• (4.2) 17 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,338$13,790
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16
  • Engine: 300-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5-7
2005 Land Rover LR3

Our Take on the 2005 Land Rover LR3

Our Take

Built on an all-new platform, Land Rover's latest model debuted at the 2004 New York International Auto Show and replaced the Discovery in the fall of 2004. Seating up to seven occupants, the LR3 premium sport utility vehicle uses a Jaguar-derived 300-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8 engine that&ap... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complex, hard-to-identify controls
  • Third-row seat difficult to reach for folding
  • Fuel economy
  • Difficult access to front of cargo area

Notable Features

  • 300-hp V-8
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Permanent 4WD
  • Up to seven-passenger capacity


Our Expert Reviews

Two worlds collide to create the LR3, a sensible combination of the ultimate 4x4 capability with practicality. Sure, it drives over sand, moguls, rocks, and up and down steep hills but if a monster vehicle can't keep up with my suburban life, what's the point?Learning about this car is like studying for college final exams. After a few hours of lectures (from the manufacturer's w... Read full review for the 2005 Land Rover LR 3

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Consumer Reviews


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Best all-round for the bucks...

by OBoy from Corpus Christi, TX on August 29, 2009

I'Ve owned many Land Rovers over the years from Range Rover to the Discovery I Series. It took a while to get used to the smooth air ride of the LR3 after bouncing around in the Discovery for years. I... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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