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#16

in 2012 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $41,695 - $48,917
Original MSRP: $48,900 - $48,900
MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy
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2012 Land Rover LR4 Interior

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Reviewers are impressed with the interior on the LR4. They report that the seats, even the ones in the optional third row, are comfortable and that the materials are upscale. Some test drivers note that the interior electronics can be buggy, hard to figure out and hard to use in some cases.

  • "Interior materials are of high quality, and assembly is first rate. The ambiance is more upscale outdoorsy than uptown opulent, but LR4's understated decor looks classy and is well suited to Land Rover's rugged pedigree.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "Cabin comfort scores are middling. The LR4 offers everything we like to see in a vehicle of its price (navigation, standard Bluetooth, great-sounding premium audio), but the execution of these features (particularly the Bluetooth system and the plain-vanilla navigation system) leaves much to be desired.” -- CNET
  • “High marks for its general appearance—elegant wood trim, hides from upper-crust cattle, handsome stitching—with demerits for inconsistent panel gaps, unseemly creaks, and a flimsy sunshade beneath the glass sunroof.” -- Car and Driver

Seating

Reviewers find the LR4's seats very comfortable and even compliment the optional third row, which doesn't happen often for a midsize SUV. However, increasing seating capacity to seven with the optional third row adds a good amount of money to the LR4’s base price.

  • "LR4 offers a commanding driving position with comfortable and upright seats. Headroom is ample. Legroom is good.” -- Consumer Guide
  • “There was praise for the LR4’s ride quality and its commanding forward sightlines, and in this test of three-row rigs, the LR4’s rearmost seats were the only ones capable of comfortably accommodating two adults.” -- Car and Driver
  • "Fortunately, the seats themselves were quite comfortable, with their adjustable armrests, lumbar support, and heated and cooled surfaces.” -- CNET

Interior Features

Reviewers generally agree that the Land Rover LR4 is loaded with a long and impressive list of modern standard interior features. Bluetooth is standard on the base model, as are dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start. Trade up to the HSE model and you get standard power-folding exterior mirrors, a rearview camera and a navigation system. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is only available on the HSE and HSE LUX.

  • "Gauges are mostly easy to read, though some might have trouble deciphering the speedometer. Most major controls use well-identified buttons and knobs that are easy to locate and reach.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "The cabin technologies we like to see are there, but they leave much to be desired where usability is concerned. … For example, while setting up Bluetooth hands-free calling, we ended up having to break out the user manual due to the system's complete lack of visual or audible prompts. For techies such as ourselves, having to dig for the manual is truly a humbling experience.” -- CNET
  • “The nav system was unpopular because of its slow touch-screen responses.” – Car and Driver

Cargo

The Land Rover LR4 can only hold 9.9 cubic feet of cargo behind its optional third row, which is poor even for a smaller three-row crossover. However, stowing the third row results in a much better 42.1 cubic feet of space, and with the second row folded, the LR4 can hold up to 90.3 cubic feet of cargo. That’s better than many other midsize SUVs.

  • "Both rear rows fold flat to create a spacious load floor. The clamshell-style tailgate is the subject of debate: Some testers praise its versatility, while others say it complicates loading and unloading. There are numerous useful bins and cubbies in the cabin, and models with the Lux Package include a cooled compartment in the center console.” -- Consumer Guide

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