Off-Roading Capability of the Defender

Off-Roading Capability of the Defender

The all-new Defender model represents 70 years of Land Rover improvement and innovations, showcasing the brand’s history of rugged solidity. The Defender is created with the toughest materials yet and has been tested to its very limits, designed for optimum durability. The SUV’s design is unlike any other in the segment with sleek lines and true purpose. Plus, the Defender comes outfitted with the latest in-car technology for the utmost convenience and enhanced visibility and connectivity. The Defender is also capable by nature, able to handle extreme conditions and terrains so you can drive from the urban jungle to the icy mountains with ease! We are going over the outstanding off-roading capabilities in even more detail down below, so keep reading!

All-Terrain Capability

The Defender is outfitted with all-wheel-drive, balancing torque between the front and rear wheels for enhanced stability and control. The SUV’s twin-speed gearbox offers an additional set of lower gears that can be utilized during towing, off-road driving, and steep inclines and declines. An Electronic Air Suspension allows the driver to choose from a ground clearance height of 1.9-inch below the normal ride height or an enhanced height up to 2.9-inches above the normal ride height. This can be further extended another 2.7-inches for extreme off-roading! The Defender also offers an Active Rear Locking Differential system that delivers more traction around corners so tires can have more grip on the road. The system is capable of doing so by controlling between the rear axle’s left and right wheels.

Off-Roading Technologies

For the first time, Land Rover is allowing the driver to individually configure the traction control settings, differentials, steering, and powertrain to meet all your off-roading needs. The Defender’s Adaptive Dynamics delivers optimum control and a flat ride by monitoring the steering and body movements up to 500 times a second. This system reacts to the terrain and driver inputs by offering continuously variable damper settings between frim and soft extremes. This Land Rover also boasts All-Terrain Progress Control to set and maintain a steady speed in rough off-road conditions. This system acts similarly to low-speed cruise control, functioning between 1 and 18 miles per hour.

Beyond Off-Roading

The Defender’s dynamic carrying load offers up to 370 pounds of payload and a static load of up to 661 pounds. The available rooftop tent lets you stay the night, extending your adventures with ease. This SUV also boasts reading, towing, and winching capabilities. This SUV is capable of wading water of up to 35.4-inches. The Wade Program within Terrain Response increases the Defender’s clearance utilizing an Electronic Air Suspension while the 3D Surround Camera with Wade Sensing tells you how deep the water is. When it comes to towing, the Defender is capable of handling loads up to 8,201-pounds. The available Advanced Tow Assist feature allows the driver to reverse a trailer while the SUV takes care of the counter steering. The Defender also boasts a remote-control electric winch that boasts a maximum pulling force of up to 10,000 pounds and can be utilized from over 140 feet away!

Are you ready to take on the roughest terrains and most adverse weather in a Land Rover Defender? Swing by the dealership to upgrade your ride to an all-new Defender today! Our sales team is on hand to help you find your perfect Defender model and accompany you on a test drive so you can experience this brilliant ride for yourself. Want to check out all the Land Rover Defender models we currently have in stock before you swing by? Head over to our informational page.