Land rover lr2 2010 review

2010 Land Rover LR2

Land Rover LR2 Expert Review

Staff Writer

The concept for the LR2 sure sounds appealing: all of Land Rover's famed off-road prowess and go-anywhere competence distilled into a trimmer, more efficient, more affordable package. Has the esteemed British maker succeeded with its Land Rover LR2? Yes. And no.

On the plus side, the LR2 brings bona-fide tough-stuff hardware to the crossover arena it competes in. Naturally, all-wheel drive is standard, as are 8.3 inches of ground clearance, a stout monocoque crafted in ultra-high-strength steel, and Land Rover's superb Terrain Response system -- just twirl the dial to suit road current conditions and go.

Under the hood serves a 24-valve, 3.2-liter V-6 good for 230 horsepower. The LR2's six delivers decent but hardly thrilling performance. Zero to 60 mph takes 8.4 seconds -- not exactly headline news for a vehicle in this price class. The mill is smooth enough, though, and mates with a standard six-speed automatic. Max towing capacity is 3500 pounds.

The LR2 has the goods to tame the Serengeti, but against more modern rivals, it feels a bit old-school.

Bodystyle: SUVEngine: 3.2L V-6Transmission: 6-speed automaticModel: HSE, HSE PLUS, HSE LUX

Option packages are configured differently for 2010, but nothing else is changed. Again, if you plan to do lots of off-road workouts, the LR2 has the goods to keep you happy -- it's ready for snow and muck, yet lean enough for easy city running. More versatile rivals exist, though.

Land Rover has done a fine job with the styling. The LR2 looks fully at home against its larger LR4 and Range Rover stablemates. Lots of glass and an upright driving position make maneuvering easy.

At just 59 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down -- the competition has the LR2 covered. You'll find the same "stadium seating" (higher rear bench) of its siblings and a full suite of electronic conveniences.

For "regular extreme" driving -- say, runs to the ski chalet and slow crawls to idyllic camping sites -- the LR2 won't even break a sweat. On tarmac, it displays a confident, compliant ride free of the harshness of some of its rivals, though it probably lacks their ultimate handling tenacity. Steering feel is good, engine sounds are muted, and wind noise is minimal.

Dual front and front-side airbags, an airbag for the driver's knee, and side curtains for both rows are standard. The LR2 also includes enough electronic traction and stability systems to keep you on course in any weather.

HSE: 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway

  • Off-road competence
  • Solid on-road dynamics
  • Saying "I drive a Land Rover"
  • Limited cargo room
  • Lousy fuel economy
  • Anemic performance

Solid but uninspired. For LR devotees only

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