2008 Land Rover LR2 Consumer Review: From an X5 to LR2

2008 Land Rover LR2 - Consumer Review

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By horsedoctor on


2008 Land Rover LR2 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Coming from an 03 BMW X5 makes it difficult to give this vehicle perfect marks in any departement. But a new X5 with similar options was well over 50K - my loaded LR2 was purchased for under 35K and as usual in life: you often get what you pay for. The layout and the interior design gets high marks-as well as comfortable seats and nice features such as satellite radio, heated windshield and seats, sport drive feature, security of full time all wheel drive - all while approaching 24mpg hwy and I'm getting 19mpg combined. The storage areas are a bit lacking and I would have rather had a nice center armrest with more storage below it than the drop down ones. Overall this is a great SUV.

Best Features

Dual sunroof, exterior design - does not look like every other suv out there, heated windshield (praying for no rock chips), stereo system, gas mileage, xenon headlights, sport drive.

Worst Features

More interior storage space, homelink, a bit better fit and finish (but again I'm coming from an X5) and the steering needs to be addressed. Oversteer is somewhat bothersome. Otherwise if you are looking for a compact SUV under 35K put it the LR2 on your list.
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