2023 Land Rover Defender price and specs

Land Rover's hot-selling Defender has been priced for model year 2023, with more standard equipment but fewer variants and higher prices.

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We know, it’s not even 2022 yet. Nevertheless, Land Rover has announced pricing and specifications for the Defender for model year 2023, with the updated range set to arrive in April 2022.

It’s a smaller range, too, with several variants dropped. The cheapest diesel Defender 90, the D200, has been axed, as have the D250 and D250 S variants of the Defender 110 range.

The limited XS Editions are also gone.

It’s still a Land Rover, however, and that means an exhaustive range of 15 variants, including five engines – two diesel sixes, plus a petrol four, six and V8 – plus countless options and option packages.

Prices are up by between $3000 and $5000 across the board.

All models now feature an 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, up from 10 inches.

Also standard across the range are wireless phone charging and Jaguar Land Rover’s clever Activity Key, a wristband you can use to lock and unlock the vehicle.

The MY23 rationalisation follows a similar one for model year 2022, where the Defender 90 lost its SE D300, HSE P400 and X D300 variants and the 110 its S P300 grade.

Pricing

Defender 90

  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 P300: $78,480 (+$3964)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 S P300: $86,410 (+$3064)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 S D250: $93,530 (+$3204)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 SE P400: $103,630 (+$3304)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 X P400: $145,700 (+$4344)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 P525: $215,480 (+$4764)

Defender 110

  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 P300: $79,830 (+$2994)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 S P400: $95,480 (+$3244)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 SE D300: $99,980 (+$3244)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 SE P400: $107,050 (+$3374)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE D300: $118,250 (+$4394)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE P400: $124,880 (+$4524)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 X D300: $147,440 (+$4374)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 X P400: $149,580 (+$4414)
  • 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 P525: $220,530 (+$4854)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

Five engines are available in the 2023 Land Rover Defender range.

Diesel models are powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel with a 48V mild-hybrid system, producing 183kW of power and 570Nm of torque in the Defender D250, and 220kW of power and 650Nm of torque in the Defender D300.

The 90 D250 takes 8.0 seconds to do the 0-100km/h sprint and the 110 D300 takes 7.0 seconds.

The Defender P300 uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

It has a 0-100km/h time of 7.1 seconds in the 90 and 7.4 seconds in the 110.

Above it sits the Defender P400, which features a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six with 48V mild-hybrid technology, making 294kW and 550Nm. It has a 0-100km/h time of 6 seconds in the 90 and 6.1 seconds in the 110.

The range-topping P525 V8 uses a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 386kW of power and 625Nm of torque. In the 90 body, it has a 0-100km/h time of 5.2 seconds.

All 2023 Land Rover Defender models use an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with high and low-range gearing.

Fuel Economy

Fuel consumption in the 2023 Land Rover Defender varies.

All diesel models have a combined fuel economy of 7.9L/100km, while the petrol P300 uses 10.1L/100km and the P400 uses 9.9L/100km.

The V8 P525 uses 12.7L/100km in the 110 and 12.8L/100km in the 90.

Dimensions

Defender 90

The 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 measures 4323mm long (4583mm with the spare wheel) and rides a 2587mm wheelbase.

It measures 1969mm tall or 1974mm tall with the optional air suspension, and measures 2105mm wide (2008mm wide with the mirrors folded).

Luggage space measures 397L or 1563L with the second row folded.

Ground clearance is 216mm with air suspension and 225mm with coil springs, increasing to 291mm and 226mm off-road.

Approach angle is 30.1 degrees on air suspension and 31 degrees on coils, increasing to 37.5 and 31.5 degrees when going off-road with the tow-eye cover removed.

Departure angle is 37.6 degrees on air suspension and 37.9 degrees on coil (40 and 37.5 off-road) while ramp breakover angle is 24.2 degrees on air and 25 degrees on coil (e31 and 25.2 off-road).

Wading depth is 900mm with the air suspension and 850mm with coils, while braked towing capacity is 3500kg and unbraked is 750kg.

Defender 110

The 2023 Land Rover Defender 110 measures 5018mm long, 2008mm wide (mirrors folded), and 1967mm tall on a 3022mm wheelbase.

In five- and six-seat versions, luggage capacity is 972L, expanding to 2277L with the second row folded.

In seven-seat versions, there’s 289L behind the third row, 900L with it folded, and 1789L with both the second and third row folded.

The approach angle is 30.1 degrees on air suspension and 31.2 degrees on coils, increasing to 37.5 degrees and 31.5 degrees, respectively, off-road.

Departure angle is 37.7 degrees on air suspension and 37.8 degrees on coils (40 and 35.5 off-road) while ramp breakover angle is 22 degrees on air and 22.6 degrees on coils (27.8 and 23 degrees off-road).

Wading depth is 900mm with the air suspension and 850mm with coils, while braked towing capacity is 3500kg and unbraked is 750kg.

Servicing and Warranty

Land Rover offers a five-year/102,000km servicing plan for the Defender range.

Current pricing is $1950 for the P300, $2250 for the P400, $2650 for the diesels and $3750 for the V8.

The Land Rover line-up is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Safety

The 2022 Land Rover Defender has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2020.

The Defender range received scores of 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 76 per cent for safety assist.

All 2023 Land Rover Defender models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Surround-view camera with ClearSight ground-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Safe exit alert
  • Traffic sign recognition

Standard Equipment

The base Defender 90 and Defender 110 come standard with the following equipment:

  • 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • DAB digital radio
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Eight-way semi-powered front seats
  • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Activity Key
  • Terrain Response
  • 40:20:40 rear seats
  • 18-inch wheels
  • All-terrain tyres (all-seasons are a no-cost option)
  • Full-size spare

The S gains:

  • Automatic high-beam
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather seat facings or PVU upholstery
  • Rear centre armrest

The SE gains:

  • ‘Premium’ LED headlights with signature daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights
  • 12-way power front seats with memory
  • 10-colour ambient lighting
  • 11-speaker, 400W Meridian sound system
  • 20-inch wheels

The X-Dynamic HSE gains:

  • Leather-wrapped shifter
  • Black contrast roof
  • Sliding panoramic roof
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 14-way heated and cooled front seats with memory
  • Leather/Robustec upholstery
  • Power-adjustable steering column

The X exclusively features a black contrast bonnet, and gains:

  • Terrain Response 2
  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Air suspension
  • Adaptive Dynamics
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Darkened tail lights
  • 15-speaker, 700W Meridian sound system
  • Head-up display
  • Leather/premium textile or PVU Robustec upholstery
  • Bright metal pedals
  • ClearSight rear-view mirror
  • Electronic active differential with torque vectoring by braking

The V8 P525 gains:

  • Satin Chrome paddle shifters
  • Quad exhaust outlets
  • Terrain Response 2 with Dynamic Program
  • Privacy glass
  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Solar attenuating windscreen
  • Advanced Tow Assist
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Headlight power washers
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Windsor leather upholstery
  • Suedecloth-wrapped steering wheel
  • Front centre console refrigerator compartment
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Air quality sensor
  • Cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filter
  • 22-inch wheels
  • All-season tyres (all-terrains are a no-cost option)

There are a range of option packages available.

The Cold Climate Pack is $1481 on all models bar the X, and adds:

  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Headlight power washers
  • Heated steering wheel

The Comfort and Convenience Pack is $2608 on the base and S and $1293 on the SE, and includes:

  • 10-colour ambient lighting
  • Twin front cupholders with cover
  • Front centre console refrigerator compartment
  • 11-speaker, 400W Meridian sound system

The Premium Upgrade Interior Pack ($2967-4539, on base, S and SE models only) includes:

  • 14-way heated and cooled power front seats with memory
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Extended leather upgrade

The Towing Pack is optional on all bar the V8, and costs $4044 ($1834 on the X). It includes:

  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Configurable Terrain Response
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Advanced Tow Assist

You can get the off-road features therein without the towing options by selecting the $2210 Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack, available on all bar the X and V8.

Both the towing and off-road packs require the Air Suspension Pack ($1309 on the 90) which includes, naturally, air suspension. It also includes Adaptive Dynamics and automatic headlight levelling.

The Defender 110’s Family Pack ($4796, not available on X and V8) includes:

  • Manual third row seats
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Air quality sensor
  • Cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filter

There’s also a $5481 Family Comfort Pack with the same features plus heated third row seats and rear cooling assist.

There are yet more option packages, plus a bevy of standalone options, many of which are standard on the range-topping V8. Highlights include:

  • Leather-wrapped gearshift: $247 (base, S, SE)
  • Electronic active differential with torque vectoring by braking: $806 (standard on X and V8)
  • Folding fabric roof: $4810, or $330 on X-Dynamic HSE and X
  • Sliding panoramic roof: $4490 (base, S, SE)
  • Privacy glass: $999
  • Tow hitch receiver: $1432
  • Front fog lights: $403 (base, S)
  • Automatic high-beam: $250 (base)
  • 14-way heated and cooled power front seats with memory: $1735-3585 (base, S, SE)
  • Tri-zone climate control: $910
  • Head-up display: $2420 (S, SE)
  • Secure Tracker: $910

There are still myriad options available. We recommend downloading a specification guide from the Land Rover Australia website.

Colours

Fuji White solid is the standard paint finish across the range, with the exception of the X and V8.

The following metallic finishes are a $2060 option, or a no-cost option on the X:

  • Santorini Black
  • Yulong White (excludes X)
  • Eiger Grey
  • Pangea Green
  • Gondwana Stone
  • Tasman Blue (excludes X)
  • Lantau Bronze
  • Hakuba Silver

The following premium metallic finishes are a $3100 option, or $1040 on the X:

  • Carpathian Grey
  • Silicon Silver

The V8 is only available in Santorini Black or Yulong White, both of which are no-cost options, and Carpathian Grey which costs $1040.

Satin protective film is available across the range bar the X, and costs $6500.

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