The Defender uses a large 2.2 litre engine which sits in bracket M tax brand
. You can find out more about current tax band costs on the GOV.UK
Unlike many other 4x4's, the Defender lacks many safety features such as airbags, traction control and ABS. So as a family car or daily run around, the Defender may not be ideal.
When it comes to insuring a Defender, it’s worth remembering that few safety features and larger engines may have a negative impact on premiums.
The major benefit of running a Defender is that it is built to last. Unlike many of its rivals, there are many early examples still used in the UK. Body panels are made out of aluminium and are easy to replace which means repair costs could be lower, and this could have a positive impact on your insurance premium.
The current model sits in insurance groups 25-28. The highest insurance group is 50, so insurance premiums should be reasonable.