2023 Land Rover Defender Towing Capacity

February 15th, 2022 by
2021 Land Rover Defender Towing Trailer


How much can a Land Rover Defender tow? It depends on the configuration and engine that you select, but it’s worth noting from the outset that a Defender 110 with a P400 powertrain can manage a load of up to 8,201 pounds! For all other models in the lineup, the Land Rover Defender towing capacity tops out at 7,716 pounds. Ready to find a model that has everything you need? If you’re starting your search for a new SUV in Los Angeles, the guide that we’ve put together is a great place to start!

How Much Can a Land Rover Defender Tow?

The 2023 Defender is offered with three engines: a 2.0L i4, a 3.0L i6, and a 5.0L V8. All of the options provide plenty of power for towing heavy loads of cargo. Compare the Land Rover Defender towing capacity across the lineup:

  • 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)

The Defender is mostly unchanged from the previous model year, so you can check out the Land Rover Defender dimensions if you’d like to learn more about how this model can accommodate cargo inside the cabin.

Which Land Rover Defender Engine is Right for You?

All three of the Land Rover Defender engines have what it takes to haul heavy cargo, but with the best highway fuel economy and the highest maximum capacity, the P400 MHEV powertrain is probably the best choice for drivers who plan to do a lot of towing.

Compare the horsepower and torque outputs of all three options before you make a final decision:

  • 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

Land Rover Defender Towing Features

Features like Terrain Response® 2 have made the Land Rover Defender a favorite with drivers who plan on going off-road, but off-roading certainly isn’t the only area where this model is a top performer. The following standard features make it easy to tow heavy loads of cargo:

  • 3D Surround Camera with ClearSight Ground View
  • 360° Parking Aid
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Emergency Braking
  • Two-Speed Transfer Case
  • Fog lights (Available)

Test Drive a 2023 Land Rover Defender at Land Rover Anaheim Hills!

Contact us today to schedule a test drive or learn more about reserving a new Defender that you’ll custom-order from the factory. We’re easy to reach from anywhere near Orange County or Corona, and we know you’ll love how the Defender handles the roads of Anaheim, CA.


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