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.
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.