2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV

MSRP $51,850

Ranked #16 in Midsize Suv

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 2, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Land Rover Defender is not a new name but had rather made a comeback last year after nearly 25 years. The sales, in the meantime, had been flocking up at Jeep’s counter with its Wrangler and recently, Ford had also introduced the Bronco to have a fair share of the pie. The Defender had been launched as a new model last year, and thus is mostly unchanged for the 2022 model year. 

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Pros

Capable off-road

Refined on-road drive

Modern interiors

Latest technology on offer

Cons

Sluggish base engine

Options add to MSRP quickly

Optional third row isn’t much

What's New?

New supercharged 5.0L V8 

New Carpathian Edition 

New Trophy Edition

New XS trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$51850

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

296 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 Automatic w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

197.6 in.

width

79.1 in.

height

77.7 in.

ground clearance

8.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

78.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/18/20 mpg

highway range

476.00 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

110$51,850 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV in Emerald Green Metallic color
Emerald Green Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Defender goes head to head against the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco, with a lot of competition from the Toyota 4Runner as well. For an MSRP of $50,850, the Defender provides a lot of amenities which the others don’t but also costs more than its rivals. Let’s see if the premium is worth the hype.

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV front angle view
2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV rear angle view

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Features

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 can be had in a total of 11 trims which include the special editions as well but to keep things simple, we’ve covered only the Base, S, and SE trims here with the other trims reviewed separately. The MSRP for the Base starts at $51,850 and stretches all the way up to $63,000 for the SE trim. Feature-wise, the Base is well-equipped with features like air suspension, LED headlights, and power-adjustable front seats; with the amenities adding on as the prices climb up. 

Trim

Base

S

SE

MSRP

$51,800

$54,000

$63,000

Key Features

Adjustable air suspension

In addition to or replaces Base trim features with:

In addition to or replaces S trim features with:

 

18-inch steel wheels

19-inch wheels

20-inch wheels

 

LED headlights

Leather and cloth upholstery

V6 engine

 

Cloth seating

Upgraded power-adjustable front seats

Driver's seat memory settings

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Power-adjustable steering column

 

Power-adjustable front seats

 

Premium sound system

 

10-inch touchscreen

 

Digital rearview mirror

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The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 makes the most sense in the SE trim wherein it adds a lot to the table by way of a more powerful engine and better amenities. It provides all the features of the X-Dynamic trim, without its bloatware. Also, the trim can be equipped with Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack and the Family Pack Plus that add more equipment in terms of off-road ability and a third row as well. 

Release Date

The 2022 Land Rover Defender is said to hit the shores in the summer of 2021, with the prices for the 110 incremented to $51,850 while the 90’s prices hiked up by $1,600. 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 comes equipped with three engine options, which start with the P300 that equips a turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 that outputs 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This can be further upgraded to the P400 that equips a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six that bumps up the output to 395 hp and 406 lb-ft. The last option one can choose is this year’s new supercharged 5.0L V8 that churns out 518 hp and 462 lb-ft of torque, with a massive torque band at lower RPMs to help get out of tricky situations.

The base engine is paired to a ZF-unit 8-speed automatic (8HP45) gearbox, while the bigger engines are paired to an upgraded variant of the 8-speed automatic transmission (8HP76). All-Wheel Drive is the standard powertrain available on the 110. 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV driving view

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 takes off alright and the acceleration is linear, which slowly develops into a monotone leading to an almost 8-second 60 MPH run. The engine is pretty good for daily driving and has a nice punch to it with a very responsive ZF-unit that shifts effortlessly. The engine controls its noise and there’s no sounds creeping inside the cabin, making the overall drive very comfortable. The upgraded inline-6 engine just one-ups the base in every parameter, with a better punch off the line. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

MSRP

$51,000

$33,200

$38,640

$28,900

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0L Inline-4

Turbocharged 2.3L Inline-4

Naturally Aspirated 3.6L V6

Naturally Aspirated 3.6L V6

Drivetrain

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

Transmission

ZF 8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

5-Speed Automatic 

6-Speed Manual

Power

296 hp @ 4000 RPM

270 hp @ 5500 RPM

270 hp @ 5600 RPM

285 hp @ 6400 RPM

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

278 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM

0-60 MPH

7.9 seconds

NA

7.7 seconds

6.8 seconds

Quarter-mile

16.4 seconds

NA

15.3 seconds

15.0 seconds

Top Speed 

120 MPH

NA

114 MPH

113 MPH

The Defender does carry a bit of a premium over the others for the luxury it provides, along with the off road capability and the on-road mannerisms on offer. The Ford Bronco has class-leading torque on offer but since the acceleration figures are unknown, the actual performance cannot be ascertained. Of the others, the Jeep remains the fastest over the quarter-mile and to the 60 MPH mark as well, while the Land Rover and Toyota are closely matched clocking just under 8 seconds when accelerating to 60MPH. 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Fuel Economy

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 employs a 2.0L turbocharged inline04 under the hood as its base engine which is tuned towards fuel-efficiency and efficient torque rather than straight-line speeds and traffic light drag races. That said, the EPA estimates this base engine to return 17 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway for a combined of 18 MPG from its 23.8-gallon fuel tank. 

The inline-6 is bigger, more powerful, but still manages to pump out very similar fuel-efficiency figures that are estimated at 17 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway for a combined total of 19 MPG. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

MPG (City)

17

20

16

17

MPG (Highway)

20

22

19

25

MPG (Combined)

18

21

17

20

Fuel Tank Capacity

23.8 gallons

20.8 gallons

23.0 gallons

17.5 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

404/476/428

416/457/436

368/437/391

297/437/350

The Bronco’s fuel-efficiency figures stand the best in the competition while also giving out the most range of all the SUVs. The Defender, on the other hand, has impressive fuel-economy numbers, and also the biggest tank in the comparison that helps it squeeze out more miles on the highways. The Wrangler’s rather puny tank leaves it nowhere close to the others in terms of range, and is surely not suitable for long drives. 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Interior

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 sits at the premium level of off-roading SUVs and as such, offers a very luxurious interior which has premium materials right from the door panels themselves. The interior also has some rugged cues as well along with a curved dashboard that is stamped with the SUVs name. The centre console houses all the usual controls, while the centre armrest provides ample space to store stuff. 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV front seats

The seats are very comfortable for the long drives and offer tremendous support. These come covered in cloth for the base trim but are then upgraded with leather upholstery in the higher trims. The seats offer power-adjustability and heating from the base trim itself, while ventilation and seat memory settings are reserved for higher trims only. The cabin is roomy and the boxy shape adds to the feel as well. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.6/60.8/39.1

41.0/57.1/43.1

39.3/57.8/41.7

42.6/55.7/41.2

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.4/59.2/39.1

39.8/51.8/35.7

38.6/57.8/32.9

41.7/57.7/35.7

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

34.0

22.4

47.4

12.9

The Defender’s box-like shape lends in a lot of room inside the cabin to fit in the occupants comfortably but the Wrangler gets more headroom to fit in taller people, on paper. The Defender’s cabin is comfortable and the cargo capacity on offer is huge that further aids on the trips you plan for the weekend. That said, some of the highlighting features of the Defender’s cabin are:

  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Head-up display
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 comes fitted with a massive 10-inch touchscreen that runs on Land Rover’s Pivi Pro system and is seen all across JLR’s lineup. The system provides a very intuitive experience with smooth touch and seamless connectivity via Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV infotainment screen

The system comes equipped with a six-speaker sound system as standard, but can be upgraded to a 15-speaker Meridien Premium sound system on the higher trims as well as via options. Some of the highlighting features of this system are:

  • 10-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Multiple USB points
  • Voice controls
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Optional 15-speaker Meridien Premium sound system 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Exterior

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 has not changed in terms of design for the previous model year, which is not a bad thing at all. It looks very fresh and different from the other Land Rover models on sale owing to the smooth lines and curves on the body, along with solid bumpers up front which house functional air vents along with a huge branding on the bonnet. 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV

The Defender carries on its old-school looks on the side as well with a tall-boy design that carves out a lot of space inside and makes it a comfortable affair for the occupants. The rear has a spare tire that lends to the old-school looks, but is contrasted by futuristic-looking tail lights. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

2022 Ford Bronco 

2022 Toyota 4Runner 

2022 Jeep Wrangler 

Curb Weight 

5,035 lbs

4,450 lbs

4,750 lbs

4,450 lbs

Length (inches)

197.6

189.4

190.2

188.4

Width (inches)

79.1

75.9

75.8

73.8

Height (inches)

77.4

73

71.5

73.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.6

8.3

9.6

10.8

Wheelbase (inches)

119.0

116.1

109.8

118.4

The Defender’s bigger proportions are very confidence-inspiring when off the road. The higher ground clearance helps in getting over any obstacles that might be, while the longer wheelbase also helps in maintaining the on-road driving characteristics. These proportions also help in creating room inside, while helping the Defender look modern and nostalgic simultaneously. That said, some of the highlights on the exterior are:

  • 18-inch/19-inch/20-inch wheels
  • LED lighting all around 
  • Rear-door mounted spare wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Silver and gloss black exterior trim

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Safety

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 is equipped with all the latest technology that the company has on offer, including all the modern driver aids that have now become a necessity in the segment. Adding to this, the new chassis is rigid and lightweight, which helps in off-roading and also to maintain the structural integrity in a crash. Some of the highlighting safety features available are:

  • Lane-keeping system 
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Digital rearview mirror 
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Torque-vectoring differential

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Competition

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 Vs. 2022 Ford Bronco

The Defender offers a lot over the Bronco in terms of features and capability. It can be easily equipped in different seating configurations, adding to the versatility, whereas the Bronco can be only had in a fixed seating configuration. The Bronco, on the other hand, has a quicker base engine that is more fuel-efficient and offers better torque output to aid in off-roading as well. 

2022 Ford Bronco

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 Vs. 2022 Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner has a very reliable record and is said to be the most reliable off-roader out there, with people reporting more than 100,000 miles of trouble-free ownership. The AWD system on offer has time and again proven itself in tricky situations, while the cargo space is also more than the Defender’s. The Defender, on the other hand, provides a very luxurious cabin, a more potent engine, and all the latest technology on offer that has now become a necessity on the driver’s safety front as well. 

2022 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 Vs. 2022 Jeep Wrangler

The Wrangler is the only true rival to the Defender in terms of off-road capability and heritage, but in all other parameters both the SUVs aren’t really meant to be a competition. The Wrangler is a very basic SUV that does its job well and is relatively DIY-friendly whereas the Defender is a sophisticated machine that is more focused towards on-road performance and occasional blasts in the woods. 

2022 Jeep Wrangler

 

2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 makes a lot of sense if you’re looking for a modern off-road friendly SUV that can be daily-ed easily with potent engine options on offer. The engines do a good job of maintaining pace, although the bigger engine is the one to go for due to the performance without sacrificing fuel economy.