With excellent off-road capability, a spacious interior, spacious seating for seven passengers, and high-tech features and a beautiful cabin, the 2017 Land Rover LR4 is certainly poised to be a solid choice for people looking for a luxury SUV. Although you may find its technology interface wanting, and its handling somehow mediocre. Its date of release should be expected in January 2017.
Very few luxury SUVs can match the superiority of the LR4. Reputed for its serious off-roading capability and general reliability, Land Rover has been making SUVs for slightly more than 11 decades now. While it may not have started out as a luxury SUV automaker, it offered superior features and technologies popular at the time.
Back to the LR4. The vehicle comes chock full of upscale furnishings and amenities, and is primarily intended to be a replacement for the Discovery SUV. And while its price may be a major deterrent for many, its cabin swathed in rich materials, supercharged V6 engine, and a seating capacity for up to seven people indeed offers value for money.
Things even get better in terms of its prowess, and it would be imperative for buyers to ask themselves whether they really need a back-country SUV capability. Its mechanical tidbits are made up of hard-core hardware that makes it rather hefty with its weight approximated at 3 tones. With such a weight, users will find its maneuverability mediocre, and its engines thirsty.
Hopefully, if you find the LR4 ponderous, you might want to sample other SUVs in the market that offer the same level of posh and space. The first thing that comes to mind is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Although costly, this vehicle offers serious comfort and high-tech features.
Both the 2017 Infiniti QX60 and 2017 Acura MDX boasts of a significantly lower sticker price, but fall short in terms of interior space. Others alternatives include the Land Rover’s own 2017 Range Rover Sport, and 2017 Lexus GX 460. They might be cramped on the inside but they offer somber off-road chops.
Available trims – Land Rover LR4
This midsize luxury 2017 Land Rover LR4 SUV is offered in Base, HSE, and HSE Lux trims.
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The base’s model list of standard features includes a power front sunroof, an adaptive air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, automatic climate control (dual-zone), front and rear foglights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an eight-way front power seats, leather upholstered seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a Homelink universal remote, an auxiliary audio jack, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated exterior mirrors, and an 11-speaker Meridian premium sound system.
Opting for the LR4 HSE trim brings with it keyless entry and ignition, headlights washers, a navigation system, LED running lights, automatic high-beams control, a premium 17-speaker Meridian surround audio, a rear seat entertainment system, adaptive headlights, and voice controls.
At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the LR4 HSE Lux trim model. it comes packed with interior ambient lighting, a center console cooler box, upgraded leather upholstery, a 17-speaker surround-view stereo, a power-adjustable steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, unique 19-inch alloy wheels, rear seat entertainment system, driver and passenger memory settings, power adjustable side bolsters, and adaptive cruise control.
2017 Land Rover LR4 Engine Specifications
A 3.0L supercharged diesel V6 engine comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Land Rover LR4. The eight-speed automatic transmission mated to the engine transfers the power – 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque to all the four wheels. According to preliminary test drives conducted on the LR4, an average time of 6.9 seconds is all what you need to zoom it to 60 mph.
As you’d expect from a massive SUV, the fuel economy ratings for the LR4 are a lackluster 19/15/16 mpg on the highway/city/combined. When properly equipped, towing capacity is rated at a 7,700 pounds.
The LR4 also comes with four drive modes: General. Gravel/Grass/Snow, Sand and Ruts/Mud. These settings enable the LR4 tackle a wide variety of terrains through altering suspension, transmission, and engine.
2017 Land Rover LR4 Price & Date Of Release
Its date of release should be expected in January 2017 according to various online reports. As for its window sticker, expect the 2017 Land Rover LR4 SUV to go for sale for an MSRP of $50,400.