Land Rover Defender (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - It has been decades since the Defender nameplate graced a Land Rover model range in North America. The first to arrive for the 2020 model year is the four-door Defender110, followed by the two-door Defender 90. The boxy design has minimal overhangs, necessary for tackling rough terrain, and nearly a foot of ground clearance allows the Defender to ford water to a depth of nearly three feet. The interior comes with a 10-inch touch-screen and a 12.3-inch display for the gauges. The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder, assisted by a 48-volt electric motor, that makes 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Optional is an inline six-cylinder that uses a turbocharger and an electrically driven supercharger to produce 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet. Both engines are connected to eight-speed automatic transmissions. Land Rover states the four-cylinder model can hit 60 mph from rest in 8.1 seconds; the six-cylinder can do it in 5.8. With an 8,200-pound towing rating, the Defender can go virtually anywhere and take your trailer along for the ride.
Base price (incl. destination): $51,000
Type: Midsize utility vehicle.
Engine (h.p.): 2.4-liter I-4, turbocharged (296); 3.0-liter I-6, turbocharged and supercharged (395)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): TBA
Base weight (lb.): TBA