The Land Rover LR4 is in a place between LR2 and Range Rover. It provides excellent ride quality along with decent off road abilities. It was first launched in 1989 and has become the LR4 in 2009 when the current model was introduced. Also called Land Rover Discovery this car is really an all rounder. It feels at home on the highway as well as on gravel and snow. Ground clearance is plenty so you will not think twice going over small obstacles. The only downside we feel we should mention is its weight. It is heavy, very heavy.
The whole range is equipped with air suspension and well known Land Rover’s Terrain Response System. Inside, you will find an almost luxurious limousine space and comfort. Although there are some parts where Land Rover used lower quality or harder plastics it is done in a thoughtful way. Let us explain. There are some parts in a car that get abused more than others and since LR4 is meant to be an off-roader and sometimes even a utilitarian vehicle, the owners will quickly come to appreciate those parts being a little “harder” than the rest. Mind you, the interior is still good looking despite small additions of “harder” plastics. There is plenty of room for five people to feel comfortable and there is an option for seven seats as well.
Land Rover LR4 is available in three trim levels:
– LR4 V8
– LR4 HSE
– LR4 HSE LUX
The LR4 V8 as its name suggests is available with a powerful 5.0 liter V8 engine coupled with six speed automatic transmission. This is the entry level trim to the world of Land Rover LR4 (Discovery). Starting price point for this model is $49,995. Nineteen inch alloy wheels and leather interior are standard so no additional costs there. In regards to safety you will be glad to hear that standard options are plenty including 6 airbags (side-curtain and side-thorax airbags and front passenger airbag, with occupant detection system), Dynamic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control and for people who attach trailers to their cars Trailer Stability Assist is a welcome addition. Seven inch multimedia screen is standard along with eleven speakers Harman Kardon Hi-Fi audio system.
Starting at $54,220 the LR4 HSE also comes with a 5.0 liter V8 but offers a little more in terms of equipment. If you select HSE trim level you will get (in addition to all equipment available in V8 trim ) power fold exterior mirrors, LED signature lighting, HSE exterior badge, Rear Climate Control, Passive Keyless Entry and rear view camera for easier parking.
The highest trim level is HSE LUX starting at $59,220. It has every feature you can find in V8 and HSE and then some. This is a full blown luxury vehicle with outstanding comfort for the driver and passengers. As standard you get Xenon headlamps, Adaptive Front-lighting system, all around electric windows with one touch driver’s opening, electric seats with memory and heated front & second row seats. You can opt for climate comfort package and seven seat comfort package which we highly recommend if you have a large family or you are driving more than two or three people around on regular basis.
We like Land Rover LR4 since it is big, comfortable and can also be utilitarian if needed and it will not judge you for that. It will get you to your destination with style. Highly recommended!