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2009 Land Rover LR3 Change
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Selected Style 4WD 4-Door V8 LUX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door V8 12 17 $41,837 $45,975
4WD 4-Door V8 HSE 12 17 $41,837 $45,975
4WD 4-Door V8 LUX 12 17 $41,837 $45,975
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,837
$40,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,975
$44,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$766 / month
$733 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Land Rover LR3 is built for off-roading. If you don’t plan to spend much time off pavement, you might be better matched with another choice. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 42.4 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 107
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 74.5 71.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 113.6 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.4 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 44.5 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 76.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 90.3 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.8 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size 255/55HR19 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/55HR19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size 175/80R19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 551 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1654 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1654 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 551 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5796 4705
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 315 @ 4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.93 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Land Rover LR3 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent, air 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent, air Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 -
 
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