Photos: 2010 Land Rover LR4
While many full-size American-made SUVs tend to be wide, the Land Rover LR4 feels tall like a lovely London row house, says reviewer Sara Lacey of Motherproof.com. Read the complete review.
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Tons of oomph
The 2010 LR4, which replaces the 2009 LR3, has a powerful engine, flexible seating, and fabulous materials and finish. A power tailgate and easy-to-stow seating noticeably absent, but this is a Land Rover, and it's got to be hardcore somewhere. Its off-roading capabilities help make the LR4 even more hardcore, while its grocery-getting and carpooling abilities are accomplished in a well-heeled manner.
This seven-seater is actually fun to drive, and its turning radius is fantastically small. It's very tall at 74.1 inches, and yes, it actually is pretty wide, too. It took a while to get the hang of parking it, but we meshed.
I enjoyed its V-8 engine that offers 375 horsepower and tons of oomph when you put the pedal to the metal. However, the result of such behavior puts the LR4 in the fuel-economy basement with an EPA-estimated 12/17 mpg city/highway.
There's a new grille on the LR4, which has a honeycomb grate as opposed to the horizontal slats from the LR3. I liked this look much more than the plain slats.