• (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $14,333$20,457
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14
  • Engine: 300-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5-7
2009 Land Rover LR3

Our Take on the 2009 Land Rover LR3

Our Take

Land Rover's LR3 can hold up to seven, and the only engine available is a Jaguar-derived 300-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8 that's been changed to handle severe offroad conditions. Terrain Response technology has five terrain settings for on-road to extreme offroad conditions. The LR3 compet... 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 is only available engine
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Permanent 4WD
  • Seating for seven


Our Expert Reviews

Land Rovers are strange animals; when not in their native environment, they don't always thrive. The 2009 Land Rover LR3 is a case in point. While I have no doubt the LR3 shines in the British countryside or African savanna, it didn't work quite as well in an American suburb. The LR3 is tall, thin and luxuriously appointed, but it lacks some of the typical kid-hauling SUV amenities o... Read full review for the 2009 Land Rover LR 3

Consumer Reviews


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Luxury and Function

by Infrequent buyer from Dallas on September 10, 2010

I wanted a car that could do all the kid-hauling, home depo outings and road trips but allco looked good, was comfortable and frankly, not in every other parking space at the grocery store. I really l... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Land Rover LR3.

Service & Repair

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

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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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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