The Land Rover LR2 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that's priced lower than other Land Rover models but still offers strong off-road capabilities and a long list of standard features. It was introduced as a replacement for Land Rover's Freelander model, and competes with the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, Acura RDX and BMW X3, among others. The 2011 model features minor cosmetic changes to the exterior.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 is available in one trim level with many option packages. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, power accessories (including front-seat adjustability), perforated leather seats, keyless entry and ignition, trip computer, two-panel sunroof, rear parking sensors, a rear spoiler, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 9-speaker sound system. Nineteen-inch wheels are optional; so is a navigation system. The Climate Control package adds heated windshield, front seats, and washer jets. The HSE option package adds Bluetooth connectivity, satellite and HD radio, and upgraded mirrors and headlights; the HSE LUX package includes those options as well as the navigation system, premium leather seats, and a premium sound system.
According to Land Rover, the LR2 offers 8.3 inches of ground clearance and 59 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. Its all-wheel-drive system sends most of the engine's power to the front wheels, but more power can be sent to the rear wheels when off-road situations demand it.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 features a 230-horsepower, 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. It delivers 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Standard safety features on the 2011 Land Rover LR2 include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, roll stability control, hill-descent control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and driver's knee air bag.
Starting MSRP for the 2011 Land Rover LR2 was $35,700.