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in Luxury Midsize SUVs

MSRP: $50,400 - $50,400
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MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy
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Land Rover LR4 Interior

The 2015 Land Rover LR4 has an attractive cabin built with high-end materials, reviewers say. Test drivers report that there is excellent outward visibility from the front seats and legroom in the second row is ample. The optional third row is best suited to kids, according to critics. The LR4 has a good amount of cargo space for the class. Some auto journalists note that the LR4's standard touch-screen infotainment system isn't as sophisticated or easy-to-use as some rivals' systems.

  • "When used primarily as an on-road vehicle, the LR4 delivers decent passenger and cargo room, along with high levels of luxury and refinement." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The LR4 boasts a simple, functional dashboard with discreet wood accents, an easy-to-read instrument cluster made up of two analog gauges and a vehicle information screen and a rotary gear selector also found in other Land Rovers." -- Left Lane News
  • "The cabin shows off Land Rover's unmistakable design flair and is swathed in rich materials, while recent upgrades to its electronics made available just about every contemporary convenience and safety feature expected in this price range." -- Edmunds

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Seating

The LR4 seats five, and an optional third row boosts capacity to seven. Leather upholstery is standard, and seating options include upgraded leather, heated front- and second-row seats and a heated steering wheel. Reviewers praise the LR4's commanding driving position and excellent outward visibility. They add that there is ample legroom in the second row, but comment that the small third row means it is best suited to children.

  • "For most, one of the LR4's prime interior treats will be the exceptionally upright position of the front seats. You sit regally upright without the need to extend your legs forward, and it highlights the outstanding headroom provided by the LR4's tall roof line, as well as the good sight lines through the upright windshield and large side windows. …" -- Edmunds
  • "Middle row seating was very comfortable and found us marveling over how our knees did not ever touch the seatbacks of those in the front row." -- Left Lane News (2013)
  • "Legroom is good in the second row, but the third row is best left for kids." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)

Interior Features

The 2015 LR4 comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with a 7-inch touch screen and USB port. Optional features include navigation, a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system, a rear-seat entertainment system and InControl Apps smartphone integration.

Critics think that the LR4's standard touch-screen infotainment system seems outdated compared to rivals' offerings, with sluggish responses, complicated menus and a relatively small screen. Additionally, a few critics comment that some of the gauge markings are small and can be hard to see. Reviewers find the 360-degree camera system useful for enhancing the view around the vehicle to areas you can't see, which could be useful for parking, off-roading or when towing a trailer.

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  • "The LR4's touchscreen and optional navigation system work adequately, but compared with the newer electronics interfaces found in various competitors, the setup is a little dated, with slower response times and less streamlined menu structures. Nor will you find the touchscreen's total surface area on par with the almost shockingly large screens working their way into luxury vehicles." -- Edmunds
  • "A nifty 5-camera system is available that relays a surround view of your LR4, letting you see where your eyes can't." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
  • "While the physical instruments are large, their markings are small and sometimes hard to decipher at a glance." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Cargo

The 2015 Land Rover LR4 has 9.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 42.1 cubic feet with the third row folded and 90.3 cubic feet behind the front row. Overall cargo space in the LR4 is good for the class. The LR4's rear hatch opens in two sections, with the bottom half lowering down and the top half raising up. Some critics say that loading cargo can be tricky because the bottom half of the tailgate makes it tough to reach into the cargo area, but others find the split design useful. Some critics mention that it isn't as easy to fold the third row as it is in some rivals. However, reviewers write that there are lots of small-item storage areas throughout the LR4.

  • "Folding the adult-friendly third-row seat is a bit more complicated than in other seven-passenger SUVs, but once down, there's a spacious 42 cubic feet left behind. Folding both rear rows down yields a generous 90 cubic feet, while there is a typically small 10 cubic feet with all rows in place." -- Edmunds
  • "Both rear rows of seats 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 the bottom part sticks out too far, complicating loading and unloading. There are numerous useful bins and cubbies in the cabin." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
Review Last Updated: 12/8/14

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