2008 Land Rover LR2 Consumer Review: Initial impressions

2008 Land Rover LR2 - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (3.2L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Initial impressions
By Chris on


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


Just purchased an 08 SE model with 20k on it. Glad I didn't listen to the elitist, jaded reviews of car journalists (this site included) and decided on a test drive. The LR2 is a 4200 pound truck, it is not meant to take off like a rocket ship or handle like a Ferrari. That said, anyone not pretending to be Mario Andretti should be well satisfied by its power and cornering ability. The ride is very comfortable even on cratered NYC streets. Had a great time passing people who were out of control and stuck during a recent snow storm. Good fit and finish to the interior. The controls are a little busy and some are hard to use/find without looking. Will submit an update after a year.

Best Features

Double sunroof, navigation unit is excellent if not 100% intuitive, better heated seats than my Jaguar and Acura, excellent visibility, ride comfort, surround sound stereo, Bluetooth.

Worst Features

Opaque shades for the sunroof. Driver window controls are in an awkward spot. Seat padding is not great (improved in '09 I think). $3500 Tech package should have Homelink. Mileage so far is only city 12 and combined 17mpg. Overall minor quibbles, I really enjoy driving it.
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