Land Rover LR4
BASE PRICE RANGE: $48,500-$57,665
BODY TYPE: Midsize/Luxury SUV
WHAT'S NEW: Last year, the (renamed) LR4 received a thorough refresh. Everything is better, including the much-appreciated horsepower increase. Improvements include a revised suspension, enhanced Terrain Response system, and a gorgeous new cabin, but the big news lies under the hood: a new Jaguar-sourced, direct-injection, 5.0L V-8 making 375 hp -- a 25-percent increase over the outgoing 4.4L mill.
AVOID: Complaining about low fuel econ; this is one very capable off-roader.
SUM UP: Indiana Jones in a sheetmetal suit.
|2011 Land Rover LR4|
|Base Engine|| 5.0L/375-hp DOHC V-8|
|Optional Engine|| None|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, 4WD, 6A|
|0-60 MPH|| 6.9 sec|
|Tow/Payload|| 7716/1300 lb|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 12/17 mpg|
|Basic warranty|| 4 yrs/50,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6|