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2012 Land Rover LR2 SUV

2012 Land Rover LR2 Review

(0 Stars)  Land Rover's smallest vehicle likely gets an upgrade.

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Overview
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 is powered by an aging 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that dates back to the days when Ford owned Land Rover and Volvo. We fully expect Land Rover to drop this engine from the LR2 lineup in favor of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that powers the new Range Rover Evoque, since the Evoque and the LR2 are built at the same plant. As we went to press, Land Rover refused to confirm our suspicions, but it did tell us that a substantial upgrade would be coming in late 2011. If the 2.0-liter engine does find its way under the hood of the LR2, expect much improved fuel economy and perhaps slightly better performance thanks to the flatter torque curve from the turbo powerplant. Powertrain questions aside, the LR2 doesn't disappoint in terms of off-road performance. It features Land Rover's signature Terrain Response system, which allows the driver to switch settings to a variety of preconfigured scenarios, ranging from sand to mud to snow, so that any off-roading situation can be tackled with assurance. The LR2 has a variety of standard features -- panoramic sunroof, leather seating, park distance control, and rain-sensing wipers -- that are usually only available as options in its competitors. If you take that into account, the LR2's relatively high price is fairly competitive.

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2012 LR2 Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.2L in-line six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 15 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 314 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 230 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 234 ft lb of torque @ 3,200 rpm

'12 Land Rover SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Panorama roof
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Hill Decent Control
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Knee Air Bag
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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