2024 Defender 90 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Defender 90 Model Overview at Land Rover Easton

Defender 90

Key Features

  • Starting at $56,400 MSRP*
  • 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
  • Configurable Terrain Response, Twin-Speed Transfer Box, Locking Center Differential, Active Rear and Locking Differential
  • Functional, durable and flexible interior with exposed structural elements
  • Intuitive 11.4-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Four available Accessory Packs – Explorer Pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack, and Urban Pack
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system featuring an intuitive interface with Software-Over-The-Air updates
  • 3D Surround Camera with ClearSight Ground View and 360° Parking Aid

About the Defender 90

Truly an icon reinvented, the Land Rover Defender 90 combines the tried-and-true durability of prior generations with sophisticated comfort and technological advancements. Due to its compact wheelbase and precision engineering, the Defender 90 has earned a worldwide reputation for conquering the globe’s most inhospitable terrain. Equally as functional as it is stylish, the Defender 90 is at home both on and off the road. From the moment you step inside the cabin, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a combination of upscale materials along with ergonomic design functions to enhance your driving experience. Drivers will have access to a wealth of connectivity features such as the groundbreaking Pivi Pro infotainment system featuring over-the-air software updates. Available in a range of 6 different models along with four available Accessory Packs, the Defender 90 offers virtually limitless customization options.

What the Critics Say

While some may choose the two-door Defender to secure that modest discount—or to fit within the confines of an exceptionally short garage—most 90 buyers will be drawn by the desire to experience the Defender in its purest form.” — Car and Driver

With its stout unit-body chassis, the Defender we sampled, equipped with air suspension, felt soft and comfortable when it needed to, yet firm and controlled on curvy roads. This new Defender is worlds more refined than the appealingly archaic old one.” — Kelley Blue Book

What's New for 2024

For 2024, the Defender 90 trim lineup has been streamlined, with the X and SE trims being dropped. The remaining trims, there are four of them, are unchanged.

Defender 90 Features

Defender 90 Performance

Adventure-Ready Engineering

Beneath the hood of the Defender 90 lies your choice of either a standard P300 turbocharged four-cylinder or available P400 six-cylinder Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain. P300 powertrains take advantage of a cutting-edge twin-school turbocharger for responsive power delivery. The P400 MHEV can recapture energy typically lost during deceleration, so this power can be redeployed to enhance performance. You can also upgrade to the muscular 5.0L P525 Supercharged V8 to enjoy a robust 518 horsepower. Regardless of engine choice, you can take advantage of a standard eight-speed ZF® automatic transmission and twin-speed transfer box. Further bolstering the capability of the Defender 90 is its availability to tow up to 8,201 pounds along with its available Advanced Tow Assist function. Available across the Defender 90 range is the Configurable Terrain Response® system, giving you the flexibility to adjust the setup of the vehicle to match the conditions. A fully-independent suspension, twin-speed transfer box, and permanent four-wheel drive proves that nothing will stand between you and your next adventure with the Defender 90.

Defender 90 Styling

Bold Exterior

In keeping with tradition, the Defender 90 can be customized with an impressive array of bold exterior colors and accents to match your own unique personality. Examples include Fuji White, Eiger Grey, Santorini Black, and Indus Silver along with heritage color choices like Tasman Blue, Pangea Green and Gondwana Stone. You’ll also have your choice of a total of 12 wheel designs spanning from 18-inch white-painted pressed steel wheels to commanding 22-inch Luna alloy wheels. For greater durability and protection to the exterior, you can also opt for an optional factory-fitted Satin Protective Film. Choose from four Accessory Packs for a look that’s tailored to your exact preferences.

Defender 90 Interior

Bespoke Interior

Truly an oasis from the harsh, rugged terrain of the outdoors — the Defender 90 offers room for up to 6 passengers inside its luxurious yet practical interior. Choose from three distinctive upholstery options including Resolve textile, Grained Leather, and a durable Robust Woven Textile featuring Decitex fibers. A tribute to models of the past, unique design features of the cabin include retained structural door casings that expose the painted doors. Acting as your centralized hub for infotainment is the groundbreaking Pivi Pro system. This system features an intuitive interface, standard 11.4-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and Software-Over-The-Air updates. No matter where you’re headed, you’ll enjoy every mile of the journey inside the Defender 90.

Trims & Specs

Defender 90 S

Defender 90 S

  • Starting at $56,400 MSRP*
  • 2.0L P300 i4 (296 HP) with standard All-Wheel Drive and Two-Speed Transfer Case
  • Pivi Pro with 11.4-inch Touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ / Amazon Alexa™
  • Fabric 8-Way Semi-Powered Front Seats
  • Body-Colored Roof
  • 3D Surround Camera and 360° Parking Aid
Defender 90 X-Dynamic SE

Defender 90 X-Dynamic SE

  • Starting at $68,400 MSRP*
  • Black Exposed Rear Recovery Eyes
  • X-Dynamic Badge
  • Silicon Silver Exterior Accents
  • Wireless Charging with Signal Booster
  • Terrain Response and Twin-Speed Transfer Box
Defender 90 V8

Defender 90 V8

  • Starting at $108,200 MSRP*
  • 5.0L P525 V8 Gas Engine (518 HP)
  • Quad Outboard Mounted Exhaust Pipes
  • V8 Badge
  • 22-inch Style 5098, 5-Spoke, Satin Dark Grey Wheels
  • Windsor Leather, Dinamica® Suedecloth and Robustec Seats
Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition

Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition

  • Starting at $115,300 MSRP*
  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic Paint with Satin Protective Film
  • Black Contrast Roof, Hood and Tail Door
  • Illuminated Metal Treadplates with V8 Branding
  • Graphite Exterior Pack
  • Heated Suedecloth Steering Wheel

*Starting at price shown is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,175 for Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport, $1,275 for Range Rover Velar, $1,475 for Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Total Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.