Okay, so I didn’t really cross the Serengeti, though it’s Africa where the fabled Land Rover gained its reputation as being unstoppable, even through the toughest terrain on Earth. Heck, I didn’t even go over a curb or hit a mud puddle in my suburban and mountain road test of the 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 SE, but it was still a very interesting drive and a unique, albeit somewhat uncomfortable interior design.
Range Rover, if you’re curious, is essentially the luxury brand of Land Rover, a company that introduced its first 4×4 back in 1948. In the beginning, Land Rovers were entirely functional with an engineering focus on getting you safely through even the most difficult and forbidding terrain. While they still have pretty impressive offroad features, however, the SUV market has clearly moved towards urban and suburban drivers who like the dimensions and safety but demand all the bling of a luxury vehicle too.
I appreciate comfort, a good sound system, and safety tech, particularly when coupled with a highly capable drive experience, but though it sports a price tag just a smidge below $70,000, the Defender 110 SE surprisingly wasn’t as luxurious as I expected. But let’s start with some photos of the 2021 Land Rover Defender in Fuji White with Acorn/Lunar interior:
The outside certainly looks rugged and attractive with its vertex windows along the back and squared-off front grill design. Turns out the Defender has great ground clearance…
[ This article continues on my PlanetDave.com site, under the title Crossing the Serengeti in a 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 SE. Please click thru to continue reading and see the rest of my photos too! ]