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MSRP: $36,600 - $36,600
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MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
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Land Rover LR2 Review

The 2015 Land Rover LR2 ranks 15 out of 15 Luxury Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Land Rover LR2, as well as reliability and safety data.

The 2015 Land Rover LR2 is ranked:

Though auto writers say the 2015 Land Rover LR2 is very capable off road, its rivals offer better handling and stronger acceleration.

With its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, reviewers note the 2015 Land Rover LR2 has poor throttle response and slower acceleration than its rivals. The 2015 LR2 gets an EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. A few test drivers are satisfied with the LR2’s handling, but most say the LR2 is less agile than its competitors, with poor steering responses and lots of body lean during cornering. Some say the LR2 has a harsh ride, while others think its ride is comfortable. Reviewers agree that the LR2 is better off road than most other luxury compact SUVs.

Most automotive journalists think the 2015 Land Rover LR2’s cabin has a simple, attractive design, decent materials and straightforward audio and climate controls. They write that the LR2’s front seats are comfortable and its high-mounted rear seats offer great visibility for passengers. However, reviewers complain that the LR2’s rear seat lacks legroom for taller passengers, and some note that its touch-screen infotainment system requires multiple steps to change simple settings. Standard features in the 2015 Land Rover LR2 include leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary audio input and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen. Available features include heated front seats, a rearview camera, navigation and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system.

  • "The 2015 Land Rover LR2 SUV may hold value for those who cherish the Land Rover name, but it's easily outdone by other luxury brands, not to mention some lower-priced compacts including the Jeep Cherokee and Hyundai Santa Fe." -- AutoTrader
  • "The 2015 Land Rover LR2's off-road credentials remain its main selling point. For those who don't need this capability, there are better choices for a small luxury crossover SUV." -- Edmunds
  • "If you just want the look and tall ride height of an SUV, but comfort and luxury take top billing, you'll likely be happier in an Audi Q5, Acura RDX or even the slightly more expensive Range Rover Evoque." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The little 'ute isn't quite as compelling as more modern rivals when it comes to day-to-day driving but stands out from the pack as Land Rover's most affordable model." -- Left Lane News

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Other SUVs to Consider

Critics love the BMW X3’s spacious rear seat, nimble handling and potent engine options. The X3 has more overall cargo capacity than the LR2, and it gets better fuel economy.

The Acura RDX has higher fuel economy estimates than the LR2, and reviewers praise its strong acceleration. They also say it has premium cabin materials, a large back seat and a comfortable, quiet ride.

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Details: 2015 Land Rover LR2

The 2015 Land Rover LR2 seats five and comes in base, HSE and HSE LUX trims. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive are standard. The LR2 was significantly updated for the 2013 model year and has seen few changes since. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 model years.

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Review Last Updated: 12/19/14

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