New vs. Classic Land Rover Defender: What's the Difference?

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The new Land Rover Defender for 2021 sets the bar even higher for luxury off-road SUVs, with the best in style and performance throughout this legendary vehicle. When comparing the old vs. new Defender, however, what are the biggest changes over the years? Delray Beach sees a lot of rugged SUVs on the road, so let Land Rover Palm Beach tell you why the 2021 Land Rover Defender and the vintage Land Rover Defender can serve you well on your adventures.


How Much Does a Defender Cost?

When you check out our selection of used Land Rover models at Land Rover Palm Beach, you’ll find not only recent model year Land Rover Defender SUVs, but likely also some classic Land Rover Defender models from time to time. New or old, the Defender is an SUV that fans of both luxury stylings and off-road performance can love, and it’s at a great price too! The 2021 Land Rover Defender 90, for instance, starts at $46,100 MSRP*, in line with its German and Japanese counterparts while offering the off-road muscle those cars can’t claim.

When comparing the old Land Rover Defender to the 2021 model, you’ll find that after adjusting for inflation, the new Land Rover Defender is priced in line with the previous models. It’s also possible you find some recent model-year Land Rover Defender models in our Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover inventory, perfect for those in Boca Raton who want new car quality without the new car price.

Old vs. New Defender: Interior Stylings

The great thing about the old Land Rover Defender was that it had one of the most rugged interiors you could find in a luxury SUV, perfect for those who like to get a little dirty in their Wellington adventures. The new Land Rover Defender, on the other hand, is just as easy to clean as the old models, but also gives you premium wood trim and stitching that sets this SUV apart from others in the luxury segment.

Old vs. New Defender: Cargo Space

One thing that separated the old vs. new Defender is the overall work styling. Jupiter drivers who relied on the old Land Rover Defender as a work truck will find that the new Land Rover Defender is more akin to a standard SUV, but with muscle under the hood great for performance under pressure. You can fold the seats flat on the new Defender to get extra room, great for those who want to haul their gear on their journeys.

Land Rover Palm Beach is Your Defender Destination

People come from all around town to take a look at the vast Land Rover selection at Land Rover Palm Beach. If Land Rover sells it, you’re likely to find it at our dealership! We’ve got courteous and knowledgeable sales professionals who are here to meet your needs and figure out whether a new or classic Defender is right for you. Ready to start? Contact us to let us know how we may assist in your search! Still in research mode? Learn more about the towing capabilities of the 2021 Defender. While you’re here, take a moment to explore the 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 engine specs.

*Price shown is Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,050 for Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport, $1,150 for Range Rover Velar, $1,350 for Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge noted above and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.

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