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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
Cargo space behind the rear seats is a bit small
a bit loud at full throttle
The LR2 may be a small Rover, but it doesn't lack for interior room.
The LR2 has enough room for adults to sit in front comfortably. Kelley Blue Book reports "adult-friendly seating space in the front and rear quarters," and Car and Driver agrees "inside, head- and legroom are class competitive." The seats themselves don't have much side-to-side support, and knee room is a little constricted by the dash. Cars.com says the "standard leather driver's seat was comfortable in terms of cushioning and an adjustable inboard armrest."
Backseat space is abundant enough for three children or small adults to sit across, though "large folks might find it slightly cozy, but there's adult-size legroom and headroom on supportive, chair-height seats," says ConsumerGuide. To Land Rover's credit, Cars.com asserts the LR2 has "considerably more...rear headroom" than the Acura RDX and BMW X3.
Behind the rear seat, there's enough cargo space for a few roll-on suitcases. 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." Elsewhere, storage is lean, too. The center console is large enough for two cup holders mounted a little too far back, but there's a decent-sized glove box and door-panel storage. Cars.com says "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."
Editors from Web sites, including TheCarConnection.com, have mostly good things to say about the LR2's fit and finish. 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." Noise levels are mostly tamed; ConsumerGuide calls the engine "a bit loud at full throttle" but "nice" and "unobtrusive otherwise." Cars.com observes "the cabin was otherwise admirably quiet."
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 can seat four adults in comfort; quality's above average, but small-item storage is not.