2015 LR4

2015 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

2015 LR4

CG Says: After getting a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission last year, the Land Rover LR4 sees just two changes of note for 2015: new standard side steps and the addition of Land Rover’s InControl Apps smartphone integration system. 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.

2015 LR4
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: $55,300
LR4 HSE LUX: $60,600

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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2015 Land Rover LR4