OverviewLAND ROVER LR4
The Land Rover LR4 hit the roads in 2009 and was designed to increase the Land Rover's off-road ability while improving its cabin with a roomy interior. The 2014 LR4 added a Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with a CD player, a USB and iPod interface, and keyless ignition and entry. In other models, there is the Terrain Response driver control that guides the all-wheel-drive through balanced transitions between general, grass/gravel/snow, sand, and mud settings. The options attributed to the midsize SUV being a top-selling vehicle in 2015; however, because of advancements in engineering and design in the midsize SUV market, the LR4 ended its production with the 2016 model.
CapabilitiesThe great outdoors demands a vehicle that can handle uneven terrain, which includes rocks, hills, branches, water, and more. The Land Rover LR4 can handle these obstacles well.
Engine and PerformanceThe Land Rover LR4 packs superior power and towing performance, and it can tow a hefty 7,700 pounds. The 2015 LR4 has a 3-liter supercharged V6 that nets 340 horsepower and about 332 pound-feet of torque while the all-wheel-drive, eight-speed automatic transmission can accelerate from 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
TechnologyMany consider technology in a car's cabin an essential characteristic during the buying process. The 2016 Land Rover LR4 offers standard features such as an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system. The system produces 380-watts of sound, and it has dual-zone climate control, power front seats, and a rearview camera with parking aid.
Fuel EfficiencyWhile the LR4 performs well off the road, its mpg stats leave a little to be desired. The lack of fuel efficiency appears in the 2016 Land Rover LR4 as it gets a meager 16 mpg; however, there is a start-stop function that attempts to add more miles to the gallon. The function may take a little getting used to but is worth it financially as the 2014 LR4 provides about 14 mpg in the city but performs much better on the highway by delivering 19 mpg.
ReliabilityThe 2013 LR4 may not go breakdown-free consistently. Although the SUV is excellent in its off-road performance, there is a tendency to have more mechanical issues when compared to its rivals. The concern remains with the 2014 LR4. Although the midsize SUV is excellent in its appearance, you may experience higher ownership costs.
On-Road HandlingImproving the on-road handling was needed in the 2016 LR4 because of off-road driving being the priority and insufficient emphasis being put on the on-road driving experience. However, with that said, the 2013 LR4 is exceptional off-road. It is also designed to handle the blacktops and highways with a smooth and easy transition and with superb handling and control.