2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8: Review, Interior & Price

Table of Contents

2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8: Review, Interior & Price Land Rover is filling out its range of Defender models with engines and layouts that consumers are looking for. For 2024, there’s a Defender 110 Country package that has a retro appearance as well as a Defender 130 Outbound package that is ideal for adventures, and, finally, the Defender 130 with a V8.

2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 Design
2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 Design

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to purchase it with the Outbound option and V8 in 2024’s Defender 130 (D130). The V8 available with the D130 is only 25 horsepower short of the engine that debuted on the D110 V8 version.


In 2024 it will be the year that the D130 will finally get the V8 engine. The engine under the bonnet will be a 5.0L supercharged V8 that puts forth 493 horsepower as well as 450 pounds-feet of torque. Land Rover says it’s good for the 5.4-second time to 0-60 mph.

In 2024, the D130 will only be available with Carpathian Grey or Santorini Black Both with black Contrast Roof. Similar to its D110 V8 cousin it will sport quad exhausts. The car will also feature V8-branded badges as well as LED headlights, blackened rear lights, privacy glass along with 22 inches Satin Dark Grey alloy wheels.

Inside, you will find the Sliding Panoramic Roof, as well as an adjustable 14-way driver seat that is heated and cooled. The only interior fabric choice includes Ebony Windsor Leather with Dinamica suede cloth and Robustec fabric. This configuration comes with the heated suede cloth steering wheel as well as the Ebony Morzine headline and a Satin Black cross-car beam.

Other features that are standard in features of the 2023 D130 V8 amenities include four-zone Climate Control as well as heated/cooled seats in the 2nd row, heated seats in the third row, and a Meridian Sound System, Head-Up Display as well as Cabin Air Purification Plus.

In addition, in 2024, it will be the first time that Defender 110 gets the same 493 horsepower V8 as the D130. It will be available at the SE trim level, meaning that you will be able to purchase the D110 with a V8 that starts at $93,000, which is compared to $111,500 in the D110 V8 version that comes with greater luxury and 25 more horsepower.

Land Rover has an iconic tradition and continues to rely on it with throwback versions and choices. In 2024, you will be able to buy the D110 with the new Country Exterior Pack for $600. The package will come in S as well as SE models.

Defender 110 Country comes with the Defender 110 Country package includes Country images, illuminated treadplates, and 20-inch steelie-looking alloys that come in two different finishes (including white). On offer will be three color combos: Fuji White body with Tasman Blue roof/tailgate/graphics, Santorini Black with Tasman Blue roof/tailgate/graphics, and Tasman Blue body with White roof/tailgate/graphics.

This 2024 Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound model is immediately identifiable by the body-colored signature panels on the rear and D-pillar finishing elements, in contrast to windows found on other models in the D130 range. Inside, the D130 Outbound, there are five seats as opposed to the eight in other models.

The D130 Outbound is equipped featuring the hybrid version of the V6 (P400) engine. Unfortunately, the brand new V8 option isn’t offered in the Outbound. Even with the V6 option, the D130 Outbound can haul up to 8,200 pounds.

Apart from those obvious sides, you’ll also be able to distinguish the Outbound version from D130 quickly. It has its Shadow Atlas Matte finish to the grille and bumpers and side vents that are finished with anthracite. The standard features come with Gloss Black 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. There are also 22-inch wheels available in Shadow Atlas Matte.

2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 Interior
2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 Interior


Within the 2024 D130 Outbound, you will be able to pick between the full Windsor leather as well as a Resist material interior. Whatever you choose, it will have an all-black interior featuring one of the Ebony Morzine headliner Robustec veneer and Satin Brushed Black Powder Coat cross-car beam in satin black.

There are also floor mats all over, including mats for cargo areas which fold down to cover the bumper from damage when loading heavy equipment. Land Rover also says that “additional storage areas store smaller items out of sight, while extra lashing points and a new cargo net.”

If the second-row seats are being used, you’ll receive 46.93 cubic feet of storage space. If you fold the rear seats and folded, you’ll have an amazing 88.85 cubic feet. Also, you get a nearly flat floor for the loadspace behind the second row, which is 49.88 inches in length.

This is an appealing and well-functioning SUV, ready to go on and off-road adventures with a couple of your buddies or a family of more than five. It’s not cheap but it’s an attractive value for money in the present market, with prices starting at just $84,500.


The 2023 model has the option of three engines. In 2024, the model come with three engine models, however, they’re different sets.

The Defender S’s base Defender S gets the P300 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that makes 296 horsepower. A P400 inline six-cylinder that makes 395 horsepower is an option and is standard on the X Dynamic SE X And Outbound versions (more on that in a second). The new P500 5.0-liter turbocharged engine is in the upper tier of the line with 493 horsepower. It’s only found in the premium Defender V8.

The engine is lower in horsepower than the turbocharged version available in the previous year, which produced 518 horsepower. JLR hasn’t yet released the mpg figures for the 2024 models. We’re not sure of the reason they tuned the V8.

The other one is a bit odd. A brand new model dubbed 130 Outbound is introduced. 130 Outbound joins the lineup and is distinctive. It removes the large third row which appeared to be the main reason JLR created the 130 model in the first instance.

Who needs an enormously stretched 5-seater? Overlanders, that’s who. The huge area behind the 2nd row (almost 47 cubic feet when the rear seats are being used) will provide plenty of space for tents sleeping bags water, or whatever else you require for a long-distance motorbike trek.

To make the concept more evident, JLR gave it a flooring made of rubber with tie-down points, as well as a cargo net. The floor can fold over the bumper to protect it from loading heavy objects that scratch.

The Outbound is only available with the P400 6-cylinder inline engine, capable of 395 horsepower due to turbocharging and supercharging. It has all-terrain tires and matte-finished bumpers since they’ll be scratched on the road.

2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 Release Date
2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 Release Date


The price of the 2024 Land Rover Defender 130 V8 starts at $116,600. It’s an increase of $16,700 over the second-highest priced 2024 D130 model, the X trim, however, it is equipped with a wide range of standard features.