The Land Rover LR2 has been around for several years, long before compact luxury crossovers became the must-have items in certain neighborhoods. Over the years, though, it's inherited a number of improvements from larger Land Rovers that keep it competitive in a field full of new, stylish entries.
New for 2013, all LR2s get a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard, along with Land Rover's Terrain Response program. The LR2 has more off-road prowess than many owners will ever use, as well as a lower price than many rivals.
The base LR2 gets 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, front fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, power front seats, power windows, keyless entry, split-folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof, rear parking sensors, and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system with Bluetooth, a trip computer, an auxiliary input and a USB connector with iPod integration.
The HSE adds xenon headlamps, heated and power-folding side mirrors, and a backup camera. The HSE Lux, meanwhile, includes upgraded leather upholstery, an 8-way power driver's seat and premium floor mats.
Options include a navigation system, HD and satellite radios, 19-inch alloy wheels and the Cold Climate Pack with heated front seats, a heated windscreen and a heated steering wheel.