All Specifications of New 2023 Land Rover Defender
2023 Land Rover Defender is & was the United Kingdom’s answer to the rough-and-tumble Jeeps of America for a very long time. but with the latest gen, the luxury car maker has engineered it more comfort to go hand-in-hand with the off-roader’s go-anywhere capability. Both two- and four-door body styles are offered with comfortable and feasible cabins, modern infotainment, and tech features.
A turbocharged four-pot is standard, and a more-powerful inline-six and V8 engines are also available. All Defenders come with all-wheel drive as standard as well. However, buyers are offered a ton of advanced off-roading equipment, including locking differentials, height-adjustable air suspension, and a special mode for wading through deep waters. But the biggest benefit to the new-gen Defender’s setup is its superior on-road driving behavior, which gives it a level of energy that rivals such as the Jeep Wrangler and Lexus GX keep up.
What’s New In 2023 Defender?
A Defender 130 variant joins the family this year, with an extended body that can fit a third row of seats, increasing total passenger capacity to eight. The new 130 is offered with an exclusive Sedona Red color option and comes standard with desirable features that are optional on the 90 and 110 models. Otherwise, the Defender remains largely unchanged for 2023, except now its Pivi Pro infotainment system comes standard with Amazon Alexa integration. Also, a new 30th Anniversary Edition model will be offered in limited quantities. Only 500 will be built and they’re based on the four-door 110 model and powered by the 296-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Engine & Performance
The Defender is motivated by a standard turbocharged four-pot paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, all the models feature four-wheel drive and locking differentials for passing through treacherous terrain. The Defender is also available with a 3.0-liter inline-six which employs an electric supercharger and 48-volt hybrid system. Customers looking for additional power can opt for the 518-hp supercharged V8, which rockets the SUV to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Unlike its predecessor, the Defender has a unibody construction versus a body-on-frame setup, and it replaces the old solid axles with a fully independent suspension. The base suspension uses coil springs, but it can be upgraded with an air spring to enable adjustable ride height. The Defender has 11.5 inches of ground clearance and the ability to ford through 35 inches of water.
|2023 Land Rover Defender Mileage||City||Highway|
|90||18 mpg||21 mpg|
|90 with 6-cylinder||17 mpg||22 mpg|
|110||17 mpg||22 mpg|
|V8||14 mpg||19 mpg|
As per the EPA, the Defender has received various fuel economy ratings for the various models. And thus, they are quite similar regardless of what’s under the hood. The 90 model with the four-pot receives ratings of 18 mpg city and 21 highway. Step up to the six-cylinder engine and the 90’s city rating drops to 17 mpg but the highway rating goes up to 22. The 110 model with the six-cylinder engine has the same estimates as the six-cylinder 90. The V8 variant is rated for 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Land Rover Defender Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||16 ft3|
The dashboard houses a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs a new interface for Land Rover called Pivi Pro. A larger 11.4-inch display is optional. Compared to the rest of the Land Rover lineup’s Touch Pro Duo interface, Defender’s system relies on a single touchscreen instead of two, offers quicker response times, and can handle OTA software updates for future releases. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard.
|2023 Land Rover Defender Trims||Price (USD)|
|30th Anniversary Edition||$76,350|
|75th Anniversary Edition||$93,355|
The four-door 110 and 130 models are more practical for most buyers. However, the base P300 with 296-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is peppy enough for day-to-day driving, so we’d recommend getting that. But, for those who plan to tackle serious off-road trails may find the optional six-cylinder or V8 engines to be better choices. Land Rover offers several accessory packages, each of which outfit the Defender with specifically themed features.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Land Rover Defender Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||4.4 sec|
|0-100 MPH||10.6 sec|
|1/4 Mile||12.9 sec|
|Top Speed||149 mph|