Land Rover LR4
2016 Land Rover LR4 Overview
Pros & Cons
- Superior off-roading abilities
- Commanding driving position
- Poor fuel economy
- Dated touch-screen infotainment system
Notable for 2016
- No major changes
Land Rover LR4 Rankings and Research
The 2016 Land Rover LR4 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Land Rover LR4 has a score of 7.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
2016 Land Rover LR4 Pictures
2016 Land Rover LR4 Review
For off-road adventure, the 2016 Land Rover LR4 is tough to beat, say test drivers, but if street driving and fuel economy are your main concerns, there are better options.
A supercharged V6 engine provides a good amount of power to the 2016 Land Rover LR4, as well as a decent amount of torque. The SUV’s heavy weight, however, makes it feel sluggish when trying to get up to speed, although once moving, there’s generally plenty of power. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and it delivers quick shifts.
Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 15/19 mpg city/highway, which places it near the bottom of its class. For driving on pavement, the LR4 has steady handling and a smooth ride, but off-roading is where this SUV thrives.
The interior of the 2016 Land Rover LR4 features high-end materials and an understated design. The front seats sit high and straight to give driver and passenger a commanding view of the road. The optional third row raises seating capacity from five to seven. Children, and some adults, will find sufficient space back there. Cargo space is pretty good compared with two-row competitors, but three-row competitors generally have more space behind the third row.
Standard features in the 2016 LR4 include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a USB port and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with a 7-inch touch screen. Options include navigation, a 360-degree camera system, a rear-seat entertainment system, InControl Apps smartphone integration and navigation.
The infotainment system will get the job done, but the systems in competing SUVs are better. Slow response to inputs and overly complex menus are the LR4 system’s greatest issues.
- "There are plenty of three-row SUVs that are just as posh and less ponderous. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is the first to spring to mind, though it is more expensive. One should also consider the Acura MDX and the Infiniti QX60. They have less interior room but boast a significantly lower price. If off-road chops are what you really need, the Lexus GX 460 and Land Rover's own Range Rover Sport are good alternatives, though they are more cramped inside. But if what you really need is a spacious high-lux SUV that can crawl through terrain that it would be difficult to walk over - and really, who isn't looking for that? - then the Land Rover LR4 is the real deal." -- Edmunds
- "The Land Rover LR4 is a full-size SUV with impressive off-road and towing capabilities and enough room to seat seven passengers in comfort." -- Left Lane News
- "When used primarily as an on-road vehicle, the LR4 delivers decent passenger and cargo room, along with high levels of luxury and refinement. Ultimately, the LR4 is challenged in the marketplace by perceptions more than reality, along with its hefty sticker price and thirst for premium-grade gasoline." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
Other SUVs to Consider
The Lexus GX has solid off-roading abilities, but unlike the LR4, its infotainment system is user-friendly. Handling is also good, thanks to the GX’s adaptive suspension system that reduces body roll.
If you are looking for a spacious third row, the Infiniti QX60 delivers. And while it isn’t tuned for going off road, it rides comfortably and also gets much better fuel economy than the LR4.
Details: 2016 Land Rover LR4
The 2016 Land Rover LR4 has a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard. The base model seats five while higher trims offer an optional third row that boosts seating capacity to seven. There are three trims: Base, HSE Silver Edition and Landmark Edition. Except for receiving a new engine in 2014, the LR4 is largely unchanged since the 2010 model year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2010 through 2016 model years.
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