• (4.3) 31 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,199$13,371
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 230-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2008 Land Rover LR2

Our Take on the 2008 Land Rover LR2

Land Rover has a new entry-level model for 2008, the LR2. It replaces the Freelander and competes with compact luxury SUVs like the Acura RDX and BMW X3. The LR2 packs new looks, a more powerful engine and plenty of offroad equipment. For cash-strapped Land Rover fans, it arrives not a moment too... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Platform hurts foot room
  • Driver's seat lacks adjustment
  • Gas mileage should be better
  • Mesh moonroof shades
  • Lack of covered storage in cabin
  • Snug backseat

Notable Features

  • Replaces Freelander
  • Standard stability system
  • Rollover mitigation system
  • Standard rear park assist
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Offroad capability

2008 Land Rover LR2 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, India's largest automaker, insists that his company is stressing "quality over quantity." That's good, because quantity has certainly suffered since his company bought Land Rover and Jaguar from Ford last March.In September, Tata stopped providing monthly sales figures for the two premium brands, but there's no question sales are down: Auto... Read full review for the 2008 Land Rover LR 2

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LR2: Versatile, Capable, Fun, Efficient

by Outdoor Enthusiast from Chicago, IL on December 19, 2008

Before I owned the LR2, I drove a 2000 BMW X5 for about 8 and a half years. I need a vehicle that I can hall my two kids and Labrador in, drive in any condition, and still carry presence with co-worke... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Land Rover LR2 Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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