2023 Land Rover Defender price and specs: MY23.5 range detailed

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Now available in eight-seat 130 form, Land Rover’s best-selling model has been hit with price rises of up to $5970 – yet some features are no longer available.


  • 2023 Land Rover Defender pricing and specifications (MY23.5)
  • Long-body Defender 130 arrives in SE form
  • Various features cut from standard to optional
  • Priced from $81,950 plus on-road costs, up $3470 to $5970

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the ‘2023.5’ Land Rover Defender range, with order books now open.

Branded ‘Model Year 2023.5’ (MY23.5), the latest Defender range expands to three body styles with the addition of the eight-seat 130, available solely in SE guise, priced from $124,150 to $131,650 plus on-road costs.

An extra 340mm of sheet metal has been added behind the Land Rover four-wheel-drive’s rear axle, creating a more spacious third row and a larger boot, though at the expense of the off-road departure angle. Click here for full details on the 130 from its reveal in May.



Compared to the Defender 90 and 110 SE, the 130 SE adds adaptive air suspension, a sliding panoramic sunroof, tri-zone climate control with Rear Cooling Assist, an air quality sensor, Cabin Air Purification Plus, a body-coloured spare wheel cover, 60:40 load-through second-row seats, and carpet mats.

Optioning the 130’s extra standard features on a 110 SE would cost about $11,500 – narrowing the price difference between the body styles from approximately $20,000 to $8500.

However, that’s partially a result of price rises across the Defender 90 and 110 range of between $3470 (base Defender 90) and $5970 (Defender 110 V8) for MY23.5 – compounding earlier price rises of $2994 to $4854 for MY23.



Alongside the price hikes, the new ‘2023.5’ model year has seen a number of previously-standard features reverted to the options list, or become unavailable entirely.

The 11.4-inch touchscreen has swapped from standard equipment to a no-cost option on base, S and SE versions of the 90 and 110 – with a smaller 10-inch screen from 2022 now in place – though a 12-inch digital instrument cluster is now standard on S and SE grades, rather than a no-cost option previously.

A centre console (with armrest) has switched from a standard feature to a $360 option on the unnamed base ‘Defender’. A wireless phone charging pad (located on the centre console) is a no-cost addition once the console is optioned – rather than standard equipment, as the charger was for 2023.



The Activity Key standard across the range for MY23 is no longer available on any model – even as an option – while the Clear Exit Monitor system, which notifies occupants if they’re about to open their door into traffic, suffers the same fate.

Oddly, carpet mats – standard across the Defender range for MY23 – are now a $337 option on the base Defender, S and SE grades, in three-door 90 and five-door 110 body styles.

There’s also a ‘Resist’ synthetic material available for the seats of all MY23.5 models except the entry-level Defender, in place of the ‘PVU’ trim (also known as Avantec) offered for MY23.



Above: Defender 110 D300.

No changes have been made to the structure of the range – beyond the addition of the 130 variants – meaning there’s still a choice of five engines: three petrol and two diesel. All use an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The P300 petrol comprises a 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, which claims to consume 10.1 litres per 100 kilometres of fuel in combined driving (urban and highway), and accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.4 (110) or 7.1 (90) seconds.

The most common engine is the P400, a 3.0-litre turbo petrol inline-six with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and an electric supercharger, producing 294kW/550Nm for 6.0 or 6.1-second 0-100km/h times, and a 9.9L/100km combined fuel use claim in the 90/100 (or 10.1L/100km in the 130).



Available for performance fans is the P525, a 386kW/625Nm 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 good for a 5.2 (90) or 5.4-second (110) 0-100km/h time, towards a top speed of 240km/h. The combined fuel economy claim sits between 12.7 and 12.8L/100km.

Meanwhile, the diesel line-up consists of a 3.0-litre turbo inline-six with mild-hybrid technology, available in 183kW/570Nm ‘D250’ and 221kW/650Nm ‘D300’ tunes. Fuel economy is claimed to sit at 7.9L/100km for the 90 and 100, while 0-100km/h times are as low as 7.0 seconds.

A plug-in hybrid ‘P400e’ model is slated to become available later this year.

The ‘2023.5’ Land Rover Defender range is available to order now.

2023 Land Rover Defender Australian pricing:

  • Defender 90 P300 – $81,950 (up $3470)
  • Defender 90 S P300 – $90,150 (up $3740)
  • Defender 90 S D250 – $97,450 (up $3920)
  • Defender 90 SE P400 – $107,850 (up $4220)
  • Defender 90 X P400 – $149,200 (up $3500)
  • Defender 90 V8 P525 – $221,300 (up $5820)
  • Defender 110 P300 – $84,350 (up $4520)
  • Defender 110 S P400 – $99,500 (up $4020)
  • Defender 110 SE D300 – $104,000 (up $4020)
  • Defender 110 SE P400 – $111,400 (up $4350)
  • Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE D300 – $123,050 (up $4800)
  • Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE P400 – $129,900 (up $5020)
  • Defender 110 X D300 – $151,000 (up $3560)
  • Defender 110 X P400 – $153,200 (up $3620)
  • Defender 110 V8 P525 – $226,500 (up $5970)
  • Defender 130 SE D300 – $124,150 (new)
  • Defender 130 SE P400 – $131,650 (new)

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.

2023 Land Rover Defender standard features:

  • 10-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen (11.4-inch screen is a no-cost option)
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, digital radio, reversing camera and satellite navigation 
  • 7.0-inch instrument display
  • Automatic LED headlights with manual levelling
  • LED tail-lights
  • 18-inch white ‘Style 5093’ steel wheels with full-size spare, all-terrain tyres
  • Two-speed transfer case (high and low range)
  • Hill descent control
  • Terrain Response
  • Coil-spring suspension
  • C-pillar graphic (110 only; $337 on 90)
  • Black (90) or ‘LESS’ (110) roof rails
  • Alpine lights (90 and 110)
  • Side-hinged tailgate
  • Heated, power-folding electric side mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming
  • Puddle light projection
  • Eight-way ‘semi-powered’ front seats (includes two-way electric recline)
  • 40:20:40 folding rear seats (110)
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • ‘Standard’ sill plates
  • ‘Standard’ (non-leather) steering wheel
  • Light Grey Powder Coat Brushed dashboard beam
  • Light Oyster (beige) Morzine headlining
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • White cabin lighting
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Cabin walkthrough (no standard centre console)
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rubber cabin flooring
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • 360-degree camera (with ClearSight Ground View)
  • Parking sensors
  • Wade sensing
  • Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
  • Driver condition monitor
  • Tyre pressure monitoring

No-cost option: adaptive air suspension on the 110.



2023 Land Rover Defender S adds (over base):

  • 19-inch ‘Style 6010’ alloy wheels with full-size spare
  • Auto high beam
  • 12-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Standard leather or premium non-leather steering wheel
  • Grained leather or ‘Resist’ synthetic upholstery (the latter replaces PVU)
  • Four-way electric front-seat lumbar
  • Rear centre armrest

Above: Entry-level Defender 90, with steel wheels.

2023 Land Rover Defender SE adds (over S):

  • Premium LED headlights with auto levelling
  • Front fog lights
  • 20-inch ‘Style 5094’ alloy wheels (with full-size spare)
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory (plus two-way manual headrestsl)
  • 10-colour premium ambient lighting
  • 11-speaker (including subwoofer) Meridian sound system
  • 11.4-inch centre touchscreen (130 only; no-cost option on 90/110)
  • 40:20:40 split-folding third row of seats (130 only)
  • 60:40 load-through rear seats with manual slide/recline (130 only; $572 on 110, N/A on 90)
  • Adaptive air suspension (130 only)
  • Sliding panoramic sunroof (130 only; $4490 on 90/110)
  • Carpet mats (130 only; $377 on 90/110)
  • Three-zone climate control with Rear Cooling Assist (130 only)
  • Air Quality Sensor (130 only; $195 on 90/110)
  • Cabin Air Purification Plus (130 only; $815 on 90/110)
  • Body-coloured spare wheel cover (130 only; $758 on 90/110)

2023 Land Rover Defender X-Dynamic HSE adds (over SE):

  • 20-inch satin dark grey ‘Style 5098’ wheels
  • 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, cooling and memory
  • Four-way manual headrest adjustment
  • Black contrast roof
  • Sliding panoramic glass sunroof
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Extended Leather Upgrade
  • Windsor leather/Robustec textile or ‘Resist’ synthetic upholstery
  • X-Dynamic sill plates
  • Black (Ebony) Morzine headlining
  • Twin front cupholders with cover
  • Black exposed rear recovery eyes
  • ‘Standard’ leather steering wheel as standard(premium non-leather wheel is a no-cost option)
  • Leather shifter as standard (usually a no-cost option with leather steering wheel)
  • Carpet mats (for 90 and 110)

2023 Land Rover Defender X adds (over X-Dynamic HSE):

  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Configurable Terrain Response
  • All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC)
  • Electronic active differential by braking (torque vectoring)
  • Darkened tail-lights
  • 20-inch ‘Style 5095’ diamond-turned wheels with gloss dark grey contrast
  • Choice of Windsor leather/textile and ‘Resist’ synthetic upholstery
  • 15-speaker, 700-watt Meridian surround sound system
  • Upgraded leather steering wheel
  • Head-up display
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rough-cut Walnut veneer interior accents
  • Dark Grey Powder Coat Brushed dashboard beam
  • ClearSight digital rear-view mirror (may be unavailable due to chip shortage)
  • Bright metal pedals
  • Illuminated metal sill plates with brand name script
  • Domestic interior plug socket
  • Black contrast bonnet
  • Orange exposed rear recovery eyes (black units a no-cost option)

Above: The upcoming Defender PHEV.

2023 Land Rover Defender V8 adds (over X):

  • 22-inch satin dark grey ‘Style 5098’ wheels with full-size spare
  • Four exhaust outlets
  • Terrain Response 2 with Dynamic Program
  • Advanced Tow Assist
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Satin Chrome paddle shifters
  • Suede steering wheel with heating
  • Choice of Windsor leather or Windsor leather/suede/Robustec combination upholstery
  • Three-zone climate control (with Rear Cooling Assist in 110)
  • Cabin Air Purification Plus with Air Quality Sensor
  • Illuminated metal sill plates with V8 branding
  • Front centre console fridge compartment
  • Robustec veneer and Satin Black cross-car beam
  • Privacy glass
  • Heated windscreen glass and washer jets
  • Solar-attenuating windscreen
  • Headlight power wash
  • Black rear recovery eyes (orange unavailable)
  • Body-coloured bonnet
  • Black roof rail delete (replaced with LESS rails/racks on 110)

The $1481 Cold Climate Pack, available on all models except V8, adds:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Headlight power wash

The Comfort and Convenience Pack, available on Defender ($2924), Defender S ($2924) and Defender SE ($1665), adds:

  • 11-speaker Meridian sound system (already standard on SE)
  • Twin front cupholders with cover
  • Front centre console fridge compartment
  • 10-colour premium cabin lighting (already standard on SE)

The Premium Upgrade Interior Pack, available on Defender ($4959), Defender S ($4687) and Defender SE ($3386), adds:

  • 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, cooling and memory
  • Four-way manual headrest adjustment
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Extended Leather Upgrade

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The Off-Road Pack, available on Defender, S, SE and X-Dynamic HSE in 90 ($1663) and 110/130 ($1017) body styles, adds:

  • Electronic active differential by braking (torque vectoring)
  • Black roof rails (90 only)
  • Domestic plug socket

The $2210 Off-Road Pack, available on Defender, S, SE and X-Dynamic HSE, adds:

  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Configurable Terrain Response

The $4973 Family Pack, available on Defender 110, 110 S, 110 SE and 110 X-Dynamic HSE, adds:

  • Three-zone climate control
  • Air Quality Sensor
  • Cabin Air Purification Plus
  • Manual third row of seats

The $5658 Family Comfort Pack, available on all Defender 110 models except V8, adds:

  • Heated manual third row of seats
  • Three-zone climate control (with Rear Cooling Assist)
  • Air Quality Sensor
  • Cabin Air Purification Plus

The Air Suspension Pack, available on Defender, S, SE and X-Dynamic HSE in 90 (for $1309) and 110 (as a no-cost option) bodies, adds:

  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Auto headlight levelling

The Towing Pack, available on Defender ($4044), S ($4044), 90/110 SE ($4044), X-Dynamic HSE ($4044) and X ($1834), adds:

  • Advanced Towing Assist (already standard on X)
  • Tow hitch receiver (already standard on X)
  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Configurable Terrain Response

Note: Towing Pack requires the Air Suspension Pack.

The $4085 Towing Pack 2, available on Defender 130 SE, adds:

  • Advanced Towing Assist (already standard on X)
  • Tow hitch receiver (already standard on X)
  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Configurable Terrain Response

Available colours include:

  • Fuji White (no cost, all variants except X and V8)
  • Santorini Black (no cost, all variants)
  • Yulong White (no cost, all variants except X)
  • Eiger Grey (no cost, all variants except V8)
  • Pangea Green (no cost, all variants except V8)
  • Gondwana Stone (no cost, all variants except V8)
  • Tasman Blue (no cost, all variants except X and V8)
  • Lantau Bronze (no cost, all variants)
  • Hakuba Silver (no cost, all variants except V8)
  • Sedona Red (no cost, exclusive to 130)
  • Carpathian Grey ($1040, all variants)
  • Silicon Silver ($1040, all variants except V8)

A range of standalone optional extras are available – visit Land Rover’s website for more details.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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