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, more expensive, offerings.
The LR2 shares its 230-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine with several Volvo models. Off-road 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.
New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.
From the adjoined headlights to the squared-off rear, the LR2 looks like a shrunken Range Rover. With 8.3 inches of ground clearance and a 31-degree approach angle, the LR2 is more off-road-capable than the RDX and X3.
- Optional 19-inch wheels
- Optional body-colored bumpers
The LR2 has 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.
- Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
- Standard leather upholstery
- Standard two-piece panoramic moonroof
- Standard power front seats
- Optional HD radio
Under the Hood
The 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder generates 230 hp and 234 pounds-feet of torque. It drives all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. 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 and driver's knee airbag
- Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control