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2010 Land Rover LR2

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2010 Land Rover LR2 Review

Comfortable luxury crossover delivers mediocre performance

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 is a luxury crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) available in just one trim level but a number of options packages are offered. Powered by a 3.2-liter inline-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control, the Land Rover LR2 is an all-wheel drive vehicle weighing a hearty 4,300 pounds at the curb. It can tow as much as 3500 pounds in all, which is pretty mediocre.

The Land Rover LR2 has the ability to navigate unpaved terrain, but it is more focused on maneuvering city streets and highways. While efficient, stylish, and attractive, the LR2 has a durable body engineered out of moncoque steel. The Terrain Response system helps optimize the engine, transmission, center differential, and other systems to improve mobility in four user-selectable modes: General Driving, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand. Gas mileage is disappointing at 15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Land Rover LR2 is largely a carryover, unchanged, except for a reconfiguration of option packages.

Essentials

Engine: 3.2L V-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: SUV
Trim: HSE Sport Utility

On the Outside

The Land Rover LR2 is distinguished by lots of glass and great maneuvering made easy with an upright driving position.

From the Inside

Within the cabin, the Land Rover LR2 boasts a higher rear bench called "stadium seating" and a plethora of electronic features. However, it has just 59 cubic feet of space -- and that's with the rear seats folded down!

Driving Performance

The Land Rover LR2 exhibits a confident, compliant ride, free of the roughness of some SUVs. While it lacks some handling tenacity, the steering on the LR2 has a good feel, the engine noise is muted, and the wind noise is minimal.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Land Rover LR2 include dual front and front-side airbags, an airbag for the driver's knee, and side curtains for both rows. Also standard are electronic traction and stability systems.

Gas Mileage

HSE: 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Off-road prowess
  • Great driving dynamics
  • Comfortable, roomy cabin

Minuses

  • Restricted cargo room
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Subpar engine performance

Rating

Comfortable luxury crossover delivers mediocre performance

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See the New 2014 LR2.

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