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2006 Land Rover LR3 SUV - Overview

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$38,285 – $52,985 MSRP

$34,839 – $48,216 Invoice

14 / 18 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 2.0

Overall Performance and Design 2.0

Overall Dependability 2.0

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2006 Land Rover LR3 SUV

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Overview

What's New
A lower-priced V-6 engine option is new for the Land Rover LR3 for 2006. The LR3 was introduced with a 300-hp V-8 engine, but buyers can now opt for a 216-hp V-6 that may meet the needs of some LR3 buyers.

Overview
The Land Rover LR3 was introduced as a 2005 model and as an all-new replacement for the Discovery. The LR3 combines many of the luxury attributes of the upscale Range Rover line with the go-anywhere off-road capabilities on which Range Rover built its reputation. The LR3 is available in V-6, SE, and HSE versions. All have 6-speed automatic transmissions and Land Rover's heralded four-wheel-drive system known as Terrain Response, which combines computerized electronic controls with Land Rover's stellar mechanical components to maximize traction and driver control on a variety of surfaces. All the driver has to do is select the appropriate terrain on a dial and the vehicle does the rest, adjusting such factors as ride height, engine torque response, hill-descent control, and transmission gearing to enhance traction. The five Terrain Response programs are: general driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, and rock crawl.

All LR3s have air suspension systems that provide a smoother ride on pavement and more ground clearance off-road, as well as four-wheel-disc brakes with anti-lock and other advanced technologies. Dynamic Stability Control, which helps the driver keep the vehicle on its intended line, and Hill Descent Control, which helps the driver walk the vehicle down steep grades like those often encountered away from pavement, also are standard equipment.

The V-6 draws its power from a 216-hp, 4.0L V-6 engine. The SE comes with a 300-hp, 4.4L V-8 engine and 6-disc CD changer. The top-of-the-line HSE has the V-8 engine as well as a third-row seat with two more air bags, rear park-distance warning system, adaptive front lighting that swivels headlamps as the car turns, rear audio jacks and a navigation system. LR3s also are equipped with front, side and curtain air bags. Also standard are front and rear fog lamps, a 240-watt audio system with CD player, dual-zone automatic climate controls, power-adjustable front seats, and power windows/locks/mirrors. The third-row seat and rear park distance control are optional on the V-6 and SE models. Also available is a built-in center console cooler box.

The Competition
The Land Rover LR3 competes in the Midsize Premium Utility segment-a very tiny slice of the overall U.S. light-vehicle market. While small, this category appeals to very select buyers.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM this segment includes only three models-the Lexus GX 470, the LR3, and the Saab 9-7X-ensuring each a top-three finish on the sales charts. The sales leader for the 2005 calendar year was the Lexus GX 470 (34,339 sales), followed by the LR3 (19,346) and the Saab 9-7X (2,272).

Available Trims for the 2006 Land Rover LR3 SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
V6 6 speed automatic $38,285 216-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl 14/19
V8 SE 6 speed automatic $44,985 300-hp / 4.4L 8-cyl 14/18
V8 HSE 6 speed automatic $52,985 300-hp / 4.4L 8-cyl 14/18

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