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

16 אוק 2020
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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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  • Hey Mat here. Would you like me to put the new Defender against some other off-roaders in a similar challenge? If so comment which cars you think would make a good battle. Also if you click on my face you can check out my personal channel Matwatsoncars. Please subscribe to me there too. Thanks in advance!

    Mat Watson CarsMat Watson Cars10 ימים לפני
    • Garbage cars.

      Ham TigerHam Tiger10 שעות לפני
    • UAZ

      tsustercictsustercicיום לפני
    • Pp and I have been working on the same for the last few months and have been working on the same for the last few months and project is going on and I put it up with people 0

      LavenderLavenderיום לפני
    • Unimog

      Gustav MeyrinkGustav Meyrinkיום לפני
    • Agent a discovery

      Νικος ΚαμπανηςΝικος Καμπανηςיום לפני
  • There is no comparison between these two cars. The new Defender looks like any other "SUV". I don't expect to see this car in the wild. Rather made to show off in the city center.

    Christian CheluChristian Chelu2 שעות לפני
  • unfair race, what's the point...?

    Dima UDima U3 שעות לפני
  • Im gonna say this, i had a freelander, it was good, the tech in the new defender aint new but deffo improved, however if the guy in the old defender gave it some beans on the last challenge, he would of made it, its not always about the cars capability, sometimes its about the drivers capabilities and knowlage/experience, Great vid tho, however its not always the tools, sometimes its the user

    Mac KentMac Kent5 שעות לפני
  • Not an off road battle. Try go from Cape to Cairo through some rivers and over some real obstacles

    Piero OCCHooaPiero OCCHooa6 שעות לפני
  • Too much yap yap and no action

    Rory FreemanRory Freeman7 שעות לפני
  • The old one has far more character

    BadgertronixBadgertronix11 שעות לפני
  • The best is the Mercedes Benz class g! Much more reliable.

    Freddy AgueroFreddy Aguero13 שעות לפני
  • Why people drive these Indian designed and owned POS is beyond me

    986C986C14 שעות לפני
  • The old Defender is the unique DEFENDER... New Land Rover is a stupid electronic SUV without history... Old DEFENDER is the legend of jungle!

    ezio malavoltaezio malavolta14 שעות לפני
  • Trying to glorify the next gen piece of ****. Pathetic!

    Stefan StoilovStefan Stoilov15 שעות לפני
  • Let’s be honest the old one is built as a farm vehicle to be used and beaten all its life but I wouldn’t take a sick sheep in the back of the new one

    Murdo MathesonMurdo Matheson15 שעות לפני
  • *_Land Rover design 2020 is awesome. Waiting for RC ^^_*

    Test Drive RCTest Drive RC15 שעות לפני
  • Кто болел за старика - лайк! )

    Sergii NovikoffSergii Novikoff17 שעות לפני
  • The old gen anytime!

    James Otieno OchiengJames Otieno Ochieng17 שעות לפני
  • we love the old defender ,,,,so wat

    Jawdat FaresJawdat Fares17 שעות לפני
  • If I broke down in the middle of nowhere, I know which defender I'd rather be in. "Computer says no..." Plus, 4WDing isn't about which is the quickest. This new defender is basically going to end up as a city car, so bought by someone who can afford a range rover, but going through a mid life crisis. You will never see it in the bush like the old defenders, or Toyota landcruisers. RIP the Landrover Defender.

    Richard TomlinsonRichard Tomlinson17 שעות לפני
  • HAHAHAHAHA My brother was with consular security in the middle east and elsewhere. When they were given one of those god awful things they'd leave it in the street with the keys in it.. Relying on one of those things is like carrying around an unpinned grenade. It's going to kill you sooner or later.

    Raul McCaiRaul McCai18 שעות לפני
  • On TFLnow, they bought a new basic model DEFENDER. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT comes on after 140miles (test run on mild off-road) then the surround view camera system (optional extra) no longer worked after engine problem was sorted at dealer (module software problem). While at the dealership (waiting on part) the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT came back on again. Seems like a teething problem on a new car, has anybody had similar problems?

    Robin FordRobin Ford18 שעות לפני
  • The turn signals/brake lights are very strange

    JoeyLovesTrainsJoeyLovesTrains18 שעות לפני
  • i think mat's phone interrupts him when his voice gets HIGH PITCHED, just like a dog will start howling/barking when they here a dog whistle

    Robin FordRobin Ford18 שעות לפני
  • I like the new range rover

    Marian GodfreyMarian Godfrey18 שעות לפני
  • Mate u should have chosen the defender with a shorter wheel base

    ツblackッviperツblackッviper19 שעות לפני
  • Rubbish video, clearly Landrover sponsored you. You might as well climbed pavements.

    Willem SchoemanWillem Schoeman19 שעות לפני
  • Avery simple fix to make the old deffender better off road is locking diffs. A defender with locking diffs will beat anything with traction control.

    mark pritchardmark pritchard21 שעה לפני
  • Hey mention about reliability rover is not really renowed for its electronics reliability 🙄

    Gerhard StrydomGerhard Strydom21 שעה לפני
  • Too many ads............

    johnos23johnos2321 שעה לפני
  • The old one is better since less electronics !!&electronics is a shitty thing!

    Ramgolam RoshanRamgolam Roshan22 שעות לפני
  • How exactly did the new model win the second challenge?

    GG22 שעות לפני
  • Ngl but could of done with better off road drivers who are in them cars all the time

    rhys thompsonrhys thompson22 שעות לפני
  • Do you really say, that old Defender has no axel locks? That it really stuck on the hill? Of course it has locks, so why you didn't use them? That test was joke.

    parma Parmaianparma Parmaian23 שעות לפני
  • Looks like fu*cking advertisement for New Defender

    Kryštof ŽaludaKryštof Žaludaיום לפני
  • The first challenge the two should have gone up the same slope - one went to a track to the left. The last challenge the old Defender could have make it by feathering the brakes to send power to the wheels without traction.

    jerrymyahzcatjerrymyahzcatיום לפני
  • i think you cheated on the down hill by going across onto the ruts

    Eddie MurphyEddie Murphyיום לפני
  • where’s that last pop up banner for the full in-depth review?

    planetblixplanetblixיום לפני
  • Can you talk less and do more ?????????????????

    Johnny ClarkJohnny Clarkיום לפני
  • And I would still back my old lwb Series 3 against either of them!

    Joe BloggerJoe Bloggerיום לפני
  • The most useless money pit in the world..but ofcourse the older one is better

    bala henobala henoיום לפני
  • Defender vs wrangler rubicon please!

    AMAMיום לפני
  • Am I wrong here, but the cross axle issue for the old Defender with regards to traction control seems BS. The wheels on the ground were not turning, so it's not a TC issue, it's just the driver did not activate the diff lock

    Paul JefferiesPaul Jefferiesיום לפני
  • Wasy to mad the old one into whatever sort of 4x4 you want. Try that with the new one. You cant even hose it out at the end of a trip.

    TIMS PRB102TIMS PRB102יום לפני
  • Why race Defenders? It's not about speed. Its about getting there.... When nothing else can !

    Leathley GLeathley Gיום לפני
  • My 2009 110 has traction control so I don't know why this one doesn't. Maybe you should compare the £60k new defender Vs an old defender that has been modified up to a value of £60k. The new defender comes with 18 inch wheels at minimum. Try fitting some mud terrains in there. I actually had to give a new defender a tow the other day. Sat in a field with all 4 wheels turning. Traction control is useless with no traction. To he old defender is lighter with more axle articulation, therefore if both vehicles have the same tires and diff locks the old one will go further.

    Chris WoodsChris Woodsיום לפני
  • Old looks amazing new looks like shitt 😀

    Cosmo 82Cosmo 82יום לפני
  • Way to many adverts and promotions

    TheDeano2222TheDeano2222יום לפני
  • Boring and your efforts to make the lame comparison interesting is annoying as f*ck!

    John JohnsonJohn Johnsonיום לפני
  • Minus 10p for reliability, so it's 1p for the new shit..

    PeeticekPeeticekיום לפני
  • My coments from Brazil: 1- Each car need a proper drive style. You use for both the same. Bad driver... 2- if you use a proper drive style for the old Defender maybe the result could be diferent. 3- Try both in Brazilian mud roads. 4- Test both in pull off a car from the mud. Without a chassi is impossible. Best regards! 🇧🇷

    Renato LimaRenato Limaיום לפני
  • Must be paying use a few quid to promote the new landy. If gave the old one to somone it can actually drive one

    Stephen WilliamsonStephen Williamsonיום לפני
  • OK OK Where is mud and river crossing!!- oh sorry the new one have toooooo much electronic shit to tuch water and mud!!

    blady 77blady 77יום לפני
  • Also the next drug dealer, gangster mobile.

    Dreamliner SteveDreamliner Steveיום לפני
  • Which one will end up back in the dealership for numerous tech issues?

    Dreamliner SteveDreamliner Steveיום לפני
  • this is just silly how can you compare a new truck with an old truck from the same firm , if the new one dos not win , does not say much for moveing forward

    john pearsonjohn pearsonיום לפני
  • Give me the old model every time. New one is disposable consumer tat, life expectancy 10 years. Old one will last.

    Clive PatchettClive Patchettיום לפני
  • I think I just watch a new Defender advert!!

    Paul de melloPaul de melloיום לפני
  • Compare the prices. Use some of the difference to buy axel diff locks, to turn the old defender into a full 4x4 ,and it will be unstoppable with total reliability!

    Colin MeyerowitzColin Meyerowitzיום לפני
  • Couldn't even finish watching this bias-fest. So skewed I honestly feel embarrassed for him.

    CockatooCockatooיום לפני
  • Not the sort of thing the local garage could fix if you're 200 miles from the nearest Land Rover dealer. Electronics are great until they go wrong then you need to have very deep pockets.

    William Malcolm SnapeWilliam Malcolm Snapeיום לפני
  • cant help but wonder how long that new engine will last , 240 horses out of a wee 4 pot hauling two tons about ,, Ill not hold my breath.

    tom thompsontom thompsonיום לפני
  • Greyham says: only people that don’t like the new defender, haven’t driven 1. Ok fair enough I’m quite happy to test drive a new 1 but it will be interesting to give it a good thrashing as I can thrash my army 110 and know I’ll get back home.

    foryourccreationsforyourccreationsיום לפני
  • It all cums down to value after 3 year. .the new Defender will be worth nothing? just another pile of failed electronics that will cost a fortune to fix. .

    stephan burdittstephan burdittיום לפני
  • watching this, I miss my 1979 Series III 109 2.6L straight six very very much! At least I'm driving a 1994/95 RRC LWB County 4.2L soft dash as a daily driver since 2010.

    vass ilikavass ilikaיום לפני
  • what an anoying tw^&%

    declan ocallaghandeclan ocallaghanיום לפני
  • it will never be as cool as the old defender

    Paul SandersonPaul Sandersonיום לפני
  • Another case of ''Sponsored by Land Rover''...?... A real shame if you ask me...

    eric huizereric huizerיום לפני
  • A w Terenwizji to się utopił... :P Hahaha

    BułosBułosיום לפני
  • I like old defender because of its bold and boxy look and its is good choice for safari new defender is a good choice for offroading .......

    Abhinav AnandAbhinav Anandיום לפני
  • This is OffRoad??? Ha-ha-ha! This is area for children!

    G-ManG-Manיום לפני
  • I really want to see how the new cutie defender doing in camel trophy 😏

    ian aburishian aburishיום לפני
  • I give the newbie def 1 year before it's start to fuck of because the electronics are messing around. Then u will come back to ol' reliable

    BahastBahastיום לפני
  • "old" one is a 14 plate :P also 360"Nm" is 265.52LB/FT and 420"Nm" is 309.78LB/FT. "bloody manual cars", manual is NORMAL!

    RWL2012RWL2012יום לפני
  • No matter how much you vouch for the new one.... The old one is still king. I mean just compare the looks

    I am Eye_conI am Eye_conיום לפני
  • No, the new “Defender” is not a Defender. And we no more need any fake test that they’re not off-road anyways

    esr243esr243יום לפני
  • If this isn't a paid promotion??? I really don't now what is... you just lost all credibility as a car reviewer...

    Nélio FernandesNélio Fernandesיום לפני
  • At least these guys aren't just trying to promote the new defender...

    J LockwoodJ Lockwoodיום לפני
  • Great video but hate the new defender, it isn't really for farmers is it ?

    MikeTMechanicMikeTMechanicיום לפני
  • Yo bro I have the new defender

    Νικος ΚαμπανηςΝικος Καμπανηςיום לפני
  • This is a nice looking SUV for hipsters, but my old Mondeo could do better this track.

    discovery2727discovery2727יום לפני
  • Interesting but a bit of a pointless comparison. Also completely ruined buy bloody adverts every 2-3 minutes.

    Jim-Bob OutdoorsJim-Bob Outdoorsיום לפני
  • Even more pointless than a blunt pencil... Why don't they just engineer hybrid or electric engines.. that you can just pay to retrofit into your old defender easily at your local dealer? I don't like the shape of the new defender, I don't think they've carried over enough design cues from the old model, it's not distinctive enough to stand out.Twenty years ago, if someone said the old shape defenfer would become a style classic you'd have laughed. I know which of these two I'd rather have.

    Dominic WoodDominic Woodיום לפני
  • Try putting some one who can drive a4x4 (prick)seen enough I’m gone

    James TurnerJames Turnerיום לפני
  • If you have a brain larger than a grape you can see through this attempt to persuade people to want the new Defender over the old one; whether of not its paid advertising. MW is so annoying in this video, even more than usual. (Take the Red Pill and come and join the real world).

    deckard6_6deckard6_62 ימים לפני
  • The new defender is basically just a discovery 3 tho, euro 7 regulations is the reason it was changed in the first place, they bend on military drop tests and the electrics fail, the ones for the James bond films were vastly modified so they were good enough, its not a defender!

    James CottinghamJames Cottingham2 ימים לפני
  • So basically you've compared a car with traction control to one without.... Make it fair! Ones £33k ones £56.... Spend the £23k change on some automatic locking front and rear diff for the old car. Run the test again! 🙄

    John MurrayJohn Murray2 ימים לפני
  • Plus all these mod cons means more problems later on in its life, deep pockets require for the Fugly Defender.

    Numanoid JeffNumanoid Jeff2 ימים לפני
  • all over the world, new Defenders are being pulled out of the mud by old Defenders!

    Frazer HipkissFrazer Hipkiss2 ימים לפני
  • For the future buyers : Because the truth must said.

    Toyota FanToyota Fan2 ימים לפני
  • yes ok i admit it does better than i thought with the off road challenge but your next video should be on if you go off roading and dent the roof on a tree how easy it is to replace panels on each one and how much the repair is

    Tom UridgeTom Uridge2 ימים לפני
  • New Defender is Fugly! prefer the old Defender, majority built by hand. And was a good line to work too.

    Numanoid JeffNumanoid Jeff2 ימים לפני
  • Just wait till you are in the middle of nowhere and your air-suspension fails. This is the biggest downside of the new Defender, if something electronically fails you have nowhere to go. This i think is the biggest downside of modern off-roaders.

    Rick WillemsenRick Willemsen2 ימים לפני
  • With all do respect and as a defender owner , this is useless comparison. I don’t understand the bases of comparison

    Enad Al-ShibliEnad Al-Shibli2 ימים לפני
  • Use my 130 Defender in fields and only issue with the new model would be Land Rover electrics...🤣

    Winstanley Tree Services Winstanley Tree ServicesWinstanley Tree Services Winstanley Tree Services2 ימים לפני
  • A drag race? Really?

    Paulo TeixeiraPaulo Teixeira2 ימים לפני
  • All this has done is proven that Mat can’t drive off road.

    KissTheGreatKissTheGreat2 ימים לפני
  • Respect to the new Defender. Does well. But ask yourself this, it's 2030, it's cold, dark, wet and muddy, you're in the middle of nowhere, you're driving people you really care about, and you absolutely have to get where you want to go, which one would you choose?

    Andy WilliamsAndy Williams2 ימים לפני
  • ഇയാൾക്ക് വണ്ടി ഓടിക്കാൻ അറിയാൻ പാടില്ല....പഴയ വണ്ടി വെറും കൊള്ളില്ല എന്ന് വരുത്തി തീർക്കാൻ വേണ്ടി ഇയാള് ഓടിക്കുന്നത്... Translate if you need

    أحمد Ashfaqأحمد Ashfaq2 ימים לפני
  • Do the test when both vehicles are 12 yrs old, new "defender" will already be recycled. 90s 110s and Defender was bought to work and tow 3.5 ton every day, pick ups for loose loads, new one designed to pick up kids from school.

    Lynne ReaLynne Rea2 ימים לפני
  • This guy is annoying to watch jeez!

    Jeremy ClydeJeremy Clyde2 ימים לפני
  • Land Rover- what have you done? It’s modern and clever but it has lost the heritage. So many people are wanting your new one to fail.

    5ebra15ebra12 ימים לפני
  • Honestly the worst comparison I've ever watched, what a load of rubbish

    PaulPaul2 ימים לפני