be delayed). It slices off a considerable amount of wheelbase, overall length and cargo space from the Defender 110 in order to achieve greater maneuverability. It's also cheaper. A new Defender X-Dynamic trim level also debuts with a tougher exterior design and different interior trappings. What are the Defender's interior and in-car technology like? With its bold horizontal lines, metal trim, rubber flooring, numerous grab handles and bins galore, the Defender's cabin has an undeniably rugged and functional vibe. Certainly more so than …
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For many in the United States, the name Land Rover Defender will be a new one. Oh sure, the illustrious original was sold for a few years in the 1990s and you'll see them here or there as imported classics, but the weight of history just isn't anchored to the name Defender here. They were never mainstays on farms or military bases, nor were they ever the off-roader of choice for serious off-roaders. We didn't take them on safari and we definitely don't have a queen who owns and drove several. And so, without historical preconceptions, we are free to accept the 2021 Land Rover Defender exactly as it is: an exceptionally versatile and well-rounded SUV. It is equal parts stylish and functional; capable and comfortable; luxurious and rugged. Available in the four-door 110 model and, for 2021, the two-door Defender 90 model, it's most obviously reminiscent of America's own quintessential off-roading SUV, the Jeep Wrangler. However, as it's a modern Land Rover (and pricier), its engineering is more sophisticated, most notably its all-independent air suspension that can raise it high to clear obstacles while also delivering a truly excellent ride, especially for an off-roader. Its steering and on-road handling in general are also far superior to the Wranglers and Toyota 4Runners of this world, while its choice of turbocharged inline-four and mild-hybrid inline-six provide stout power and contribute to a robust 8,200-pound towing capacity. Inside, the 110's cabin is genuinely family friendly with a large back seat and abundant cargo space. You can even get a three-person front seat in both models (oddly appealing) and an optional third-row seat in the 110 (pretty much useless). The Defender also has a more rugged design than other Land Rovers along with easily cleaned rubber flooring throughout, yet still boasts materials quality appropriate for a vehicle carrying a luxury price tag. But here comes the downside. The Defender is quite expensive, starting at more than $50,000 for the 110 and running into the mid-$80,000 range – it's still a midsize SUV from a luxury carmaker and it's priced as such. We think it's ultimately more appealing on its lower end. It's always well-equipped, and the higher you go, the harder it gets to justify when compared to range-topping Wranglers and 4Runners, or more luxurious midsize SUVs with similar prices. What's new for 2021? Though it was introduced to the world at the same time as the 110, the Defender 90 actually goes on sale for 2021 (though it will be delayed). It slices off a considerable amount of wheelbase, overall length and cargo space from the Defender 110 in order to achieve greater maneuverability. It's also cheaper. A new Defender X-Dynamic trim level also debuts with a tougher exterior design and different interior trappings. What are the Defender's interior and in-car technology like? With its bold horizontal lines, metal trim, rubber flooring, numerous grab handles and bins galore, the Defender's cabin has an undeniably rugged and functional vibe. Certainly more so than …
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$71,600 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Engine I-6
MPG 17 City / 22 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD
Power 395 @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain Terrain Response four-wheel
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