2011 Land Rover LR2

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.

2011 Land Rover LR2 Models

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.

2011 Land Rover LR2 Performance

2011 Land Rover LR2 Front ViewThe 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. 

2011 LR2 Fuel Economy

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

2011 Land Rover LR2 Exterior

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.

2011 Land Rover LR2 Interior

2011 Land Rover LR2 InteriorThe 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.

2011 Land Rover LR2 Safety

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

  • Seven Airbags (Supplemental Restraint System)
    • Driver and Dual-Threshold Front Passenger Airbag 
    • Driver’s Knee Airbag
    • Side-Impact Airbag for Front Seating Positions
    • Head-Protection Side-Curtain Airbag for Outboard Positions
  • Auto-Dimming Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Automatic Quartz Halogen Headlights with Headlight Washers
  • Cargo Area Cover
  • Central Locking System
  • Child Locks for Rear Doors and Power Windows
  • Collapsible Steering Column
  • Dual Electrically Adjustable Heated Exterior Mirrors
  • Electric Rear Window Defroster
  • Front and Rear Fog Lights
  • Height-Adjustable Front Safety Belt Anchors
    • Pre-Tensioning Front Safety Belts
  • Front Crumple Zones
  • Integral Head Restraints, Front and Rear
    • Including Rear Center Seating Positions
  • LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tether for Children)
  • Side Impact Beams in the Front and Rear Doors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tire Sensing
  • Vehicle Security System with Keyless Entry

2011 Land Rover LR2 Features

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.

LR2 Comfort & Convenience

  • Retained Accessory Power After Ignition is Shut Off 
    • Includes Power Windows, Sunroof, and Power Front Seats
  • 60:40 Split Folding Rear Seat
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Electronic Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
  • Front and Rear Cupholders
  • Door Mounted Bottle Holders in Front and Rear Doors
  • Full Instrumentation (Including Tachometer)
  • Fuel Filler Door Indicator
  • Instrument Panel Trim: Dark Chestnut or Silver Element
  • Leather Wrapped Tilt-And-Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Multi-Function Trip Computer
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Napoli Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Power Tilt-And-Slide Panoramic Dual Panel Sunroof
    • Integrated Sun Blinds
  • Power Windows
    • Front Have One-Touch “Down” Feature
  • Privacy Glass Aft of the B-Pillar)
    • Dual Panel Panoramic Sunroof
  • Push-Button Start
  • Rear Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • Rear Window Washer and Wiper
  • Six-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat
    • Four-Way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • Variable Intermittent Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

LR2 Audio System

  • 320-Watt Alpine AM/FM Stereo Audio System
    • Single Disc In-Dash CD Player
    • Nine Speakers
  • Auxiliary Input
  • Glass Mounted Diversity Antenna System
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls

2011 Land Rover LR2 Warranty

  • Four-Year/50,000-Mile New-Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Six-Year/Unlimited-Mileage Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty
  • Land Rover 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • First Required Maintenance Performed at No Charge



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October 28, 2011

Todd A. Jensen

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