Review 2021
Land Rover Defender USA

2021 Land Rover Defender 

Price 2021:

Land Rover Defender = 52,000 $ to 82,000$

Land Rover Defender has always been an all-time favorite four-wheel drive since the time of its launch in the 1980s. The Land Rover Defender fits in best when wanting a modest off-road drive with luxury. Land Rover Defender became an off-road enthusiast when it hit the United States automobile market, but its import from Britain stopped due to its Poor crash test ratings in 2016. 2020 has brought the arrival of New Defender again underpinned by a new Chassis and impressive styling. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is loved by the people because of its versatility, premium quality, and reliability. 2021 bring the latest model of-Defender that shows some changes in dimensions of the two-door body design. The four-door body car is now available in four trim levels that include the all-new X-Dynamic trim too. The top specs of this new trim level include adjustable air suspension and active differential features. It comes with a retro design, which represents a modern twist and nicely outfitted cabin. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine is standard in all trims of the Land Rover Defender. You can also purchase a turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor giving you a hybrid powertrain. Land Rover Defender SUV’s latest model will soon be found on the roads in the early Spring of 2021 in the United States of America. The deliveries will be started by the company in Spring 2021.

Land Rover Defender Versatile SUV feature image
Land Rover Defender Versatile SUV feature image

Trims & Versions:

2021 Land Rover Defender is available in two body designs; either a two-door body design or a four-door body design. Seven Trims are available for the 2021 model which include; base trim, S trim, SE trim, HSE trim, First Edition trim, X trim, and X-Dynamic trim.

The Base Trim comes with eighteen inches steel wheels, six speakers sound system, ten inches infotainment screen, and a 360-degree view camera.

The S Trim upgraded with nineteen inches wheels, power-adjustable front seats, and leather upholstery. 

The SE trim further adds twenty inches wheels, a digital rearview mirror, and a power-adjustable steering column. 

The First Edition trim is equipped with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and all-terrain tires.

 The HSE trim features a panoramic sunroof, premium leather upholstery, and an adaptive cruise control system. 

The X trim was upgraded with heated second-row seats, a head-up display, a fifteen speakers sound system and driving modes. 

The new X-Dynamic trim comes with adjustable air suspension, an active differential system, special off-road driving features, and twelve way-power adjustable front seats.

Engine & Power:

2021 Land Rover Defender is available in two powertrain options either a gasoline engine or a hybrid powertrain. The gasoline vehicle is powered by two litres turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 269 hp and 295 pounds-feet torque. The hybrid vehicle powered by three litres inline six-cylinder engine paired with 48 volts electric motor produces 396 horsepower and 406 pounds-feet of torque. The new Land Rover Defender comes with an adjustable air suspension that allows you to have adjustable ride height. All-wheel driving features and eight-speed automatic transmission are given as standard in all the trims.

Latest generation Land Rover Defender SUV engine view
Latest generation Land Rover Defender SUV engine view

Performance & Drive:

The all-new model of Land Rover Defender represents seventy years of innovation, giving you improved ride quality. Acceleration for both the powertrains is impressive. The 2.0 litres engine car accelerates from zero to sixty miles per hour in 7.7 seconds, and the hybrid Defender speed up to sixty miles per hour in 5 to 6 seconds. 

The six-cylinder engine is more efficient and gives a mileage of 22 miles per gallon on highways and 17 miles per gallon in the city. on the other hand, the four-cylinder engine vehicle gives you a mileage of 20 miles per gallon on highways and 17 miles per gallon in the city. It is best known for its superb ability to conquer rugged terrain because of its off-road driving feature. The impressive break-over and departure angles make your driving performance exceptional. The towing capacity of the Land Rover Defender is also remarkable, tugging up to 8201 pounds. The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in all the variants, and it gives you imperceptible gear changes providing you with smooth ride quality. The brakes of the 2021 Land Rover Defender are also easy to use, and smoothly stops the car when you apply brakes. The ground clearance of the new Land Rover Defender is now about 11.5 inches that makes your off-road drives more comfortable and enabling the drivers to move through 35.4 inches of water. Thus it ensures you a safe ride when traveling over muddy tracks or rocky pathways. The marvelous tires provide more grip on the terrain, and the great axle articulations assist the tires on roads and off-roads more confidently. The improved suspension system also ensures a stable drive in all types of road conditions.

Exterior design and features:

The new Land Rover Defender features a distinctive silhouette and balanced proportions. Both the two-door car and four-door car share similar front and rear overhangs. The glossy black contrast hood has given with black claddings in X trim, and the other details of the exterior body coated in a Satin finish. The boxy design of The defender is just right for this SUV. The new front grille design borrowed from Discovery Sport and the LED headlights also restyled to diamond-shaped. The design of taillights is revised, and the tailgate trim panel runs along the width of the rear. The air vents at the front bumper also get new strakes adding more aggression to its looks.

Interior design and features:

Interior changes for the 2021 Land Rover Defender are minor, but it mainly focuses on the rear compartment adding reshaped seats in the second row, and relocated HVAC outlets. A new gearshift selector bid was added in the cabin that comes with a funky rotary dial. The Dynamic X trim now features two-tone upholstery that looks beautiful to every eye and adds a premium feel to the cabin. The magnesium beam runs all along with the dashboard, giving it a striking appearance. A ten-inches touch screen display is mounted on the dashboard that comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay interface and gives you infotainment. Cargo space is not very appealing, but the back seats are foldable to increase the cargo area. Some of the up-to-date features are-given in the cabin are a climate control system, 14 speakers, a head-up display, digital gauge cluster, navigation, and heated seats on the front.

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Safety features:

The latest model of Land Rover Defender has not been tested yet by NHTSA or IIHS, but it surely provides a safe driving experience because of the features it has which include; advanced driver assistance technology that provides you with automatic emergency brakes, lane-departure warning alarm, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, 360-degree view camera, and airbags.

Price:

2021 Land Rover Defender comes with a starting price of 47,450 US dollars.

Verdict:

The 2021 Land Rover Defender is a revival of modernism in an all-wheel-drive SUV that comes with legendary off-road capabilities. The six-cylinder engine is not perky as expected, and the braking system is not very smooth. If taken as a whole, it has been rated No. 1 among other luxury SUVs because it is loaded with modern technology and gives you an exceptional driving experience.

Land Rover Defender Specifications & features (All Standard features)

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine; 4-wheel-drive; 5-, 6-, or 7-passenger; 2- or 4-door wagon

BASE PRICE
90, $47,000 (est); 110, $50,925

ENGINES
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 296 hp, 295 lb-ft; turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter inline-6, 395 hp, 406 lb-ft

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 101.9–119.0 in
Length: 180.4–197.6 in
Width: 78.6 in
Height: 77.4–77.5 in
Passenger volume: 102–132 ft3
Cargo volume: 11–34 ft3
Curb weight (C/D est): 4850–5200 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 5.7–7.6 sec
¼-mile: 14.2–15.9 sec
Top speed: 119–129 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/city/highway: 19–20/17–18/23–24 mpg

 

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (inches)

119

Length (inches)

197.6

Width, without mirrors (inches)

79.1

Height (inches)

77.4

Front Track Width (inches)

67.1

Rear Track Width (inches)

66.9

Minimum Ground Clearance (inches)

5.8

Interior Dimensions

Passenger / Seating Capacity

5

Front Head Room (inches)

40.6

Front Leg Room (inches)

39.1

Front Shoulder Room (inches)

60.8

Second Row Head Room (inches)

40.4

Second Row Leg Room (inches)

39.1

Second Row Shoulder Room (inches)

59.2

Cargo Space/Area Behind Front Row (cubic feet)

78.8

Cargo Space/Area Behind Second Row (cubic feet)

34

Cargo Space/Area Behind Third Row (cubic feet)

34

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter / Radius, curb to curb (feet)

42.1

Suspension

Front Suspension Type

Short And Long Arm

Rear Suspension Type

Multi-Link

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc

Anti-Lock-Braking System

4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotors, diameter x thickness (inches)

13.7

Rear Brake Rotors, diameter x thickness (inches)

12.8

Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel Size (inches)

18

Front Wheel Material

Steel

Front Tire Size

P255/70VR18

Rear Wheel Size (inches)

18

Rear Wheel Material

Steel

Rear Tire Size

P255/70VR18

Spare Wheel Size (inches)

Full-Size

Spare Wheel Material

Steel

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size

Towing

Maximum Towing Capacity (pounds)

7716

Maximum Trailer Weight, dead weight hitch (pounds)

5000

Maximum Tongue Weight, dead weight hitch (pounds)

500

Maximum Trailer Weight, weight distributing hitch (pounds)

7716

Maximum Tongue Weight, weight distributing hitch (pounds)

772

Mechanical

Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged I4
Transmission: 8-Speed ZF 8HP45 Automatic
4.1 Axle Ratio
GVWR: TBD
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
Electronic Transfer Case
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
Engine Oil Cooler
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
23.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Permanent Locking Hubs
Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Air Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Exterior

Wheels: 18″ Steel Style 5093 -inc: 8 split-spoke w/gloss white finish
Tires: 18″ All Season
Wheels w/Hub Covers and Locks
Steel Spare Wheel
Full-Size Spare Tire Mounted Outside Rear
Clearcoat Paint
Fixed Glass 2nd Row Sunroof
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Black Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Black Bumper Insert
Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
Black Side Windows Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming and Power Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Variable Intermittent Wiper and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Aluminum Panels
Black Grille
Conventional Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Roof Rack Rails Only
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Rear Fog Lamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights

Entertainment

Radio: 180W 6 Speaker Sound System -inc: Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, PIVI Pro, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless device charging, remote, connected navigation pro and online pack w/data plan
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, Weatherband and External Memory Control
Streaming Audio
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
Real Time Traffic Information (rtti) Real-Time Traffic Display

Interior

8-Way Semi-Powered Seats
Bucket Front Seats
6-Way Driver Seat
6-Way Passenger Seat
40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Inclinometer, Altimeter, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Compass
Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material
Fabric Seat Trim
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 6 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Vinyl/Rubber Floor Covering -inc: Vinyl/Rubber Front And Rear Floor Mats
Vinyl/Rubber Floor Trim
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Roll-Up Cargo Cover
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access and Windows
Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
6 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration

Safety

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Roll Stability Control (RSC) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
Electronic Traction Control (ETC) ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
360 Parking Aid Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Emergency Braking and Rear Pre-Collision Assist
Lane Keep Assist Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure Warning
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Power Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
3D Surround Camera Back-Up Camera
ClearSight Ground View Front Camera
3D Surround Camera Left Side Camera
3D Surround Camera Right Side Camera

 

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