New vs Old Land Rover Defender: Up-Hill DRAG RACE & Off-Road Battle!

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Are you in the market for an all-British off-roader? Then let’s face it, you’re going to choose a Land Rover Defender, aren’t you?
It’s fair to say the all-new Defender has come in for a bit of criticism since it was unveiled. So we want to know whether all the negative comments are justified, or if the all-new edition is a worthy replacement to its predecessor. And what better way to find out then with a series of off-road challenges!
When it comes to power, the new Defender has a clear advantage, with its 2-litre turbocharged Diesel engine pumping out 240hp. That's far more than the old generation can muster from its 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel, which only produces 122hp. Not only that but as we saw earlier in the year, the new Defender is packed full of all-new tech and electronics to help find the perfect settings for these off-road obstacles.
So what do you think - can the old Defender hang in there throughout this off-road battle?! There’s only one way to find out… Stick with Mat to see what happens!
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Thanks to Protrax for hosting the use of their off-road course -
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  • now next challenge try to survive in africa for 25 years and see which one is winning... personnaly i will bet on the old Defender. Not the new pile of electronic crap

    FerhdeMerakFerhdeMerak3 ساعات قبل
  • Crap review. Both would have lost to a fiat panda

    James DaviesJames Davies8 ساعات قبل
  • That’s off road? Jeez

    DavidDavid11 ساعات قبل
  • Do you really think they're going to make the 2020 look bad? Hell no! But i would take the old defender 90 in a heartbeat

    craig Mackcraig Mack16 ساعات قبل
  • Defender is a car for those who know how to drive. If you are a pussy get the Pretender. Simple.

    Philip WolfsbergPhilip Wolfsberg19 ساعات قبل
  • A few observations; No point in an offroad comparison unless they both have the same tyres. You do not "race" offroad, you need to adapt to the terrain or you WILL either damage/break the vehicle, get stuck or have an accident. If you've ever been driven by a Land Rover demonstration driver or other professional you will know that it's control and not speed that matters. The driver makes a huge difference offroad, like most journalists these are total idiots, whose "skill" consists of stamping on the throttle trying to look "cool" or "fast" or some such, if they weren't driving other people's cars they would probably be archetypal boy-racers in ancient Corsas with big wheels, loud stereo and a K&N air filter. I've lost count of the number of journalists I've seen on press launches who switch off the electronics (because they want to powerslide0 and then promptly spin or crash because they have very little in the way of actual driving skill. Electronics can be useful (more useful the poorer the driver) but they cannot change the laws of physics and should NEVER be relied on to "get you out of trouble", which is just a synonym for "I wasn't in control"

    Simoncelli 58Simoncelli 5822 ساعات قبل
  • the old land rover is legendary

    Kristófer DaðiKristófer Daði23 ساعات قبل
  • Give the old defender to a Pakistani driver and the old defender would get more points though

    Hanna ChristopherHanna Christopherأيام قبل
  • But still the old defender looks great. The front portion old one looks better than the new one.

    Rising starRising starأيام قبل
  • That was rigged full stop

    Banktop FarmBanktop Farmأيام قبل
  • Keep it for the yupies you have totally wrecked the landy now. Try something proper in a real world situation not some place where you could access with a 2wd. Hope they paid you well i dont think that i could take that thing in to the remote Australian out back with confidence. Oh well i suppose you can sell it to city folk that'll swallow what you feed them.

    nutty nicknutty nickأيام قبل
  • Moral da história, gente que aprendeu a dirigir carro Nutella jamais vai conseguir pilotar bem um defender bruto

    Edson rocha de oliveiraEdson rocha de oliveiraأيام قبل
  • My defender is ten times better than that old one even tho it’s 12 yrs older it’s so one sided and unfair

    Finlay MccleanFinlay Mccleanأيام قبل
  • on ne voit pas les 4x4 , on voit sa tête 95% du temps....encore un homme qui veut se montrer !

    Crucien MariniCrucien Mariniأيام قبل
  • The new one is not a real land rover defender just a cheap range rover

    Jake TurnerJake Turner2 أيام قبل
  • My father sold his old defender then bought a landcruiser v8.😭😭.I really miss that car.😒😒 so sad😭

    Victory GamerVictory Gamer2 أيام قبل
  • As good as the new defender is I still would choose the old one any day

    James MilesJames Miles2 أيام قبل
  • Love the old one. Hate the new one. Its soooo ugly. Its nothing as good as the knew range rovers ad land rovers

    Steven GreenbergSteven Greenberg2 أيام قبل
  • Basically electronics 'drove' the new defender - driving off road requires skill and purpose - old defender always !

    Andrew ButlerAndrew Butler2 أيام قبل
  • You know what would dump any of these. Mahindra Thar

    abhijith abhijithabhijith abhijith2 أيام قبل
  • The old defender will not survive threw africa plus Defender is a cat which you are able to fix yourself and its made to last the new defender is like a lego car

    Junior StoltzJunior Stoltz3 أيام قبل
  • 6 ads on a 17 minute video? Are you fucking serious?

    Armin HArmin H3 أيام قبل
  • Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ./inspiration- Christ is Lord! Foretold in the Old Testament as our Messiah, brought forth for the children of Israel to embody the Lords’ message of salvation. Never should our hearts tire of lifting our heads to the sky and proclaiming to the Heavens the truth of the words: “Christ is Lord!”/prayer- God my Heavenly Master, ABBA and Lord! Praise be your name and that of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our spiritual savior. Grant me grace and let me kneel at thy feet; one knee at the foot of the cross, and another at the foot of your almighty throne in the everlasting paradise. Amen.

    Jesus OchoaJesus Ochoa4 أيام قبل
  • Why did he have to put on a Midlands accent? Haha

    HighHoe KermitHighHoe Kermit4 أيام قبل
  • I think that the old one is nicer

    Beat master LifeBeat master Life4 أيام قبل
  • Such a retarded challenge.. a Honda Civic could have tackled the first downhill.. these aren’t tough trails at all... have you ever driven in South America ?? Crappy little cars can handle the challenges you ran on those expensive turds

    cardenas262002cardenas2620024 أيام قبل
  • It’s such a shame to even compare the two and be a little whiny boi.

    harry jharry j4 أيام قبل
  • Computerized Defender will stuck in few years, while Manual Defender will go more than decades still running

    Emmanuel MvulaEmmanuel Mvula4 أيام قبل
  • Can you tell me how the inside of the new one will cope with being washed out with a hose. How will the new one cope with the panels being knocked out with a log after a shunt. What spares are needed to take with you when the car breaks down in the African bush. Are the electronic modules easy to change beside the road. How many wet sheep can you get in the back.

    steve Darbinsteve Darbin4 أيام قبل
  • How ridiculous - we know the outcome, without watching : for a start POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO : 110 Defender against the new (Defender) LR (VW) Yeti - equivalent IDIOTIC & no comparison

    Steve MasonSteve Mason4 أيام قبل
  • You belong in a Prius.

    Tim O'ConnorTim O'Connor5 أيام قبل
  • Old one is gold 🔥

    waruna pinnagodawaruna pinnagoda5 أيام قبل
  • That’s rubbish when I go of roading I get my defender PROBABLY gets coved where was the water thousand where easy

    Martin WooderMartin Wooder5 أيام قبل
  • TFLCar bought a new Defender over a month ago. Drove it only a few days, and has been in a workshop with continuous troubles ever since. 167 miles before it broke. 3 or 4 days of use. A continual stream of electronic faults since. And Land Rover can't even fix it. Lemon laws now would apply. I can't see this copy even lasting the warranty period. Give me a previous model Defender any day.

    chuggles03chuggles035 أيام قبل
  • Too bad the old land rover lacks some features like turn control

    martin mburumartin mburu5 أيام قبل
  • last challange was just a bad driver

    Rinaani kandangaRinaani kandanga5 أيام قبل
  • Prefer the old one

    Dangerous DaveDangerous Dave6 أيام قبل
  • G Wagen and new defender

    Anitha SrinivasanAnitha Srinivasan6 أيام قبل
  • If Landrover’s have such advanced traction control systems then why do you still have an option to select a mode shouldn’t it just all be automatic?

    Paddy BoyPaddy Boy7 أيام قبل
  • Put it up against a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro or a Ram TRX

    Krizalid1821Krizalid18217 أيام قبل
  • We need more of these plz

    Nelile MdluliNelile Mdluli7 أيام قبل
  • I wonder whats the idea of setting up an obstacle course that we all know a car is better than the other. Can we please send these two vehicles during a 3-week safari through Australia and see which one makes it. If any of the vehicles brake, it can be fixed with bush mechanics but must reach the checkpoint before reaching out to the local stores for spare parts. These parts cannot be sponsored or brought by LR.

    Luis BatistaLuis Batista7 أيام قبل
  • All those electronics make driving "easy", but i thought you Europeans were more robust than the mall drivers in the United States. I'd take the 2014 any day over the new one.

    Jeep482Jeep4827 أيام قبل
  • The number of ads interrupting the video was ridiculous. I moved on after 9 minutes... sorry.

    Julian MegsonJulian Megson7 أيام قبل
  • Commissioned to promote the new Defender. Not an honest competition. Plus come on. That’s not an ‘old’ Defender. Just wait till you have to try and fix it! 🤣🤣

    Susan WigglesworthSusan Wigglesworth8 أيام قبل
  • Anytime Old BOY It works

    Devil's ApostateDevil's Apostate8 أيام قبل
  • Try old defender V8

    SîdharthSîdharth8 أيام قبل
  • Changing drivers and using hill descent mode makes it seem fixed... Better to do the tests with the same driver in both cars at least, otherwise what's the point??

    asifjavedcloudasifjavedcloud8 أيام قبل
  • No matter how bad you try, the old generation will always be better again, we loved it with that safe

    polat06polat069 أيام قبل
  • Still take the old model before the new one

    Neal WeatherfordNeal Weatherford9 أيام قبل
  • 240 hp vs 112 hp pfffhhh idiot

    polat06polat069 أيام قبل
  • Congrats, Land Rover. With this new Defender, you've completely abandoned any charm in your entire lineup. I'm also sure that time will prove you've added another $100k lemon to you line up.

  • It’s funny when videos of cars that have followings attract all the fanboys to the comment sections. Y’all need to get a grip 😂

    Devin WDevin W9 أيام قبل
  • I like the old one is so beautiful 😍 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Danni HillDanni Hill9 أيام قبل
  • My biggest complaint with the new one is how ugly the front is.

    Robert MayfairRobert Mayfair9 أيام قبل
  • This new defender is like fake Chinese car

    Edoardo CasagrandeEdoardo Casagrande9 أيام قبل
  • Gonna say it 3 times because it’s so true......this guy is a joke

    Chris StewartChris Stewart10 أيام قبل
  • This guy is a joke

    Chris StewartChris Stewart10 أيام قبل
  • This guy is a joke

    Chris StewartChris Stewart10 أيام قبل
  • Get a better driver. . some one who knows what there doing. .

    stephan burdittstephan burditt10 أيام قبل
  • i would buy gx460 lexus with v8. same price almost but durable. disco is so unreliable.

    Viktor IvanovViktor Ivanov10 أيام قبل
  • Vu son tarif!!!!!

    construction weimerconstruction weimer10 أيام قبل
  • On en reparlera dans quelques années. Il faut d'abord faire ses preuves Surtout au niveau de la fiabilité ( notamment électroniques )

    construction weimerconstruction weimer10 أيام قبل
  • Where is thd FUN with fully automatic electronic vehicles?

    Sachinthana BethmalSachinthana Bethmal10 أيام قبل
  • Wow, that surprised me tbh, very convincing win, but I wouldn't want to buy a ten year old version of it, as it has so many gadgets to go wrong, but I would happily buy one for say the first three years of its life, then buy another new one ! (If I had the money)

    United-We-StandUnited-We-Stand10 أيام قبل
  • Worst comparison ever! Manual against automatic with completely different tire patterns ???? Could just as well have compared to an old Vw beetle.

    SillenBMW.GSriderSillenBMW.GSrider10 أيام قبل
  • Best looking Defender category : Old Def : 2 pts New Def : 0 pts 😃

    Ecco WidihardjaEcco Widihardja10 أيام قبل
  • Shit car a new one 100 miles of life and then get a new one....... They killed a legend

    MrLeonardodvMrLeonardodv10 أيام قبل
  • Hammer vs this

    Shagun KumarShagun Kumar10 أيام قبل
  • 99% of the comments: ThE nEw OnE sUcKs AnD tHe OlD oNe Is BeTtEr. 1% of the comments: Hey, the old one isn't too behind!

    Darien Baez PinedaDarien Baez Pineda11 أيام قبل
  • The reason people like the defender is its utilitarian design, simple means reliability, every time you have to mention an electronic feature that makes adjustments for the vehicle and drivers shortcomings you are putting off the original target demographic, agriculture, military and construction will not want these, its just too much to go wrong and hard to keep clean

    davemoores mooresdavemoores moores11 أيام قبل
  • Manual car isn't shit bro you dont know how to drive it 🤣🤣

    Tasif Ahammed AnikTasif Ahammed Anik11 أيام قبل
  • Old defender is more beautiful than the new one if agree hit like and let me know

    Tasif Ahammed AnikTasif Ahammed Anik11 أيام قبل
  • It’s not a proper comparison without the same tires.

    Bevan FBevan F11 أيام قبل
  • Is the new Defender ever going to be able to take mods like the old one? I seriously doubt that. Here's an example of what not to do in the new Defender:

    Ekondig GEkondig G11 أيام قبل
  • The old defender looks as stupid as the snowflakes driving it!!

    fortune favors the boldfortune favors the bold11 أيام قبل
  • I used to work on Land rovers for a living up to 2 years ago, I know how to fix them but I will not buy anything but a classic.. this is just one big add for the new Defender

    adrian harrisonadrian harrison12 أيام قبل
  • The best 4×4×far but can it swim like the old 1 water over the hood or bonnet inside too up over the seat or election will jive up ??

    Uber PattUber Patt12 أيام قبل
  • What is the color of defender gray or silver

    ahmed ahmedahmed ahmed12 أيام قبل
  • Now with same power and both Manuel

    Curty Boy_12Curty Boy_1212 أيام قبل
  • It seems to go quite steady for such a small size, nice video

    Koushik EkkaladeviKoushik Ekkaladevi12 أيام قبل
  • What a crap video ! Is so obvious that you try to convince people that this (SUV new defender KIA look) is better than a real defender. If you want to go off road take the real one not the KIA one!

    Yiannis KynigosYiannis Kynigos12 أيام قبل
  • C’mon, how y’all gonna disrespect a British icon like that? And I’m not even British

  • I`d do better than you in a Series III Lanny mate. ;)

    Peter StubbsPeter Stubbs13 أيام قبل
  • old knowledge - it's the indian, not the arrow

    Harald PietschmannHarald Pietschmann13 أيام قبل
  • Обзор говно, пытаются обосрать легенду 110.

    рыбо loveрыбо love13 أيام قبل
  • Who in hell could think that the new Defender will do worse than the old one ??? Please compare it with the latest contenders Maybe Bronco, Jeep 😝

    G GG G13 أيام قبل
  • A Panda 4x4 would destroy them both

    DavidDavid13 أيام قبل
  • the new defender should have the old defender body

    yukpahang limbuyukpahang limbu13 أيام قبل
  • The old defender just looks soooo nice!! The new one is generic looking and the back is just down right ugly.

    A DA D13 أيام قبل
  • 12:23 background

    Dev tyagiDev tyagi13 أيام قبل
  • A real Defender driver would use reverse gear to slow the vehicles decent.

    Rambling ManRambling Man13 أيام قبل
  • Twat

    nkelly9nkelly913 أيام قبل
  • New Defender looks absolute shite. Way too expensive and you'll never see one in the Aus outback, too unreliable. For that money I could get a Unimog Truck and still have change to covert it to a camper.

    Kiwi DaveKiwi Dave13 أيام قبل
  • Sell out channel now a days not even trying to drive it properly

    Alain CamenzuliAlain Camenzuli13 أيام قبل
  • It’s crazy how you can make any vehicle look better in a controlled environment.

    Todor IvanovTodor Ivanov14 أيام قبل
  • New one is a SUV, old one is a Tank.

    AMV12SAMV12S14 أيام قبل
  • Land Rover Santana

    Bernardo Cid MoralesBernardo Cid Morales14 أيام قبل
  • The older one has better appearances

    ArmanArman14 أيام قبل
  • The only reason why I wouldn't buy the old Defender is that it would be stolen and broken down for parts within a week!!! Nobody would bother to steal the new Defender, but you will feel like you've been robbed if you pay JLR £56,000+ 🤬

    Paul GAPaul GA14 أيام قبل