The qualified team of mechanics at ART Garage Crewe know a thing or two about Land Rover Defender reliability. Below, we explore the reliability of this premium 4×4 model in more detail to help you keep costs down and stay on the road.
Wondering whether a Land Rover Defender is the best vehicle for your family? To prevent time-consuming and costly repairs and maintenance, one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a vehicle is reliability.
How reliable is a Land Rover Defender?
Generally, Land Rover doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to reliability. In fact, the 2022 What Car Reliability Survey (a survey that involved more than 18,000 people explaining the various issues they’ve had with their vehicles in the last 12 months) identified five Land Rover models in the top ten most unreliable SUVs.
However, the Land Rover Defender is a popular choice for families, and has even been hailed as a chunky and robust vehicle with “excellent reliability in all conditions” by Auto Express. For the safety and reliability rating, the Land Rover Defender scored an impressive 4.2 out of 5 stars.
What year Land Rover Defender is the most reliable?
While the very first Land Rover Defender was built in 1983, it wasn’t until 1990 that it was given the name ‘Defender’. Since then, there have been 30 different versions (including two-door, four-door, and pick-up versions) of this classic 4×4 vehicle created by Land Rover, but which one is the most reliable and is there a particular year that you should be looking for?
While some of the original and earlier versions of the Land Rover Defender have a certain iconic appeal, it’s best to opt for more modern versions of this vehicle if you’re looking for Land Rover Defender reliability. The Land Rover Defender 2020 and 2021, for example, retain the classic style, but offer improved reliability and modern luxury.
However, the post-2006 Land Rover Defender models overall have been fitted with a wide range of benefits that can improve both the driving experience and Land Rover Defender reliability. This includes a contemporary 2.4-litre diesel engine, a six-speed gearbox, and an improved interior.
Contact ART Garage Crewe today
To ensure your Land Rover Defender remains reliable, it’s crucial that it receives regular servicing. Here at ART Garage Crewe, we deliver dealership-level Land Rover servicing using specialist high-end diagnostic tools, and genuine OEM parts to maintain the premium driving experience that the manufacturer intended.
Our experienced team of qualified mechanics are able to identify and diagnose an extensive range of Land Rover Defender faults, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch regardless of whether you require routine servicing or specialist repairs.
To learn more about Land Rover Defender reliability, our Land Rover maintenance and repair services, or to discuss your vehicle requirements with a knowledgeable member of our team, please feel free to call us on 0127 021 4445.
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