Land Rover Defenders built between 1993 and 1995 feature a 3.9-liter V8 engine and five-speed manual transmission. The 1997 Defender features a 4-liter V8 engine and four-speed automatic transmission. The Land Rover Defender was only available in the United States for four years due to tightening vehicle emission regulations.
The 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 is a four-door hardtop SUV with a 110-inch wheelbase. Center-facing rear seats provide room for nine passengers. The Defender's 3.9-liter off-highway vehicle engine delivers 182 horsepower, 232 pounds of torque per foot and a 13-mpg fuel efficiency rating. Only 500 Defenders were imported to the United States in 1993. All were white in paint color and featured an external roll cage.
Released in 1994, the Land Rover Defender 90 is a two-door, four-seat model with a soft top and 93-inch wheelbase. The 1994 and 1995 Defender 90 feature the same 3.9-liter engine as the Defender 110. The 1995 Defender offers an optional aluminum hardtop with pop-up sunroof. This hardtop body style also includes a safari cage and four center-facing rear seats for a total of six passengers. The 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 is equipped with a 4-liter aluminum V8 engine for reduced engine emissions. The 4.0 OHV engine delivers the same performance ratings as the earlier 3.9-liter engine.