The LR4 receives some minor changes for 2011 after replacing the LR3 last year. The LR4 competes with the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Lexus GX 470.
New for 2011
The LR4 adds improvements to its Terrain Response system. A wireless cell-phone link is now standard, and a rearview camera is now standard on HSE models. Several new option packages are available, and the availability of some previous packages changes. There is also a hill start assist and hill descent control to aid with climbing steep grades.
The LR4's exterior design doesn't change much for 2011. Exterior features include:
- Standard 19-inch wheels
- Standard front and rear fog lights
- Optional heated windshield
- Optional 20-inch wheels
- Optional auto-leveling headlights
There are no significant interior changes for 2011. Interior features include:
- Five- and seven-seat configurations
- Optional system that uses five cameras to show a complete view of the area around the LR4
- Optional third-row bench that folds into floor
- Optional cargo net
Under the Hood
The LR4 has four-wheel drive. The LR4 features Land Rover's Terrain Response system, which tailors vehicle characteristics to accommodate driving conditions, whether you're on pavement, slogging through mud or in other conditions. Mechanical features include:
- 375-horsepower, direct-injection 5.0-liter V-8 with 375 pounds-feet of torque
- Six-speed automatic transmission
Standard safety features include:
- Antilock brakes
- Side-impact airbags for the front seats
- Side curtain airbags
- Electronic stability system.