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2011 Land Rover LR4 SUV

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Happier than ever
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mryan2756
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2011 Land Rover LR4 SUV V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)


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We traded in a 2011 Ford Explorer on the LR4. My wife hated the Explorer we previously had a LR3 and loved it. We only went to the ford for better gas mileage witch did not exist. This vehicle is far better than the LR3. We purchased the LR4 lux package.


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6 Month Report
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By tanker6
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2011 Land Rover LR4 SUV V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)


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I had been looking to replace a 2001 Toyota Landcruiser with a new one.
The Toyota dealer said he did not have one but if he did, it would have been $75,000. So here I am with a 2011 LR4.
6,000 miles/6 months and I could not be happier. No issues to date.
Very fast, comfortable and well designed.
22 mpg on the highway 15 mpg in town.
Extremely competent off-road, and I am off road a lot.
Also great on road.
Smaller than the Landcruiser but every bit as functional.


Best Features

Power, comfort, quiet interior, design and packaging. Turning circle is unbelievable.


Worst Features

Diesel option would be good.


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2011 LR4 HSE
25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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By red_rover
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2011 Land Rover LR4 SUV V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)


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After years of debate, I finally bought one of these things despite the warnings of high costs, poor mileage, and electrical problems.
Now I have an LR4 and am experiencing high costs, poor gas mileage, and electrical problems.

That said, I love this truck.
On-road it is elegant and well-behaved;
Off-road it is unstoppable.
However, the LR4 is not for everyone.
It should be a purchase based on emotion, as it is primarily an off-road truck that happens to drive quite well on the road.
If you think you'll like it - you'll love it.
If you're worried about cost or reliability, or if you never go off-road, then you may want to consider something else.
But then again, life is too short!


Best Features

Unique and elegant styling - no confusing the LR4 with the ubiquitous Lexus and Toyotas bounding about in the Whole Foods parking lot. Hydraulics - it is lots of fun raising and lowering the truck with the push of a button. (although I dread the day that this breaks and I have to pay the repairs) Comfortable, well-mannered and ergonomically correct on-road. Unstoppable off-road, even on the most severe trails/conditions. Google some LR4 off-road videos for proof of this. Dealer-sponsored events (off-road treks, clubs, etc.)


Worst Features

Lower costs (for example, the 3rd row seats via the HSE package is a whopping $6k option). Either improve mpg, or increase gas tank size. It's annoying having to fill up after 250 miles of driving. Front seats could retract farther back. At 6'1, I've got the seat as far back as it will go and it's just enough for my legs. People with long legs may find it a bit tight. Fix the USB port! This is a known issue with ALL Rovers, as it only works about 20% of the time. The dealer acknowledges the problem, and told me there's no fix for it (yet).


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LR3 vs LR4
25 of 47 people found this review helpful
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By billybatts
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2011 Land Rover LR4 SUV V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)


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Turned in an 06' LR3 for an 11' LR4.
On the outside, the initial look is the usual Jedi mind trick of changing the tail/head lights and a few other cosmetic alterations.
However... the first word that comes to mind is smoooooooth.
LR3, rough transition from a light, very jerky.
LR4, smooth as silk.
Improved suspension and ride in the LR4, sharper interior. More power!!! 375 hp.


Best Features

The look, great visibility. Big windows. Very smooth ride. Like that they integrated the fender flairs with the body of the vehicle. The LR3 had these cheesy plastic looking things that looked like garbage. Nice improvement.


Worst Features

NAV is slow. The rear camera stays on the screen when in drive for about 30 seconds while going forward. Why? They took out the fridge in the center console because (according to the dealer) it was the crux of a lot of electrical breakdowns. They pulled the fridge out of everything. The center clock is a little cheesy too.


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On Going Electrical Issues
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By landrover5
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2011 Land Rover LR4 SUV V8 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)


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We purchased the LR4 LUX with every option that Land Rover offered.
Total price was around $65,000.
The vehicle was great for the first couple months but then we noticed the rear fog lights would not work.
We took the car back to the dealership, by that time the lights worked again. (very strange)
The electrical issues went up to the windows, the steering wheel buttons then the car just wouldn't start.
It was towed numerous times back to the dealership but they could never find the problem.
The vehicle was just taken back under the lemon law.
Land Rover agreed to place us into a new vehicle but we're still not sure about it??


Best Features

Love everything but the reliability


Worst Features

Electrical improvements are needed


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