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Land Rover LR3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Land Rover LR3

  • A powerful V8 engine, cutting-edge suspension technology and interior appointments fit for royalty should land the LR3 in the top tier of luxury SUVs, especially for those who actually plan on traveling off the beaten path.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Highly advanced suspension well suited for on-road cruising and off-road adventures, fold-flat second- and third-row seats, opulent interior, optional 600-watt stereo, powerful V8.

  • Cons

    Only one engine available, priced higher than its competitors.

  • What's New for 2005

    Thanks to a new platform co-designed by Ford, a 300-horse V8 borrowed from Jaguar, sumptuous interior appointments and a wide array of high-tech gadgetry, the all-new midsize LR3 promises to be one of the best Rovers yet.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (75 total reviews)


The good, the bad, and

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)

I bought this 05' model in 07' with about 19000 miles. It now has about 65,000 and I have to say overall I have been very fortunate. I've heard lots of things about reliability and to be honest and here my experience, tranny is starting to jerk a little when I slow down and speed up so I'm a little concerned but I bought the 6 year 75,000 mile warranty so we'll see whats up. I had to get the rear tailgate fixed...NOT CHEAP..latch broke and would not open. Also sunroof leaks out of overhead dome light... not covered under warranty. BUT this thing rides like its on a cloud, and handles anything off road and looks are timeless. Overall I think I got one of the decent rovers and keeping it.




This truck talks the rest

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)

My Land Rover Lr3 now has 100,600 miles and going strong. I just out secound set of tires on it. I have had 2 alignments and finally one tune-up. Three brake jobs and nothing else. I just had a front Rover Winch installed and a Rover Push bar. I will drive this 05 LR3 to at least 200,000 miles. It's the most comfartable truck I have ever owned. I have changed all fluids and ready for the next 100,000 miles. I will still change engine oil every 5,000 miles and then junk the truck at 200,000 miles at which time well owe me nothing. At aprox. eight years old by then well have cost me about 7,000 dollars a year for the vehicle itself. This is a joke because if I keep it 10 years the cost well even be lower!




Diamond in the rough

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)

When I decided to buy this car I knew what I was getting into. Land Rover is known for off road greatness as well as luxury, but also very poor reliability. With that being said I still bought one and don't regret it. I love this car. I bought mine used because they depreciate so much that it just was not worth it for me. Not to mention you can find this car in L.A. at a dime for a dozen at a good price. I definitely got the extended 100,000 mile warranty to hedge my bet. Also you have to test drive it and check how it get out, transmission is key. No slips and your good to go also clean interior tells you everything you need to know. Gas is not great but what do you expect. Overall Great car.



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Great vehicle when it works

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)

We love the car when it works, great to drive, excellent interior room and function. However, we've had 4 major problems in the last 9 months along with a few minor ones.




Awesome l2v

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)

Remember when the Space Shuttle first flew? Amid the laurels there was all this noise about the cost, the electonic failures, the "need"? Well, Land Rover has established itself by re-engineering their Discovery into a 20th century "space rover" SUV. This vehicle is built for the moon terrain and it will get you there in supreme comfort. It's had its share of recalls, failures, and tweeks but when you are driving the "first of", you can't beat the construction, performance, and charm this "Rover" has. It's less than it's competitors SUVs and still out performs them. I'll continue to work through it's "bugs" while enjoying the view from up here.




Great luxury suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)

It has been a great car We take it to Tahoe and Carmel plus around town driving--it is the only true 3rd seat SUV in this price range--When you need that extra cargo room the 3rd row seat is hidden and you get total use of the cargo space--try that with a Lexus, Escalade, Denali Toyota you get back sprain lifting the 3rd row seat out to get the max cargo room



Full 2005 Land Rover LR3 Review

What's New for 2005

Thanks to a new platform co-designed by Ford, a 300-horse V8 borrowed from Jaguar, sumptuous interior appointments and a wide array of high-tech gadgetry, the all-new midsize LR3 promises to be one of the best Rovers yet.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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