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2013 Land Rover LR2 SUV

2013 Land Rover LR2 Review

(0 Stars)  Finally, an upgrade.

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New For 2013
The LR2 gets a 2.0-liter turbo in-line four borrowed from the Evoque. With the new engine, the LR2 is much more fuel efficient and packs more power. Slight exterior design changes include the available appearance pack, which adds privacy glass, front foglights, headlight washers, and eighteen-inch, ten-spoke alloy wheels. A new dashboard and center-console design keep the interior fresh.
Overview
For 2013, the Land Rover LR2 gets a new engine: the excellent 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four found in the Range Rover Evoque. The new turbo four-cylinder produces 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque in the LR2, exactly the same as it does in the Evoque. Unfortunately, the LR2 only manages 17/24 mpg, while the Evoque with the same engine manages 18/28 mpg. Other changes for 2013 are less drastic, consisting mostly of revised headlights and taillights, a new center stack that features a seven-inch touchscreen, and a new instrument panel that features the familiar five-inch digital display found in other Land Rover models. The LR2 still 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. However, the familiar dial to select those settings has been replaced with an array of buttons similar to those that are in the Evoque. Although the LR2 is the least expensive vehicle in the Land Rover fleet and doesn’t come close to rivaling the Evoque when it comes to styling, it no longer feels like a last-generation entry in this very competitive segment.

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2013 LR2 Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 250 ft lb of torque @ 3,200 rpm

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'13 Land Rover SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  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 Windows
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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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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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Hill Decent 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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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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