Overview: Although Land Rover arguably gets the most attention focused on its Range Rover luxury SUVs, the smaller, yet just as well equipped, LR4 hill climbers are woefully underrated. Those with the means to acquire one of these suave, yet rugged SUVs, will find that the LR4 serves its purpose well, both on and off road. The new 5.0 liter V8 replaces the older, weaker 4.4 liter with a generous 375 horsepower and for the most part, that’s all that was changed for the 2011 LR4. One could certainly argue that further tweaks are barely necessary in one of the most appointed SUVs out there. For the price, which isn’t terribly exorbitant, there are few other SUVs that can offer the same level of luxury and utility. The LR4 features the nifty Hill Start Assist system, which maintains brake pressure while the driver goes from brake to gas on a hill or while climbing. On-road, the LR4 also features an air suspension to soften the ride on rough pavement. Tech amenities and a sophisticated interior round it out. The only downside is that the LR4 counters its nice price with low mpg and requirement of 91 octane gas.
- Stylish interior
- Powerful V8
- Great off-road
- On-road handling is mediocre
- Weight degrades fuel economy and hampers acceleration
- Reliability is dubious
What is the fuel economy/gas mileage? 12 city / 17 hwy mpg
How much does it cost? $47,650
How many passengers does it accommodate? It accommodates 5 passengers with relative ease. Two in the front and three in the back.
Does it have any eco-friendly features? No.
Does it have bucket seats? Yes.
Is it suitable for off road use? Like most Land Rovers, the LR4 is excellent off-road.