Advertisement
Go
2014 Land Rover LR2 Photo

2014 Land Rover LR2 - Quality Review

 
 Get email updates
What will I get by subscribing to email updates?

At The Car Connection we are continually striving to get you timely, relevant information about the vehicle you are interested in. Our email updates will notify you whenever we have new information on this vehicle.

For example:

  • new car reviews for this model by our editors
  • news including price changes, new models, or recall info
  • new incentives and rebates that are being offered for this vehicle

Our goal is to keep you informed as you research!
Interested in purchasing?Get a Quick Quote
 
8.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE
INVOICE
$33,306
BASE
MSRP
$36,600
On Quality
Front-seaters get the best chairs in the Land Rover LR2, but the back bench is good for big-adult comfort.
8.0 out of 10
Shopping for a new Land Rover LR2?

GET A FREE PRICE QUOTE

QUALITY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

considerably more front and rear headroom than the Acura and BMW
Cars.com

Cabin storage is in limited supply
Cars.com

Cargo space behind the rear seats is a bit small
Edmunds

a bit loud at full throttle
Consumer Guide


The 2014 LR2 definitely isn't a Range Rover, but that doesn't mean that it deserves the bottom spot in the parking deck, either. It's right-sized for city-dwellers, and its cabin now feels a little more deserving of its Land Rover badge.

Happily, most of the cabin is covered in good-quality materials, and the now-standard turbo four actually behaves as quietly as the former in-line six in most driving modes. Credit there goes to extra bracing under the engine itself, which keeps vibrations quelled and damps out some of the noise we've thought takes some of the appealing edge off the related Range Rover Evoque.

The console also now houses a new LCD display for audio and navigation, and the old rotary knob for the LR2's all-wheel-drive system has been replaced with a much smaller set of buttons--which leaves enough room for a lidded storage bin.

Four adults will fit very well in the LR2, especially those two that ride in front. The supple, just-firm-enough front seats just need a little more lateral support to make it into the highest tier--the world can learn a lot from Volvo here. Head room is ample all around, even with the dual sunroofs, and the revised center console design has liberated more knee room for those in front.

The back seat is wide enough for three children or two adults to ride comfortably. Leg room beats out many competitors, and the seats themselves have good backrest support. The cushions sit high for visibility, but it's not difficult to climb into the LR2 thanks to a low step-in height and tall doors.

There's no third-row seat--the Land Rover LR4 owns that niche. So instead, behind the LR2's second row, there's enough space for a long weekend's worth of luggage. With the rear seat in use, the LR2 has 27 cubic feet of storage space; when that seat's folded flat, it makes 59 cubic feet of cargo room available. In raw numbers it's average, but the space is tall and useful. For comparison, it can hold more behind the seat than the Mercedes-Benz GLK (23.3 cubic feet), but it's a few cubes short of the component-sharing Volvo XC60's 30.8 cubic feet.

 

 

Conclusion

Front-seaters get the best chairs in the Land Rover LR2, but the back bench is good for big-adult comfort.

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Change ZIP Code
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.