New for 2009 on the Land Rover LR2, a luxury crossover SUV, are upgraded wheel finishes, a power socket in the trunk, front-seat map lights and a revised instrument panel. The all-wheel drive LR2 is powered by a 3.2L inline six-cylinder engine that produces 230 hp and 234 lb-ft of torque, paired to a mandatory six-speed automatic with a manual-shift mode. Land Rover LR2 standard features highlight Terrain Response, a capability that automatically adapts to changes in the engine, transmission, AWD, suspension, stability control and descent control systems, in order to enhance handling and comfort in varying terrains, depending on the driver-selected control knob setting. Fuel economy estimates, according to the EPA, are 15 mpg city/22 mpg hwy. The Land Rover L2 features a host of standard safety features comprising antilock disc brakes and a full array of airbags, including driver front, passenger front, side-body front, side-head front and side-head rear.Read more Read less
In 2008, Land Rover replaced the Freelander model with the LR2, and it's keeping the formula for 2009. The LR2 is Land Rover's smallest SUV.
Off-road capabilities in a small Land Rover; Terrain Response system for optimal handling; many luxury features come standard
The LR2 is expensive for a small or crossover SUV, but its list of standard features aren't even options on some SUVs this size, such as rain-sensing windshield wipers, panoramic sunroof and rear park distance control.