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Land Rover Defender fuel consumption

Of all Land Rover Defender modifications produced from 1991 to 2021 real fuel consumption according to user ratings is similar compared to advertised consumption. Starting from 1992 Land Rover Defender average difference between actual owner-reported fuel consumption and stated consumption was less than industry average, at 1996 it was similar to average, at 2000 difference between owner-reported and advertised fuel economy became less than industry average. It should be noted that the gap between advertised and actual fuel economy changed quite significantly across the entire automotive industry during this period. For more details, see the table below.

Year-to-year deviations of actual owner-reported average fuel consumption from advertised values

YearDiesel cars
All carmakersLand Rover Defender
1992+2%insignificant
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1993+3%insignificant
1994+3%insignificant
1995+2%insignificant
1996+2%+5%
1997+3%+9%
1998+4%+6%
1999+5%+3%
2000+5%+3%
2001+6%+3%
2002+7%+4%
2003+8%+7%
2004+9%+7%
2005+10%+7%
2006+11%+7%
2007+12%+7%
2011+19%insignificant
2012+23%insignificant
2013+27%insignificant
2014+30%insignificant
2015+33%insignificant
2016+36%insignificant

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User-reported fuel consumption may not accurately represent all users' experiences due to variables such as driving conditions, driving style, technical condition of the vehicle, and other circumstances. Thus, it should not be relied upon as a representative indicator.