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Land Rover LR3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 216 hp @ 4500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • 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

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Great truck

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6A)

I love my LR3. My friends love my LR3. I get complimented often on my rig. This is my second Land Rover (Disco II), and I had great experiences with both. Don't buy into the reliability hyperbole. Land Rover makes a superior product.




Warning will robinson! danger!

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6A)

As you can see by our rating we love everything except the reliabity. This car has been in the shop more than it's been in our driveway! The LR3 was way over engineered. Keep the design and the luxury and get rid of the gizmos! Six computers? Come on guys! This car is so complex, the dealer couldn't figure it out! For example, the door locks lock and un lock at will. The stereo display will read total system shutdown, with the car running or not! All the dash lights will go out and the alarm will come on! On one accasion every warning light came on and the car quit and refused to start. Give me the car with a low range and a locking rear differantial and I would be happy.




2005 land rover lr3 se

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6A)

The LR3 is hugely impressive. It tows our 4000 lbs boat with ease. The LR3 has a huge cargo area and seats that fold flat quickly and easily. You can fit a six foot tall adult easily and comfortably in every seat. It's easy to see out of and park the LR3 because of its relatively small proportions and huge windows. Another impressive part of the LR3 is its extensive warranty and the dealer's service programs. The air suspension is a nice feature, because it means that the car can be low for access or higher for snow, towing, or off roading. This SUV feels solid, but suprisingly nimble on the road and in snow or ice sticks to the road like no other vehicle.




I'm in love all over

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6A)

Yep, just when I had given up on SUV's, along came LR3. I traded in my Mitsu Montero Ltd.(the full size one), for a Toyota Solara in '07. I wanted something sporty, fun to drive & good on gas. I got all of the above & had given up on owning SUVs. Then one day I decided to drive into a Jag dealership to take a look at the new Jag, when I saw a silver LR3. It was love at first sight. I absolutely love it. It has plenty of room for 7, handles & ride is A+, so many features, off-road A+, city & highway A+, luxury A+, my friends love it, complements all the time(could be because of the 22" chrome rims), gas mileage, well, it's a SUV, but it's worth it. Heck, I have my Toyota when I need to save money.




Oustanding vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6A)

Best Ford I have ever had. No problems. Nothing has gone wrong. I live at 7500 ft, so the vehicle is challenged every day. Deep snow, rough terrain, off-road challenges. It can do it all. And have a better ride than anything I have been in this side of a Mercedes. Great, great car.




Roving rover

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6A)

The changes from the discovery to the LR3 are not even comparable. Land Rover has done great things w/this new updated model. i've had it for almost 3 years & have zero problems w/it. It rides excellent & will dile you w/guilt if you don't take it off the road now & then. My wife had a Discovery & feel rest assured that you will have piece of mind w/this machine where as w/the discovery you just never knew.



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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  • 18
  • highway
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