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EDITORS NOTEBOOK: 2008 Land Rover LR2, Day 1

Read Marc Noordeloos’s comments on driving the 2008 Land Rover LR2.

I wasn’t too impressed with the LR2 when I drove it last year. It lacks interior space, the steering is too quick off center, and the whole package is quite expensive. I still don’t think the LR2 is as good of a Land Rover as its larger and more expensive siblings but my drive last night did raise my respect for the mini-me Brit a bit. The seating position, controls, and overall ride and handling all feel very Land Rover. It offers good traction and feels a little bit more special going down the road than some of the other small SUVs. Still, I would much rather have a station wagon than any small SUV.

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EPA MPG:

17 City / 23 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

32 / 83 cu. ft.

Seating:

5/5