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2024 Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound

I last drove the Land Rover Defender in 2021 and it quickly became my favourite SUV. Nearly 3 years later I still love this vehicle, and was excited to get behind the wheel of the 2024 Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound. The 130 is the full-size, extended version of the 110. While the wheelbase is the same, the overall length increases by 34 cm or 13.3" - that's more than a foot of extra Defender. The Outbound is also a unique trim for the 130, with a focus on outdoor adventurers who need that extra bit of ruggedness for whatever the world throws at them. It covers over the third row side windows with a metal panel, and in our Fiji white paint it makes our Defender look like a glorified panel van.

The other major change with the Outbound is the deletion of the third row normally found on the 130. This allows for maximum cargo capacity for more tents, gear, equipment, or whatever you want to throw at the Land Rover Defender. The MSRP for this vehicle starts at $99,400.00 CAD with ours having most of the goodies added on, bringing the as-tested price to $112,030.00.

The only engine choice for the Defender 130 in Canada is the P400 3 litre inline 6 engine with a mild-hybrid system, good for 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Matted to the ZF 8HP automatic transmission, this off-roader has plenty of oomph to get you going no matter what terrain you're driving through.

I ended up nicknaming my Defender the Stormtrooper, with the white paint and black accents. Personally I love the 130, but I'd skip the Outbound as I'd prefer to keep the third row, especially when all the functionality from that row exists like the sunroof, power chargers, air vents, and even the glass windows, just covered by the metal panels.

The main change for the Defender in 2024 from when I drove it last is the infotainment, previously embedded between the dashboard structural rails, the updated version brings a larger screen that sits in front of the dashboard. Overall the functionality has remained the same just with slightly more real estate for your fingers. The rest of the Defender 130's interior is what I want out of an SUV, durable, functional, and ergonomic. Seats were comfortable with plenty of space all around, and tonnes of storage options throughout.

I have another Defender 110 booked later this season with the V8 engine. I'm eagerly anticipating this as it takes what I already love about the Defender and adds some serious grunt to it. Stay tuned for that review coming later in the next couple months. For now I'll leave you with my full tour and review video of the 2024 Land Rover Defender 130 Outbound available as always on our YouTube Channel for your viewing pleasure.


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