2011 Land Rover LR4 Driver's Side

On the outside, the 2012 Land Rover LR4 is a carryover from the 2011 model year. Inside, the 2012 LR4 offers a variety of updates to the audio and navigation systems. Notable improvements include a more powerful standard audio system and revised navigation graphics. The 2012 LR4 features the same 5.0-liter V8 found in the 2011 model and is once again available in LR4 V8 (Base), HSE, and HSE LUX trims.

All information on this page is for U.S.-specification vehicles unless otherwise indicated.

2012 Land Rover LR4 Trims

Standard on all trims is Land Rover’s 5.0-liter V8 engine backed by a six-speed CommandShift® transmission. 

The Land Rover LR4 is available in three trims for the 2012 model year. The base trim is the LR4 V8, which has a starting MSRP of $49,750.00. The mid-line trim is the HSE, which includes additional standard equipment and more available options (including the new rear seat entertainment package). The HSE starts at $53,975.00. Topping out the LR4 line is the HSE LUX with an introductory MSRP of $58,995.00. Standard on all trims is Land Rover’s 5.0-liter V8 engine backed by a six-speed CommandShift transmission. Popular options include an 825-watt harman/kardon® LOGIC7® audio system (standard on the HSE LUX), a factory-installed rear seat entertainment system, and the Vision Assist Package that adds lighting upgrades and a Surround Camera System that allows for a nearly 360-degree view around the vehicle.

2012 LR4 Performance

2010 Land Rover LR4 Off-Roading with SpotterThe 2012 LR4’s entire powertrain is a carryover from the 2011 model year. The 5.0-liter LR-V8 is backed by a six-speed CommandShift® automatic transmission and together this driveline manages to deliver 12 MPG city and 17 MPG highway through the full-time four-wheel drive system. The CommandShift® features allows clutchless manual shifting through all six gears and also features a Sport driving mode that increases the vehicle’s responsiveness and acceleration. The engine produces 375-horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is compliant with ultra-low emissions vehicle (ULEV2) standards. Zero-to-60 MPH time comes in at 7.5 seconds, which is not bad for a vehicle that weighs as much as the LR4. The V8 uses 5W-20 semi-synthetic oil that extends service intervals to 15,000 miles or 12 months.

Engine: 5.0-Liter V8 Engine with 375-Horsepower and 375 ft.-lbs. Torque
Transmission: Six-Speed Automatic w/ CommandShift
Fuel Economy (MPG): 12 City / 17 Highway

2012 LR4 Exterior

If you are looking for a little extra something for your 2012 LR4, Land Rover recently announced the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition model.

Like the rest of the fleet — excluding the Range Rover Evoque, of course — the 2012 LR4 remains largely unchanged on the outside for the 2012 model year. All LR4 models include privacy glass from the rear doors back; color-coded exterior trim includes the wheel arches, rear bumper, rear panel, and the mirror caps; rains sensing windshield wipers; and automatic headlamps (a personal favorite of ours). If you are looking for a little extra something for your 2012 LR4, Land Rover recently announced the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition model. We posted details in the blog.

Color Options

There are a total of 12 colors available this year. Standard colors include Orkney Grey, Baltic Blue, Nara Bronze, Ipanema Sand, Fuji White, and Indus Silver. Optional colors with a $950.00 upcharge include Aintree Green, Siberian Silver, Marmaris Teal, Firenze Red, and Bournville. The final color is Santorini Black, which is available for $475.00. For 2012, Santorini Black replaced Sumatra Black, Baltic Blue replaced Buckingham Blue, and Aintree Green replaced Galway Green. 

Wheel Options

There are also three wheel choices this year: one standard wheel and two optional wheels. The standard wheel on the LR4 V8 is a 19-inch seven-spoke alloy. Standard wheels on the LR4 HSE and LR4 HSE LUX are a 19-inch seven-spoke alloy and a 19-inch split 10-spoke alloy, respectively. Optional wheels includes a set of 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels for $2,500.00 and a set of 20-inch five-spoke Gloss Black alloy wheels priced at $3,000.00. The Gloss Black alloy wheels are reminiscent of the 20-inch Style 7 Chrome Shadow wheels found on the 2012 Evoque.

2012 LR4 Interior

2011 Land Rover LR4 InteriorFor 2012, the LR4 gets updates to its navigation and audio systems as well as an updated rear seat entertainment system with WhiteFire® wireless headphones. Also new is a “Say What You See” voice control system that replaces the old, and somewhat fussy, voice commands.

Navigation – Standard on the HSE and HSE LUX, the navigation system features updated graphics which convey a more user-friendly experience over the old system. The system can also now receive Traffic Message Channel Data, which includes live traffic information routed directly to the navigation system. As expected, the nav display can also present information about the 4×4 system in addition to GPS-based off-road navigation.

Audio – The standard audio system has been upgraded to 380-watts and 11 speakers for the 2012 model year. The premium system — standard on the HSE LUX — is an 825-watt harmon/kardon LOGIC7 unit with an astounding 17 speakers. 

You can read more about the interior of the 2012 LR4 here.

2012 LR4 Safety

No Land Rover models will be tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the 2012 model year. Even though we do not have NHTSA ratings, the LR4 does have a formidable list of active and passive safety and security features. Standard safety highlights include a six-airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS), an entire suite of systems designed to enhance off-road and adverse road conditions, all-terrain anti-lock brakes, and front/rear fog lights.

  • Six-airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS); (Eight airbags when the available Seven-Seat Comfort Package is included); driver and dual-threshold front-passenger airbag, side thorax airbags for front seating positions, and head protection side-curtain airbags for the front- and second-row outboard seating positions (Side-curtain airbags for the third-row seats, with the Seven-Seat Comfort Package); front-passenger-seat occupant-detection system
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Central locking; emergency key entry via concealed panel in driver’s door
  • Child locks for rear doors and power windows
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Collision-activated inertia switch (unlocks doors, turns off fuel pump and activates hazard warning lights)
  • Command driving position for optimal visibility
  • Driver/front passenger seats have weight and safety belt tension sensors
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors
  • Electric front and rear-window defroster
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) for extra boost in an emergency stop
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel, all-terrain anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Four-wheel Electronic Traction Control (4ETC)
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Height-adjustable front safety-belt anchors; pre-tensioning front safety belts
  • Front crumple zones; lower secondary load-path chassis construction
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Hill Start Assist with Gradient Acceleration Control
  • Integral head restraints, front and rear, including second-row center seating position (and third-row seats with Seven-Seat Comfort Package)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tether for Children) system for child seat attachment
  • Privacy glass (aft of the B-pillar), including power sunroof and Alpine roof
  • Programmable, automatic dipping of passenger-side rearview mirror in Reverse
  • Retractable and removable rear cargo area cover
  • Rigid steel safety-cage construction
  • Side impact beams in the front and rear doors
  • Terrain Response matches vehicle dynamic systems to terrain
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle security system with keyless entry

2012 LR4 Features

Like all Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles, the LR4 is certainly not lacking in the features department. The 2012 LR4 includes an impressive list of equipment that not only allows its owner to traverse nearly any terrain, but do it in comfort. Popular features include a new for 2012 380-watt harman/kardon audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, available console-mounted Cool Box, leather seating surfaces, and, of course, Land Rover’s Terrain Response system.

LR4 Comfort & Convenience

  • Eight-way power adjustable driver- and front-passenger seats; power lumbar support and power bolster for driver’s seat; dual folding front armrests
  • Asymmetrical split tailgate for ease of access and loading
  • Available center console Cool Box (miniature refrigerator)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with programmed defrost (Second- and third- row controls for air conditioning, heating and airflow with Seven-Seat Comfort Package)
  • Electronic cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Five or seven-seat capacity
  • Front and rear cup holders; bottle holders in front and rear doors (and also for third row with Seven-Seat Comfort Package)
  • Full instrumentation including tachometer, fuel-filler-door indicator; message information center in instrument panel
  • HomeLink® system
  • Leather seating surfaces for front and second-row seating
  • Leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Outside-temperature display
  • Power tilt-and-slide front sunroof plus fixed Alpine roof with integrated sun blinds. The Alpine roof is a full glass panel covering the roof of the vehicle from the second row back to the cargo area. The roof features two non-opening skylights that can be screened by the sun blinds.
  • Power windows with backlit controls and one-touch operation for all windows
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear-window washer and wiper
  • Rear Park Distance Control
  • “Time out” feature (retained accessory power) for power windows, sunroof and power front seats

LR4 Audio System

  • 380-Watt harman/kardon Stereo Audio System
    • Single Disc In-Dash CD Player with 11 Speakers
  • Glass Mounted Diversity Antenna System
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls for Volume, Station, and Track Selection

2012 LR4 Warranty

  • Four-Year/50,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Six-Year/Unlimited-Mileage Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty
  • Land Rover 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance on the First Service at 15,000 Miles

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March 27, 2012


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