By Bruce Brown on
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
The LR3 has the versatility I need in a family car with the smooth and solid ride of a luxury sedan. The Jaguar 4.4 liter engine is quiet and strong enough for this heavy car and the transmission is flawless. The interior is perfectly designed, with the distinctively high Land Rover seating position and elegant controls. Both the second and third row have more usable space than any other car or SUV in this class -- I can fit three car seats in the second row and two adults in the third. Zero service problems after 6K miles. You should not expect this heavy and solid car to get good mileage and, alas, it does not. But other than that understandable shortcoming, this is a terrific car.
Third row seat versatility; smooth and quiet ride; great heavy duty black rubber mats -- you'll love them; outstanding sound system.
Better mileage if that is possible with this size vehicle; dvd monitor in headrest (like Range Rover Sport).