All of this capability comes at a price. Choose a base Defender 110 at £45,000 and it is not poorly equipped but, by the time you have a strong engine or pick from one or two choice options set-ups, it’s rather easy to be looking at a bill that starts with a six, seven, or worse. At once, that makes it expensive but also puts it into an area where obvious rivals are more difficult to find.
More concerning, Land Rover is accustomed to performing poorly in customer satisfaction surveys (it finished 31st out of 31 in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey), although Land Rover does say – as it would – this time it’s different. It’ll be some time before we know for sure, but until then you can know it’s an expensive car that uses a lot of fuel.