Surprising off-road capability; competitive base MSRP; peppy acceleration
Forgettable fuel economy; cramped interior
The LR2 has the same turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine as the Evoque for 2013, as well as a revamped interior with a 7-inch touchscreen and a 5-in driver information display. Tweaked exterior styling rounds out the changes.
We don't see much reward in getting a loaded LR2, as that almost puts you in Evoque territory. Stick with the base model, though, and you're looking at something of a bargain in this segment.
The 2013 Land Rover LR2 is offered in three trim levels: base, HSE and Lux.
The base model ($37,295) comes standard with 18-in alloy wheels (19-in wheels are optional), automatic headlamps, fog lights, heated mirrors, LED tail lamps, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, basic power front seats (6-way driver, 4-way passenger), a leather-wrapped steering wheel with auxiliary controls, Bluetooth, a 7-in infotainment touchscreen and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
The HSE ($39,795) adds a few exterior styling flourishes and niceties, such as extra power-seat adjustments and a rearview camera with Hitch Assist for towing.
The Lux ($42,395) tacks on Windsor leather seats, premium floor mats and a 17-speaker, 825-watt Meridian surround-sound audio system.
LR2 options include a voice-command system, a hard-drive-based navigation system and heated front seats.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/15,000 Miles|
Acura RDX -- The RDX offers front-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive, and it's one of the better values in this segment.
Audi Q5 -- The Q5 certainly makes more of a fashion statement, and it has an excellent optional supercharged V6.
BMW X3 -- The X3 continues to be one of our favorites. It's available with either 4-cylinder power or a phenomenal twin-turbo inline-6.