Land Rover Defender (2020-present): dimensions and boot space

All you need to know about the dimensions of the new Land Rover Defender 90 and 110 - including the width, length, height and boot size

Sam Naylor
May 26, 2022
Land Rover Defender dimensions

The Land Rover Defender is a large SUV that’s available in two distinct forms: the three-door 90 and the five-door 110. The two versions of this new car are quite different in size, so we’ve put together a guide here to help you decide which one is best for you.

It’s a highly-recommended car for all kinds of drivers, as it’s a great all-rounder: it’s practical, comfortable and good to drive. The only stumbling block is the high price and running costs, but if you can afford it, the Defender is an excellent car.

It rivals models such as the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg. There’s also a plug-in hybrid model that’s a rival for cars such as the Volvo XC90 T8. These are all upmarket, luxurious SUVs, so they’re rather large vehicles - and the Defender is a big car too, as you’ll see below.

The engine range includes diesel motors, which are good for those who do lots of long trips, petrol power as well as the plug-in hybrid petrol-electric version, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to engines. It’s worth noting, though, that the P400e model - the plug-in hybrid - is only available in the longer, five-door 110 version.

Read on to find out more about the Land Rover Defender’s dimensions including boot space, weight and towing capacity.


Land Rover Defender dimensions

The Land Rover Defender’s height and width are the same no matter which version you choose. It’s 2,008mm wide (or 2,105mm with the mirrors out) and 1,974mm tall - give or take a few millimetres to account for suspension and weight variations.

The Defender 90 is 4,323mm long in its base form, or 4,583mm with the spare wheel on the back. The 110, which has two extra side doors, is 4,758mm long, or 5,018mm long with the spare wheel.

This means it’s a similar size to the BMW X5, for example, which is around 5m long, 2m wide and 1.7m tall. The Defender is notably taller than many of its rivals, though - partly because of the high ride height, which makes it useful for off-roading.

Land Rover Defender 904,323mm - 4,583mm
2,008mm1,969mm - 1,974mm
Land Rover Defender 1104,758mm - 5,018mm
2,008mm1,967mm - 1,972mm

Land Rover Defender boot space

Land Rover Defender 90 boot view

The Land Rover Defender has a different amount of boot space depending on which version you choose. The 90 model, which has three doors, has 297 litres with the rear seats in place and 1,263 litres with them folded down.

The five-door 110 version has up to 786 litres of boot space with the rear seats up, so it’s much more practical. The BMW X5 has a huge boot, at 650 litres, but the Defender is even bigger than that - so it’s very impressive. Fold down the seats and there’s up to 1,875 litres available.

If you buy a Defender with seven seats, the boot space drops slightly, but you can fold down the seats into the boot floor, so it doesn’t make a huge difference to overall practicality. With all seven seats in place, there’s just 160 litres of space in the boot.

Boot spaceSeven seats upFive seats upAll seats down
Land Rover Defender 90-297 litres1,263 litres
Land Rover Defender 110160 litres743-786 litres1,826-1,875 litres


Land Rover Defender towing capacity

The Land Rover Defender is one of the best tow cars around. Almost every single version of the car - including both 90 and 110 models - can tow the maximum permitted amount of 3,500kg for a passenger car. Plus, the engines are powerful and it’s a four-wheel-drive model, so towing should be a breeze, whether you're on the road or need to tackle bumpy or slippery surfaces.

The only model not rated to tow the full 3,500kg is the plug-in hybrid P400e model. This version can still tow 3,000kg, though, which is still higher than almost any other plug-in hybrid car and more than many other non-hybrid SUVs. Just bear in mind that the electric range of the car will drop dramatically if you tow a heavy load.

Land Rover Defender weight

The Land Rover Defender is a seriously heavy car. It’s a big SUV that uses four-wheel drive and a set of large engines, which all add to the car’s heft. In fact, the only relatively small engine - with four cylinders - fitted is in the hybrid P400e model, which also has a heavy battery pack that adds more mass.

This is a big reason, along with the large-capacity engines, why the Defender costs quite a lot to run. Weight is never good when it comes to fuel economy, so to make the car have decent performance, large and thirsty engines have to be fitted. The kerb weights listed below include a 75kg driver, all the fluids and a tank of fuel.

Land Rover Defender 902,245kg - 2,546kg
Land Rover Defender 1102,361kg - 2,678kg



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