Land Rover LR4 Road Test
Compared with the rest of the Land Rover line, the LR4 is looking a bit dated. The ride is supple but can get unsettled. Handling, though ultimately secure, is not a strong suit. The LR4 leans and lumbers when hustled through corners. A 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and eight-speed automatic are standard. The roomy cabin is comfortable, quiet, and luxuriously appointed, but some controls are confusing. The third-row seat is usable by adults, and cargo capacity is generous, but the two-piece tailgate is fussy to use. Off-road capabilities are top-notch, in part because of the height-adjustable suspension and electronic adjustments for various terrain types. A redesign, named the Discovery, arrives in 2017.
All cars come with basic warranty coverage, also known as a bumper-to-bumper warranty. This protects consumers against unexpected problems with non-wear items. Powertrain warranty protects against engine and transmission troubles. Rust through, or corrosion warranty, covers rust to non-damaged components. Roadside aid provides on-location assistance in case of a breakdown and may include limited towing services.
Extended warranties provide peace of mind. Owners of models known to have worse-than-average predicted reliability can mitigate risks with an extended warranty. Generally, we recommend buying a model with better-than-average reliability and skipping this expensive add on. If you do buy an extended warranty, it is key to read the small print to understand what is covered and where you can bring the car for repairs.