Land Rover is working to improve its fuel economy ratings, and the LR2 is the beginning of that trend. We just wish you could opt for Land Rover's diesel powertrains that are reserved for foreign markets.
Last year, the LR2 adopted the Evoque's 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and an eight-speed automatic. It's good for a bump to 17 miles per gallon city, 24 miles per gallon highway, according to the EPA, or a combined rating of 20 mpg. That puts it closer to the competition, even to the much more powerful BMW X3.