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Inside, head- and legroom are class competitiveCar and Driver »
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adult-friendly seating space in the front and rear quartersKelley Blue book »
Load volume isn't generous for a compact SUVConsumerGuide »
QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Inside, head- and legroom are class competitive
Car and Driver
Large folks might find it slightly cozy, but there's adult legroom
adult-friendly seating space in the front and rear quarters
Kelley Blue book
Load volume isn't generous for a compact SUV
TheCarConnection.com notes that the 2008 Land Rover LR2 provides plenty of room for passengers, but somewhat less for their cargo.
The LR2's driving position is lower and more carlike than that of Land Rover's other vehicles. Kelley Blue Book reports "adult-friendly seating space in the front and rear quarters," and Car and Driver acknowledges that the Land Rover LR2's "Inside, head- and legroom are class competitive." According to Cars.com, the "standard leather driver's seat was comfortable in terms of cushioning and an adjustable inboard armrest," and they note the Land Rover LR2 "has considerably more front and rear headroom than the Acura and BMW." ConsumerGuide says, "Large folks might find it slightly cozy, but there's adult-size legroom and headroom on supportive, chair-height seats"; they do note that, as is the case in most such vehicles, the "[Land Rover] LR2 isn't wide enough for three adults to sit comfortably in back."
"Cabin storage is in limited supply" aboard the Land Rover 2008, according to Cars.com; "door pockets are generous in size, but there's no covered center storage console in the SE, and the glove compartment isn't as large as its sizeable door suggests." Edmunds adds, "Cargo space behind the rear seats is a bit small at 27 cubic feet due to the LR2's high cargo floor. Maximum capacity is only 59 cubic feet, but the rear seats do fold completely flat."
The 2008 Land Rover LR2's materials are nonetheless among the better ones, of a "quality that definitely sets it above more modestly priced compact SUVs," according to Cars.com, which adds that "layout is ergonomic overall, but the slot that the transmitter fob must be slid into to start the car is hard to see, find and reach behind the steering wheel." Edmunds, on the other hand, was not as impressed with the Land Rover LR2's interior: "Materials are average in quality and the overall look isn't very elegant, and the busy instrument panel is a little hard to read at a glance."
ConsumerGuide reports that this Land Rover’s engine "is a bit loud at full throttle but sounds nice and is unobtrusive otherwise. Wind rush is moderate at highway speeds and some tire thrum is noticed on grooved or coarse pavement." Otherwise, says Cars.com, "the cabin was otherwise admirably quiet."
If you're willing to sacrifice some cargo space, the 2008 Land Rover LR2 furnishes a pleasant cabin with ample seating space.