You might compare the LR2 to the Acura RDX, Infiniti EX35, and even the Lexus RX, but they have less off-roading in mind.
More close competitors include three German utes and a Swedish cousin.
The Audi Q5 is a leader in the class with its refined look and interior, but its optional electronic steering and suspension need work.
The BMW X3 has been refined with a much better ride and steering, but it's missing the off-road cachet of the LR2.
The Benz GLK echoes the Land Rover's angularity but deletes an off-road package offered to European buyers.
Lastly, there's the car that shares a lot of its engineering with the LR2: the Volvo XC60.
With a common powertrain and safety system, the Volvo XC60 looks softer, rides a bit more sweetly, has a wonderful interior with plush seats, and comes with a City Safety feature that applies brakes if the driver is distracted.
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|AWD 4-Door HSE LUX||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||AWD 4-Door 28i||RWD 4-Door GLK 350||AWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof|
|All Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4dr SUV||4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||5 Door Wagon|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic,|