2013 Land Rover LR2 Gets Improved Fuel Economy, Says EPA


  • 2013 Land Rover LR2 Picture

    2013 Land Rover LR2 Picture

    The 2013 Land Rover LR2 with the downsized 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gets improved fuel economy. | December 27, 2012

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Land Rover LR2 with the downsized 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gets improved fuel economy, according to the EPA.
  • The 2013 Land Rover LR2 returns 17 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway.
  • Despite the improvement, the 2013 Land Rover LR2 still lags behind some of its chief competitors, including the 2013 Audi Q5 and BMW X3 xDrive 28i, in terms of fuel economy.

WASHINGTON — The 2013 Land Rover LR2 with the downsized 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gets improved fuel economy, according to the EPA.

The 2013 Land Rover LR2 returns 17 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway. The 2012 LR2 returns 15 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2013 LR2 shows a 13 percent improvement in city driving and a 9 percent improvement on the highway.

Poor fuel economy was one of the major concerns about the outgoing LR2. Land Rover did not offer a fuel economy estimate on the 2013 LR2 with the new engine when it first debuted. Observers were waiting for the EPA to provide the most critical bit of information about the redesign.

The 2013 Land Rover LR2 is updated with a new 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine replacing the previous 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine.

Despite the improvement, the LR2 still lags behind some of its chief competitors, including the 2013 Audi Q5 and BMW X3 xDrive 28i, in terms of fuel economy.

The 2013 Audi Q5 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine returns 20 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine returns 21 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Gas prices have been somewhat less of a concern recently. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Thursday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. at $3.26 versus $3.41 a month ago.

Edmunds says: The 2013 Land Rover LR2 gets a marked improvement in fuel economy, but still is playing catch-up compared to some of the competition.

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