Added 24th January, 2020
By Jonathan Crouch
Despite the Defender's 2012 model year refurb, it remained as solid and uncompromising as it had always been, with off road ability to worry a Challenger tank. Approach it as an alternative to modern family 4x4s and you've missed the point. Buy a Discovery for that. Here instead, is the hardest wearing, most capable and most cost effective proper off-roader that sensible money can buy.
Equipped with its Euro 5-compatible 2.2-litre diesel engine, this is the go-to choice if you're looking for a used 4x4 from the 2012-2016 period ready for really hard off road work that will keep going when other SUVs have ground to a sorry halt. Arguably, it's still the toughest thing out there.