2014 Land Rover LR2 Overview
- 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with full-time four-wheel drive
- Standard two-piece panoramic moonroof and leather upholstery
- 8.3-inches of ground clearance
The 2014 Land Rover LR2 is the smallest and most affordable true SUV in the Land Rover stable, but don’t let its small stature and price fool you – it still offers the commensurate luxury expected of a Land Rover and the off-road capability as well.
Both the LR2 and the larger LR4 stray from the Range Rover look found on Land Rover’s top of the line vehicles, eschewing their vertical sidewalls for something more traditional. The LR2 has prominent, rugged front and rear bumpers, and got an update to its exterior styling last year that added a new grille and modified headlight clusters up front, as well as a new liftgate and new taillights in the rear. Underneath, 8.3-inches of ground clearance is enough to clear most obstacles, and 18-inch alloys are standard with 19-inch cogs optional.
Under the hood is a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 250 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard and is partly controlled by a Terrain Response system that allows the driver to select between four different road settings (grass, gravel, snow, or pavement) and adjusts the LR2s drivetrain accordingly.
Similar to the exterior, the LR2’s interior got some styling updates in 2013 which give the SUV a more upscale appearance and material improvements. The LR2 features “stadium seating” for the second row, elevating it above the front seats by two inches which gives backseat passenger a better view, while the standard panoramic moonroof means that they won’t be feeling claustrophobic. Also standard are leather upholstery, powered front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a seven-inch touchscreen, USB/iPod port, and Bluetooth connectivity. A new Meridian premium audio system is optional, as are navigation and heated front seats/steering wheel.
Standard safety features include four-wheel disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control, and side-impact, side curtain, and driver’s knee airbags. A backup camera is also offered for safer reversing/parking.