2012 Land Rover LR2

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Land Rover LR2. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Highway stability
  • Great visibility
  • Smooth-shifting transmission
  • Highway gas mileage
  • Off-road credentials

The Bad

  • Short front-seat cushions
  • Outdated folding backseat
  • Nose-dives a little when braking

Notable Features of the 2012 Land Rover LR2

  • 230-hp, inline-six-cylinder engine
  • Permanent 4WD
  • Standard leather seats
  • Standard panoramic moonroof
  • Roll Stability Control

2012 Land Rover LR2 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat LR2 is a compact luxury SUV, like the Acura RDX and BMW X3. It provides a less expensive alternative to Land Rover's other pricier offerings.

The LR2 is powered by a 230-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine. Off-road ability gets a boost thanks to permanent four-wheel drive that can distribute nearly all engine power to the front or rear wheels.

New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
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. Exterior features include:

  • Two-piece panoramic moonroof
  • Optional 19-inch wheels

Interior
Last year, the LR2 gained a redesigned instrument cluster. Two rows of seats accommodate five occupants. Interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Standard power front seats

Under the Hood
The LR2's 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder generates 230 hp and 234 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and driver's knee airbag
  • Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control

 

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat LR2 is a compact luxury SUV, like the Acura RDX and BMW X3. It provides a less expensive alternative to Land Rover's other pricier offerings.

The LR2 is powered by a 230-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine. Off-road ability gets a boost thanks to permanent four-wheel drive that can distribute nearly all engine power to the front or rear wheels.

New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
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. Exterior features include:

  • Two-piece panoramic moonroof
  • Optional 19-inch wheels

Interior
Last year, the LR2 gained a redesigned instrument cluster. Two rows of seats accommodate five occupants. Interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Standard power front seats

Under the Hood
The LR2's 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder generates 230 hp and 234 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and driver's knee airbag
  • Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control

 


Latest 2012 LR2 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best of the best

by Land Rover Lover from Phoenix, AZ on November 3, 2017

This LR2 HSE has everything whether you off-road, or commute. From the snow white exterior and it’s extras to the luxurious black leather interior. You can keep your bum warm in the winter with the ... Read full review

(5.0)

The Perfect Land Rover LR2

by BAMorris from Peoria, AZ on October 25, 2017

I thought I would never own a white vehicle, but boy was I wrong. I saw this LR2 HSE and instantly fell in love with it. Then I took it for the test drive and couldn't believe how comfortable it is ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Land Rover LR2 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Land Rover LR2 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Land Rover

Program Benefits

Rigorous 165-Point Inspection, Transferable Warranty, Roadside Assistance, No Deductible, Vehicle History Report, Trip Interruption Benefits

  • Limited Warranty

    Up to 7 Years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date (no deductible), whichever comes first
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 165 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The LR2 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker