2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Model Overview at Land Rover Easton

Land Rover Defender 90

Key Features

  • Starting at $46,100 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with 296 horsepower or available 3.0-liter I6 MHEV with 395 horsepower
  • New Configurable Terrain Response, Twin-Speed Transfer Box, Locking Center Differential, Active Rear and Locking Differential
  • Intuitive 10-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Four available Accessory Packs – Explorer Pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack, and Urban Pack
  • Functional, durable and flexible interior with exposed structural elements
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system featuring an intuitive interface with Software-Over-The-Air updates
  • Five models available; Defender 90, Defender 90 S, Defender 90 X-Dynamic S, Defender 90 First Edition, and Defender 90 X

About the Land Rover 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 5 different models along with four available Accessory Packs, the Land Rover 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 Land Rover 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

Land Rover Defender 90 Features

Land Rover Defender 90 Performance

Adventure-Ready Engineering

Beneath the hood of the Land Rover Defender 90 lies your choice of either a standard P300 turbocharger 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. 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.

Bold Exterior

In keeping with tradition, the Land Rover 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. Defender X models stand out with their gloss black inset contrast hood is standard along with Gloss Black claddings. Choose from four Accessory Packs for a look that’s tailored to your exact preferences.

Land Rover Defender 90 Styling
Land Rover 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 includingResolve 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 10-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 Land Rover Defender 90.


Trims & Specs

Defender 90

Defender 90

  • Starting at $46,100 MSRP*
  • 2.0L P300 i4 (296 HP) with standard All-Wheel Drive and Two-Speed Transfer Case
  • Pivi Pro with 10-inch Touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™
  • Fabric 8-Way Semi-Powered Front Seats
  • Body-Colored Roof
  • 3D Surround Camera and 360° Parking Aid

Defender 90 S

Defender 90 S

  • Starting at $49,400 MSRP*
  • Grained Leather and Robust Woven Textile Seat Facings, 12-Way Semi-Powered Front Seats
  • LED Headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • Click and Go Integrated Base Unit
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • 19-inch Style 6010, 6-Spoke Wheels with Gloss Silver Finish

Defender 90 X-Dynamic S

Defender 90 X-Dynamic S

  • Starting at $57,800 MSRP*
  • Grained Leather and Robustec Ribbon Accent Seats with Duotone Color Finish
  • Illuminated Metal Treadplates with “Defender” Script
  • Silicon Silver Exterior Accents and “X-Dynamic” Badge
  • LED Headlights with Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Ebony Morzine Headlining

Defender 90 First Edition

Defender 90 First Edition

  • Starting at $64,100 MSRP*
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Meridian™ Sound System 400W with 10 Speakers plus Subwoofer
  • ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror
  • Metal Treadplates with “First Edition” Branding
  • 20-inch Style 5098, 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Gloss Silver Finish

Defender 90 X

Defender 90 X

  • Starting at $80,500 MSRP*
  • Windsor Leather with Steelcut Premium Textile 14-Way Heated and Cooled Electronic Memory Front Seats
  • Opening Panoramic Sunroof
  • Electronic Active Differential
  • Orange Brake Callipers
  • Premium Cabin Lighting

*Starting at price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,050 for Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport, $1,150 for Range Rover Velar, $1,350 for Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. 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.