The 2022 Land Rover Defender comes with a host of interesting updates and add-ons this time around. For starters, the supercharged V8 from the Land Rover stable has been added to Defender although it will be limited only to the top two trims. Speaking of trims there is one new trim and two special edition trims available this time. Along with that, a larger 11.4-inch touchscreen display has been also provided as an option for the infotainment system. Wrapping up the updates is the addition of a wireless smartphone charger as standard fitment on the 2022 Defender.
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The 2022 Defender apart from the new V8 powertrain retains the last year's 296-hp turbo-four and 395-hp mild-hybrid turbo-six. Both the powertrain are competent, where the base is peppy and the turbo-six adds more muscle to this off-road machine. Amalgamating the premium cabin of the Range Rover models and the off-road prowess of the O.G. Defender. The 2022 Defender gives you a car-like driving experience yet remains an extremely capable off-roader. Starting under $50,000 is the 2022 Defender worth the dough over cheaper Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco? Let's find out.