2011 Land Rover LR2 vs. Its Competition

2011 Land Rover LR2 AWD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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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The 2011 Land Rover LR2 has the hallmarks of SUV styling, with a much more street-friendly driving feel than other big Rover utes.
8.6
The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size.
8.2
BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior.
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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient.
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The 2011 Volvo XC60 offers top in-car tech and luxury features, in a secure package that's big enough for small families.
MSRP From    
$35,700$35,200$36,750$35,500$32,900
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I6Gas I4Gas I6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
AWD 4-Door HSE LUXquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door 28iRWD 4-Door GLK350AWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveAll wheel driveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility4dr SUV4 Door Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle5 Door Wagon
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic,