2011 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L 230 HP In-Line 6 from North America
Solid and reliable SUV to own
Nothing has gone wrong with this vehicle. During the test drive, I noticed the vehicle seemed sluggish when pressing the gas pedal. I figured that was my trade-off for going from a manual transmission to an automatic transmission. The sluggish problem is no longer an issue. After using a few tanks of top tier gasoline (93 octane), there was a very noticeable difference in the response when pressing the gas pedal and a definite increase of power. In addition to the noticeable increase of power, there is an almost 70 mile increase of mileage per fill-up.
WORD OF CAUTION: DO NOT USE LOW OCTANE GASOLINE.
The owners manual specifically mentions to use premium (91 or higher octane) gasoline. Read online reviews from other Land Rover owners that have used regular low octane gasoline for extended periods of time. They have had nothing but problems, from poor gas mileage and constantly replacing spark plugs, to transmission troubles and even engine failure.
Thought I would be a Subaru owner for life. But I love my Land Rover. There is no road noise in the cabin, bumps in the road are barely noticeable, and the car holds great on the road in both snow and rain. I've passed semi trucks in heavy rainstorms driving at 70 mph and there was no pulling whatsoever. The model I have has rain-sensing windshield wipers which makes it absolutely great to not have to take a hand off the wheel to turn on the wipers or adjust the speed at which they operate.
It's a shame they don't make the LR2 model any longer, but I would still buy the Discovery Sport model that Land Rover made to replace the LR2.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2019