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2011 Land Rover LR2 Review
Offroad vehicle suitable for city streets
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The 2011 Land Rover LR2 is Land Rover’s more affordable SUV. It still offers the prestige and offroad worthiness of the more expensive models, but remains a city-friendly vehicle that won’t break the bank.
Engine: 3.2-liter I-6
The 2011 LR2 shows some small alterations to the exterior, found on the taillights and grille, but otherwise it remains the same as previous models.
Standard equipment on the LR2 includes 18-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tires, a rear spoiler, skid plates, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, a rear defogger, a rear liftgate, cargo tie downs, descent control, center limited slip differential, remote power door locks, power heated mirrors, power windows, fog lights, dusk-sensing headlights with high pressure washers, stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, and tire pressure monitoring.
The HSE package adds 18-inch, sparkle-finished alloy wheels and xenon projector headlights.
Interior equipment includes cruise control, a front console with storage, power steering, rear parking sensors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, four-wheel ABS (Antilock Braking System), front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted curtain airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, an engine immobilizer, a six-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and height adjustment, a four-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a split-folding rear seatback, interior air filtration, simulated wood and simulated alloy interior trim, a leather steering wheel, a self-dimming rear-view mirror, a tachometer, a trip computer, external temperature display, and an Alpine 320-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with nine speakers and a subwoofer.
The HSE package adds Napoli leather upholstery; a six-way power driver’s seat; a four-way passenger seat; memory settings for three drivers; and an Alpine AM/FM/CD/HD/Satellite/Bluetooth audio system with nine speakers.
The top-of-the-line HSE LUX package includes Windsor premium leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power passenger seat, and DVD satellite navigation.
Land Rover also carries a full complement of towing equipment and accessories, so you can take advantage of the 3,500 pounds of towing capacity the LR2 offers.
Performance & Handling
Equipped with a 3.2-liter I-6 engine and a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission with all-wheel drive.
The fully-independent front and rear suspensions deliver superb handling off-road and a comfortable ride both on- and off-road. A turning circle of only 37 feet ensures that you’ll be able to maneuver out of tight spots.
The Terrain Response AWD (all-wheel-drive) system optimizes engine power and transmission gearing as well as throttle response and traction control when the user selects one of four road condition settings: General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, or Sand. These settings allow you to maneuver more effectively over various surfaces; the Land Rover LR2 out-performs the competition in off-road performance. The full-time all-wheel drive’s electronic center coupling continuously varies the drive to suit road conditions.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 has built in technological advances to keep you on track, even when you drive off the beaten track. The six-speed automatic transmission features Sport mode to allow the driver to experience the livelier performance. Electronic Traction Control minimizes wheel slippage during acceleration, and Dynamic Stability Control helps the vehicle maintain the direction selected by the driver’s steering when road conditions get slippery. Roll Stability Control uses gyroscopic sensors to signal the need for incremental outer wheel braking when body roll angles are pronounced.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Towing capacity
- Independent front and rear suspension
- Electronic traction control
- Terrain Response All-Wheel Drive
- Turning radius
You Won't Like
- Fuel economy
- Less cargo space than most competing models
- Slow acceleration
Offroad vehicle suitable for city streets
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