After a long hiatus from sales in the U.S., Land Rover’s iconic rough-and-tumble off-roader is back for 2020.
The Land Rover Defender is a tall boxy SUV that’s the godfather to many luxury SUVs today. In its newest iteration, the Defender is just as tall, just as boxy, but with far more luxury conveniences than its predecessor. The outgoing Defender looked like the boxes they were shipped in—and were just as comfortable sometimes. Like the outgoing model, Land Rover offers the Defender in 90 and 110 body styles with two or four doors, respectively.
With the Defender, Land Rover has an upmarket off-roader to compete with well-heeled Jeep Wrangler buyers. The Defender costs at least $50,925 for a base turbo-4 Defender 110 but a top-trim Defender with an inline-6 can run up the tab to more than $81,000, before options, like only a Land Rover can.