2008 Land Rover LR2 Expert Reviews

Our view: 2008 Land Rover LR2

By Joe Wiesenfelder on September 27, 2007

Our view: 2008 Land Rover LR2

By Joe Wiesenfelder on September 27, 2007

The all-new 2008 Land Rover LR2 occupies a unique niche among compact SUVs. This class has more premium and luxury models than ever, but the LR2 is the only one designed for real offroad use. Compe... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 4, 2007

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 4, 2007

I had misgivings. The idea of driving on beachfront sand always struck me as odd, the moral equivalent of approaching a communion rail in the nude. It seemed inherently inappropriate, certainly wro... Read full review

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on February 27, 2007

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on February 27, 2007

The new, compact Land Rover LR2 is now arriving at U.S. ports, and should begin showing up in dealerships this month. A colossal improvement over the Freelander, which it replaces, the LR2 has a st... Read full review


Los Angeles Times's view

By Dan Neil on March 7, 2007

Los Angeles Times's view

By Dan Neil on March 7, 2007

The '08 LR2 has genteel charm, off-the-charts handling -- and plenty of star power.A couple of months ago I found myself in the vicinity of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, standing in front of a... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on March 11, 2007

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on March 11, 2007

The last federal engineering project that took place here was fictional. Ojai was the hometown of Steve Austin, the bionic star of "The Six Million Dollar Man."I was here to test out something that... Read full review

The Detroit Newspapers's view

By Scott Burgess on March 14, 2007

The Detroit Newspapers's view

By Scott Burgess on March 14, 2007

If Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt were alive today, they'd hop into Land Rover's 2008 LR2, drive down the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles and blast every hybrid they saw in the carpool l... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on May 5, 2007

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on May 5, 2007

Many Land Rover owners don't appreciate the true off-road creature that lurks beneath their vehicle's luxury appointments and status-symbol reputation. They pay through the nose for gear ... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on May 12, 2007

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on May 12, 2007

With the introduction of the 2008 Land Rover LR2, the brand finally has a solid across-the-board lineup of SUVs that need no excuses.Well, one excuse: They're expensive.Land Rover has tried tw... Read full review

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on June 8, 2007

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on June 8, 2007

Say Land Rover to most folks, and you're likely to get this reaction: rugged luxury sport-utility vehicle out of my price range.Well, OK, that's what you get with a vehicle lineup that in... Read full review

Mother Proof's view

By Emily Hansen on September 14, 2007

Mother Proof's view

By Emily Hansen on September 14, 2007

Maybe I'm the only one who notices, but I'm a slave to fashion. It's often more wishful thinking than reality for this suburban mom of three, but I do care. I try to keep up with ski... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on January 20, 2008

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on January 20, 2008

Land Rover, home of the full-size, $80,000, V-8 Range Rover SUV, now offers a more blue-collar compact LR2 at $35,000 for 6 cylinders.Yup, for a paltry $35,000 you can own a vehicle from the same c... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on November 16, 2008

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on November 16, 2008

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 sinc... Read full review