by The Rover from Ball Ground, GA on Tue May 20 2014
I carefully researched the Land Rover LR2 as well as the BMW-X3, MB-GLK and Audi Q5, and drove all with the exception of the X3, another story for another day, and chose the LR2. I found it strange that the majority of the negative comments regarding the LR2 had to do with its "outdated styling" in terms of the boxy design and the lack of further, all be they un-needed, creature comforts. On the contrary, the boxy styling is what I prefer in an SUV. After all, if I wanted a car, I would buy one. The Q5 was quite nice, especially the interior design with exceptional leather seating, but the body style was very round and car like. The GLK, likewise was very nice, but it just did not feel like an SUV. The LR2 had everything I was looking for, and I cannot imagine what options I would have added, except maybe the rear view camera (it has back up warning but no camera). The camera is included with the upgrade model. The engine is responsive, shifts very easily and rides very comfortably. And best of all, not everyone has one. It was, in fact, a little difficult to find but the dealer was fantastic (this could lead into the X3 discussion, but I will avoid that). Strongly urge that the LR2 is included in any small luxury SUV consideration, although I do enjoy driving a vehicle that is not at every sign or stop light. So perhaps I would prefer that you disregard this very positive review :).
Purchased a New car
Uses car for Just getting around
Does recommend this car!!
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