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2014 Land Rover LR4

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2014 Land Rover LR4 Review

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KBB Expert Rating: 6.0

To meet ever-tightening fuel economy standards, the 2014 Land Rover LR4 SUV replaces last year's V8 with a new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a new 8-speed automatic. The change improved fuel economy by two mpg in the EPA's city, highway, and combined scale, but unfortunately it's still unimpressive. The good news is that the 2014 LR4 retains all the off-road capability it was born with, including available low-range gearing and 4-corner air suspension. It lets you drive your big SUV places soft-roaders like the Audi Q7, Infiniti QX60, and BMW X5 would fear to tread. On the other hand, if blazing trails isn't your thing, maybe one of those would be a better pick thanks to the LR4's still-bad fuel economy.

You'll Like This Car If...

When the trail turns right, do you turn left? Do you want to take your family to the ends of the earth? Then the 2014 Land Rover LR4 may just be the ticket, especially since it's still very comfortable around town.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If fuel economy, rock-solid reliability, and sleek styling are more important than off-road agility, you might want to take a closer look at diesel-powered vehicles like the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, or BMW X5.

What's New for 2014

The 2014 Land Rover LR4 receives important updates this year. Foremost is a new drivetrain, including a new 3.0-liter V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 LR4 also gets a new front bumper and headlights, and Meridian replaces harman/kardon as the audio system of choice.

Driving the LR4
Driving Impressions

Unlike most of its competition, the 2014 Land Rover LR4 uses old-school-SUV body-on-frame construction. This helps it tackle the toughest off-road terrain, but not at the expense of on-road comfort....

... Land Rover has tamed the LR4 underpinnings to also deliver a smooth highway ride. A lot of its off-road prowess translates to city driving too: The tight 37.5-foot turning circle is great for trail maneuverability, or navigating tight parking lots. New this year is a 3.0-liter V6 engine, replacing last year's thirsty V8. Its 340-hp is less than the V8, but it uses a new 8-speed automatic, so there's little loss of acceleration. While there's enough straight-line power, the LR4's top-heavy design leans in corners at speed. Venture away from civilization, and the LR4 can be optimized to conquer a variety of terrain – from snow to sand to rocks – by merely twisting a dial.

4-CORNER AIR SUSPENSION
One of the things we love about the 2014 LR4 is its adjustable air suspension. Whether you need to raise the body to clear boulders on the trail, or lower it so you won't overtax grandma's hip replacement, the LR4 is happy to oblige at the push of a button.

HILL DESCENT CONTROL
To help even novice drivers tackle demanding trails, Land Rover includes Hill Descent Control in the LR4. Hill Descent Control supplements the Terrain Response system, letting you automatically maintain a slow and steady speed down steep grades, all without ever touching the pedals.

2014 Land Rover LR4 Details
2014 Land Rover LR4 photo Interior

The 2014 Land Rover LR4's cabin was already upscale and modern, but this year, it adds a Windsor Leather Package as standard equipment on the LR4 HSE LUX trim. Quality materials abound, and the intuitive and clearly labeled buttons and dials have a visual and tactile heft. An optional third row extends seating from five up to seven, but that optional rearmost seat is best left to kids. Otherwise it's roomy: There's good 2nd-row legroom, with more than 40 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row.

Exterior
2014 Land Rover LR4 photo

The 2014 Land Rover LR4 looks like the box a sleeker SUV was shipped in. But that's OK, as the upright squared-off shape is indicative of its utilitarian, go-anywhere mission. Land Rover has softened the look this year with new headlights and a new front bumper, along with new wheels and paint colors. The effect is one of upscale utility, which sounds like an oxymoron until you look at an LR4. It's easy to see out of thanks to all the windows, and the 2-piece asymmetrical tailgate is both visually distinctive and useful. The panoramic glass roof? That's just pure luxury.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2014 Land Rover LR4 comes in Base, HSE and HSE LUX trims. Base models come standard with seating for five, and are comprehensively equipped, including the air suspension, start/stop technology for the new V6, the single-speed transfer gear, a Meridian sound system, and front and rear parking sensors. The HSE and HSE LUX trims come standard with seven seats. The HSE also adds front park distance control, xenon headlights, and a navigation system. The full-boat HSE LUX adds surround sound to the Meridian system, the Extended Windsor Leather package, and unique wheels.

Optional Equipment

A nifty 5-camera system is available that relays a surround view of your LR4, letting you see where your eyes can’t. Other extras include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Those who plan to do serious off-roading should consider the Heavy Duty Package that includes a locking rear differential, low-range for the transfer case, and a full-size spare tire. Seven-passenger seating is optional on base models. Interestingly, the LR4 does not offer adaptive cruise control or a pre-collision system, unlike competitors from Acura, Mercedes-Benz, or just about everyone else.

Under the Hood

Land Rover has ditched its old 5.0-liter V8 in favor of a new 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, there's little change in acceleration, but a noteworthy one in fuel economy. The V6 also features start/stop technology that shuts off the engine at an extended stoplight, and the heavy dual-range, off-road-ready transfer case is now optional, rather than standard. It all combines for better fuel economy, but the improvement is from terrible to simply bad. Remarkably, towing capacity for the V6 is unchanged from the V8, staying at 7,716 pounds.

3.0-liter supercharged V6
340 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
332 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 mpg

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2014 Land Rover LR4 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 41 Ratings for the 2010 - 2016 models.

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  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

2nd review of 2010 w V8

By on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Heavy, great ride, quality, interior,engine,nav"

Cons: "Typical luxury maintenance expenses"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Second review now with 59k mi and rating it a 9 overall. Most of the issues we had with the camera and stereo occured well within warranty. We have beat the nonsense out of this truck and with a proper set of AT tires on it winter conditions are not a concern. In this field of luxury off-roaders you cannot find a better value....we initially were going to buy the 2010 Q7. Thank goodness we did not get that truck. I've seen and heard more issues with Audis and the q7 has nowhere near the capability offroad, which was not a great concern of ours until we got this truck. Now we actively look for trails on mountains bc we have the piece of mind this truck brings and it has allowed us to witness some great mtn top views I would never have seen. Thankful that we have the v8...I see now they offer only the sc v6. Incl all options and tax I believe it was 67k. 7k less than the Q7 incl tax. Lexus til this day, in our opinion, still has a gaudy cheap looking interior. We are in the mkt again for a truck and we are considering the bigger cousins. LR dealerships are trying to buy as much of the LR4, at least with the v8, bc they are in great demand used. Resale kbb says is between 28-31k....not bad,46% resale potentially. We're keeping the LR4 and putting a roof mounted tent on top and we will use it as our adventure truck from here on out. It has also done exceptionally well on the highway and steep entrance ramps to hghwys getting up to 80 effortlessly matching traffic. The multi level suspension system has come in handy with wife and kids as well as our aging Lab. One gripe I have with most Luxury autos is replacing rotors with the brakes are mandatory bc the brake pads do not completely cover the rotors. Other than that, a very solid, solid truck I'm sure will provide many more years of service."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great Long Distance Car

By on Monday, September 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Car for Long Distance Driving"

Cons: "Small tank"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great car - quiet and confortable regardless of outside conditions. LR4 with V8 we bought in 2010. I used it for daily commute 80 miles one way for 2.5 years in heavy NYC/NJ/Connecticut traffic and can tell that this is a great car. We drove it from Florida in Summer to Canada in Winter and this is the best car for family trips. Car is not simple and in the beginning it had some hiccups, but fortunately car was on warranty. I want new one with V8."

11 people out of 17 found this review helpful

NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

By on Saturday, September 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice heavy vehicle for long-distance driving."

Cons: "Fuel tank is way too small for long distance drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"* The fuel mileage is low. Why couldn't they just have a 4WD shifting mechanism to avoid the wear and tear and fuel mileage. * The 14/17 mpg is poor, but what makes it worse is the small fuel tank. * Radio - no tuning knob. A driver is distracted seeking stations, especially when changing distance ranges to seek other FM stations. I tried the SIRIUS radio. What a joke! Try attempting to go through their stations, and the regular radio, and the navigation system. One has to be a technical engineer. That's not driving enjoyment. * Vehicle is very noisy at highway speeds(70-75 mph). * Drivers side seat belt does NOT always detract when leaving the vehicle. * The low fuel indicator has always been off by 2.1 to 2.2 gallons. * The brake pedal is way TO CLOSE to the accelerator pedal when one needs to wear insulated boots in the severe cold and snow conditions. * This vehicle is nothing but a status symbol. impressive to some, but its practicality goes downhill very fast. * The running boards, although plastic, developed rust colorization from its steel structure."

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Seriously Reconsider Buying this car

By on Thursday, August 6, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,300

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "nice looking, drives well"

Cons: "Whistle sound that will drive you insane"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought a 2015 LR4 in March, and thought I would share some information with prospective buyers. Land Rover USA has admitted that their is a problem in the air conditioning system of the 2015 LR4s, a problem that causes a high pitched whistle to be emitted from the dashboard area whenever the air conditioner is on (as it often is if you live in texas). Land Rover says this is a "characteristic" of the 2015 LR4s, and have offered no fix for the problem. If you are considering purchasing an LR4, I would seriously reconsider, until Land Rover has a fix for this issue. Though the dealership has tried, they have been unable to fix the problem, and my car has spent over 40 days in the shop since I purchased it."

21 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Fun to drive and very dependable.

By on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, comfy, beautiful"

Cons: "needs beverage holders in middle seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"An excellent investment in an excellent vehicle. She has never given me any trouble in ice or deep snow. We did put different tires on other than the factory ones, we have a lot of deep snow falls and just wanted to be prepared. Fun to drive and comfortable for hours. I get so many compliments on what a pretty car she is, she is a metallic black and shines like a star. You cannot go wrong with this vehicle!"

15 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Very nice ride.

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 27,200

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This is a very nice, well built SUV. It has good power and decent gas mileage considering its weight and horsepower."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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