2007 Land Rover LR3 Interior
This interior review was written when the 2007 Land Rover LR3 was new.
The 2007 Land Rover LR3's cabin is praised for its roomy and versatile passenger and cargo space, as well as abundant interior features. "The interior faithfully conveys the LR3's overall balance of luxury and capability," says Kelley Blue Book.
While standard seating capacity for the V6 SE is five adults, both the V8 SE and HSE seat seven. The V6 SE, however, is also available as an optional seven-seater. Motor Week claims, "Inside, Land Rover designers provided a modernized dose of top level SUV-luxury," The exclaims, "Everyone gets the limo treatment in the LR3."
Altogether, reviewers generally agree that seating in the LR3 is comfortable. "Most on staff found the seats and outward visibility top-notch," says AutoWeek. The adds that the "seats are firm and supportive and would be just fine on a cross-country jaunt." While Edmunds boasts of "large door openings and well-placed grab handles" that allow for easy access in and out of the cabin, our own U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman asserts, that the LR3's versatile seating arrangements are "outstanding."
"From the driver's seat, LR3 feels at once roomy, there's plenty of elbow room, and compact, all the controls are within easy reach," says The Auto Channel. Consumer Guide adds that the seats are "comfortable" and visibility is "excellent." According to New Car Test Drive, even for front passengers "comfort is not an issue." And best of all, "The standard air suspension lowers the LR3 to make entry and exit easier," says Cars.com. In the front, interior dimensions include 40.4-in. of headroom, 42.4-in. of legroom, and 59.2-in. of shoulder room.
According to Consumer Guide, second row seating in the LR3 is "unusually comfortable, with ample head, legroom." Our own U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman asserts, "The climb in is a bit high, but raised ‘stadium seating' in the second and optional third row gives kids a particularly good view of the road." The Auto Channel adds, "The interior is roomy with all seats accommodating '95 percentile' of adults." In the second row, interior dimensions include 42.4-in. of headroom, 37.6-in. of legroom, and 59.4-in. of shoulder room.
Reviewers at Edmunds boast, "During our test-drive, we took turns riding in the third row and were delighted at how comfortable the seats back there were." "Ditto the back seat, where passengers will find tons of foot space and a high, firm, supportive cushion," says Cars.com. MSN adds, "The third-row seats are fairly easy to reach and aren't just for kids, as is the case with many sport-ute third seats. Even 6-footers have decent room in them, although there isn't much legroom to spare." In the third row, interior dimensions include 40.1-in. of headroom, 36.3-in. of legroom, and 42.8-in. of shoulder room.
Reviewers generally agree that the LR3 is loaded with a long and impressive list of modern standard interior features. "If the LR3 has one thing going for it, though, its features galore," says Automobile Magazine. Its interior features, however, aren't without fault. While New Car Test Drive boasts of a "clean, modern" dash layout that's "in keeping with the geometric exterior design," Consumer Guide complains that "small print makes gauges difficult to read at a glance." The reviewer continues, "Controls are a somewhat confusing jumble of switches, knobs, buttons." Nevertheless, reviewers on balance seem altogether pleased.
Among the many standard interior features included in the 2007 Land Rover LR3 are 8-way driver and six-way front-passenger power seats, stadium seating, two fixed-glass roof panels, sunroof, polished silver accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, and a dual-zone Automatic Climate Control (ACC) system with pollen filter.
Other standard features on the LR3 V6 SE include a 65/35 split second row seat, and a 9-speaker 240-watt harman/kardon LOGIC 7 sound system with an in-dash 6-disc changer and auxiliary input for an MP3 player.
An additional standard feature for the LR3 V8 SE is a 35/30/35 split flat-folding second row seat -- which can be re-constructed to form a large table for rear passengers.
The LR3 V8 HSE adds a memory system for driver seat and exterior mirrors, and an Integrated Bluetooth Phone System -- operable through a vehicle keypad, voice recognition system, and steering-wheel controls. Moreover, the V8 HSE features Land Rover's DVD-based Premium Navigation System -- which includes a high resolution touchscreen. This trim-levels standard stereo system is a 14-speaker 550-watt harman/kardon LOGIC 7 with an in-dash six-disc changer and auxiliary input for an MP3 player. Remote audio controls in the rear allow back seat passengers to listen to music different from what's playing in the front cabin.
Optional for all LR3 trim-levels is Land Rover's "Cold Climate Package" -- which includes heated front and second-row seats.
Optional for the V6 SE are SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Personal Telephone Integration System, and Land Rover's "Rear Seat & Climate Package" -- which, among other features, includes second-row fold-flat seating (35/30/35), third-row fold-flat seating, second-row AC and heating controls, and four vents split between both the second and third row.
Optional features for the V8 SE are the same as the V6 SE, except the "Rear Seat & Climate Package" is replaced with a "Technology Package" -- which, among other features, includes a DVD-based on/off road navigation system, 7-inch color screen, and 4x4 voice-activated driver information.
Every 2007 Land Rover LR3 maintains a maximum of 44.5 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the second-row. Behind the third-row seats (when upright), cargo space is reduced to 9.9 cu. ft. Moreover, versatile folding-seats combined with storage facilities and cup/bottle holders in all rows, as well as an optional center console cooler for the LR3 V8 SE and HSE make for easy carry-on. Standard integrated roof rails make lugging cargo outside of the cabin just as easy. Consumer Guide explains, "Tall cargo hold has ample volume with five seats, reasonably good load space with seven. Both rear rows fold flat to create spacious load floor, but are awkward to fold/unfold. Clamshell-style tailgate subject of debate: some testers say it complicates loading/unloading, others praise its versatility."