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2014 Land Rover LR4 SCV6

GAYOT Rating

All-Terrain Luxury SUV

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Land Rover LR4
In short: A well-equipped, off-road-ready SUV.

2014 Land Rover LR4 SCV6 Review

With its boxy shape reminiscent of the old Land Rover Discovery, the refreshed LR4 is positioned to be a return to form for the British SUV brand. The LR4 SCV6 is powered by a supercharged V6 shared with the Jaguar XF.

Cargo space is huge and the seats fold diplomatically to accommodate lots of it. With three consecutive sunroofs, you’ll get a lot of blue from above if that’s any consolation for your contortionist efforts to lodge yourself in the third row. Power is ample enough to get you in trouble quickly, so you’ll have to keep the supercharged beast under control somehow. The sound system is impeccable, and with its classic boxy looks, the Land Rover LR4 SCV6 is a stylish ride.

LR4 Interior

Though it may not have the on-road manners of more car-like competitors from Audi and BMW, the Land Rover LR4 SCV6 does have the edge when it comes to all-around usability and off-road capability in a luxury vehicle. The LR4, with its tall stance and raised roof, is a real SUV, not a crossover or “sport activity vehicle,” or anything else product planners might’ve recently devised. It features an interior with the uniquely British Land Rover feel, from the slanted center-stack, to the high console, to the odd placement of certain controls. Going down the road, the LR4 has truck-like amounts of body roll, though the optional 20 inch wheel-and-tire combination leads to some ride harshness over large potholes.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 6-year/unlimited-mile corrosion perforation warranty; complimentary first scheduled maintenance

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Make: Land Rover, Vehicle Type: SUV

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Base Price: $50,000 / As Tested: $67,000

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, four-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower: 340 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 332 lb-ft @ 3,500-6,500 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with manual shift mode

Curb weight: 5,655 lbs
Wheelbase: 113.6 in
Length/Width/Height: 190.1 / 85.7 / 74.1 in
Turning circle: n/a

Suspension: TBD

Traction: TBD

0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 121 mph

EPA City: 14 mpg
EPA Highway: 19 mpg
Combined MPG: 16 mpg

Seating Capacity: 7
Safety: TBD

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