2009 Land Rover LR2 Consumer Review: Rent before you buy!

2009 Land Rover LR2 SUV - Consumer Review

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Rent before you buy!
By W. Debley on


2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


The LR2 was my first choice because of the styling taken from it's big brother, the Range Rover sport. Thank goodness I rented before I took the plunge (I backed out). The LR2 is under powered and presents a problem when passing on the highway. The body roll is significant, and if you had to swerve to miss and object in the road , it could get dicey. The off-road capability is robust and it does about 90% of what it's larger counter-part can do, so, no complaints there. The seats are small, and hard as a board. The seating position is high and upright. The interior is small, without much cargo space. So forget bringing your buddies and their gear on an outing. The interior is pretty basic.

Best Features

The look. And, the gas mileage is as stated or better, quite a surprise. Good headroom. That's about it. Comparable vihicles have 30-50 more horsepower and 20+ ft. lbs. of torque. If the motor drive key socket system fails,I see the key getting sucked into the dash, never to be seen again.

Worst Features

Larger, softer seating. Get rid of the stupid key fob that eats your key fob via a motor drive, and ejects like a CD, rediculous! The horn are the vertical crome trim pieces in the steering wheel (good luck finding it). The sun/moon roof only has mesh screens that you can close. More horse power.
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