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viewed from the front, you'd be forgiven for mistaking the 2009 [Land Rover] LR3 for its big brother, the Range Rover
Kelley Blue Book
offers an unparalleled rugged image
leans to upscale outdoorsy rather than uptown opulent
The 2009 Land Rover LR3 stands out from the SUV pack because it looks at home on city streets. It's a handsome vehicle, to be sure.
Experts at TheCarConnection.com note that most reviews praise its more sophisticated and refined cosmetic attributes. "The upright, angular LR3 has rectangular rear quarter windows and uses a monocoque structure. Short overhangs and a large greenhouse are familiar touches, along with a face and a split tailgate in back that echo the company's flagship Range Rover," reports Cars.com. The 2009 Land Rover LR3 borrows key styling cues from its larger showroom companion, the Range Rover. Kelley Blue Book notes that "viewed from the front, you'd be forgiven for mistaking the 2009 [Land Rover] LR3 for its big brother, the Range Rover," and it "carries the extreme geometric styling all the way down the sides and around the back, [with] a few details from the former Discovery model it replaced." Edmunds says the Land Rover LR3 "offers an unparalleled rugged image."
The 2009 LR3's interior styling ranks among the most distinctive in any SUV. ConsumerGuide remarks that "the lack of wood and other fancy trim leans to upscale outdoorsy rather than uptown opulent." Kelley Blue Book says that the interior "faithfully conveys the [Land Rover] LR3's overall balance of luxury and capability." Edmunds opines that the 2009 Land Rover LR3 "has a style all its own and it's on display inside the LR3," but adds "there's a general rough-and-tumble ambience that's been passed down through decades of adventure-seeking Land Rovers."
The 2009 Land Rover LR3 has all the right rugged good looks.