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Land Rover Defender 2002 fuel consumption

Land Rover Defender from 2002 to 2007 real fuel consumption according to user reports is similar compared to advertised fuel consumption. Starting from 2002 Land Rover Defender average difference between actual owner-reported fuel consumption and stated consumption was similar to average, at 2005 difference between owner-reported and advertised fuel economy became less than industry average. For more details, see the table below.

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

YearDiesel cars
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See below for the actual consumption of generations and versions of Land Rover Defender.

2002 - 2007

Land Rover Defender 2002 fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for diesel engines23.3 MPG
10.1 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for diesel engines21.8 MPG
10.8 l/100km
Average real diesel consumption difference *+7%
ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
2.5 liter diesel engine
Land Rover Defender 2002 2.5D 122 HP 4x4 manual 23.3 MPG
10.1 l/100km
21.8 MPG
10.8 l/100km+7%

* - Difference between advertised and user reported fuel economy has been calculated taking into account only those car versions for which information is available both on the fuel consumption specified by the manufacturer and reported by users.

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.