May 7, 2013

Quick Drive- 2013 Land Rover LR4

Disclaimer: I’m a Jeep man, but I totally see why the LR4 exists & I like it.

Base Price: $49,100
As Driven:  $61,070
Engine: 5.0L V8, 375hp
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
Curb Weight: 5,623 lbs.
Wheelbase: 113.6 in
MPG Rating: 12 city/ 17 hwy

This isn’t a full review because I didn’t spend a huge amount of time with the LR4.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that I get invited to the next Aristocrat Motors drive down at Kansas Rocks Recreational Area.  *crosses fingers* 

On & Off Road Performance:
No one can argue with Land Rover’s off-road performance.  The LR4 was able to handle the off road course at Aristocrat Motors with ease.  The control settings to adjust the ride height and the type of terrain you’re driving on are easy to use and straight forward.  It is a couple more steps than other off roaders, but not overly complicated.  

1. Use the rotary dial to select the terrain. 
2. Push the button to raise the ride height to off road height. 
3. Then shift to neutral and select low range if you are going into rock crawl mode.  For all other modes you can leave it in high range. 
4. Drive where you want to go.

The LR4 can handle itself off road, but once you get back on the road it rides supremely well.  It did help that most of the roads we drove on were flat and smooth, but for the few bumps that there were; there was no jostling or jolts felt in the passenger compartment.

Here’s a video of the LR4 driving up and down Aristocrat’s off-road course.

The 2013 Land Rover LR4 is quite a machine.  Please swing by Aristocrat Motors or contact Drew Frisbie for a test drive.  Make sure it isn’t wet and Drew will let you run up and down the off road course!  It’s not that the LR4 couldn’t do it in the wet.  It totally could.

The LR4 leaves a lasting impression with a gorgeous interior and a go anywhere attitude.  The mileage will slow you down a little bit, but the 375 horsepower more than makes up for it.  If you’re looking for style, capability, and some utility; then go drive an LR4.

Hopefully I’ll meet you on the trails!

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