The 2020 Land Rover Defender is an all-new model for the British company, borrowing a well-known name from the brand's past.
Land Rover offers the Defender 110 in S, SE, HSE and X trims. S uses a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that wears the P300 label, while the top three variants get a 3.0L mild hybrid V6 called P400. Both engines come with an eight-speed transmission and 4WD.
S trim standard features include LED headlights with automatic high beams, heated/power-folding side mirrors, black roof rails, 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery with textile accents, 12-way heated and power-adjustable front seats, a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation pro, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, an integrated garage door opener, wireless smartphone charging, 360-degree exterior camera views, front and rear park assist, cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision detection with automatic braking, and blind spot monitoring.
SE trim adds LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, fog lights, body-coloured door handles, 20-inch wheels, a camera-based rearview mirror, a power-adjustable steering column, 14-way semi-powered and heated front seats, a 10-speaker stereo, and Land Rover's clear exit monitor.
HSE models gain a panoramic sunroof, trim-specific wheels, an extended leather interior, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, 18-way heated and ventilated front seats, Windsor leather upholstery, and adaptive cruise control.
Defender X gets a black contrast roof and hood, satin chrome exterior accents, recovery hooks, premium cabin lighting, 120-volt power outlets in the cargo area, steel-cut Windsor leather seat upholstery, heated rear seats, metal pedals, lighted treadplates, a 14-speaker stereo, a head-up display, terrain response 2, configurable terrain response, all-terrain progress control, and an electronic active differential.
Land Rover's options include a couple of off-road packages, and a towing package.
A comfort and convenience group upgrades the sound system, premium cabin lighting, and a console refrigerator. A cold climate option adds a heated windshield and washer jets, and headlight power washers.
To lower-end trims, the driver assist pack brings adaptive cruise, clear exit monitor and a rear traffic monitor.
As of this writing, Land Rover hadn't published fuel consumption estimates for the 2020 Defender.
There are a lot of SUVs to choose from, but the Land Rover Defender goes for a more rough-and-ready crowd than most. Other off-roadable utilities are the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Toyota 4Runner.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed