I really like the stark white paint over black interior of our test car. It nicely highlights the geometric exterior lines of the LR4; the design is aging very well and remains a refreshing contrast to all the curvilinear crossover & SUV shapes on the road. The interior is also very smartly turned out, although there are a few trim pieces that don't fit nearly as well as they should. The touch-screen navigation system is also dated, a problem that afflicts all current Land Rovers and Jaguars.
Plenty of power here from the 5.0-liter V-8 that was recently upgraded. Ride and handling are good, but there's a bit less body control than I remember, and the steering isn't the most precise. No matter; the affluent suburbanites who drive the LR4, which used to be known as the LR3 and the Discovery, will be well served by this family hauler that's capable of far more than most of them will ever dream of subjecting it to.
Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor