2020 Land Rover Defender

MSRP range: $49,900 - $80,900
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MSRP$58,695
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2020 Land Rover Defender Review

  • Strong off-road capabilities
  • Wealth of customization options
  • High-tech safety and off-road features
  • Smooth ride for an off-road-oriented SUV
  • Options can get pricey
  • Cargo door is heavy and opens toward the curb
  • All-new Defender model
  • Available seven-passenger seating
  • Kicks off the second Defender generation introduced for 2020

The Land Rover Defender has been cast as forbidden fruit for a lot of off-road enthusiasts. There was a brief moment in the 1990s when Land Rover officially sold them in the U.S., but crash test standards quickly put an end to importation. Either despite — or because of — its rarity, the Defender has enjoyed cult-like status here. Now it's been reborn with the arrival of the 2020 Defender. But will the faithful like this kinder, gentler Defender?

Underpinned by a new chassis, the 2020 Defender is meant to compete in the new world of rugged but luxurious SUVs. The styling is more rounded and smoothed over and is missing some of the brawny, no-nonsense utilitarian looks of its forebear. But short overhangs and an impressive maximum ground clearance of 11.5 inches hints at the Defender's off-road capability. The new Defender is initially available as a four-door, and a two-door model will be available for the 2021 model year.

The midsize luxury SUV class is full of strong offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Many of these models offer packages to enhance off-road capability, but the new Land Rover Defender looks to be unmatched in this regard. Its modern technology and ample luxury should also satisfy. We think this newest incarnation of an icon is worth a look.

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The Land Rover Defender packs legitimate off-road capability — provided you pick the right options — and makes no sacrifice in on-road comfort. It's an admirable accomplishment. Our test vehicle had a few build quality issues that may be attributable to a hard, early production life. That aside, we're impressed with this modern interpretation of a classic nameplate.
Strong off-road capability typically comes at the expense of on-road handling and steering precision. But that isn't the case here. The Defender 110 drives just like a luxury SUV should, and its transmission provides smooth and often imperceptible gear changes. The brakes are easy to control for smooth stops around town.

As for acceleration, we clocked a 0-60 mph sprint of 6.7 seconds for our V6-equipped Defender test vehicle. That's plenty quick for an off-road-oriented SUV. Still, with 395 hp, you might expect a little more. Weight might be a culprit; our test Defender weighed a portly 5,571 pounds.
The Defender travels down the road with the refinement you'd expect of a luxury-priced Land Rover. The interior remains quiet and free from road vibrations, even when the Defender's riding on the optional 20-inch wheels and all-terrain tires. In terms of ride quality, our test vehicle was on the firm side when going over bumps and road imperfections, but it was likely the result of those wheels (18-inch wheels are standard).

The driver's seat provides a wide range of adjustment. Heating and ventilation are optional. The climate system is able to maintain a comfortable temperature, though you might need to fiddle with the vents to get the airflow you want.
The four-door Defender's massive second row and tall roof give the cabin a very roomy feel. Head-, legroom and shoulder room are plentiful, though the steering column can get in the way of some drivers' knees on entry. The height-adjusting air suspension, numerous grab handles and large doors make access easy.

A few interior controls have steep learning curves. The climate control dials, for example, double as drive mode selectors and seat heating/ventilation adjustment. Large windows and appropriately sized mirrors make outward visibility a non-issue. On the downside, the leather, fabric and other materials in our test SUV showed early signs of wear, including stains and scuffs.
The wide entertainment touchscreen and available digital gauge cluster are attractive and generally respond quickly to inputs. The native voice command system was a bit hit-or-miss in our tests. We had no difficulty changing stereo stations using natural language, but it couldn't decipher basic navigation requests. Fortunately you can use your phone's voice controls on Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, which are standard. Numerous connectivity options include wireless charging and multiple USB ports.

As for driving aids, the surround-view camera system helps both in parking lots and going off-road, and it provides a comprehensive view of whatever obstacle you're approaching. Adaptive cruise control is pleasant as well and makes appropriate speed corrections smoothly.
The four-door Defender has a generous amount of storage space, both with the rear seats up or lowered for maximum capacity. The rear seats are heavy, and it can take some oomph to push them back in place.

With the air suspension, you can also lower the Defender's ride height from the cargo area, which makes loading easier. Unlike like most SUVs, the Defender has a swing-out tailgate instead of a liftgate. It swings out toward the curb, which not everyone will like because it can impede access. It's also heavy because of the mounted spare tire.

Inside, the Defender has long shelves for the front seats and multilevel storage by the center console. There are numerous places to store small items, but none large enough to hold a medium handbag. The sheer size of the second row makes car seat installation easy, as does the obvious location of the attachment points. An available tow package allows the Defender to tow 8,200 pounds. But it doesn't include a trailer brake controller, which you'll want to help control and adjust a heavy trailer's brakes.
The Defender 110 equipped with the 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder is rated by the EPA at 19 mpg combined (17 city/22 highway mpg). That's higher than most off-road-oriented SUVs such as the Toyota Land Cruiser and 4Runner, as well as the pricier Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The Jeep Wrangler advertises higher figures with most of its engines.
The Defender has a comfortable entry price at around $50,000. When optioned sensibly, it marries off-road capability and on-road refinement in a way that justifies paying the premium for it over, say, the Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4Runner. Even equipped with a fair number of options, it costs less than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

On the downside, our test vehicle had multiple misaligned body panels and a few interior rattles. The interior materials didn't quite seem to reflect the $72,000 as-tested price — they were already showing signs of wear, markings and stains. Our test vehicle was an early build version that was undoubtedly used hard, but hard use is what a Defender should be built to withstand.
Personality is important to the Defender, and the new one gets the important parts of the classic Defender's proportions right. It looks cool from most angles, but we still think the front end looks a bit soft, and the optional plastic bits on the hood that are styled to look like diamond-plated metal elicit plenty of chuckles. We wish it looked a bit tougher.

The Defender drives with refinement and dignity whether you're on- or off-road. While the level of electronic control is nifty, we find it more satisfying to manually engage diff locks and low range with physical buttons and levers, but it's hard to argue with the seamlessness of the Defender's approach.

Which Defender does Edmunds recommend?

Land Rover is rolling out the Defender slowly, starting with the Defender 110. The SE trim level is likely a good way to go since it comes with the more powerful six-cylinder engine and a useful collection of features. This midlevel trim is also highly customizable if you want to add even more features.

Land Rover Defender models

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is offered in six trim levels: base, S, SE, HSE, First Edition and X. Land Rover initially said both the four-door Defender 110 and two-door Defender 90 would be available. However, a pandemic-related delay pushed the Defender 90's debut to the 2021 model year. All 2020 Defenders are the 110.

Five-passenger seating is standard. An available jump seat that fits between the two front seats boosts capacity to six passengers. The Defender 110 can also be had with a two-person third-row seat, but it cannot be combined with the jump seat.

Power comes from either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (296 horsepower, 295 lb-ft) or a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (395 hp, 406 lb-ft of torque) with mild hybrid capability. All Defenders come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, a two-speed transfer case and all-wheel drive.

Base
Standard feature highlights include:

  • Adjustable air suspension (can raise or lower the Defender's ride height)
  • 18-inch steel wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Cloth seating with leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • 10-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

All Defenders also come with

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Defender and its surroundings for parking or off-roading situations)

S
Similar to the base but has:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Leather and cloth upholstery
  • Upgraded power-adjustable front seats

SE
Adds on to the S with:

  • V6 engine
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Premium sound system
  • Digital rearview mirror (allows you to see out the back even with a fully loaded cargo area)

First Edition
This limited-production trim is equipped similar to the SE but has:

  • Special paint and trim
  • All-terrain tires
  • Special off-road driving modes
  • Torque-vectoring differential that can maximize available traction
  • Heated front-row seats and heated steering wheel
  • Refrigerator compartment in front center console

HSE
Compared to the SE, the HSE adds:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the Defender and the car in front)

X
This top-of-the-line trim offers special styling and paint details. It also comes with just about everything that's otherwise optional on the lower trim levels, including:

  • Special off-road driving modes
  • Torque-vectoring differential that can maximize available traction
  • All-terrain tires
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Head-up display
  • Upgraded 15-speaker sound system

A variety of accessory packs are also available and include features such as wheel arch flares, a spare tire cover, a roof rack and even an integrated air compressor.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Land Rover Defender.

Average user rating: 3.3 stars
27 total reviews
5 star reviews: 44%
4 star reviews: 11%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 15%
1 star reviews: 30%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

1/5 stars, Proceed with Caution
DBM6858,
P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
We've had ours since June 8. After 8 days, the Check Engine light went on. Land Rover then had the car for 9 days The dealer determined that three mechanical faults set the light off, but the mechanical faults were non-existent; it must have been a software issue that caused the light to come on. Land Rover (the dealer, in consultation with engineers from Land Rover USA on the east coast and Land Rover England) cleared the Check Engine light but never determined what software issue set it off in the first place. We then got the car back, Land Rover having had it for a longer period of time than we did. About a week later, Sirius went out. It comes in and out intermittently, and we have an appointment to have that fixed, but we can't get in to the dealer until the end of July. While waiting for that appointment, the Check Engine light came on again. I'm anticipating another long stint with a loaner. We love the car reliability issues aside, but those reliability issues are quickly moving it into Lemon Law land.
2/5 stars, great looking car ... not so reliable
Dan,
P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
it is always a great design for these cars, always been very attractive vehicles and a lot of charm around it. we have our Defender HSE P400 for about two months drove less that 2000 miles. very comfortable front and rear seats. lots of space in the second row seat. i would have expected a better access to the trunk, the door is quite small if you need to load a long box or luggage. it could have been a bit more spacious without having to sacrifice the back seat leg space, by sliding the bench forward. the visibility is not the best you are quite sunken in, you would expect bigger windows from a Rover. the alpine windows are purely esthetic. the third row seat is very sacrificed. nothing like LR4 ... probably i wouldn’t order them if i saw them before ordering it. acceleration lag. i would say close to two second dely and then all in a sudden power kicks in and you are propelled forward abruptly. passengers are not happy , the driver at least can hold the steering wheel. our car has several issues .... adaptive cruise control sat radio touch screen lane keep adjust energy saving stop start sunroof all are either not working or working intermittently, very annoying. the brakes if applied too sharply have a bad noise and vibrate thru the pedal, not a good feeling... the interior trim of one door feel off and some trim in the trunk were installed half way and are very cheap and light plastic, especially for a car that should be “rugged” i would have hoped for better materials. the worse of all is costumer service. i think they are always busy because rover have tons of issues, not a surprise. I had several...The company wants to be in the luxury sector and has a great appeal but definitely not at the audi / mercedes quality. i spent several hours for several days to have an appointment that than was never scheduled and i only found out the day before the appointment only because i called to confirm. usually takes 3 weeks where i am to have an appointment... sound crazy but this is my experience. now i am 1 and 1/2 month into this process.... not sure i am happy about this car... my 2004 discovery has less problem and at least the door don’t squeak even after 100K miles ... the door in the defender are quite loud ... again could be a bit better quality it’s new car we would expect some issues but i can’t be a happy costumer so 2 stars are as much i can give..
1/5 stars, Beautiful! However constantly in the shop
Land Rover loved,
P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
I bought it in June 2020, I had it one week and off to the shop it went. 59 days later I get it back. Stereo, phone and dash panel don’t work, now we are in August have it back for now two weeks. Total of 350 miles on it, now the wire harness needs to be replaced, new master panel and display. Ok get it back in October yes October! Going smooth so far. November back to the shop needs update and has to have it forced. Now December and well now it likes to park it self while in motion and turns off not once but twice. Not to mention it did it to another defender owner only they were going down the interstate. 2021 you think ok this at some time it’s going to be fixed, nope phone, cameras and stereo work when it wants to.. just frustrating I spent all this money and it’s a lemon in Land Rover clothing. Love the car but completely disappointed. UPDATE...... Car back to the shop newest problem snow covered roads the emergency lane assist comes on and pulls you into on coming traffic. Just got my service records and it’s been in the shop for a total of 140 days kicker is I have had the car for 8 months.. recommended to not buy this car they should recall the entire line.
2/5 stars, Not so great .. full of glitches
Yalaska,
P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
I’ve spent a small fortune on this car Less than 200 miles in and the “low battery” alarm popped up and the car wouldn’t start. The car was taken to the dealer to find out after 2 weeks that there’s a faulty module (for the central screen) that keeps draining the battery The car drove fine for a while .. then it happened again .. this time they said it was the battery And now it happened again (car won’t start with low battery alarm) The car has 4K miles on it in 5 months and I love it But if you buy it then be prepared to spend a significant amount of your time driving a loaner

2020 Land Rover Defender videos

SPEAKER 1: If you're into off-road vehicles, it's a great time to be alive. There are a lot of great choices out there, and it looks like the new Ford Bronco has the potential to be one of the best. There's no way to tell for sure until we get to drive it, so I thought I'd take the time to have a surface level chat about the Bronco's design, style, and how it stacks up against its two most direct competitors, the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender. As always, hit that subscribe button below, because we have a ton of great content coming your way. And head over to edmunds.com for all your car shopping needs. If you haven't seen our Ford Bronco preview video yet, you might want to go check that out right now. Go ahead, I'll wait. When it comes to style, people often reference the past. Is it nostalgia, or does it take time for timeless style to develop? Personally, I think it's a combination of both. With the revival of the new Ford Bronco and Land Rover Defender, the Jeep Wrangler has its work cut out for it. All three are iconic off-roaders with impressive specs and modern engineering. But they also celebrate their heritage with motifs and design elements that date back several decades. The common thread? Well, they're all boxy with short overhangs for better off-road capabilities. Most of them are also a lot more primitive and utilitarian than the typical family crossover SUV. Let's start with the Jeep, since in a lot of ways it was the originator of this class, as one of the first mass-produced four wheel drive vehicles. The Jeep was instrumental in helping the Allies win World War II, and went on to become a symbol of freedom and sacrifice. It's easy to see its lineage, even with an eight decade difference. They're both purpose-built and fairly simple in design. After all, the fewer intricacies and complications means quicker production, and that was critical to the war effort. The Willys MA here shows the origins of the Wrangler's distinctive grill, with these upright metal slats. They're also the flat fenders and slab-sided body that are instantly recognizable. Other Jeep staples include the fold down windshield as well as the removable doors. The MB version is the one that we recognize as the traditional military Jeep. Note the grill is now stamped steel rather than those welded slats, because it speeds up production. After the war, Willys introduced the first civilian Jeep. That's where the CJ name comes from. Over the decades, it evolved, but remains easily recognizable. There have been some tweaks here and there, with maybe a little rounded-off corner here and rounded-off fenders there, and even, yeah, rectangular headlights. Ugh. The CJ title was dropped in favor of the Wrangler name in the late 1980s. The Jeep has the kind of brand equity that you simply can't buy. And the fan base is very dedicated, as evidenced by a handful of comments in that Bronco preview video. Then there's the Land Rover Defender. The Defender's heritage can be traced back to the original Land Rover Series I, II, III. Unlike the Jeep, these were developed for agricultural and light commercial duty in postwar England. They were similarly primitive, though. In the '80s, the Defender came on the scene with the squared-off style that so many of us come to love. The two main versions, Defender 90 and the longer Defender 110 were only sold in the US for a few years, which kind of made them forbidden fruit for a lot of people. Its rarity and price gained its own cult following, and that squared-off shaped and exposed rivets had a charm all its own. The Defender underwent its only true redesign last year. In the process, it lost some of that aforementioned charm. The new Defender is more of a modern reinterpretation rather than an evolution. It's softer in its style, which may be a disappointment to Defender loyalists. But it may also gain a wider audience as a result. To use a movie industry reference, it's great to have critical acclaim, but every now and then you need a blockbuster to keep the lights on. Now the problem is, this dumpster fire that is 2020 makes it really difficult to tell whether or not the Defender is a success or failure when it comes to sales. We'll just have to wait a little longer to see what the public's reaction is to it. There are hints of the original Defender here and there, but it's simply not as bad ass as the original. Sure, it has some mean-looking headlights, and that chopped-off rear tail section. But the rounding of the corners and the fenders almost remind me of a Honda Element from certain angles, and that's not exactly a compliment. I have no doubt that it's a very capable off-roader. And if current Land Rover vehicles are an indication, all that technical wizardry should make it a lot easier to navigate difficult terrain. Part of the allure of off-roading is actually in the struggle. It's that sensation that you're an integral part of reaching the destination. I have a feeling that the Defender might actually make things too easy, if that's even possible. The interior is a good example. It has echoes of the past, but it's overpowered by the modern and luxurious setting it's in. I'm sure it's a great glamper, and it's probably better to drive on the road. But in this instance, I'm falling on the side of edginess. I know, me, Mr. Luxury! Who knew? Plus I feel kind of bad mucking up that lovely cabin. And now, onto the new hotness of the moment, new Ford Bronco. Has the Bronco split the difference between the Jeep and the Defender? No. No, no, no. From my in-person experience, it's definitely a lot closer to the Jeep Wrangler than the Defender. In some ways, it's what I wish the Defender could have been, with its strong, retro identity, with all the tech and convenience features that we get from any modern car. I can see how some might feel that Ford was a little heavy-handed with the retro styling, because I sort of feel the same way. Or at least I used to. When you think of other retro revivals, like the PT Cruiser, Chevy HHR, or that monstrosity that was the last Thunderbird, yeah, I can see that. But man, it just seems to work for me with this Bronco. What really resonates with me is that they didn't put any retro features in there that didn't really serve a purpose. Like the peaked fenders that are a retro callback, but they allow the driver to get a better indication of where the corners are when they're off-roading. On the whole, it's the details that make the Bronco special. It's as if Ford let Jeep take over market research for two decades while they took a massive shortcut that isn't on any map, and ended up at the same destination at the same time. I suppose Chevy could have followed suit. But that new Blazer has abandoned all of its heritage in favor of mass-market appeal, as questionable as that may be. In the more affluent class, the Mercedes G Wagon, well that's more of a reboot than a sequel, because honestly, I still have a hard time telling the new one from the previous one. If successful, the Ford Bronco may usher in a new era of cool off-roaders. Or at least one can hope. I would love to see a revival of the Toyota FJ, and perhaps with a hail Mary pass in the automotive industry, maybe we could someday see an International Scout come back. Come on, Navistar. It's a license to print money. Anyway, those are my thoughts on the new Ford Bronco, the Jeep Wrangler, as well as the Land Rover Defender. Let me know what you think in the comments below. And as always, head on to edmunds.com for more information on the Bronco and all of its competition. To see more videos like this, hit subscribe.

New Ford Bronco Style Comparison

The 2021 Ford Bronco is the hot vehicle of the moment. Mark Takahashi covers the new Bronco’s design and style and how it stacks up against its most direct competitors, the Jeep Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$49,900
MPG & Fuel
17 City / 20 Hwy / 18 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 296 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 197.6 in. / Height: 77.5 in. / Width: 79.1 in.
Curb Weight: 4815 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 34.0 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Defender safety features:

Surround-View Camera
Provides a 360-degree view to aid in tight parking situations.
Intelligent Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes automatically if it senses an imminent front collision.
Blind-Spot Monitor
Gives a visible notification if it senses a vehicle in any of your blind spots.

Land Rover Defender vs. the competition

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2020 Jeep Wrangler

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Land Rover Defender vs. Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is the undisputed off-road champion of SUVs, and the Defender will have to be immensely capable to keep up with the Jeep over a challenging trail. Yet the Defender has just as much heritage as the Jeep, but it offers luxury and comfort the Wrangler can't hope to match even in its most expensive trim level.

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Land Rover Defender vs. Toyota Land Cruiser

In the realm of continent exploring SUVs, only the Land Cruiser has a similar iconic track record of capability and longevity. But Toyota has allowed the Land Cruiser to grow old, as well as expensive, and many younger buyers might not be attracted to the Toyota when it doesn't look, or feel, anywhere near as modern as the new Defender. The Defender's smaller footprint makes it more nimble in tighter off-road situations.

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Land Rover Defender vs. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G-Class seems like an unlikely competitor to the Defender, but it's one of the only luxury SUVs with any degree of true off-road prowess. It also has enormous luxury cachet and an almost unmatched street presence. But for buyers who can't swing the G-Class' eye-watering price yet still want something stylish and rugged, the Defender looks to be an excellent option.

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FAQ

Is the Land Rover Defender a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Defender both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about Land Rover Defender fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Defender gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 19 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Defender ranges from 15.6 to 34.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Land Rover Defender. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Land Rover Defender?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Land Rover Defender:

  • All-new Defender model
  • Available seven-passenger seating
  • Kicks off the second Defender generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Land Rover Defender reliable?

To determine whether the Land Rover Defender is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Defender. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Defender's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Land Rover Defender a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Land Rover Defender is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Defender and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Defender is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Land Rover Defender?

The least-expensive 2020 Land Rover Defender is the 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $49,900.

Other versions include:

  • P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $68,350
  • P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $62,250
  • P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $53,350
  • P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $65,100
  • P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $49,900
  • P400 110 X 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $80,900
  • P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $68,650
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What are the different models of Land Rover Defender?

If you're interested in the Land Rover Defender, the next question is, which Defender model is right for you? Defender variants include P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of Defender models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender Overview

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is offered in the following submodels: Defender SUV, Defender Hybrid. Available styles include P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), P400 110 X 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), and P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 Land Rover Defender?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Land Rover Defender and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Defender 3.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Defender.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Land Rover Defender?

2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,695. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,358 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,358 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $52,337.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 10.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $63,005. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $6,738 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,738 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $56,267.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 10.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2020 Land Rover Defender P300 110 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $71,990. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $7,368 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,368 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $64,622.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 10.2% below the MSRP.

2020 Land Rover Defender P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $74,815. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $7,638 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,638 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $67,177.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 90 First Edition 2dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 10.2% below the MSRP.

2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $75,190. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $7,642 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,642 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $67,548.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 First Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 10.2% below the MSRP.

2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $77,435. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $7,836 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,836 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $69,599.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 10.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 X 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 X 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,095. The average price paid for a new 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 X 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $8,750 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,750 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $79,345.

The average savings for the 2020 Land Rover Defender P400 110 X 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 9.9% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Land Rover Defenders are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Land Rover Defender for sale near. There are currently 3 new 2020 Defenders listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $63,070 and mileage as low as 171 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Land Rover Defender.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Land Rover Defender?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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