Model 🚗: 2020 Land Rover Defender 110

Price (as tested) 💲: $72,780

Powertrain ⚙️: 3.0L turbocharged + supercharged + 48V 6-cylinder

Output 💪: 395 hp and 406 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 8-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 5.8 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 129 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 17 city/ 22 highway/ 19 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 4,815 lbs


Miles gets behind the wheel of the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 in SE P400 guise to take stock of this reborn legend. The nameplate traces its roots to the original Land Rover model that went on sale in 1948 and continued series production through 2016. During that stretch of time, the off-road vehicle was called Series I, Series, II, and Series III, before adopting the name Defender. And while the Land Rover brand transformed into a luxury status marque, the Defender always stood for capability above all.

Here in the U.S., we haven’t had access to a new Defender for 23 years, and only recently have we been able to start importing used models from foreign markets. As such, American enthusiasts are itching to see what this new vehicle – our first Defender – is all about. Alas, with more stringent safety regulations, more demand from luxury buyers for comfort and convenience, and more pressure for sales appeal, will this new, unibody model affirm its off-road pedigree, or become a fashion accessory? Find out in this review!