Even in today’s concrete jungle, the classic lines and sophisticated exterior make the LR4 one of the most subtle yet functional all-wheel drive vehicles. The understated beauty of this new Land Rover model is complimented by tall, upright sides and boxy angles, meeting short overhangs in a precision-engineered package.
It is the most traditional-looking of Land Rover’s current range, but the new interior options add a contemporary feel to this luxury Sports Utility Vehicle. The cabin is a good balance of form and function, with rich wood veneers, soft-touch materials and a clean control layout. The Land Rover LR4 has a new blackout exterior-trim package, new interior colors and trim finishes, and an optional Extended Leather package. The spacious interior can easily accommodate 5-7 people, while the high and upright seating ensure comfort and make a big impression. Combined with the large glass windows, the LR4 provides some of the most unencumbered sight lines. The stadium-type seating and the tall roof give rear-seat passengers as much comfort and the same expansive feel front-seaters enjoy. The cabin also is filled with plenty of high-tech features, including a five-camera, 360-degree park-assist system that also can zero in on the rear to assist with towing hookups.
The 2013 Land Rover LR4’s large 5.0-liter V8 engine can be pushed to extremes, and 375 hp is good enough to conquer just about anything you find on- or off-pavement. The six-speed automatic transmission is an easy to use, well-matched companion for the V8, and its fairly wide range does what it can to help fuel economy. Though most LR4s will spend the bulk of their time on the pavement, this SUV’s off-road-oriented high center of gravity makes it suitable for a safari. At the same time, the surprisingly compact turning circle and quick steering let the LR4 deal well with everyday errands and parking,
While Land Rovers may not be for everyone, choosing this luxury automotive brand is investing in an illustrious history of off-road exploration and travel. The LR4 is top of the line, with world-renowned off-road prowess, available seating for seven and a 7,700-lb towing capacity. This new Land Rover leaves most other luxury SUVs in the dust.