2020 Land Rover Defender Fuel

 The five-year cost of gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance for the 2020 Defender is estimated to be around $42,105, or $8,421 per year. These are high ownership costs for the luxury midsize SUV class.

2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender Fuel

Regardless of what's under the hood, the EPA's fuel economy ratings for the various Defender models are fairly similar. The 90 model with the four-cylinder engine gets 18 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. With the six-cylinder engine, the city rating of the 90 drops to 17 mpg, but the highway rating rises to 22 mpg. The 110 model with the six-cylinder engine is slightly more efficient than the 110 model with the four-cylinder engine, but only by a hair. When we get a chance, we'll run the new Defender through our 200-mile highway fuel economy test and report back here.

2020 Land Rover Defender Gas Mileage

The Defender's turbo-four engine achieves fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Because of its 48-volt mild-hybrid setup, the six-cylinder performs slightly better. It gets 17 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. In any case, those are poor grades for the class.