Used 2013 Land Rover LR2 SUV Consumer Reviews

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Great hidden gem.

Tom, 02/11/2016
HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
16 of 18 people found this review helpful

I have a 2013 lr2 which I bought used and its been an absolute delight to drive. Its tough in the snow and handles it with ease an expertise, easily navigating the accumulated feet of snow and ice collected on our streets here in Buffalo NY. It's got great pick up and can be described as peppy as the engine picks up pretty quickly with pretty good acceleration and passing speed. Everyone who gets inside of it is impressed by its understated class and prestige and its commanding presence. The seats are more similar to the cockpit of an airplane as you sit straight up with armrests that are similar to a planes with great visibility if the road from all windows. Despite its off road credentials, its a really smooth ride. The Bluetooth works great and its awesome not having to fool around with an aux chord. As soon as I get into the truck, it syncs and plays all of my downloaded music. It has heated seats and a heated steering wheel as well as a winter mode which automatically raises your wipers off the ceiling to avoid freezing to the windshield . For someone who doesn't want to dump the cash into a range rover, has a small family and doesn't need the 3rd row seating of the lr4 and if you don't like the newer rounded style that land rover is adopting in contrast to the classic classy boxy lines still possessed by these, then it might be a great choice. Not sure why they never caught on in the US but now as an owner, I believe it's our countries loss.

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I wanted to love it

Jon, 04/02/2021
4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Initially this small suv was amazing! it has a great feel while driving and decent handling. But after 3 years of ownership I cant wait to get rid of it. There is a reason most people lease Land Rovers, once they start having issues the shop bills are easily 5x more than you would see for a domestic vehicle. For the 2013 LR2 there is a class action lawsuit open due to the very poorly designed turbo charger. My turbo broke in december of 2020, the dealership of course quoted me at 8k. Further calling around town had a mechanic quote me at 6k to replace this part. THE OEM TURBO costs 4k.. I spent tons of time researching this and found a non -oem replacement for 330$ on amazon and after an additional parts pack that you can only get from the dealership (150$) I replaced the turbo myself in 15 hrs. This is a major concern over the durability of the vehicle and the cost of ownership if a major repair is needed. If someone were to ask 'should I get an LR2?' I would honestly tell them to look at a different option that will have a lesser price tag (CR-V, Rav4) and a better track record of dependability. I bought this vehicle for 15k 3 yrs ago, its probably worth 5k as it sits today. This was not a wise investment. I love the look of the vehicle, I like how it drives and the AWD 4WD are very nice. But overall I had a poorly chosen 'treat yo self' moment when I bought this because its a rover. I literally paid 8k more for the label of Land Rover when in fact this is a Ford Escape that just looks cooler. I will have the vehicle paid off this year, and at this point I might as well keep it until something major happens in another 2 yrs (knock on wood). The engine dummy light goes off periodically and sends me into a minor heart attack. Buyer beware, if you want a rover don't go for the lesser models and definitely lease. It is not worth the efforts and money to keep these on the road. I wont be in the market for any vehicles with turbos again thats for sure.

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