Land Rover Defender 110 X P400 2021 Review

We drive the Defender on a road test review

Land Rover Defender goes upmarket with its X P400 version. Here is a luxury 4WD that has true 4WD capability combined with great performance and exemplary on road ride and handling.

Land Rover Defender X P400 front grill

The X Version comes with a number of luxury additions, such as 14 way electronically adjusted heated front seats, extended contrast leather interior, 20 inch alloy wheels, plus more.

Land Rover Defender X P400 interior dash

For someone my size, larger than the average bear, the Defender is as close to perfect as it gets in terms of fit and comfort. The centre console bin, door arms, reach to steering wheel, head room etc are all spot on for me for relaxed and comfortable driving.

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Land Rover Defender X P400 engine

The P400 is powered by the 3.0L inline six cylinder mild hybrid turbo petrol engine. It produces power and torque of 294kW and 550Nm running through an 8 speed AT. Defender comes with the Terrain response 2 dual range 4WD system.

Defender has up to 291mm ground clearance, 900mm wading depth, excellent approach and departure angles and will easily tow 3500kg.

Price for the Defender X P400 starts at $145,166 with options taking it up to $156,780 plus the usual costs.

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Land Rover Defender X P400 front qtr

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Land Rover Defender X P400 rear

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Exceptionally comfortable
  • On Road ride dynamics
  • 4WD and towing capability
  • Petrol is a bit thirsty
  • Long and expensive options list
  • No massage seats (picky I know)

Land Rover Defender X P400 rear boot

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Land Rover Defender X P400 interior dash

Model   

Land Rover Defender 110 X P400 S

Model Price $95,335 MLP*
Engine 3.0L inline 6 Cyl Turbo.
Drivetrain Terrain Response 2 4×4 8 speed Auto
Power 294kW at 5,500rpm
Torque 550 Nm @ 2.000-5,000rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 235 g/km
Economy ADR 9.9 L/100km
Servicing TBA
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 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.

Land Rover Defender X P400 reverse camera

Overall Rating    

91/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
4WD /Towing Ability 10
Technology / Connectivity 10
Value for Money 8

Land Rover Defender X P400 profile

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5018mm, (4758mm excl rear wheel)
Wheelbase 3022mm
Width / Height 2008mm / 1967mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 291mm / 900mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 38 degrees / 28 degrees / 40 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 90 Litres / 12.84mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2293kg / 872kg / 3165kg / 6665KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    4WD /Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Technology / Connectivity - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
9.1/10

Summary

Land Rover Defender goes upmarket with its X P400 version. Here is a luxury 4WD that has true 4WD capability combined with great performance and exemplary on road ride and handling.

Price for the Defender X P400 starts at $145,166 with options taking it up to $156,780 plus the usual costs.

About Rob Fraser 1800 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.