2023 Land Rover Defender 110 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Defender 110 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $53,500 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 296 horsepower, available 3.0-liter I6 MHEV with 395 horsepower, or optional 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 518 horsepower
  • Configurable Terrain Response, Twin-Speed Transfer Box, Locking Center Differential, Active Rear and Locking Differential
  • Intuitive 11.4-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Four available Accessory Packs – Explorer Pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack, and Urban Pack
  • Functional, durable and flexible interior with exposed structural elements and available 5+2 seating
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system featuring an intuitive interface with Software-Over-The-Air updates
  • Seven models available; Defender 110, Defender 110 S, Defender 110 SE, Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE, Defender 110 X, Defender 110 V8, Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition

About the Land Rover Defender 110

Ever since it was first introduced, the Land Rover Defender has remained an icon of power and off-road excellence across the globe. Entirely reborn for the 21st century, the Defender is engineered for those with a thirst for adventure. Both familiar and reimagined, the legendary profile of the Defender showcases toughness while offering endless personalization options to match your personality. Three dynamic powertrain choices, proven off-road characteristics, and groundbreaking innovations help begin the next era of the Defender’s legendary story. Quintessentially Land Rover, bespoke interior design cues help combine the rugged attitude of the Defender with luxurious comfort to help make the journey more memorable than ever before. It’s your turn to experience what drivers across the world have grown to love for generations with the Land Rover Defender.

What The Critics Say

“There aren’t many SUVs that are as capable as the Defender, and they mostly come from Land Rover’s lineup. Some may consider the Jeep Wrangler a cheaper alternative, but the Defender has it beat when it comes to on-road refinement and available luxury appointments”

— Car and Driver

“Banking on its storied history as a go-anywhere, do-anything SUV before the term SUV even existed, the Defender has the off-road chops to tackle some of the most daunting challenges. At the same time, it’s a modern Land Rover, with the luxury trappings that make it easy to live with when you’re on big-city pavement.”

— Edmunds

What’s New for 2023

Although relatively minor, shoppers will still be impressed by an assortment of key changes to the legendary Land Rover Defender 110 for the 2023 model year. First, the Defender 110 model range has been reduced from 9 to a total of 7 to help streamline the ordering process. Furthermore, the previously optional 11.4-inch touchscreen display is now a standard feature on all Defender 110 models. Last but not least, all trims gain Amazon Alexa integration.

Land Rover Defender 110 Features

Land Rover Defender 110 Performance

Proven Performance & Capability

Drivers will have their choice of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, badged P300, and a six-cylinder Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain, badged P400. P300 variants feature a dynamic twin-scroll turbocharged for balanced power delivery and a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds. The P400 MHEV powertrain recaptures energy typically lost during deceleration and redeploys it to optimize performance. Both come mated to a smooth and responsive eight-speed ZF® automatic transmission and twin-speed transfer case. For the ultimate in power and capability, step up to the optional 5.0-liter supercharged V8 to experience a potent 518 horsepower. A maximum towing capacity of 8,201 pounds and available Advanced Tow Assist helps showcase the impressive capability of the Defender. Configurable Terrain Response® is also offered in the Defender (standard on X derivatives and optional on others), giving drivers the ability to customize the setup of the vehicle to match the conditions. A fully-independent suspension, twin-speed transfer case, and permanent four-wheel drive each help the Defender conquer any obstacle which stands in its way.

Land Rover Defender

Bold Exterior

Staying true to its legacy, the Land Rover Defender is available with a wide selection of rugged exterior design cues to reflect a personality that matches your own. Body color options include three new metallic shades unique to the Defender with Tasman Blue, Pangea Green, and Gondwana Stone joining Fuji White, Eiger Grey, Santorini Black, and Indus Silver in the exterior color lineup. A total of 12 wheel designs are also offered ranging from 18-inch white-painted pressed steel wheels to bold 22-inch Luna alloy wheels. It’s also the first Land Rover vehicle available with an optional factory-fitted Satin Protective Film which delivers enhanced design and durability. On Defender X models, a gloss black inset contrast hood is standard along with Gloss Black claddings for a more rugged look both on and off the trails. Choose from four Accessory Packs for a look that’s customized to your personal tastes.

Land Rover Defender 110 Technology

Advanced Technology

A versatile layout and practical design combine to create an interior that helps even the most inhospitable terrain feel more comfortable. The Defender 110 can be optioned with five, six, or 5+2 seating. You’ll have your selection of three upholstery options including Resolve textile, Grained Leather, and a durable Robust Woven Textile featuring higher Decitex fibers. The rugged constructivist theme is consistent throughout the cabin with visible features that retain structural door casings while partially exposing the painted doors, paying tribute to Defender models of the past. The standard Pivi Pro infotainment system featuring an intuitive interface with Software-Over-The-Air updates lets you experience your favorite multimedia via a standard 11.4-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Trims & Specs

Defender 110

Defender 110

Starting at $53,500 MSRP*

  • 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine with 296 HP, all-wheel drive, and two-speed transfer case
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Terrain Response® with two-speed transfer case
  • 11.4-inch Pivi Pro with Connected Navigation Pro
  • Fabric 8-way semi-powered front seats

Defender 110 S

Defender 110 S

Starting at $58,300 MSRP*

  • Grained leather seat facings, 12-way heated semi-powered front seats
  • LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • 19-inch Style 6010, 6 spoke wheels with Gloss Silver Finish
  • 11.4-inch Pivi Pro with Interactive Driver Display
  • 40:20:40 folding rear seats with center console and armrest

Defender 110 SE

Defender 110 SE

Starting at $69,300 MSRP*

  • Meridian™ Sound System, 700W with 14 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Clear Exit Monitor and Rear Traffic Monitor
  • 12-way electric memory heated and cooled front seats
  • ClearSight interior rear-view mirror
  • 20-inch Style 5094, 5 spoke wheels

Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE

Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE

Starting at $72,300 MSRP*

  • Grained Leather and Robustec Ribbon Accent Seats with Duotone Color Finish
  • Siding Panoramic Roof
  • Silicon Silver Exterior Accents
  • 20-inch Style 5094, 5-Spoke Wheels with Satin Dark Grey Finish
  • X-Dynamic Treadplate

Defender 110 X

Defender 110 X

Starting at $90,900 MSRP*

  • Meridian™ Surround Sound System, 700W with 14 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Windsor leather with Steel-cut Premium Textile 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats and 4-way manual headrests
  • Starlight Satin Chrome exterior accents
  • Orange brake calipers and rear recovery eyes
  • Head-up Display

Defender 110 V8

Defender 110 V8

Starting at $111,300 MSRP*

  • 5.0L supercharged V8 with 518 horsepower / 625 lb-ft of torque
  • Ebony Windsor leather, Dinamica® suedecloth, and Robustec seats with Ebony interior
  • Cabin Air Ionization with PM2.5 Filter
  • Xenon Blue Brake Calipers and V8 Badging
  • Wireless device charging with phone signal booster

Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition

Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition

Starting at $118,400 MSRP*

  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic Paint with Satin Protective Film
  • 22-inch Style 5098, 5-Spoke Wheels with Gloss Black Finish
  • Rough-cut Walnut Veneer
  • Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking
  • Quad outboard mounted exhaust pipes

*Starting at price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,050 for Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport, $1,150 for Range Rover Velar, $1,350 for Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.