2014 Land Rover LR2 vs. Its Competition

2014 Land Rover LR2
Davis Adams Davis Adams Contributor

The LR2 looks a little more rugged than other crossovers in the segment, but it's still a street-going machine.

To that end, it's most like the Mercedes-Benz GLK.

The GLK remains one of the boxier, tougher looking small SUVs on the market, but it's a little less spacious than the LR2.

However, it also comes with more technology and a optional (and fantastic) diesel engine.

The BMW X3 is more expensive and sportier on the streets, but it also comes with a larger interior.

The Audi Q5 is beginning to look dated, but it's still a handsome alternative, now with both hybrid and diesel drivetrain options.

The Volvo XC60 is among the roomiest options in the pack, and it's one of the most comfortable, too.

There's also the Cadillac SRX with its CUE infotainment, making it a viable option for those looking for a more patriotic purchase.

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The LR2 is most at home on city streets–though it's capable of playing in the dirt–and its turbocharged engine makes it all the more fun.
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The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs.
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The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
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The 2014 Cadillac SRX is the uniquely American pick among luxury crossovers; and its interior appointments and class-leading technology don't disappoint.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK has car-like road manners, despite its rugged-looking exterior. Following 2013's engines updates, it's now more fuel-efficient, too.
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The 2014 Volvo XC60 keeps in sync with Volvo's reputation for safe, luxurious wagons–just in a taller crossover package.
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