Land Rover Defender 90 vs 110: Which one to buy?

Land Rover Defender 90 vs 110: Which one to buy?

Land Rover treated the Malaysian off-road enthusiasts with the launch of the Defender 110 last year in October. And, now after almost a year, it expanded the SUV range by adding the Defender 90 to the variants’ list.  The former is a five-door model while the newly introduced is a shorter version incorporating only three doors. 


  • How much does the Land Rover Defender cost?

    The Land Rover Defender price in Malaysia starts at RM RM 838,800 and goes all the way up to RM 1,160,000.
  • What differentiates the Land Rover Defender 90 from the Defender 110?

    The Land Rover Defender 90 has a shorter wheelbase that makes it more handy in rough terrains compared to the bigger model as it can cruise through tighter spots.
  • So, now when there are two Defenders in the market to choose from, here we bring their detailed comparison to help the prospective customers pick the right one that suits their priorities and needs. Let’s start with the price.

    Land Rover Defender

    Land Rover Defender 90 vs 110: Price

    Land Rover offers both Defender models in two versions - P300 and P400, thus making it a total four-variant lineup. Here are the variant-wise prices -

    Land Rover Defender

    Price (on-the-road without insurance)

    Defender 90 P300

    RM 838,800

    Defender 90 P400 

    RM 1,098,800

    Defender 110 P300

    RM 898,800

    Defender 110 P400

    RM 1,160,000

    Included in the price is a five-year manufacturer warranty, five years of complimentary scheduled service, and three years of free roadside assistance.

    Land Rover Defender 90

    Land Rover Defender 90 vs 110: Dimensions & capacities

    Based on the D7x architecture incorporating all-aluminium monocoque built, the latest Defender models have the stiffest body structure the automaker has ever produced. Although both SUVs have exceptionally amazing off-road capabilities, the Defender 90 offers extra agility and manoeuvrability with its shorter wheelbase and 900 mm wading depth that does not allow many rivers to stop its journey. The smaller size makes it insanely handy in rough terrains compared to the bigger model as it can conveniently cruise through tighter spots. However, if you want more space inside for passengers as well as cargo, the Defender 110 completes your requirement.

    Land Rover Defender 90

    Check out the detailed comparison of models’ dimensions and capacities -


    Defender 90

    Defender 110


    4,583 mm

    5,018 mm

    Width (mirrors folded)

    2,008 mm

    2,008 mm


    1,974 mm

    1,967 mm


    2,588 mm

    3,020 mm

    Ground clearance

    291 mm (off-road)

    216 mm (standard)

    291 mm (off-road)

    218 mm (standard)

    Ramp Breakover Angle

    23 degrees  (coil suspension)

    22 - 27.8 degrees (air suspension)

    25 degrees (coil suspension)

    24.2 - 31 degrees (air suspension)

    Water wading depth

    900 mm

    900 mm

    Towing capacity

    3,500 kg

    3,500 kg

    Maximum static roof load

    300 kg

    300 kg

    Seating capacity

    5 or 6 (with an innovative front centre jump seat

    5 or 7

    Cargo space

    15.6 cubic feet (behind II row)

    58.3 cubic feet (behind I row)

    34.0 cubic feet (behind II row)

    78.8 cubic feet (behind I row)

    Land Rover Defender 90

    Land Rover Defender 90 vs 110: Engine specifications

    In terms of mechanical setup, the Defenders 90 and 100 are identical as they both come with two Ingenium engine choices - P300 2.0 -litre turbo-four cylinder and P400 3.0-litre inline-six paired with a mild hybrid system. The MHEV houses a belt-integrated starter motor, a 48-volt electric supercharger, and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack that stores the captured energy. Let’s compare the output numbers of these mills.

    Land Rover Defender 90


    2.0 -litre turbo-four cylinder 

    3.0-litre inline-six mated to a mild hybrid system

    Max power

    300 PS

    400 PS

    Max torque

    400 Nm

    550 Nm


    ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox

    ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox

    Drive system



    0-100 km acceleration

    8.1 seconds

    6.1 seconds

    Top speed

    191 kmph

    208 kmph

    Land Rover Defender 110

    Land Rover Defender 90 vs 110: Design and features 

    When it comes to the design, both SUVs look identically modern and bold with iconic elements borrowed from the legendary predecessor. But as mentioned before, with the shorter Defender 90 comes two side doors and a large rear side-hinged door, while at the same time, the bigger 110 allows you to enter into it from a total of five doors.

    Land Rover Defender

    The advanced features offered with both SUVs are -

    • Matrix LED headlights with daytime running lights
    • Alpine roof lights
    • LED tail lights
    • 20-inch five-spoke wheels
    • Panoramic roof
    • Electronic air suspension with Adaptive Dynamics

    Land Rover Defender 90

    • 12.3-inch interactive driver display
    • 10-inch infotainment display with Land Rover’s Pivi Pro system
    • 3D Surround Camera system with a 360° overhead view providing innovative ClearSight Ground View
    • Head-up display
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
    • Meridian Surround Sound System with 14 speakers
    • 14-way cooled and heated electric front seats
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
    • Automatic dual-zone climate control system (7-seater Defender comes with the three-zone system)
    • Six airbags
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane keep assist
    • Rear traffic monitor
    • 360-degree parking aid
    • Automatic emergency braking
    • Traffic sign recognition 

    Land Rover Defender 90

    Both Defender trims are equally amazing. You can choose the shorter 90 that offers better off-road geometry but if more space for your gear and cargo is what you need, go for the Defender 110.

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