The Land Rover Defender is the epitome of versatility in Florham Park and Franklin Lakes. It's both tough and stylish. Whether you're off-roading or driving through a snowstorm, it delivers a capable drive and a smooth ride. To show drivers in Parsippany, Mendham, and Morristown, NJ, what it can do for you, the team at Land Rover Parsippany has put together this 2021 Land Rover Defender review.

Land Rover Defender Specs

The 2021 Land Rover Defender features standard All-Wheel Drive and a 2-speed transfer case that will provide traction and stability. It also comes with Terrain Response®, so you'll be able to adapt to different conditions with selectable driving modes.

Under the hood, you'll have two dependable options to choose from. The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder that gets up to 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power will come in handy when you want to hitch a boat or a trailer to your SUV. With this powertrain, you'll be able to tow up to 7,716 pounds.

A 3.0L V6 engine is also available. This powertrain is actually a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) that's both powerful and efficient. It can help you haul even more cargo. With 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, it can tow up to 8,201 pounds.

The standard 8-speed automatic transmission is just the beginning. Its Hill Launch Assist comes in handy when you're traversing tricky terrain as does the standard Hill Descent Control. In fact, with plenty of smart engineering working in your favor, features like the available Electronic Air Suspension will help improve your excursion any way you see fit.

Another optional feature off-roaders may want to consider is Terrain Response® 2. Found in the Land Rover Defender X trim, this feature sports an automatic setting that actively monitors driving conditions to determine which driving mode is most appropriate for that terrain. You'll have the ability to override the automatic setting as well.

At the end of the day, the Land Rover Defender achieves up to a generous EPA-estimated 18 city/21 highway MPG.Whether you're in the city or on dirt paths, you'll have plenty of ground to cover thanks in part to its 23.3-gallon fuel tank.

Land Rover Defender Dimensions

The Land Rover Defender offers two distinct styles. The Defender 90 has a compact frame and one set of doors, while the Defender 110 extends the frame and adds a set of rear doors. Both options offer plenty of room to relax and lots of storage space.


Land Rover Defender 90

Land Rover Defender 110

Cargo Room Behind Row (front/rear)

58.3/15.6 cu. ft.

78.8/34 cu. ft.

Headroom (front/rear)

40.6/38.6 in.

40.6/40.4 in.

Legroom (front/rear)

39/36.6 in.

39.1/39.1 in.

The Defender 110 is available with extra seating, too. With the available third row, it has room for up to seven people.

On top of offering room for the whole family, both styles can get up and over tough terrain. A coil suspension comes standard, but an Electronic Air Suspension is also available. It can adjust to your drive with Adaptive Dynamics and gives your SUV an 11.5-inch ground clearance. That lets you attack steep hills with a 38-degree approach angle and drive through water that's up to 35.4 inches deep.

Land Rover Defender Interior

Inside the Land Rover Defender, you'll find both classic luxury and the latest technology. There are fine leather seats and a 10-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. Just sync your smartphone to the system and you'll be able to stream music, make hands-free calls, and use your apps while you drive.

The available Meridian™ Sound System pumps up the jams. A 10-speaker setup allows for 400 watts of raw power to blast through the car-ideal for impromptu karaoke sessions, tailgating, or a dedicated podcast session. No matter what you want to play, this premium sound system has plenty to offer.

There are lots of ways to get comfortable, too. Power-adjustable seats are available as well as heated and cooled seats and a heated steering wheel. Even your passengers can warm up with available heated rear seats. Plus, you can let in some fresh air with a panoramic sunroof or removable cloth top. 

Land Rover Safety Features

As part of the Land Rover experience, the Land Rover Defender comes equipped with a large number of standard advanced safety features. These work as both a sharp eagle eye and a companion to accompany you and your passengers, so you can expect a plethora of safety technologies watching your back. Some of these include:

  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rear Traffic Monitor

Adventurers will particularly appreciate the Wade Sensing feature. The Land Rover Defender will employ its ultrasonic sensors in the door mirrors to provide pertinent information about water depth when wading. This safety addition will alert when water levels approach the 35.4-inch maximum wading depth.

For the city driver, the 3D Surround Camera will provide new perspective as miles accumulate wherever you travel. This functionality offers a 360-degree overhead view as you maneuver. Even better, the ClearSight Ground View feature will make off-road journeys that much easier to manage, too.

Other safety features worth taking advantage of in the 2021 Land Rover Defender include Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter, Blind Spot Assist, and Driver Condition Monitor. You're in good hands with Land Rover.

Test Drive the Land Rover Defender

With its powerful engines, rugged drivetrain, and stylish interior, the Land Rover Defender is a great fit for drivers in Florham Park and Franklin Lakes, NJ. We think you'll be impressed by its on- and off-road capabilities, its interior conveniences and amenities, and its dedication to safety.

Visit Land Rover Parsippany to learn more about the Land Rover Defender and schedule a test drive around Parsippany, Mendham, and Morristown. Let us know if you have any questions about the 2021 Land Rover Defender when you stop by our showroom, and we'll be happy to answer them. After all, that's why we're here.

* All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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