The Land Rover Defender is Already an Icon – But Which Model is Right For You? Here’s a Guide to Help You Decide

2023 Land Rover Defender
What Land Rover Defender model is right for you. Here’s a guide. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

Land Rover Defender is already an icon in its own right. And for 2023, the luxury marque has made it clear why they’re the pioneers of the SUV.

The 2023 Defender is celebrated for its captivating aesthetics and unique road presence, all while excelling in functionality, offering excellent driving dynamics, and showcasing impressive off-roading capabilities.

Land Rover Defender 130
This luxury SUV is the ultimate combination of comfort and capability. | Land Rover

And if you’re considering making the Defender SUV your next car, you need to ask yourself: What model is the right fit for your driving needs?

Land Rover elevates the game with the Defender 130, Defender 110, and Defender 90, each model presenting its distinct array of features and an overall driving experience.

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The 2023 Defender is the ideal SUV for Riverside, CA. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group/Joe Brann

Let’s dive into the distinct qualities that make each Defender a class of its own, and the ideal car to drive on the roads of Riverside, CA.

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Defender 130

With its extended wheelbase, the 2023 Defender 130 offers three-row seating fitting eight adults for a comfortable ride, enhanced towing capacity, and expanded cargo space. In short, the Defender 130 is designed to meet the needs of those who require additional room and versatility.

2023 Defender 130
Defender 130 offers three rows of seating and 211.7 inches of length. | Land Rover

A Sliding Panoramic Roof fills the first two rows of seats with natural light, while an exclusive glass roof, specific to the Defender 130, guarantees that passengers in the third row enjoy the same authentic Defender experience as anywhere else in the vehicle.

The Land Rover Defender 130 SUV is also outfitted with an 11.4” Touchscreen. The expansive screen, with its heightened brightness and curved glass interface, provides a broader view of the route ahead during navigation.

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Additional features that come standard in the Land Rover Defender 130:

  • LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Wade Sensing
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • 11.4″ Touchscreen with PiviPro
Land Rover interior
This SUV was designed with purpose, engineered to excite. Take a closer look. | Land Rover

Defender 110

Crafted unlike any other, the Defender stands as Land Rover’s mightiest and most capable creation to date. With its permanent all-wheel drive, twin-speed transfer, and monocoque architecture, it’s ready to conquer all challenges, no matter how formidable.

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The Defender 110 will get you from 0-60-mph in an impressive 4.6 seconds. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

Drivers have the choice between two engine options: the turbocharged four-cylinder engine (P300) and the six-cylinder Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain (P400). The P300 variants utilize an advanced twin-scroll turbocharger for well-balanced power delivery, enabling a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds.

Features of the 2023 Defender 110

  • 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine with 296 HP, all-wheel drive, and two-speed transfer case
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Terrain Response® with two-speed transfer case
  • 11.4-inch Pivi Pro with Connected Navigation Pro
  • Fabric 8-way semi-powered front seatso
2023 Defender 110 interior
Explore all the specs of the Defender 110 at Land Rover Riverside. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

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Defender 90

A genuine icon reborn, the Defender 90 seamlessly blends the enduring durability of its predecessors with refined comfort and cutting-edge technology. Thanks to its compact wheelbase and meticulous engineering, the Defender 90 has garnered a global reputation for conquering the most challenging terrains in the world.

2023 Land Rover Defender 90
Defender 90: A two-door luxury SUV with a sports car soul and performance. | Land Rover

This two-door SUV accommodates up to five passengers within a cabin enveloped in a blend of premium materials and ergonomic design features, all aimed at elevating your driving experience.

Features of the 2023 Defender 90

  • Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 296 horsepower, available 3.0-liter I6 MHEV with 395 horsepower, or optional 5.0L P525 V8 with 518 horsepower
  • 3D Surround Camera with ClearSight Ground View and 360° Parking Aid
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system
  • Four available Accessory Packs – Explorer Pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack, and Urban Pack
Defender 90 for sale in Riverside
Visit Land Rover Riverside to inquire about the Defender models. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

The decision is yours. No matter which Land Rover Defender model you opt for, one thing is guaranteed: you’ll be the star of the show.

Check out our latest inventory at Land Rover Riverside.

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