Aside from the current Land Rover LR4, there is nothing quite like the LR3 on the road. Uniquely styled and equipped, the LR3 combines utility, luxury, heritage, and capability into a package which is becoming quite affordable as time goes on. Arguably, the LR3 is in its prime as far as used vehicles go. It is almost identically styled to the current model, low-mileage examples are plentiful, and aftermarket support is very robust. Read our used LR3 buyer's guide.
The 2011 Land Rover LR4 has been awarded a first place finish in Strategic Vision Inc.'s (SVI) Total Quality Index® (TQI). The LR4 took top honors in the near-luxury SUV category, while the Jaguar XJ received the highest score (929 points) in the luxury car segment. The TQI is a measurement of the complete ownership experience where buyers are asked to rate their buying, owning, and driving experience.
If you happen to live in the right part of the country or are willing to travel, you may be interested in taking part in one of Land Rover's driving school events. For 2011, there are four owner's days scheduled. Two (February 27, May 22) are already past, but two more are scheduled for this year (August 28, November 13). At the school, Land Rover owners are accompanied by a professional Land Rover Experience Driving Instructor.
Land Rover has taken some positive steps over the past several years by updating its product line, chiefly through improvements inside the vehicles and with evolutionary design updates on the outside. Additionally, the company has added the all-new Range Rover Evoque, which introduces the Range Rover brand to an expanded audience. Even so, there is a lot of work yet to be done by the company.