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Land Rover Defender Review, For Sale, Interior, Models & Colours in Australia

The Land Rover Defender is arguably as much of a British icon as the Queen herself, and the storied model has been around almost as long as her majesty, having first been introduced in Series designation way back in 1948.

Over the years the Defender has evolved. And in its most recent iteration, the Defender line moved from an Army-derived utility vehicle to a high-tech retro-futuristic off-road SUV, one that divided the opinions of brand loyalists and saw it move upmarket in leaps and bounds.

The Land Rover Defender line-up currently starts at $80,540 for the Defender 90 P300 Standard (221KW) and ranges through to $220,530 for the range-topping Defender 110 P525 V8 (386KW) model.

This vehicle is also known as Land Rover 90, Ninety, 110, One Ten, 127 (1983–90), 130.

Land Rover Defender Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Land Rover Defender varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $80,540 and going to $220,530 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $80,540 $220,530
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $59,400 $237,490
2020 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $56,100 $148,500
2019 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $57,200 $141,790
2016 SUV 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $25,900 $55,220
2016 Ute 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $27,900 $38,060
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Land Rover Defender Colours

There are 11 exterior paint colours available, including Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone, Fuji White, Hakuba Silver, Eiger Grey, Santorini Black, Tasman Blue, Yulong White, Silicon Silver, Carpathian Grey and Lantau Bronze.

  • Fuji White
  • Pangea Green
  • Gondwana Stone
  • Eiger Grey
  • Tasman Blue
  • Santorini Black
  • Yulong White
  • Hakuba Silver
  • Carpathian Grey
  • Silicon Silver
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Land Rover Defender Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Land Rover Defender here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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    Indeed it will so get in quick.

    With its mix of classic Range Rover and a Rover Group parts-bin bits, Morris Marina door handles, Austin Montego van tail-lights and Buick’s ancient alloy V8 all part of the mix, this thing is pre-BMW/post-BMC era British engineering genius.

    Also, the original Disco is cool, with its lovely two-door wagon body, stepped roof with skylights and airy, inviting cabin offering minimalist, attractive design. And please don't forget the Land Rover's formidable 4x4 capabilities.

    All-in-all, a '90s classic worth collecting. Land Rover doesn't make 'em like this any more.

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  • Toyota Land Cruiser vs Land Rover Defender

    Both are perfect for what you want to do. The LandCruiser has a well-proven record, but it’s heavy and can be costly to run. The Defender, while also a proven off-roader, is more expensive the service and repair and there aren’t Land Rover dealers everywhere, like there are Toyota dealers.

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Land Rover Defender Interior

The interior is a pleasing blend of durable materials – rubber mats, carpet and soft-touch surfaces – and classy touches galore in its "Acorn Grained Leather and Robust Textile Seat Facings with Lunar Interior". 

Storage options include the centre console, glovebox, twin cup holders in between driver and passenger, door pockets, and shallow spaces here and there for all of your everyday carry gear.

There are charge points, including USBs and a 12V, up front.

Front- and second-row occupants have plenty of room, and the seats are very comfortable.

The second row is a 40:20:40 folding set-up with a centre armrest. Second-row passengers have air-vent controls and USB charge points. Side windows back here do not open, but the Defender's alpine windows give the area back an open, airy feel.

The rear cargo area offers a listed 397 litres. With the second row folded down there is 1563 litres of space available. The second row does not fold anywhere near flat to the floor.

The S-spec cabin has rubber flooring and rubber flooring in the rear cargo area.

The rear cargo space has a 12V plug, cargo hooks, tie-down points and a loadspace cover.

Land Rover Defender Accessories

As standard the Land Rover Defender 90 S P300 has a well-stocked features list that includes a 10.0-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen multimedia system, with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, DAB radio, a six-speaker audio system, two-zone climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, and a whole lot more.

It also has a raft of driver-assist tech such as AEB, adaptive cruise control, driver-condition monitor, blind-spot assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, trailer stability assist and a 3D surround camera.

Land Rover Defender Seats

The Land Rover Defender 90 S P300 has five seats; six seats if you opt for a jump seat in the front.

Land Rover Defender Wheel Size

The Land Rover Defender has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x70 R18 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 255x70 R18 255x70 R18
2021 SUV 255x70 R18 255x70 R18
2020 SUV 275x70 R18 18x8 inches 275x70 R18 18x8 inches
2019 SUV 275x70 R18 18x8 inches 275x70 R18 18x8 inches
2016 SUV 235x85 R16 16x7 inches 235x85 R16 16x7 inches
2016 Ute 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Land Rover Defender Wheel Sizes

Land Rover Defender Towing Capacity

The Land Rover Defender has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2021 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2019 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2016 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2016 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
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Land Rover Defender Dimensions

The dimensions of the Land Rover Defender SUV and Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 SUV 1972x2008x4583 mm 227 mm
2021 SUV 1974x2008x4323 mm 225 mm
2020 SUV 1967x1996x5018 mm
2019 SUV 1967x1996x5018 mm
2016 SUV 2021x1790x3894 mm 323 mm
2016 Ute 2021x1790x5170 mm 314 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Land Rover Defender Dimensions

Land Rover Defender Boot Space

Rear cargo space is listed as 397 litres. With the second row not in use and folded down, there is a claimed 1563 litres of space.

Land Rover Defender Boot space Land Rover Defender Boot space

Land Rover Defender Fuel Consumption

The Land Rover Defender is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, PULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.9L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 7.9L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 10.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7.9L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 10.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 10.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 10L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 Ute 11L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Land Rover Defender Pricing and Specs for 2022

Land Rover Defender Speed

The Land Rover Defender 90 S P300 is claimed to be able to achieve a 0-100km/h sprint in 7.1 seconds.