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2009 Land Rover LR2 vs. Its Competition

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If you want a vehicle that goes more in the direction of traditional off-road ability, you might consider the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a roomy four-door SUV with most of the modern safety features of the LR2.

However, the Wrangler doesn't offer the other's interior comforts, handling, or ride.

If off-road ability takes second place to practicality for the daily commute, then the RDX, X3, and EX each have their merits.

The Infiniti EX35 is perhaps the least practical and the sportiest for on-road driving.

It has attractive styling, but sacrifices interior roominess.

The RDX has a more spacious interior that rivals that of the LR2, yet it handles very well, and its turbo four-cylinder engine feels perkier than the LR2's; the RDX is more fuel-efficient as well.

Priced a little higher is the BMW X3, a vehicle that isn't quite as fashionable inside as the EX, RDX, or LR2, but has very competitive performance.

One downside to the X3 is that its choppier ride lags behind the others (except the Wrangler).

Finally, check out the new 2010 Volvo XC60, which offers the same engine as the LR2 but with a more family-oriented Volvo flavor and is configured for a sportier feel on the road.

2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE2009 Land Rover LR22010 Volvo XC602010 Volvo XC602008 Acura RDX 4WD 4-door Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Acura RDX2008 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Front Exterior View2008 Jeep Wrangler
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The 2009 Land Rover LR2 is a good option for those who like the legendary British marque’s styling but not its clumsy handling and extreme gas-guzzling.
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The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
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The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: an extreme off-road convertible with the on-road handling and ride of--well, a true off-roader.
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Inline 6Gas I6Gas I4Gas V6
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