NOTE: Other than color options and minor details, the 2012 Land Rover LR2 is a directly carryover from the 2011 model year.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 is the company’s introductory offering. The LR2 received a facelift for the 2011 model year to make it fall more in line with the look of the Land Rover LR4. The 2011 LR2 also enjoys a redesigned instrument cluster, additional exterior colors, new alloy wheels, and a new range of seat styles. The LR2 is available in three trims, including the LR2 HSE (Base), LR2 HSE Plus, and the LR2 HSE LUX. MSRPs range from $36,550.00 to $41,500.00. The LR2 was known as the Freelander before a name change.
All information on this page is for U.S.-specification vehicles unless otherwise indicated.
Every 2011 LR2 comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2 is available in three trims, starting with the LR2 HSE (base). The following trims are the HSE Plus and the HSE LUX. All three trims feature the 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 230-horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission with CommandShift®. Fuel economy tops out at 22 MPG on the highway. Introductory MSRPs range from $36,550.00 for the LR2 HSE and top out at $41,500.00 for the HSE LUX. Standard equipment includes delayed accessory power shut-off, dual-zone climate control, 320-watt Alpine® audio system with auxiliary input, rain sensing windshield wipers, and more.
The LR2 is equipped with a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 230-horsepower and 234 lb.-ft. of torque. Backed by a six-speed automatic with CommandShift, the LR2 manages a zero-to-60 time of 8.4 seconds and a maximum track speed of 124 MPH.
Fuel economy comes in at 15 MPG city and 22 MPG highway, for a combined rating of 17 MPG. In comparison, the 2011 BMW X3 with its 3.0-liter 240-horsepower engine and eight-speed automatic transmission is rated at 19 MPG city and 25 MPG highway. When properly equipped, the 2011 LR2 is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds.
Engine: 3.2-Liter I6 Engine with 230-Horsepower and 234 ft.-lbs. Torque
Transmission: Six-Speed Automatic w/ CommandShift
Fuel Economy (MPG): 15 City / 22 Highway
The 2011 LR2 has become more refined over the years and is perhaps the most “Land Rover’esque” incarnation of the Freelander/LR2 series.
Aesthetically and functionally, the 2011 LR2 has become more refined over the years and is perhaps the most “Land Rover’esque” incarnation of the Freelander/LR2 series. In fact, the LR2 received a variety of exterior updates for the 2011 model year to make it fall more in line with its larger siblings.These changes include a new front bumper assembly with new fog lamp bezels, a bright finish two-bar front grill, and halogen projector head lamps. In back, the tail lamps now have a clear inner lens with a black lens surround and some minor changes have been made to trim pieces. Additionally, larger door mirrors, new wheel options, and the addition of three new exterior colors (Kosrae Green, Baltic Blue, and Fuji White) rounds out the bulk of the changes.
Note: Baltic Blue has been replaced with Buckingham Blue and Kosrae Green has been replaced with Galway Green. The current color selection for U.S. buyers is Fuji White, Buckingham Blue, Galway Green, Indus Silver, Ipanema Sand, Orkney Grey, and Sumatra Black.
The interior of Land Rover vehicles has come a way in just a few short years. However, the LR2 lags behind in this regard. The styling is reminiscent of the previous generation of Land Rovers, with a broad-faced center stack decorated with a rather imposing selection of buttons and knobs.
To be fair, Land Rover has begun to rectify the issue and has made some interior changes to the LR2 for the 2011 model year. The LR2 now features new seating styles, a new instrument cluster, standard Napoli leather seating surfaces on the LR2 HSE and HSE Plus trims, New Windsor leather seating in the HSE LUX, and improved color sections. Leather color choices new include ebony, tan, and ivory.
The LR2 is a rather compact vehicle, with a wheelbase of 104.7-inches and an overall length of 177.1-inches. Comparatively, the 2011 BMW X3 has a total length of 183.0-inches and the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a total length of 178.2-inches. Despite the smaller dimension, the LR2 has very comparable interior dimensions, and actually comes in slightly ahead in some aspects thanks to Land Rover’s box-like design ethos.
The LR2 has not yet been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Even so, the LR2 is equipped with a wide variety of passive and active safety and security features. Not the least of which is a high seating position and good visibility thanks to narrow roof pillars and plenty of glass in the greenhouse-like cabin.
Lr2 Safety & Security
All trims of the 2011 Land Rover LR2 come very well equipped. Popular features found on the 2011 LR2 include dual-zone climate control, a 320-watt Alpine audio system, leather seating surfaces, retained accessory power, and an auxiliary input for audio devices. Every 2011 LR2 comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.
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