The 2023 Land Rover Defender in Seaside, CA

The 2023 Land Rover Defender: Discover Excellence in a Brilliant SUV

The 2023 Land Rover Defender is the latest capable SUV in Seaside, CA. Combining a vintage look with modern engineering, the Defender offers drivers an experience, unlike any other SUV at our dealership. Its classic boxy shape and iconic design cues pay homage to the original Defender while providing a contemporary, rugged feel. The SUV's wireless charging capability is standard across all trims.


The new Defender has three engine options that power standard all-wheel-drive via an eight-speed automatic transmission system. Models with the base engine get a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

Choosing the P400 powertrain gives you a 3.0L supercharged and turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, making 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The P525 powertrain features a supercharged V8 engine, making 518 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.

It also has a full-time four-wheel drive system that can be tuned for various terrain types. It is equipped with an off-road mode, which allows drivers to switch between four terrain settings depending on the environment. The system also includes All-Terrain Progress Control technology to help manage traction on roads around Monterey.

The SUV also features an electric power-assist speed-sensing steering system, providing precise handling and better responsiveness. For a well-rounded driving experience, the 2023 Land Rover Defender provides plenty of ground clearance and exceptional maneuverability thanks to its approach angle of 38.0 degrees and break-over angle of 28.0 degrees.

A Grass drive mode on the 2023 Land Rover Defender gives you better traction and control when driving on roads with snow. It helps you steer more precisely and be more responsive, so you can get where you want to go easier. The Grass drive mode also has a unique All Terrain Progress Control technology that makes it easier to drive on uneven ground.

Interior Design

The 2023 Land Rover Defender has eight-way semi-electric front seats with massage functions, so you can find the perfect comfort level when driving. These seats' heating and cooling technology can be personalized and helps you stay comfortable.

Expect a Clear Sight rearview mirror that lets you watch what's behind you while focusing on the road ahead. The mirror also has built-in sensors that alert you of potential hazards in the rearview, such as cars coming too close or objects blocking your path. The new Defender features a front-center console refrigerator, perfect for storing snacks and drinks.

Additionally, there's a variety of color combinations for the ambient lighting in the cabin. You can choose from ten colors to create a unique atmosphere and make your driving experience through Santa Cruz more enjoyable.


The 2023 Defender has a standard 11.4-inch touchscreen that is easy to use. It enables quick access to vehicle functions such as navigation, music streaming, and climate control. The screen also comes with pinch-to-zoom technology, so you can easily view maps or pictures on display. The SUV has a standard Meridian sound system with three-dimensional surround sound technology and ten or 14 speakers depending on the trim.

Safety Features

The vehicle has a 3D surround camera system that helps you to park and maneuver easier by providing a 360-degree view of the area. The SUV also has driver assistance features such as lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition. The airbag system for the 2023 Land Rover Defender includes driver and passenger airbags, side curtain airbags, and knee airbags.

Learn More About the Land Rover Defender

The capable Land Rover Defender is dependable. Visit us today for a test drive of the new SUV near Marina.

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