2010 Land Rover LR2 vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

You might compare the LR2 to the Acura RDX, Infiniti EX35, and even the Lexus RX, but they have less off-roading in mind.

More close competitors include three German utes and a Swedish cousin.

The Audi Q5 is a leader in the class with its refined look and interior, but its optional electronic steering and suspension need work.

The BMW X3 has been refined with a much better ride and steering, but it's missing the off-road cachet of the LR2.

The Benz GLK echoes the Land Rover's angularity but deletes an off-road package offered to European buyers.

Lastly, there's the car that shares a lot of its engineering with the LR2: the Volvo XC60.

With a common powertrain and safety system, the Volvo XC60 looks softer, rides a bit more sweetly, has a wonderful interior with plush seats, and comes with a City Safety feature that applies brakes if the driver is distracted.

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Quick Specs
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 has the hallmarks of SUV styling, with a much more street-friendly driving feel than other big Rover utes.
The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class  
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
AWD 4-Door HSEAWD 4-Door 3.2Lquattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll wheel drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Sport Utility5 Door Wagon4dr SUV
Automatic w/ODAutomatic,Automatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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