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Land Rover's smallest SUV, the LR2, is also the first corporate offering designed primarily for U.S consumers. This premium compact four-door SUV is based on Ford's versatile C1 unit-body architecture, but displays a bold character that's uniquely Land Rover, includes seating for five and is powered by a strong six-cylinder engine. Although it lacks a dual-range transfer case and air suspension, the LR2's slick full-time all-wheel-drive (AWD) package and Land Rover's sophisticated Terrain Response System make it an extremely capable, all-season on/off-roader. Available only in well-appointed HSE trim, the LR2's most direct competition will come from other upscale active-lifestyle vehicles like the Acura RDX and BMW X3. However, its mid-$30,000 price point means buyers will have plenty of other (and newer) "crossovers" to cross-shop.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you favor tradition with lots of modern topspin, being able to carry an impressive payload of people and/or cargo in style and comfort and the ability to keep going far beyond where the pavement ends, an LR2 should be high on your list.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're a hardcore off-roading fanatic who regularly spends weekends negotiating the great untamed wilderness in low-range crawl mode, pass on the LR2 in favor of a more dedicated go-anywhere alternative like Land Rover's own LR4, a Nissan Xterra or a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
What's New for 2010
HD Radio is added to the HSE Plus Package while interior upgrades include a new digital clock and new Storm Grey Napoli perforated leather seating.
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 is a solid and confident cruiser, with the muscle to run zero to 60 miles per hour in a claimed 8.4 seconds and the ability to pull a 4,400-pound trailer. Its six-speed automatic transmission delivers smooth, quick shifts in either mode, and the "intelligent" all-wheel-drive system that can instantly transfer power between either axle is bolstered by a comprehensive Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) package, traction control and powerful four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS). Add in a sophisticated Roll Stability Control system, Terrain Response System programming (that adapts for all types of paved or unpaved surfaces) and Land Rover's patented Gradient Release Control and Hill Descent Control, and you end up with an SUV that's amazingly poised, regardless of how or where you travel.
Terrain Response System
This exclusive Land Rover standard feature matches up throttle, transmission, anti-lock brakes and ESP programming, by using one of four different computer algorithms that optimize power delivery characteristics, no matter what kind of surface you're driving on – from grass to snow to sand to plain old pavement.
Excellent Interior Space
In keeping with a longstanding Land Rover tradition, the LR2's cabin is roomy and flexible. The rear seat can comfortably accommodate two adults or three children, and folds flat to expand cargo capacity from 26.5 cubic feet to a maximum 58.9 cubic feet of space.
You'll find plenty of Land Rover heritage inside the LR2 with traditional high-end materials and build quality. Although barely three inches longer than Land Rover's first small SUV, the Freelander, the LR2 gains almost four inches in wheelbase, which leads to a considerably larger cabin with adult-friendly seating space in the front and rear quarters. Both seat-up and seat-down cargo capacities are good for this class, and the rear bay is easily accessed by a large, one-piece rear hatch with a bumper-level cutout. Legible gauges and fairly intuitive positioning of main controls, plus loads of cup and bottle holders, covered and open stow areas and three 12-volt powerpoints (two up front and one in the rear) further add to its charm as a daily driver.
Although softened a bit around its edges, the 2010 Land Rover LR2's angular sheetmetal still displays numerous current-generation corporate cues, highlighted by front and rear lamp designs and functional side vents reminiscent of the Range Rover Sport, and a subtle LR4-style rear roofline kickup. Despite short front and rear overhangs and 8.3-inches of ground clearance, that enhance the LR2's off-road capabilities, entry and exit to both front and rear seats is a low-stress exercise. Its large glass area – including a dual-panel panoramic sunroof – aid outward visibility and enhance the feeling of spaciousness. The package is aggressively anchored by standard 19-inch alloy wheels mounting R-rated 235/55 all-season performance tires.
Notable Standard Equipment
The multifaceted 2010 Land Rover LR2 bolsters its impressive mechanical roster of all-wheel drive, Roll Stability Control (RSC), Terrain Response System, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and Hill Descent Control/Gradient Release Control with numerous people-pleasing touches. Topping the list are a host of power assists, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, nine-speaker AM/FM/MP3 sound system with six-disc CD changer, wood or metallic-look accent trim, power front bucket seats, 60/40 flat-folding rear bench seat, panoramic sunroof with a front sliding element and fixed rear glass, cruise control, rear park assist, front and rear foglights, headlamp washers and rain-sensing wipers. Passive restraints include dual front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, plus an inflatable driver's knee bolster.
Notable Optional Equipment
With its extensive array of standard features, the list of LR2 factory extras is decidedly brief. A Cold Climate Package adds heating to the front seats, windshield and windshield washers, while the Bluetooth and Satellite package adds Bluetooth phone connectivity and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The HSE Plus package brings Bluetooth and SIRIUS, corner-following Bi-xenon HID adaptive front lighting, memory driver's seat and power tilt-down mirrors, as well as approach and puddle lamps. The HSE Lux package includes all this plus a DVD-based touch-screen navigation system, a 12-speaker Alpine/Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 Surround Sound audio system and rear-seat audio controls.
Under the Hood
Powering the 2010 Land Rover LR2 is a 3.2-liter DOHC in-line six coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. Shared with former Ford partner Volvo, this compact, all-aluminum engine features a variable intake system, Cam Profile Switching (CPS) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) that optimize its responsiveness. In the LR2 it also receives additional modifications to improve resistance to dust, mud and water intrusions, as well as supplemental oil pan baffling to ensure consistent lubrication when the LR2 is being driven on severe inclines. The new six-speed automatic transmission is a solid match, providing both a Sport mode that holds gears longer for quicker acceleration and a CommandShift gate that lets it function like a sequential manual gearbox.
3.2-liter in-line 6
230 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
234 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/22
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 HSE has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $36,000, and with all the options tops out just over $44,000. Compare these prices to the Acura RDX AWD, which starts around $35,500 or the BMW X3 at nearly $40,000, and the LR2 seems fairly competitive. Fair Purchase Prices that represent prices consumers are actually paying at any given moment can differ substantially, so click on the Fair Purchase Prices to compare. Land Rover's entry-level models have historically maintained only average residuals compared to other entrants in their segments and the LR2 is no exception, posting weaker resale values over time than either the Acura RDX or BMW X3.
Land Rover LR2 Consumer Reviews
December 29, 2016
Luxury Sport on Point
had this truck for almost 5 years now. bought it when it was 4 years old with no warranty. No problems whatsoever. have driven across...
September 09, 2015
Great vechicle for the money.
Everyday driver, handles great in all weather on Michigan roads and makes you want to go on a road trip in the winter. Engine very...
May 22, 2015
Love, love, love my LR2
I bought my 2008 LR2 brand new - and simply love it almost 8 years later. I looked at all the SUVs before purchasing this vehicle. What...
May 07, 2015
have owned for 8 months, it's been a great so far
bought a 2011 lr2 8 mths ago. it now has 51000 mls. it's been great so far. no problems. very solid and quiet. it did come with a 6 yr...
July 24, 2014
Love this car!
I have had this car for three years now, purchased as a demo with 4,000 miles on it. While it does not have a great deal of mileage on...
March 24, 2013
My 2011 LR2 just celebrated its first birthday. The first year of ownership has exceeded expectations - truck is extremely comfortable...
September 01, 2012
This a first rate Suv
I have owned and driven a lot of cars over 55 years. I currently own a Porsche Cayenne, a BMW 760 and a BMW X3 in addition to the LR2...
February 16, 2012
My favorite vehicle since 1971 Monte Carlo.
My 3rd and favorite Landrover. Previously owned 2 Freelanders LR2 major advance to its predecessor. Impressive profile, cozy ride in...
January 19, 2012
Wonderful Reliable SUV!
The LR2 is a fun and reliable vehicle that has been incredibly reliable over these last 4 years. I highly recommend the Land Rover products.
October 27, 2011
I love this SUV
The LR2 took everything that was bad in the Freelander and made 10 times better. It goes anywhere and handles great in the snow. It gets...