2005 Land Rover LR3 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2005 Land Rover LR3 - Road Test Specs

2005 Land Rover LR3 SUV

(4.0L V6 4x4 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2005
MakeLand Rover
Base MSRP44330
As-tested MSRP46345


Drive typeAWD
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300@5500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)315@4000
Transmission type6-speed Automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent auto-leveling air suspension
Suspension, rearIndependent auto-leveling air suspension
Steering typePower rack and pinion
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelWrangler HP
Tire size, front255/60R18
Tire size, rear255/60R18
Brakes, front4-wheel disk w/ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.9
0-60 mph (sec.)8.9
0-75 mph (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.64@84.03
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29.84
60-0 mph (ft.)117.97
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)48.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)No Data
Sound level @ idle (dB)Low
@ Full throttle (dB)69
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsUnder full throttle acceleration upshifts occur at 6,100rpm and are very positive. Rover's new V8 seems very powerful and provides smooth, even acceleration from idle to redline. We had to power brake the LR3 to 2,000 rpm in order to get the best times out of it, and even though we tried manually shifting the automatic it didn't net any real gains. Power seems to plateau around 5,400rpm, so revving it past their is basically pointless. Overall acceleration is very good for a vehicle of this heft.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsWhile we didn't notice much in the way of ABS vibration under heaving braking conditions, there was a lot of ABS noise. The body motion was very well controlled, especially for such a large vehicle, and while there was a bit of fade after multiple runs, overall we found the LR3 was confidence inspiring in the braking test. The numbers are very very good, and if there wasn't quite so much noise it would have easily earned an excellent rating.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsWow. The LR3 has the most agresive dynamic stability control system we have ever encountered. The off button is quite literally a joke, it didn't turn anything off or even dampen the affect. Not only does the DSC cut engine power under even the lightest cornering loads, it also brakes all four wheels independently to pull the vehicle back "in line," which is this case means a straight line right over the cones that mark off our slalom course. The vehicle is capable of much faster slalom speeds theoretically, but with this DSC system there is nothing more the driver can do.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)Not Tested
Temperature (°F)Not Tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 City 18 Highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)7121
Length (in.)190.9
Width (in.)75.4
Height (in.)74.1
Wheelbase (in.)113.6
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)37.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.4
Headroom, rear (in.)42.4
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)44.5 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)90 cu. ft.


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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