|Compact SUV; Built in England|
|Good condition price range: $6,500 – $34,400*|
2008 Land Rover LR2
2008 Land Rover LR2 Rear
2008 Land Rover LR2 Interior
2008 Land Rover LR2 Profile
2010 Land Rover LR2 Front
2010 Land Rover LR2 Rear
2010 Land Rover LR2 Interior
In price and marketing position, the LR2 has mainly targeted the Acura RDX and Infiniti EX35. It’s somewhat slower and a bit less agile than those rivals, but trumps them and most others in ride quality and off-road ability. Basically, Land Rover shrunk what’s best about its larger, costlier LR3 model into a more sensibly sized and remarkably refined package.
Joining the Land Rover Group for 2008 was the LR2, this premium SUV maker’s new five-passenger compact model. Although it came standard with all-wheel drive, the system lacked a low-range gear for off-roading. SE and up-level HSE models were offered. The sole powertrain teamed a 230-horsepower 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. LR2 came with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which used a console switch to alter suspension and powertrain calibrations to suit a variety of on- and off-road conditions. Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control, an antiskid system with rollover sensor, front side airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and curtain side airbags with rollover deployment.
Standard equipment included leather upholstery, rear-obstacle detection, and a sunroof. HSE model additions included body-colored trim, a rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels to replace the SE’s 18-inchers. Hill ascent and descent control were standard. Three option packages were available: A Lighting Package that included steering-linked bi-xenon headlamps and a driver’s seat/mirrors memory system; a Cold Climate Package that included an electrically heated windshield; and a Technology Package that included a navigation system and satellite radio. Maximum towing capacity was 3500 pounds. LR2 competed in the growing Premium Compact SUV category against the Acura RDX, BMW X3, and Infiniti EX35.
The base SE trim level was discontinued, leaving only the HSE model with newly styled 19-inch alloy wheels. Turn-signal lenses switched from amber to clear, and a new HST exterior styling package became available. Otherwise, changes were few for 2009. Options included a navigation system, satellite radio, heated front seats, steering-linked headlights, and wireless cell-phone link.
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 was largely unchanged.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 sees no major changes.
The 2012 Land Rover LR2 received only minor trim changes.
The 2013 Land Rover LR2 marked the biggest one-year change since the model’s debut. The headline developments were a restyled interior, additional standard features, and a switch from 6-cylinder to turbocharged 4-cylinder power. The LR2 also got a few new styling touches but no dimensional changes.
The LR2 saw no significant changes for 2014.