The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 is a vehicle that we’ve most been looking forward to driving. And we’re happy to report that it does not disappoint!

The Land Rover Defender is a global vehicle icon. That means Land Rover can’t mess this new one up. They did not. The 395-hp P400 SE version we tested felt great on-road and especially off of it. To see what the Defender is made of, we drove it way off-road down in California down near the border with Mexico.

We experienced silty washes, rocky crops, and even soft sand dunes. The Defender dispatched all of it with ease, and we were comfortable inside as well. Even when temperates climbed way up.

Why buy a Rubicon Wrangler when you can get a Defender 110 P400 for basically the same price?

[Disclaimer: Land Rover invited us to La Quinta, CA to experience the Defender. They gave us a sanitized hotel room and socially distanced dinner.]