2011 Land Rover LR2 Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Land Rover LR2 Sport Utility Crossover
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 has a little more off-road capability and ruggedness than you'll find in most other compact crossovers, and that's one of its most appealing attributes. It's also quite maneuverable and easy to park, thanks to its compact size. Other reasons for picking the LR2 is its distinctive, boxy exterior, passenger- or cargo-friendly interior and extensive set of luxury features. Terrain Response and the host of electronic safety, traction and off-road aids make it a good, safe choice for whatever roads, trails or weather you might need to take on.
What's new for 2011?
The LR2 gets a freshened appearance inside and out for 2011. Halogen projector-beam headlamps are new for 2011, and there's a new bumper and grille design in front, along with three new exterior colors--Kosrae Green, Baltic Blue and Fuji White--and new wheel designs. Door side mirrors are slightly larger and there are more body-color trim pieces overall. Inside, the seat style is new; Napoli and New Windsor leather upholsteries are newly offered, and there's a redesigned instrument cluster. Materials and trims have been revised throughout the interior as well. Otherwise, the Land Rover logo throughout has been changed to bright silver on green.
- Distinctive, boxy look
- good outward visibility
- passenger and cargo space
- Sophisticated Terrain Response electronics
- rugged off-road ability without compromising on-road ride
The LR2 comes in a single HSE trim, powered by a 230-hp, 3.2-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission with full-time 4-wheel drive. The engine has variable valve timing for responsiveness throughout the rev range, and the LR2 can accelerate to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 mph. EPA fuel economy ratings are 15 mpg city, 22 highway. While the suspension is tuned for comfort and to allow some off-road ability, it handles and maneuvers reasonably well in tight city spaces as well.