Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S 2021 Radio Review

Land Rover Defender Completely different to the Old Defender

Land Rover has brought back the Defender and thankfully its nothing like the old one While the all new Defender retains definite design homage to the original, it’s completely different. And that is a good thing.

Land Rover Defender P400 S frontThe old Defender was a beast off road in its 4WD capability and a beast on road with atrocious dynamics and comfort.

Land Rover Defender P400 S interior

The new Defender has a quite appealing practical design and an exceptionally comfortable interior with a feeling of space.

The layout of the instruments is clear and easy to read. There is an abundance of storage spaces and the centrally mounted transmission lever and control panel is excellent.

Land Rover Defender P400 S 4WD Controls

The real core of the new Defender is its effortless capability off road combined with its surprisingly good on road dynamics.

Off road we drove it on rutted slippery slopes that would have many a 4WD sliding everywhere and it simply dug in and went about its business.

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On road the Defender handles almost as well as a Range Rover Sport. Even on heavy duty all terrains it is quiet and smooth like an upmarket SUV.

We drove the P400 S with a bunch of options and the price as tested was a touch over $118,000 plus the usual costs.

Im Rob Fraser

Land Rover Defender P400 S profile

What is good?

  • Class leading dynamics
  • Practical 4wd control panel
  • 4WD and towing capability

What is not so good?

  • No HUD
  • Manual mode transmission counter intuitive
  • Bewildering range and options list

Land Rover Defender P400 S screen

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 Land Rover Defender P400 S rear


Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S

Model Price$95,335 MLP*
Engine3.0L inline 6 Cyl Turbo.
DrivetrainTerrain Response 2 4×4 8 speed Auto
Power294kW at 5,500rpm
Torque550 Nm @ 2.000-5,000rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions235 g/km
Economy ADR9.9 L/100km
Tow Capacity3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating350 kg
Payload872 Kg
Warranty3yr/ 100,000 km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.


Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling9
Fit for Purpose9
Towing Ability10
Off Road Capability10
Value for Money9

 Land Rover Defender P400 S wading depth


Overall Length5018mm, (4758mm excl rear wheel)
Width / Height2008mm / 1967mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthUp to 291mm / 900mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles38 degrees / 28 degrees / 40 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle90 Litres / 12.84mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM2293kg / 872kg / 3165kg / 6665KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating3500kg / 350kg

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Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S
  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Perfromance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Off Road Ablilty - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10


The real core of the new Defender is its effortless capability off road combined with its surprisingly good on road dynamics.

About Rob Fraser 2466 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.