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.
Land Rover's LR4 luxury SUV for 2015 is quite an impressive piece of design. From a luxury standpoint the LR4 offers all the nobility of the brand's best features, from elegant leather and wood interiors to sophisticated infotainment and safety features. Every bit the equal of the Mercedes-Benz GL450 and Infiniti QX60, the LR4 leaves them both at the road's end (along with a number of the LR4's competitors). Off-road ability is what made Land Rover famous, and its full-size luxury SUVs have not given up an inch of ability in the quest to move up-market. Then again, if off-road ability isn't a priority, you can find more luxury, a quieter cabin and much better fuel economy in an Audi Q7 3.0 TDI.
By Snow Bird on Sunday, February 27, 2011
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"We just picked up our LR4 last week and it has been a great experience. Looking for a mid to large sized luxury SUV and this fit the bill. Almost went with Lexus GX but we got a better deal on the LR4 plus more accessories. The tire pressure indicator did come on after the first day but due to over inflation at pick up. It costs a bundle but is exceeding my expectations. I'll report out again after six months of driving."
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By 2011 LR4 Owner on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I've owned the 2011 for a couple of months now and compared it to the competition when looking to buy. For the same price, the amount of luxury and capability you get for the money makes the LR4 a hands down winner when compared to BMW, Audi, Lexus and Mercedes. The LR4 is extremely capable offroad and the interior is very comfortable with a high level of finishes. I'm very happy that I made the purchase. Excellent design and value for the money."
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By MP on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great Value, a vehicle to fall in love with"
Cons: "Fuel economy is pretty awful"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned the 2010 LR4 since Jan 2010, and have just clocked 30000 miles. I think I finally have enough experience to offer some insight into the value this vehicle offers. Firstly, let me just say, I love it. Even after 2 years of ownership, I still get excited for a trip to the store or to take the dog to the beach, when I know I will be driving the LR. Addressing some of the the most commonly discussed points re. the LR4 Cost - this vehicle is not cheap, but is not much more than a 4Runner LTD, about the same as a Volvo XC90, is less than an X5 or ML/GL350. However, you get a whole lot more for your money. Value - as mentioned above, you get more for your money in the LR than its comparably sized competitors. A level of luxury that meets or beats Lexus/BMW/Mercedes, and off-road abilities that are better than any of these competitors except maybe the 4Runner. I would back the LR over the Toyota, if for nothing else, the powerplant. The 5.0L V-8 is a beast. Reliability - Land Rover has a bad reputation for reliability. This is probably deserved on some of the older models. I can only speak to my experience. I have had a couple of minor electrical issues (a bad fuel sensing unit, and a stereo power issue) that were both resolved pretty quickly under warranty. Otherwise, its rock steady. Maintenance - Oil changes cost more than a moon shot ($130ish!). BUT, you only have to do them every 15000 miles (yes, 15000 is not a typo). Tires and brakes will last between 30 and 40000 miles, if you don't drive super aggressively. Fuel Economy - worried about fuel prices? Don't bother looking at an LR until they bring a diesel to the US. This thing is thirsty. Corp Support - I haven't had any run ins with LR Nth America, though I have heard some horror stories. Not too impressed with their recent effort to charge $250 to update the maps in the Nav system. Overall Impression - this is an amazing vehicle, massively confidence inspiring. Whether bombing down the interstate at 85, or climbing an ice covered drive, or a slick snowy mountain road, the LR seems completely sure footed. It is ridiculously comfortable, and very roomy. The features offered are impressive, and make me wonder how LR sells any Range Rovers when they offer the LR4 with so many bells and whistles. Its hard to imagine going back to reliable(ly) boring old Toyota after this...."
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