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2024 Land Rover Defender Review, Interior, MPG – There are many great off-road automobiles you can get such as the well-known Jeep Wrangler, the resurrected Ford Bronco, and the Toyota 4Runner. Its Land Rover Defender wants to get you off the highway as it does its competitors but it won’t let you drink your tea on the journey. I put it to the test with the 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 which is mostly unchanged in 2024. It’s the smallest model in the Defender family and comes with a sensationally sleek and powerful V8 that is 518 horsepower. The Defender rolled into my driveway around the same moment as a surprising 10 inches of snow that the Defender was able to handle and confidently negotiated. Far from the earlier Land Rover Defenders, the Defender’s new design doesn’t compromise its road manners to gain off-road performance, as its competitors do.
The 2024 model will feature a supercharged V8 engine that is 493 horses power is available now on certain models. It bridges the gap between the turbocharged 6-cylinder that produces 396 horsepower and the 518-horsepower supercharged V8. The new model is also available that’s called the Defender Outbound, which takes the four-door Defender 130 model and ditches the third-row seat for more rear storage. Additionally, there are different standard features in the range. They include a panoramic sunroof as well as adaptive cruise control fog lights 10 speakers in the Meridian audio system heated steering wheel, and many more.
The 2024 Defender is a well-built elegant interior that is adorned with style elements that draw inspiration away from the Land Rover’s tradition of off-roaders that are rough and tumble. However, many of the materials inside feel like they’re not worth the price for a luxury SUV with noticeable soft plastics. The cabin of the Defender isn’t unpleasant in any way, however, it’s a bit drab in comparison to the high cost.
The Defender has a feature-rich and vivid infotainment system. It’s simple to operate offers sharp images and offers quick response time. Multiple physical controls make on-the-go adjustments easier, and some knobs are multi-functional. It can take a while to get familiar with, but the controls will become much easier to use as time passes.
- The standard infotainment system includes an 11.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, and navigation. It also has wireless charging of devices satellite radio HD Radio, Bluetooth, 10 speakers Meridian audio system, and several USB ports.
- The available infotainment options include Wi-Fi hot spots
- Additional features included in the standard package include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster dual-zone automated temperature control, proximity keyless entry an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the universal garage door opener as the roof is panoramic.
- Other features available include the tri-zone automated climate control as well as cabin air ionization the 120-volt power outlet that looks like a home as well as ambient LED interior illumination, a center console refrigerator, a partially roof made of cloth, and an activity Key (a wristband with a wearable design which allows you to secure and lock the car with no key fob)
The Defender’s cargo capacity is different with the type of body. Two-door Defender 90 has the smallest amount of space within the line-up: 15.6 cubic feet behind the second row. It’s 58.3 cubic feet after the seats are tucked down. It’s less than average for an SUV that’s a high-end midsize model.
Its Defender 110 has more space and two-row versions offer 34 cubic feet of space in the row behind as well as 78.8 cubic feet of space behind the row in front. Three-row 110 offers 10.7 cubic feet of space behind the third row. 34.6 cubic feet of space behind the first row, and the 69 cubes when both rows are collapsed.
Its Defender 130 model has 15.3 cubic feet of space on the 3rd row. 35.8 cubic feet of space behind the first row, and 76.1 cubic feet of space behind the front row.
Each model has a rear cargo door, which can be opened at the sides, which could make it difficult to move objects in particular zones.
The 2024 Land Rover Defender includes four engines, each one is impressive on its own. The base engine is a 4-cylinder turbocharged with 296 horses that are able to provide enough capacity for regular driving as well as long highway trips. The next model is a 395-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder. At the upper end of the line is a pair of supercharged V8s that have 493 and 518 horsepower.
The six and eight-cylinder engine choices offer noticeably faster speed and power to pass. A few V8 engines are capable of achieving 0-60 mph speeds in the range of 5 seconds or less, which is impressive for this market. Additionally, the V8 engines provide an amazing-sounding exhaust. Every model is equipped with an efficient and fluid 8-speed auto transmission.
The EPA isn’t yet providing estimates for fuel economy for the 2024 Defender as at the time of writing. Similar to the 2023 model, the mechanically comparable Defender has poor fuel efficiency estimations for the premium midsize SUV category, with estimates ranging between a maximum of 18/23 miles per gallon (city/highway) up to the lowest of 14/19 miles per gallon.
The Defender is a great road vehicle It has a well-balanced steering system and a good road feel. The ride quality is also remarkable, with the only bigger bumps feeling like an interior. The Defender is among the very few vehicles that serve as both an off-roader with a strong stance and as an easy suburban ride.
Land Rover is world-renowned for its off-roaders that are hardcore The Defender may be its most efficient vehicle. The Defender comes standard with four-wheel drive, a two-speed transfer system as well as hill descent controls, wade sensing, and the Terrain Response System. This lets you select between a number of driving modes that enhance the Defender’s traction controls for the traverse of snow, sand rocks, dirt, and so on. The optional Terrain Response 2 system automatically recognizes the type of surface you’re traveling over and adjusts your suspension and drivetrain to suit the.
The air suspension gives you a maximum ground clearance of 11.5 inches, allowing the Defender to swim through almost three inches of water. Other options for off-road performance include a locking electronic differential and off-road tires as well as the low-speed off-road cruise control.
Its 2024 Land Rover Defender starts at $56,400 for a 2-door Defender 90 S with the 296 horsepower turbo-four engine. The basic S model comes with a variety of features that are standard, such as the leather interior as well as heated front seats. the navigation system and a panoramic sunroof. The 130 and 110 models, which come with four doors, and larger cargo space, cost a couple of thousands of dollars higher. The base Defender 110 S costs 60,600. The higher and mid-tier Defenders come with stronger engines. The entry-level Defender 110 SE X-Dynamic comes equipped with a turbocharged engine that produces 395 horsepower with features such as the front seats that are ventilated and priced at $72,000. The most expensive version of the Defender V8, equipped with a 518 horsepower supercharged V8, ranges from $108,200 for the 90-body model to $116,600 for the four-door 130-body design.