Join us as we test the 2009 Land Rover LR2. Sibling to the LR3 and the Range Rover, the LR2 can be described as the baby of the family, both in price and size.
The LR2 uses the same engine that is found in Volvo’s XC90 and S80, the aluminum 3.2 L V6 that produces 230 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 234 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual control options. Even with the power, you still get decent fuel economy, getting around 19 mpg in mixed driving, 16 mpg in the city, and 23 mpg on the highway.
The LR2 fits the bill for someone who likes adventure but also needs a vehicle that can serve as an everyday driver. The price is reasonable, as the value-buy of the Land Rover line, starting at a base of $35,375 and an as-tested price of $41,400.