2015 Land Rover LR4

 
2015 Land Rover LR4
 
2015 Land Rover LR4
 

2015 Land Rover LR4

MSRP 
$51,325
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$47,689
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 19 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.0 L Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6, 340 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Four Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The LR4 delivers the upscale interior and 4-wheel-drive capability upon which Land Rover has built its reputation over the decades. The V6 is efficient and powerful with its accompanying 8-speed transmission, while the interior is luxuriously appointed with goodies such as leather seats and dual-zone climate control. Land Rover's Terrain Response system and Hill Descent Control make the LR4 more than capable of taking on the toughest trails. In other words, the LR4 is pure Land Rover and, starting at less than $50,000, sets the bar high for luxury off-road competitors from Europe and Japan.

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What's New For 2015

The LR4 is essentially unchanged for 2015, save for the addition of running boards, which are now standard across all trim levels.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2015 Land Rover LR4

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Terrain Response Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Rear Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Radio: Meridian Audio System -inc: 11 speakers including subwoofer, single slot CD player, 380 watt audio amplifier, USB/iPod port, AUX jack in upper glove box, Bluetooth telephone connectivity w/Bluetooth audio streaming and 7" full color touch screen which controls audio
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 19" 10-Spoke Alloy
    • Tires: 19"
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Fixed Glass 2nd Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Fixed Glass 3rd Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Body-Colored Fender Flares
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Variable Intermittent Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Side Steps
    • Metal-Look Grille
    • Liftgate/Tailgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Front And Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: electric driver's and passenger's adjustment and driver power lumbar
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Compass
    • Interior Lock Disable
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Proximity Key For Ignition Only
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and Audio Media Storage
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests Front Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Air Filtration
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Mechanical Features
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Air Springs
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • 22.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Suspension
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • 4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
    • 1325# Maximum Payload
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • 80-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • Block Heater
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, CommandShift Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls and Oil Cooler
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • GVWR: 7,143 lbs (3,240 kgs)
    • Axle Ratio: TBD
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/CommandShift -inc: Sport mode
    • Engine: 3.0L V6

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.2
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 72.1
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 43.6
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 48.6
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 45.1
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 41.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 87.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 44.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 44.5
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.0 L/183
    • Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 340 @ 6500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 332 @ 3500
    • Engine Oil Cooler - Regular
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 113.6
    • Length, Overall (in) - 190.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 74.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.2
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.5
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.3
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 22.8
    • Fuel Tank Location - Midship
    • Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 59.2
    • Second Head Room (in) - 42.4
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 59
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 16
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 19
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.6
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Land Rover LR4
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Double Wishbone
    • Axle Type - Front - Independent
    • Axle Type - Rear - Independent
    • Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3197
    • Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4090
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P255/55VR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/55VR19
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 7716
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 772
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 7716
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 1157
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 7716
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Four Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.70
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.13
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.10
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.29
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.32
    • Trans PTO Access - No
    • Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 11.2 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7143
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2015 Land Rover LR4 Photos & Colors

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  • Aintree Green Aruba Causeway Gray Corris Gray Firenze Red Fuji White Havana Indus Silver Kaikoura Stone Loire Blue Mariana Black Montalcino Red Santorini Black Metallic Scotia Gray Yulong White
  • Aintree Green
  • Aruba
  • Causeway Gray
  • Corris Gray
  • Firenze Red
  • Fuji White
  • Havana
  • Indus Silver
  • Kaikoura Stone
  • Loire Blue
  • Mariana Black
  • Montalcino Red
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Scotia Gray
  • Yulong White

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Introduction

The Land Rover LR4 offers amazing off-road capability, yet on the road it’s quiet and comfortable. Inside is a leather-appointed cabin that coddles passengers in luxury.

The Land Rover LR4 is in many ways the classic modern Land Rover, a midsize luxury sport-utility known in the rest of the world (and previously known here) as the Discovery. The LR4 seats five, or can carry seven when equipped with a third row.

For 2014, a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine replaced the previous V8. The V6 is rated at 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet with EPA-estimated fuel economy of 15/19 mpg City/Highway. It’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with CommandShift and Sport modes. An LR4 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.7 seconds, according to Land Rover, a sprightly pace given the LR4’s hefty weight of 5655 pounds.

For 2015, side steps are standard, and the LR4 gains connectivity with Land Rover InControl Apps and smartphone integration. A new option for 2015 blends dual-tone Windsor leather seats with a wood/leather steering wheel.

Three versions are offered: LR4, LR4 HSE, and LR4 HSE LUX. The Land Rover LR4 and Range Rover Sport share platforms, powertrains, drive systems and sophisticated suspensions. The LR4 comes standard with slightly less luxury equipment than does the Range Rover Sport, though most of those features are available as options. A single-speed all-wheel-drive transfer case is standard, and a 2-speed 4WD transfer case is available.

We’ve found the LR4 impressive on- and off-road. The LR4’s capability off-road is nothing short of phenomenal. Its suspension articulation, coupled with the latest in traction control technology, allow the LR4 to creep over extremely rugged terrain, the worst off-road trails, the most primitive of roads, and in all kinds of weather.

For off-highway travel, the available two-speed transfer case can be shifted on the fly.

But the magic lies in the Terrain Response System, with its five settings: Highway, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl. All you have to do is look out the windshield, select the correct setting for the terrain, and the LR4 will coordinate all of its off-road technology accordingly, including setting the suspension height. The system also includes Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration control, which helps maintain downhill speeds on rough or slippery terrain when Hill Descent Control isn’t set.

The hard-drive navigation system, standard on the up-level HSE model, features user-friendly graphics. A guidance feature supplements the junction map and icon-based information with details of the actual road signage seen along the route. Say What You See voice activation for onboard and connected devices helps the user learn applicable voice commands, by displaying a step-by-step format on the 7-inch touch-screen.

The Land Rover LR4 is to some extent in its own class but is most comparable to the Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Audi Q5, Acura MDX, and BMW X5.

Lineup

The 2015 Land Rover LR4 ($50,400) comes standard with leather seating surfaces and interior trim; dual-zone automatic climate control; eight-way power seats; a multi-function tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control; keyless entry; power windows, mirrors, locks and tailgate; HomeLink; collapsible steering column; Meridian 380-watt, 11-speaker audio with an auxiliary jack and iPod compatibility; electronic parking brake; front and rear foglamps; privacy glass; power sunroof with fixed Alpine roof; rear park distance control; rearview camera; air suspension; Terrain Response System; Hill Descent Control; Hill Start Assist; Gradient Release Acceleration Control; four-wheel electronic traction control, rotary gear selector; intelligent Start/Stop technology; and 19-inch alloy wheels. LR4 comes standard with seating for five. (All New Car Test Drive prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices, which do not include destination charge and may change at any time without notice.)

The 7-Seat Comfort Package ($1,250) adds a third row of flat-folding seats, longer head curtain airbags, second-row climate controls with additional outlets, and a third-row map lights and accessory power outlet. Newly optional are dual-tone Windsor leather seats, with a wood/leather steering wheel.

LR4 HSE ($55,300) includes the 7-Seat Comfort Package, second-row air-conditioning controls, voice-activated HDD navigation with 7-inch touch screen, front park distance control, xenon headlamps with LED lighting, and 7-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels.

LR4 HSE LUX ($60,600) adds a Climate Control package, premium leather seating, ambient lighting, a cooler box, power steering column, eight-way power front seats with driver’s memory, 825-watt Meridian Surround Sound audio with 17 speakers, and unique 19-inch alloy wheels. Also included is an Extended Windsor Leather Package with electrically-adjustable driver’s seat bolsters.

The optional Vision Assist Package for HSE and HSE LUX ($1,600) includes anAdaptive Front Lighting System, Automatic High Beam Assist, and the Surround Camera System with reverse traffic detection, Tow Assist, and Tow Hitch Assist. Using five cameras, the Surround Camera System provides a nearly 360-degree view of the vehicle. Other options include the Climate Comfort Package ($1,500) with heated front and rear seats, steering wheel, windshield and washer jets. The Heavy Duty Package ($1,350) includes a two-speed transfer case, Rock Crawl mode, locking rear differential, and full-size spare wheel and tire. A rear-seat entertainment system ($2,500) has dual 8-inch screens, a six-disc DVD changer, WhiteFire headphones and remote. Also available are special paints, and 20-inch tires and wheels. Also available is a Black DesignPackage ($1,600 with 19-inch wheels, or $3,500 with 20-inch wheels). SiriusXM satellite/HD radio also is optional ($750).

Safety equipment standard on all models includes six airbags (eight airbags with third-row seats), collision-activated inertia switch (unlocks doors, turns off fuel pump and activates hazard flashers), Dynamic Stability Control, ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist, rear parking camera, and tire pressure monitor. Blind Spot Monitoring is available.

Walkaround

The Land Rover LR4 has a classic shape that manages to pull off both boxy and, thanks to rounded edges at every opportunity, svelte if not sleek. It’s reminiscent of the old Discovery but looks more modern (and, of course, what lies beneath is much more modern). The LR4 shares its basic structure with the Range Rover Sport.

The LR4’s wheelbase is more than five inches longer than that of the Range Rover Sport, yet the LR4 is only two inches longer overall. Short front and rear overhangs help avoid damage in rugged terrain and in general are considered superior to long overhangs.

The LR4 grille features two horizontal bars with perforations that suggest egg crate, but don’t really say Land Rover, despite the badge that literally says so. The big headlamps at each end of the grille might do more to establish the identity, as they reflect the all-business nature of the Land Rover: They’re out there and ready to work, with twin round beams inside, LED parking lights at their edges, above round projector-beam foglamps on the fascia below the grille.

The sheetmetal is softened by rounding from the hood down to the grille and, more distinctively, behind the headlamps to the fenders. All in all, it’s a good-looking front end for a big SUV, including the nice touch of alloy-colored vents on each front fender behind the wheel, in recognizable egg crate mesh.

The fender flares are smoothly full, consistent with the LR4’s other rounded edges, and are designed to aerodynamically reduce lift. The standard 19-inch wheels and 55-profile tires seem less suited to serious off-roading than, say, a smaller-diameter rim wrapped in a meatier sidewall, but they are what the market demands. At least the 19-inch alloys feature a sturdy, all-business seven-spoke design, while the 20-inch options are a bit frillier.

Maybe the best view of the Land Rover is one people won’t see unless they’re 10 feet tall: the view looking down on the roof. The privacy glass on the third side window wraps up to the big dark Alpine roof that exposes the sky to the passengers inside, and forward of that is the power sunroof that’s not quite so wide. From above, it sets the Land Rover apart and makes one realize it’s a special vehicle.

From the rear, it’s unmistakably Land Rover, with the stepped rear hatch and the massive vertical taillamps, all business like the front headlamps.

Interior

The Land Rover LR4 interior is a nearly complete success in terms of comfort, luxury and utility. Everything in the cockpit is luxurious to the eye and hand, and the quality of the interior materials is about as high as it gets, beautifully fit and finished.

Not surprisingly, it’s impressively comfortable and quiet. Controls are relatively easy to understand and use, but excessive use of icons and symbols demands study of the owner’s manual. Owners who plan to take advantage of the LR4’s many off-road capabilities and other features have plenty of buttons with which to contend.

Placing many accessory functions on the touch screen at the center of the instrument panel means that not as many switches or knobs are needed. A thin film transistor (TFT) driver information screen within the instrument cluster can display audio information, phone book entries and navigational direction symbols (augmenting the main navigation screen). White-on-black lettering on that small screen is tiny, though clear. The phone book function can store several thousand entries. Turn signals make enough of a sound to help prevent leaving them on accidentally.

The LR4 has an innovative setup with the second row: a 35/30/35 rear seat with each section folding flat, to afford limousine-like leg room in the third row, or to accommodate various combinations of cargo and passengers. The front-row power seats are beautifully stitched, supportive and comfortable. The thick multi-function steering wheel mounts a complete set of controls for audio, telephone and cruise control.

The optional Surround Camera system uses five cameras: two facing forward, one on either side of the truck facing down, and one at the rear to give a near-360-degree view of surroundings. Camera views can be selected from the touch screen, and the view can be zoomed if necessary. Remarkably, it shows you exactly where your trailer is headed during backup maneuvers, guiding you to the correct spot. This feature was developed for this reason, but also for checking ground clearances and terrain when driving off-road.

Driving Impressions

The Land Rover LR4 is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with direct fuel injection and variable camshaft timing, which makes 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. A deep oil pan maintains engine lubrication at high lean angles, and all the exposed pulleys, belts and motors have been waterproofed, including the starter, alternator, and air conditioning compressor. When in off-road mode, the LR4 was designed to be able to ford 27.6 inches of water.

Coupled to the 8-speed automatic transmission, the V6 can accelerate the LR4 from 0 to 60 mph in a brisk 7.7 seconds, according to Land Rover. The transmission has Normal, Sport and Manual modes, and the optional electronic two-speed transfer case can be shifted on the fly. A single-speed transfer case is standard.

Although power and torque from the supercharged V6 engine aren’t far short of the previous V8, performance falters at higher speeds, and evidence of the supercharger isn’t always apparent. Acceleration from a standstill is as swift as promised, though obviously, rapid takeoffs are rarely if ever needed in ordinary driving. Response to the gas pedal is reasonably good from lower speeds, but some of that spirit disappears on the highway, where the prospect of prompt acceleration is actually necessary. One reason the throttle is on the slower side is that that is exactly what is needed in rugged terrain; an overly sensitive throttle is a bad thing when picking your way through a boulder field or crawling through muck.

Tromp the pedal to the floor at 50 mph or more and the transmission lingers a while, seemingly trying to decide upon the correct gear. Once it does, acceleration to pass or merge isn’t quite as stirring as the presence of a supercharger might suggest. Response is often more energetic when pushing more lightly on the accelerator pedal.

Although the engine is quiet when underway, some vibration is noticeable at idle. The rotary gear selector is easy to use, though not necessarily a big improvement over a traditional gearshift lever. Probably because of the cold weather during our drive of the V6 model, the Stop/Start feature did not cause the engine to shut off when the LR4 came to a stop. If you hate the Stop/Start feature as much as we do, this is a good thing.

The Land Rover LR4 is rated to tow as much as 7716 pounds, though we don’t see towing to be its forte. Trailer Stability Assist is an option that works like electronic stability control: sensors detect oscillation in the trailer, and use throttle intervention and braking to get the trailer to stop weaving. We recommend getting Trailer Stability Assist if you plan to tow.

The suspension uses electronically controlled air springs and shock absorbers. This setup provides excellent handling with little body roll in corners, especially for a hefty truck that rides this high off the ground and has a high center of gravity. The ride is smooth and the steering response is surprisingly good, though a bit more rotation of the steering wheel than expected might be needed when rounding a corner.

All told, the LR4 is a wonderful mix of luxury, silence and serenity. If you come upon a surprise in the road, the chassis and brakes and big tires will handle it. If you find a challenge in the middle of a corner, the LR4 takes it on with a minimum of fuss.

The Terrain Response system has five settings: Highway, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl. All you have to do is look out the windshield and select the correct terrain, and the LR4 will drive accordingly, including setting the suspension height.

The LR4 really comes into its own in rugged terrain. With guidance from Land Rover instructors, we have seen first-hand the amazing capability it offers. The four-wheel-drive system cleverly apportions power to the tire or tires with the best grip and finds traction in any situation, including climbing up steep bare rock covered with dust.

The Hill Descent Control works flawlessly on steep downhill rocky paths. Gradient Acceleration Control kicks in to keep the car from going too fast, when Hill Descent Control isn’t set. These sensors are so smart that the best way to drive on steep, muddy downhills is with no feet, letting the system control wheelspin as you steer down the correct path. Going uphill, we used Hill Start Assist, to keep from sliding back when we went from the brake pedal to the gas.

The large and quiet brakes do the job well, even when driving through water that covers them completely. We got out on the highway at high speeds, and they hauled the heavy LR4 down admirably. Brakes on the LR4 HSE are the same as the Range Rover Sport’s 14.2-inch ventilated front discs and four-piston calipers, with 13.8-inch ventilated rear discs and twin-piston calipers. They are a far cry from the old Discovery.

Summary

Land Rover LR4 delivers phenomenal off-road capability, luxury, comfort and panache. The supercharged V6 engine is modern and refined and delivers decent fuel economy. The ride is exceptionally smooth, handling is good considering the LR4’s mass, brakes are large and effective, and safety is at the top of the heap. Interior materials and comfort are first class, and cargo capacity with the fold-flat second and third rows ranks as massive. The LR4 is simply untouchable in its off-road and foul-weather capability. A new Discovery model is expected for 2016.

Sam Moses contributed to this report after his test drive of the Land Rover LR4 in Washington’s Columbia River Valley; Jim Flammang reported on the V6.

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About These Prices

As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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