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Land Rover Defender 110 review

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Published: 24 Jan 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

Kick-off price for a base-spec five-seat 110 is currently £63,585, but the main thing is residuals are high and so PCP/leasing costs pretty low – £577 a month on a three-year PCP with £10k down.

But you won't buy a base-price vehicle because if a dealer can't upsell you halfway into orbit they’re not worth their shiny suit. The range itself is vast with that wide array of bodystyles and powertrains, but then there’s the core trim levels to navigate – Defender, X-Dynamic, Defender X, XS, Defender V8 and the top-of-the-tree Defender V8 Carpathian Edition.

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And if that wasn’t confusing enough there are S, SE and HSE ‘specification packs’ for the base-spec Defender and one-up X-Dynamic trim levels. Crikey.

And that’s not all, then comes an awesome cornucopia of extras and accessories that ease you into the lifestyle of your wildest imaginings. Just in case you get paralysed by choice, LR has grouped several of them into packs, named Explorer, Adventure, Urban, and Country.

Go on the configurator why don't you? We'll see you back here in an hour (or four).

None of them will be cheap to fuel. Even the base D200 110 has a WLTP consumption of 31.7mpg and 234g/km. At least the numbers don't get much worse as you switch to petrol... with the exception of the V8, of course. Think more like mid-teens for miles per gallon, with Land Rover quoting ‘up to 19.5mpg’. For the P400e 110 it's 85.3mpg and 76g/km, such is the number-skewering power of plug-in hybrid tech.

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You get a three-year warranty and the main service intervals are two years, plus all Defenders have a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

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