2011 Land Rover LR2 Overview
For those who want off-road capability wrapped in a luxurious package at a reasonable price, the refreshed 2011 Land Rover LR2 fits the bill.
Powering the 2011 Land Rover LR2 is a 230-horsepower, 3.2-liter inline-six that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Power is delivered to an intelligent all-wheel drive system. The LR2’s sturdy engine coupled with a robust chassis yields a payload rating of 1,100 pounds and a tow rating of 3,500 pounds. This powertrain delivers 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway ratings, which lag behind the Acura RDX and BMW X3, but payload capacity is superior and the LR2’s tow rating beats and matches those two competitors, respectively.
On the outside of the 2011 Land Rover LR2, you’ll notice a new front bumper and a bold two-bar grille. A variety of driver-assist technologies expand the LR2’s versatility. Terrain Response, standard on all but the base model, allows the driver to set powertrain responsiveness to match road conditions from dry asphalt to snow, mud and sand. Hill Descent Control adds braking assistance to ensure maximum grip and a smooth downhill ride.
A redesigned instrument cluster and a four-spoke steering wheel add give a sleeker look and are new for 2011. A nine-speaker audio system with a six-CD changer kicks things off entertainment-wise, and the LR2 is also outfitted with steering wheel audio controls as standard equipment, while satellite radio is also available. An upgraded 320-watt Alpine audio system with nine speakers, and a 480-watt, 14-speaker Alpine system with Dolby ProLogic II surround sound are both optional. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a two-piece panoramic moonroof, and power front seats are standard.
Technology like a navigation system with LCD screen, which improves the accuracy of your roving, and Bluetooth® connectivity keeps you in touch with your LR2. Leather seating for five includes available heating for the front seats. In the far back, 26.7 cubic feet of luggage room is available and by utilizing the rear seating area you expand that capacity to 58.9 cubic feet.
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution join an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control to make the 2011 Land Rover LR2 stable in all weather conditions. Dual front, two-row curtain, front-side, and front-knee airbags keep all outboard occupants safe in a crash.
Blending luxury with ruggedness, the 2011 Land Rover LR2 is an impressive SUV at an impressive price.