2020 Land Rover Defender Back to the U.S.-Review

2020 Land Rover Defender Back to the U.S.-Review

Earlier the Land Rover Defender created a great reputation as an off-road car in the U.S. market. The new generation of Land Rover Defender is going to be back in America this year. This car is converted from a simple off-roader to a premium and luxurious land rover. The overall design of this defender is retro style but practically it is a blend of trendy twist. There were plenty of choices for the off-road SUVs like Cherokee, Blazer, and more. But they have come and gone rapidly. But defender left a mark on people’s minds. 


This new defender is back with classic design cues crossed with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain with upgraded technology and suspension system. It is available with an adventure mobile with great capability. Let’s see now, This new Land Rover maintain the same quality as the previous one or not.


  • The overall design is fresh which gives a blend of both toughness and classy curves


  • It is following the prestige like squared-off silhouette, the rooftop skylights and stacked taillights with side-opening rear door


  • This new model of defender measures 1.6 inches higher that can move on its sides to 45 degrees rather than 35 degrees. 


  • The wheels are pushed back into the corners as much as possible. 


  • The back seats of this Defender are broad, restful, and super roomy with plenty of rear legroom.


  • This new Land Rover offers you a six-seat option, including a folding jump-seat in the center. 


  • Apart from this cargo space is free-handed and compact with a side opening of rear doors.


  • This car is for longer trips where you will get a lot of storage space and grab handles there is an availability of one long storage and grab handle in front of the passenger’s dash.


  • Also, there is a trapezoidal extension of the dashboard below the display, that consist of button and switches for the climate control system and driving mode.


Performance, Engine, and MPG

  • This new defender has two engine options one is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque with eight-speed automatic transmission.


  • Another engine option comes with Defender 110 is a 3.0-liter inline-six along with mild hybrid assist that produces 395 ho and 406 lb-ft of torque. This upgraded engine makes use of an electric supercharger and a 48-volt hybrid system.


  • The Defender 90 model will repay an EPA-rated 18/21/19 mpg city/highway/combined while the Defender 110 model returns 17/22/19 mpgcity/highway/ combined.


  • Each model is available with an all-wheel-drive and a locking system for navigating treacherous terrain.


  • The defender has already upgraded the air suspension that permits it to adjustable ride height. 


  • This new LandRover has a unibody construction versus a body-on-frame setup that converts from old solid axles to fully independent suspension.


  • Although, there is a lot more improvement in the infotainment system as there is a ten-inch central touchscreen that runs the new pivot pro system. 


  • All the models consist of Android Auto, Apple Carplay, navigation, HD radio with various USB/12-volt sockets.


  • The Defender system depends on a single and unique touchscreen instead of two touchscreens. It is featured with quick response times and maintains the air software updates. 


  • This car has a six-speaker stereo with an onboard WiFi hotspot.


  • This defender is also providing you an option between 10- and 14-speaker meridian stereo systems and customers who purchase a higher-end defender will get a digital gauge cluster and a head-up display. 

Pricing and Trims

  • The defenders 90  is available in base, S, SE, X, First Edition and New X-dynamic trims. While the X-Dynamic trim level offers you a four-door 110 model.


  • The base defender 110 starting price will be $49,900. This model also includes a two-speed transfer case, Terrain response time, and hill launch assist. 


  • The price of Defender S starts at $53,350. It comes with 12-way semi power adjustability and a 12.3-inch interactive driver’s display. 


  • We will suggest you go for SE trim level, the price of this trim starts at $64,050. The features include 19-inch aluminum wheels, automatic high-beam headlamps, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with digital gauge display.


  • The top range of Defender is Defender X, the price starts at $81,850 when you consider other features then it will extend up to $100,000 on a Defender.


  • Defender is available with four accessory packages- Adventure pack, Country pack, Explorer pack, and Urban pack. 

Final Conclusion


  • Drives stately
  • Upgraded features
  • Highly customizable
  • Adventurous off-road quality,
  • Great ride quality with strong powertrain compared to the previous one.


  • Not luxurious
  • Not exactly like Defender’s quality more like a discovery
  • Still, improvement needed for operating the infotainment
  • It is intrusive on windy roads in case of lane-keep assist.

To conclude: 

For people who like to get off the beaten tracks without investing heavily in aftermarket parts, then this new defender could be the right choice, this car created a benchmark in off-roading. Although, it is a family car with some quality of versatility and ruggedness. This gives you an adventurous feel with the ability of off-roader, snowy-roader, and a towing roader. If you find this car out of your budget then you can think of a two-door 2021 Defender 90. And, we recommend 4WDestate cars over expensive crossovers. But the Defender doesn’t come in the crossover category; you can still consider it as a great car.