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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
considerably more front and rear headroom than the Acura and BMW
Cabin storage is in limited supply”
a bit loud at full throttle
Cargo space behind the rear seats is a bit small
Compared to some of its peers, the 2009 Land Rover LR2 offers more room for passengers and less cargo space.
"Large folks might find it slightly cozy, but there's adult-size legroom and headroom on supportive, chair-height seats,” says Consumer Guide, adding that, as is often the case in such vehicles, the "LR2 isn't wide enough for three adults to sit comfortably in back. 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."
According to Cars.com the Land Rover’s "cabin storage is in limited supply" and the "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 2009 Land Rover LR2's materials are of a "quality that definitely sets it above more modestly priced compact SUVs," says 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, is 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."
Consumer Guide 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." Overall, says Cars.com, "the cabin was otherwise admirably quiet."
AutoWeek notes that the Land Rover LR2 "does a great job soaking up potholes." Cars.com reports the Land Rover 2009's "ride quality is comfortable even on long hauls ... ride is firm, but it's softer than its sport-oriented German and Japanese competitors."
The 2009 Land Rover LR2 offers ample cabin and seating space but lacks much of a cargo area.