Land Rover Defender Off-Road Performance

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If there’s one thing a lot of our Darien customers love to do with their Land Rover Defender SUVs, it’s going off-road. That’s because this beast can handle it. Every Land Rover Defender off-road test has shown this rugged SUV provides a fun ride over just about any terrain. More than one Land Rover Defender off-road review agrees. Let’s talk about what you can expect when you take the Defender on your off-road adventures.

Land Rover Defender Off-Road – The Numbers

Off-Roading is a popular activity for a lot of drivers. And there is no doubt that the Land Rover Defender is built for it. Here are the numbers to prove it:

  • Ground Clearance – 8.6 inches to 11.5 inches
  • Maximum Wading Depth – 35.4 inches
  • Approach Angle – 30.1 – 38.0 degrees
  • Breakover Angle – 22.0 – 28.0 degrees
  • Departure Angle – 37.7 – 40.0 degrees
  • Wheelbase – 118.9 inches

Land Rover Off-Road Review

Several reviews have taken the Land Rover Defender off-road test, and they are impressed. They’ve been down-right effusive with praise in more than one Land Rover Defender off-road review. Here are just a few of the quotes from Motor Trend and Carfection.

Motor Trend’s Land Rover Off-Road Review

  • On how the Defender bucks established trends – “The Defender 110 sports a 38-degree approach, 29-degree break-over, and 40-degree departure angle—the latter two angles beat the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon’s 20- and 37-degree breakover and departure angles, respectively.”
  • “Where the Defender’s optional air suspension differs from prior systems is that it uses multiple stages in its long-travel air suspension. This means that even at max off-road height there’s still plenty of travel and impact absorption left in the suspension.”

Carfection’s Land Rover Off-Road Review

Henry Catchpole did his Land Rover Defender off-road test in Namibia. He called the air suspension “amazing” and praised the reliable performance. Watch the video yourself to explore more of its exciting features and see how the Defender handles some of the toughest trails in the world. While you’re at it, find out why folks are so excited by learning a little bit about this model’s history!

Check Out the new Land Rover Defender at Land Rover Darien

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing or explore our Land Rover Defender lease offers online. Our dealership is conveniently located near both New Canaan and Stamford, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today!

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