Used Car: 2013 Land Rover LR4 Review
Though it’s an accomplished off-road SUV, the Land Rover LR4 doesn’t offer as good on-road performance or fuel economy as other SUVs in the class, according to critics.
The 2013 Land Rover LR4 comes standard with a V8 engine that reviewers said has plenty of power. An automatic transmission is standard. While reviewers liked the V8’s power, the 2013 LR4 gets low fuel economy for the class, at an EPA-estimated 12/17 mpg city/highway. According to most reviewers, the LR4 has fabulous performance off road and rides fairly comfortably on pavement, but has too much body lean when cornering.
The 2013 Land Rover LR4’s cabin received high marks from reviewers for its upscale materials and abundant passenger space. The 2013 LR4 comes with standard seating for five. An available third row brings the seating capacity up to seven, but reviewers said this row is best left to kids. The LR4 has a roomy cargo area for the class, but some critics complained that the bottom portion of the split-opening tailgate is too long, which makes it tough to load cargo. Reviewers also complained that the LR4’s tech features are overly complex and slow to respond to inputs. Bluetooth, two USB ports, leather upholstery and rear parking sensors are standard. Available features include navigation, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a rearview camera and a five-camera Surround Camera System for off-roading.
Other SUVs to Consider
The 2013 Acura MDX isn’t as capable off road as the LR4, but it offers standard seating for seven and comfortable on-road performance, according to reviewers. Most test drivers were pleased with the MDX’s easy-to-use tech features, and it gets good fuel economy for the class.
If you don’t need seating for seven, reviewers said the 2013 Porsche Cayenne has excellent on-road performance, as well as respectable off-road capability. The Cayenne is available with a wide range of engines, and in many cases, the Cayenne gets better fuel economy than the LR4.