2012 Land Rover LR4

Base 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

Base 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

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2012 Land Rover LR4
2012 Land Rover LR4
The Land Rover LR4 first went on sale two years ago as a replacement for the underpowered LR3. Although the styling of the two vehicles looked virtually identical, the changes were immediately noticeable when you floored the gas pedal -- the LR4 actually accelerated at a good pace. Ride, handling, performance, refinement, and interior ergonomics are leaps and bounds better in the LR4 than the LR3. The 5.0-liter V-8 engine pumps out a healthy 375 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, but it's no surprise to find out that it manages only 17 mpg on the highway. However, off-highway driving is where the LR4 really proves its worth thanks to an adjustable air suspension and the complex Terrain Response system. Land Rovers are supposed to be able to ford rivers and climb mountains yet still look sophisticated enough to park in front of a castle, and the LR4 certainly delivers the goods. Although no one would describe the LR4 as inexpensive, it costs significantly less than a Range Rover, and it mimics its more upscale sibling with similarly regal British exterior styling, the same base V-8 engine, and sophisticated front and rear air suspensions. Like many mid-size SUVs, the LR4 is offered with an optional third row that increases seating capacity to seven. Although the Land Rover LR4 is a big, heavy vehicle, it is easier to maneuver around town than several of its competitors thanks to a low beltline, slim A-pillars, and a large rear glass area that all enhance outward visibility.
2012 Land Rover LR4 Front Left View
The Land Rover Discovery has made a very slow journey from its original incarnation in 1989 to today's 2012 model; over 23 years, with one major redesign and two minor ones, it feels like not all that much has changed. And that's for the better. We still have the very cool asymmetrical rear window, the go-anywhere ability, and the seven-seat passenger capability. Sadly, the rearmost seats have yet to change much, and still use an archaic and counter-intuitive operation to raise and lower. Despite the air suspension (added to the third-generation car), the Land Rover still feels very top-heavy and is susceptible to cross winds. What has changed include things like the U.S.-spec nomenclature (now LR4, after LR3 replaced Discovery), the heavily reworked interior that brings the LR4 well upscale with premium hides and soft-touch materials, and a powerful 5.0-liter V-8 engine. That V-8 sounds delicious - but it's the only engine option; combine the awkward third row and V-8-only powertrain and the Land Rover's mid-size offering becomes a hard sell against crossovers like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 which offer multiple engine options.

2012 Land Rover LR4

Land Rover LR4 Discovery Front End
The thrill of discovery has sent explorers to the Arctic, man to the moon, and now Motor Trend senior features editor Jonny Lieberman to Russia in the latest episode of Epic Drives. What better vehicle to discover Russia in then in the one-millionth Land Rover Discovery ever built?
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Land Rover first sold vehicles in the U.S. back in 1987, making this year the brand's 25th anniversary on our shores, while the Discovery LR4 model has been sold in America for 23 years. Another reason to celebrate: Land Rover global sales rose 15 percent last year, and U.S. sales grew 12 percent. To commemorate all these landmarks, Land Rover will launch two special edition vehicles: the 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Limited and the 2012 Land Rover LR4 HSE Luxury Edition.

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2012 Land Rover LR4 Specifications

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5.0L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
12 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
17 MPG
375 hp @ 6500rpm
375 ft lb of torque @ 3500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 72 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Land Rover LR4 vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, to September 18, 2012. Due to the use of an incorrect primer, the panoramic roof adhesive may not adequately secure the roof assembly.
The insufficient bond may result in the panoramic roof assembly detaching from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will apply the correct primer, free of charge. The recall began in August 2015. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P065.
Potential Units Affected
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
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IIHS Roof Strength

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