Defender 110 wins again. DRIVE.COM announces its annual Car of the Year award by presenting the trophy to our iconic Defender 110 in the category Best Off-Road SUV. 

Defender has been a regular winner since its launch and has now taken home the Drive Car of the Year award for best luxury off-road SUV under $150K for the fourth year in a row. This is quite an achievement, beating out tough competition in the family SUV category.

Defender’s iconic shape is clever and characterful, with an instantly recognisable silhouette. Always ready for exploration, with an impressive loadspace and the option of seven seats.

An automotive expert shared, “Defender is a vehicle that rides beautifully on rough tarred roads, is confidence-inspiring on dirt, and is impressively capable when it comes to crossing technical and tough terrain.”

Another added, “The inherent engineering brilliance of the Defender is evident through the driving experience, ride quality, interior design, and off-road capability.”

As an icon reimagined for 21st-century adventures, the Defender continues to impress with its exceptional on and off-road capability. It raises the threshold for off-road ruggedness and on-road comfort with Land Rover's strong D7x aluminium platform, advanced all-terrain technologies, and state-of-the-art powertrains that deliver unstoppable capability. 

The carefully honed handling of the Defender offers a rewarding drive and first-class comfort across all terrains. The experts at Euro NCAP have awarded the Defender a maximum five-star safety rating. The Defender offers a range of available powertrains, starting from a four-cylinder turbo petrol and going through smooth six-cylinder diesel and petrol options to a supercharged V8. 

These powertrains are suitable for both on-road and off-road driving and are matched by suspension tunes that offer an impressively wide bandwidth of performance. 

For those who prefer to blaze their own trail, the Defender is the ideal SUV to conquer any adventure that lies ahead. Start yours today.