The Land Rover Defender 130: A New Build

June 14th, 2022 by
2023 Land Rover Defender


The Land Rover Defender 130 is a new addition to the Defender lineup, which already includes the two-door Defender 90 and the four-door Defender 110. The Defender 130 is even larger than the 110—and compared to the latter, the longer 130 model has a higher maximum seating capacity and more cargo space. In what follows, we’ll dive into the latest Land Rover Defender’s third row, seating capacity, interior dimensions, and more, so you can see if it’s right for you!



Land Rover Defender Seating Capacity: 8 Seats for the 130

Although the Land Rover Defender 110 and the Land Rover Defender 130 will be built on the same 118.9-inch wheelbase, your maximum Land Rover Defender seating capacity will vary depending on which model you choose: the Defender 110 seats up to seven, while the Defender 130 seats up to eight.

That’s because the newest Land Rover Defender’s third row can accommodate three passengers rather than two:

Land Rover Defender 130 Seating

  • First Row: Two Passengers
  • Second Row: Three Passengers
  • Third Row: Three Passengers (vs. Two for the 110)

The first- and second-row Land Rover Defender seats are otherwise identical in these two builds, so you can choose either configuration without sacrificing comfort on your Stamford and Norwalk drives. Plus, we’re sure that the Defender 130 will be just as capable off-road as the other two models in the lineup.

Land Rover Defender Cargo Space: 13 Extra Inches Behind Row 3

Final specs for the Land Rover Defender won’t be available until May 31st when this new build gets its full reveal. However, we can already say with certainty that the new Land Rover Defender 130 is 13 inches longer than the Land Rover Defender 110 from end to end—and that difference will translate to major gains where cargo space is concerned. Although last year’s guide doesn’t include information on the 130 model, our write-up on the Land Rover Defender dimensions can give you a better sense of how things measure up inside the cabin.

Although the Land Rover Defender 110 is impressive in many respects, 110 models with third-row seating currently only offer 10.7 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in their upright positions. Based on our own in-house calculations, 13 extra inches of length could create space for nearly 26 cubic feet of cargo, when all seats in the Defender 130 are in their upright positions. Since the second- and third-row seats can also be folded flat, you’ll be able to store even more cargo when you don’t have a cabin full of passengers.

Set Up a Defender 130 Test Drive Near New Haven, CT!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a Defender 130 near Wilton? Then consider setting up a few test drives near New Haven, CT at Land Rover Darien! Why test drive a car like the Defender 130? When you contact Land Rover Darien to set up a test drive, you give yourself the full experience of driving your next Land Rover.  Here’s a quick guide on how to test drive a car like the Defender 130 so you get all the information you need to make an informed decision:

  • Check Land Rover Darien’s test drive policy to see how far and how long you can take the Defender 130 out for a spin.
  • Ask for instructions on operation, such as where the turn signals are and where the hood latch is located.
  • Drive on the Darien roads as you normally would to mimic your daily driving style.
  • Pay attention to key components of the drive such as how the acceleration feels, how responsive the brakes are, and how easy the car is to steer.
  • When you return the vehicle, ask the seller questions that may have come up during the drive.

Get Behind the Wheel of New Land Rover Defender 130 at Land Rover Darien

Put yourself in the driver’s seat of your new Defender 130 when you visit Land Rover Darien in Darien! Our team is standing by to assist, so don’t wait- stop by today!


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