The Land Rover Defender is the kind of SUV that can go anywhere in Franklin Lakes and Florham Park. From tough trails to big-city potholes, there's nothing it can't conqueror. It can even haul some heavy cargo. Just how much can it carry, though?

The team at Land Rover Parsippany finds out. To show drivers in Parsippany, Mendham, and Morristown, NJ, what it's capable of, we took a closer look at the 2021 Land Rover Defender towing capacity.

2021 Land Rover Towing Capacity

The 2021 Land Rover Defender offers two distinct models. The Defender 90 is a rugged compact SUV, while the Defender 110 adds another set of doors and some extra space inside. Despite their different designs, they share an Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics and All Wheel Drive.

They can also haul everything from a few dirt bikes to a camper, a boat, or a trailer. No matter which model you're interested in, the Land Rover Defender can tow up to 8,201 pounds. However, even if you're not riding with the most powerful engine available, you'll be able to carry lots of heavy cargo. Both engines are capable of putting out some impressive specs, such as:


3.0L P400 V6

2.0L P300 4-cylinder

Towing Capacity

8,201 pounds

7,716 pounds





406 lb-ft

295 lb-ft


Land Rover Defender Trailering Technology

In addition to all that power under the hood, the 2021 Land Rover Defender offers lots of features that can make towing safe and easy. For starters, you can use the rear camera system to line up with your trailer. Just put your SUV in Reverse and the dashboard monitor will give a closer look at what's behind you. Plus, with Hitch Assist, the display will help you see when your vehicle is right over the tow hitch.

For even more visibility, there's the 3D Surround Camera. It uses a series of cameras to create an overhead view of your SUV and your tow hitch. Meanwhile, if your trailer is blocking your view, the ClearSight interior rear view mirror uses a roof-mounted camera to show what's behind you.

There are even camera systems that can help you back your trailer into place. Advanced Tow Assist offers a variety of camera angles as well as guidelines that will give you an idea of your projected path.

Meanwhile, you can enjoy a safe and stable drive while you're on the road, too. Trailer Stability Assist keeps even your largest cargo balanced and in line with your SUV. Plus, with safety features like Blind Spot Assist, you'll know when it's safe to change lanes with your trailer attached.

Land Rover Defender Cargo Capabilities

With its rugged suspensions and roomy interior, the 2021 Land Rover Defender can carry lots of cargo that doesn't require a trailer. For example, both models include a large trunk and folding second-row seats that can help you pack more.


Defender 90

Defender 110

Cargo Room Behind 1st Row

58.3 cubic feet

78.8 cubic feet

Cargo Room Behind 2nd Row

15.6 cubic feet

34 cubic feet


The Defender 110 offers a pair of third-row seats that bumps your seating capacity up to seven passengers. If you're interested in this option, you'll have 10.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the back seats.

With roof rails and an available roof rack equipped to your Defender, you'll be able to tie a couple hundred pounds to the roof, too. It's an easy to way to keep the cabin clean if you've just cut down your Christmas tree or taken your kayak for a ride.

Hitch Your Wagon to the Land Rover Defender

Visit Land Rover Parsippany to learn more about the 2021 Land Rover Defender towing capacity and take a test drive around Parsippany, Mendham, and Morristown. With its two powerful engines, helpful features, and roomy interior, the Land Rover Defender can help adventure seekers in Florham Park and Franklin Lakes, NJ, carry everything you need. 

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