2016 Land Rover LR4

Pros: Land-Rover’s typical off-road prowess; available 3rd row is more hospitable than in many midsize SUVs; comfortable, commanding driving position; significantly cheaper than a Range Rover

Cons: Considerable fuel thirst; not all testers like unusual two-piece liftgate design

CG Says: The Land Rover LR4 is little changed for 2016. The most significant change is that the infotainment system gets a new home screen. The LR4 certainly has its place, being one of the few midsize SUVs of any stripe with genuine off-road credentials (other Land Rovers not withstanding). Unfortunately, even folks who do end up purchasing one of these will probably never fully exploit this capability. When used primarily as an on-road vehicle, the LR4 delivers decent passenger and cargo room, along with high levels of luxury and refinement. Ultimately, the LR4 is challenged in the marketplace by perceptions more than reality, along with its hefty sticker price and thirst for premium-grade gasoline.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Land Rover
Nation of Manufacturer England
Base Prices LR4:$50,400
LR4 HSE Silver: $57,500
LR4 Landmark: $63,070

Base Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
340
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

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2016 Land Rover LR4