Land Rover LR3

Land Rover LR3

About Land Rover LR3

Although very few sport utility vehicle owners ever take their prized machines off-road, for those who do venture far from pavement it's tough to beat the 2009 Land Rover LR3. Even with its upscale status, the LR3 is known world-wide as one of the most capable off-road vehicles money can buy, although those that slog through the Amazon and across the Sahara typically don't have heated leather seats and high-end audio systems. Priced in the low $50,000 range, the LR3 borrows a host of technological advances from the larger Range Rover and packs them into a plush SUV that is both competent and affordable. A vastly improved quality and service record and improving resale values combine to make the LR3 a very competitive luxury SUV.

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2009 Land Rover LR3
What's new for 2009?
2009 Land Rover LR3

Minor changes include color-keyed exterior trim pieces around the wheel arches, lower tailgate and lift handle, as well as new 19-inch wheels. The LR3 is the only trim offered this year, with HSE and HSE LUX now offered as optional packages.

2008 Land Rover LR3
What's new for 2008?
2008 Land Rover LR3

The LR3 receives an eight-way power passenger seat, while a power steering-wheel adjuster is made standard on the HSE trim. The base V6 model has been dropped.

2007 Land Rover LR3
What's new for 2007?
2007 Land Rover LR3

A number of features are now standard equipment on every LR3. They include leather seats, a power glass sunroof, 240-watt harman/kardon audio, steering wheel touch controls, driver's-side power lumbar support and new 18-inch wheel designs for both the V6 and V8 trims.

Consumer Reviews

Fantastic vehicle!

By on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks, quality, adaptable, safe"

Cons: "Should have bought one sooner!"

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

"My 2008 Lr3 SE does a lot of things, and it does them all very well. It has been reliable, gets respectable MPGs for its size, is smooth, quiet and powerful, tows well, and handles snow & ice with ease. Plenty of room, lots of well thought out options, and looks great. Land Rover finally got it right!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Research paid off!!!

By on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Superior value in it's segment!"

Cons: "Trailer hitch can be tricky to lock in place."

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

"Researched and spent several weekends going to Land Rover dealerships in the area, talked to previous generation Disco II owners, and read every review I could find. I started out reading First Drive reviews, Auto Show impressions, etc. before finally deciding on the LR3 in the Land Rover line-up. Routine maintenance and care has made this vehicle the lowest cost of 12 (for upkeep) vehicles I've ever owned. Real life fuel mileage is 14.4 in city and 18.7-20.2 driving on cross-country road trips (2500 miles). Moved a sectional sofa for my daughter with all doors shut! Awesome usable room and layout. I have been so impressed with the overall value and workmanship that my next vehicle will be another Land Rover (RR Evoque)."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

We love our 2006 LR3 HSE

By on Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"It had a few hiccups when we bought it new. (1) Electrical craziness (3 trips to dealer, 1 tow) that was magically fixed with a claim that the system was never charged properly and a faulty battery..(2) the gas tank had to be fixed. Design failure recall, they figured it on our car (2 trips to dealer, 1 tow) and a loaner for 2 weeks. (an LR3) But, that in the past we love the car. Use it for trips to our mountain house in Lake Tahoe, CA for summer and winter. Very comfortable. Drives well enough given it's a big 4x4 vehicle. Love the extra seats in the back for Giants base ball games and hauling family and friends around. Things that are fixed in the 2009 model: lack of iPod integration (there is an AUX in), way to many buttons on the electronics, a bit underpowered, body roll is annoying"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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