2014 Land Rover LR2 – No Nonsense Review
There is no denying that Land Rover is built on its own storied history. At times, it makes it hard for the automaker to branch out into more creative attitudes, but when they hold to that strict ethos, they create an SUV that is not only comfortable and easy to drive, but still an off-road monster many have come to love.
The 2014 Land Rover LR2 is one of the longest-running models the company still makes today and is still a great seller for us here at Land Rover Hinsdale.
Unlike the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque that shares the same platform as the 2014 Land Rover LR2, the LR2 aims for the utmost functionality. The SUV’s tall roof amounts to cavernous backseats offering passengers absolute comfort and a copious amount of cargo space to bring your things with you on the road.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The engine is from the company’s former partner Ford, which allows the LR2 to enjoy Ford’s EcoBoost performance and great fuel economy.
As you most likely already know, the LR2 isn’t an SUV for taking to the drag strip or to race sports cars. No, the LR2 excels where one would expect it. The 2014 Land Rover LR2 provides supple comfort over a varying array of roads, terrain and highways. It feels planted and athletic even with its high ground clearance and tall ride height.
Four-wheel drive is standard and is paired with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system that can reconfigure throttle, transmission and electronic traction management systems to handle various surfaces at the touch of a button. Nature can throw all it has at the LR2, but this luxury SUV powers on.
The 2014 Land Rover LR2 is an SUV that mixes the best of Land Rover’s ultimate off-road capabilities with simple and affordable comfort. The LR2 is the company’s entry level offering, but it doesn’t feel like it.
To experience the greatness of the Land Rover LR2, please stop by our Land Rover Hinsdale showroom at 300 East Ogden Avenue in Hinsdale, Illinois.