Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
Best Bets get average or better mpg, have average or better reliability, good crash-test ratings, and our experts' recommendations.
Expert Reviews 3 of 6
By Cars.com Staff
November 12, 2008
Vehicle Overview The LR2 is a compact luxury SUV, like the Acura RDX and BMW X3. It provides a less expensive alternative to Land Rover's other offerings, which range from $38,000 to $90,000.
The LR2 shares its 230-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine with several Volvo models. Offroad ability gets a boost thanks to permanent four-wheel drive that can apportion nearly 100 percent of engine power to the front or rear wheels. A terrain response system similar to that on the larger LR3 is also included.
Trim levels include the base SE and uplevel HSE.
New for 2009 Besides an HST package, which includes a mesh grille design, painted front and rear bumpers, and side-sill enhancements, there are no major changes to the LR2.
Exterior From the adjoined headlights to the squared-off rear, the LR2 looks like a shrunken LR3 or Range Rover. The LR2 measures 177.1 inches from bumper to bumper, which is just 2.2 inches longer than its predecessor and marginally shorter than the RDX and X3. With 8.3 inches of ground clearance and a 31-degree approach angle, the LR2 is more offroad-capable than the RDX and X3.
Optional 19-inch wheels
Optional body-colored bumpers
Interior Interior architecture mirrors the pricier LR3, with squared-off dashboard controls and a four-spoke steering wheel. Audiophiles can choose an optional 12-speaker Dolby system with surround sound. Two rows of seats accommodate five occupants, and cargo volume behind the second row measures 26.7 cubic feet. With the backseat folded, maximum cargo volume measures 59 cubic feet, which is about 12 cubic feet short of the X3.
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
Standard leather upholstery
Standard two-piece panoramic moonroof
Standard power front seats
Under the Hood The 3.2-liter inline-six generates 230 hp and 234 pounds-feet of torque. It drives all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover's standard Terrain Response System matches engine, transmission and wheel-slip response to any of four selectable settings: normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, or Sand.
When properly equipped, the LR2 can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Standard dual front airbags, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, driver's knee airbag
Standard electronic stability system, including parent company Ford's Roll Stability Control