As the Land Rover line evolves into sleeker, more stylish designs, the LR2
SUV for 2015 retains a look preferred by many off-road traditionalists. Although the LR2 is Land Rover’s least expensive model, it is still a very capable one; it’s also a bit more practical than the low-slung Evoque and Discovery Sport. Its interior is plush, but somewhat snug and the LR2’s fuel economy is less than eye-popping. Then again, Land Rover’s LR2 luxury SUV can truly be taken off-road, a feat many competitors allude to in their brochures but few can actually deliver. For those who spend more time on road than off, however, luxury rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLK,
Audi Q5 and
Cadillac SRX make much more comfortable and spacious alternatives.
The 2015 Land Rover LR2 luxury SUV adds two new décor packages: the Black Pack and Silver Pack. Both feature 19-inch wheels, HDD navigation and special interior and exterior accents. The 825-watt Meridian audio system is offered this year with SiriusXM at a special value price.
The 2014 Land Rover LR2 gets a handful of tweaks after last year's upgrade. The SUV's infotainment system gets a more responsive touch screen, and the SiriusXM satellite radio features better search and other usability improvements. The 825-watt Meridian sound system is available on base and HSE models as a stand-alone option.
Land Rover has applied numerous changes to its gateway model for the 2013 model year. Key alterations include a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, improved interior electronics, a slight cosmetic face-lift and a new dash layout.
Land Rover LR2 soldiers on in 2012 with updates it received a year prior that include a new front end that shares its appearance with the
Land Rover LR4. Inside, the LR2 has been updated with new seat styles and a redesigned instrument cluster. The
SUV is available in three trim levels: LR2, HSE and HSE Lux.
For 2011, Land Rover gives the LR2 a slight interior and exterior freshening, adding a new bumper and two-bar grille, larger side mirror glass, a new instrument cluster and some new colors and fabrics.
While a nominal replacement for the Freelander, Land Rover's all-new LR2 represents a huge leap, in quality, performance and luxury, that makes it a far more compelling total-value statement in a segment that's becoming increasingly more crowded.