Our test LR4 had its bottom line boosted by no less than $2,500 for a set of 20” diameter “ ten split-spoke” alloy wheels, which replaced the standard issue 19” x 8” alloys. Mounted on the upgraded wheels are 255/50R20 Pirelli Scorpion M&S rated tires. A much more substantial price boost results when you order the $9,165 “7 Seat LUX Package” which brings you an in-car cooler for food and beverages, a pair of rearmost jump seats to add to the normal accommodations for 5, a passive keyless entry system, and a Harman/Kardon 14 speaker audio which replaces the standard 9 speaker model. The audio is terrific, with the H/K speakers in the front doors taking nearly half the width of the doors. The folding aft steerage seats are sized for kids who are limber enough to clamber over the second row to reach them. These occasional seats fold flat, though the latch to accomplish this task is difficult to access. The keyless entry is convenient, but why does the key fob need to be so large and heavy?
Unless you really need to transport 7, the base model LR4 is perfectly adequate for 5. The basic LR4 is a good buy at $47,500, less so at $60,615 for the super 7 pack.
2011 LAND ROVER LR4
- ENGINE: 5.0 liter DOHC 32-valve V8
- HORSEPOWER: 375hp
- TORQUE: 375 lb.-ft.
- TRANSMISSION: 6-Speed ZF Automatic with Commandshift
- FUEL CONSUMPTION: 12 MPG City/17 MPG Highway
- PRICE AS TESTED: $60,615
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