Review 2 of 2
, from Seattle, WA|
Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 LR2 HSE
Although the cheapest offering from Land Rover this is a Land Rover through and through. We traded in an LR3 on our new 2009. Basically the LR2 is very similar inside with the exception of less cargo space which we never used in the LR3. Same instrument cluster layout, very same steering wheel, HVAC controls, mirrors, bluetooth, terrain response, etc. LR2 even has a larger opening sunroof that the LR3. We don't miss the third sunroof. Two is enough. LR2 has a sportier look and feel w/ much better gas mileage and much less body roll. Feels stable and like a bigger car when behind the wheel. Has a nice exterior stance and appearance that make it appear larger than it is.
Could it have more get up and go? Yes. Does it matter to anyone over the age of 30? No. Cup holders and storage cubbies up front aren't the greatest but that's about it.
See "Pros". Great car! Don't buy a Beemer, Audi, Acura, etc. We looked at and drove all the other makes in LR2's class. Great on wet pavement, mud, snow, ice and everything else Seattle and the NW offer in terms of inclement weather. 4 year/50K mile warranty is bumper to bumper. 2010 is identical to the 2009 model year so if you can find a 2009 they have incentives to sell it for under invoice.