The 2021 Land Rover Defender 90 is a natural in nature, easily living up to it’s go anywhere capabilities….and this “anywhere” is Miami, which might sound like an odd place for Land Rover to bring us out to to drive a vehicle renowned for its off-road skills…but this was actually the perfect location to put its on-road driving to the test.

"We know the Defender is off-road capable, but surprisingly my on-road driving experience has been great, proving that this isn’t just an off-road vehicle.”

The Defender’s stiff aluminum body makes for a rock solid ride on the road…and it’s easy to see that taking it off the beaten path would be even more fun.

The Defender 90 is loaded with tons of off-road tech, like Configurable Terrain Response, which makes its debut in the new Defender.

It allows drivers to set up the vehicle to suit the precise off road conditions. 

A new infotainment system called Pivi Pro is easy to navigate through on the vehicle’s 10 inch touchscreen.

When comparing it to the four-door Defender 110, the two-door  90 is about 17 inches shorter, which gives it a more classic, compact, yet also sporty look.

"In a kind of ode to the original, you see a lot of design cues that we’re used to in the Defender, like this abrupt back.”

Inside, you get comfort and functionality…and the options for add-ons for your outdoor adventures is endless.

"So one of the really cool options, if you’re willing to give up some console space, is this jump seat.”

A turbocharged 2.0-liter, 4 cylinder engine with 296 horsepower producing 295 lb-ft of torque comes standard, with options for a mild hybrid 3.0-liter straight six, producing 395 horsepower and 406 pound feet of torque available as well.

Starting at $46,100, it is available now. And, we’ll have more on the Land Rover Defender 90 soon on MotorWeek.