Used 1997 Land Rover Defender

1997 Land Rover Defender

1997 Highlights

After a one-year hiatus, Defender returns in convertible and hardtop body styles. A 4.0-liter V8 engine is standard, mated to a ZF four-speed automatic transmission. A redesigned center console includes cupholders, and hardtops have new interior trim. Convertibles get improved top sealing, while all Defender 90s are treated to fresh paint colors.


  • Brute force off-road, rugged design


  • About as comfortable as acupuncture and luxurious as a Geo Metro

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Features & Specs

90 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top90 2dr SUV 4WD
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower182 hp @ 4750 rpm182 hp @ 4750 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Defender 90 (1997)
This has been a great vehicle to own. It's one of the few vehicles that still looks good and attracts attention after five years on the road. It's not necessarly the most comfortable vehicle, but it's purpose is more utility than comfort. It's high ground clearance make it difficult (but not impossible) to get stuck.
This is a real SUV. Not a jacked up minivan.
D90 the Real Sport Utility!
I have owned this vehicle for the last four years. I primarily use it off road in Colorado. I do not beleive you could find a better all around off road machine.
Used 1997 Land Rover Defender Overview

The Used 1997 Land Rover Defender is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 90 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top, and 90 2dr SUV 4WD.

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