2022 Land Rover Defender Towing Capacity

July 16th, 2021 by
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The 2022 Land Rover Defender towing capacity tops out at 8,201 pounds, but different models have different upper limits. We understand how important it is to understand your vehicle’s capabilities and limits, especially if you’re considering a pathbreaking, boundary-pushing SUV like the Defender. That’s why we’ve broken down everything you need to know about this model’s upper limits and available engines!

How Much Can a Land Rover Defender Tow?

The 2022 Land Rover Defender is available with your choice of three powertrains: a 2.0L i4 gas engine, a 3.0L i6 gas engine with a mild-hybrid pairing, and a 5.0L V8 gas engine. There are significant differences between their power outputs, but more power doesn’t always translate to a higher towing limit.

So, how much can a Land Rover Defender tow? The Defender 90 can only tow up to 7,716 pounds, and most Defender 110 configurations approach the same limit. However, the Defender 110 is able to reach the maximum capacity with the mild-hybrid setup:

  • Defender with 2.0L P300 i4 GAS: Up to 7,716 pounds (Defender 90 or 110)
  • Defender with 3.0L P400 i6 MHEV: Up to 7,716 pounds (Defender 90) or 8,201 pounds (Defender 110)
  • Defender with 5.0L P525 V8 GAS: Up to 7,716 pounds (Defender 90 or 110)

When all is said and done, every 2022 Land Rover Defender has what it takes to tow a wide range of adventure gear and heavy cargo. Compare our SUV to the Jeep Wrangler to get a better sense of just how dominant it really is!

If you’re gearing up for some unforgettable adventures in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, you truly can’t go wrong with any model in the current lineup. Start exploring our Defender lease offers to find out how much you can expect to spend.

Which Land Rover Defender Engine is Right for You?

If you plan on doing a lot of heavy lifting and you acquire most of your miles on the highway, your decision should be a fairly easy one! After all, the P400 MHEV setup offers the highest towing capacity (on 110 models) and the most impressive highway fuel economy.

However, if it’s raw power that interests you, you’ll need to weigh your options carefully:

  • 2.0L P300 i4 GAS: 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L P400 i6 MHEV: 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L P525 V8 GAS: 518 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque

With 625 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be able to propel yourself over almost any obstacle you might encounter. That being said, the V8 engine is definitely the heaviest of the bunch, and this fact partially accounts for the model’s lower maximum towing capacity.

Land Rover Defender Towing Features

Every single Land Rover Defender comes standard with all-wheel drive, so you can tow with confidence even when conditions are working against you. What’s more, the following safety and performance features are included across the lineup:

  • 3D Surround Camera with ClearSight Ground View
  • 360° Parking Aid
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Emergency Braking
  • Two-Speed Transfer Case
  • Terrain Response®

Features like fog lights and Terrain Response® 2 are available for those who decide to upgrade, and our parts department would be happy to help you explore available accessories.

Take the Land Rover Defender for a Test Drive!

We may not be able to hook up a trailer for your test drive, but we’re sure that you’ll still find plenty of reasons to get excited about this model’s performance on the roads of Phoenix, AZ. Contact us today to make an appointment or schedule a test drive! In fact, you can even shop and buy from the comfort of your home in Scottsdale or Arrowhead.

 

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