If you’re looking for a rugged 4×4 SUV, the landrover 110 is probably the best option. It’s a proper adventure vehicle that looks the part with its squared styling and subtly curved bodywork.
The Defender is available in a range of variants and body types, including three-door and five-door versions. The shorter 90 is a good choice if you’re short on space, while the longer 110 is more practical – it has a large boot that can hold up to 875 litres with all seats up.
Inside, the Defender is a very comfortable ride. It feels far more refined than you’d expect from a tough off-roader, and it’s fitted with a decent amount of kit to make long journeys less taxing.
It also offers impressive off-road credentials, including a low range transmission and height-adjustable air suspension (standard on the 110) mated to Land Rover’s Terrain Response and Hill Descent technologies.
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In our test car, we had the SE model with a 220kW in-line six-cylinder diesel powertrain.
Unlike many big luxury SUVs, the 110 isn’t a bloated beast. It isn’t as quick, but it’s a genuinely spirited off-roader that will be more than up to the task of ploughing through rough terrain in your sleep.
We think the landrover 110 is a very well designed and built SUV that’s ideal for anyone who wants to explore the British countryside with a lot of style and substance. It’s also a very practical vehicle that offers a fantastic level of equipment, which is why it’s the only vehicle in its class we’d recommend for a day out with friends or family.